I caught up with LSU’s junior right fielder Greg Deichmann recently for NCAA.com. He is enjoying a fine junior season with the Tigers, batting .319 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI.
Earlier this season, I spoke to Jared Poche' shortly after his no-hitter. He discussed his decision to come back, along with three other of his teammates, all of whom were selected in this past June's MLB Draft.
Deichmann was one of those players. The draft-eligible junior went to the Minnesota Twins in the 28th round.
It appears the decision has paid off, as the Tigers reeled off yet another huge win against Mississippi State Thursday night. They now sit atop the SEC West as the SEC tournament is right around the corner.
There is a ton to like about Deichmann. He's hit what's had to be the longest home run of the season (there is video of it in the link below. I promise you will watch it several times). Deichmann has a great swing and eye for the ball. He's also switched positions this season, playing right field for the first time in his career. The transition has been smooth, as he has had several highlight-reel plays (also in the interview below).
The biggest takeaway was his makeup. Deichmann was very mindful of the history of the program, and what it means to be a Tiger. He was able to realize that chasing his dream of pro ball could wait for a chance to chase what he felt he owed the program.
To read the full interview, see some exciting footage and learn more about the soon-to-be MLB Draft pick (again), head on over to NCAA.com by clicking on the link below: