2017 College Draft Profile: Greg Deichmann

School: LSU; Class: Junior

Position: 1B/OF; B/T: L/R

Height: 6-2; Weight: 209

Previously Drafted: Minnesota Twins, 26th round, 2016


Background: After appearing in just 10 games – and earning just 11 trips to the plate – as a true freshman, Deichmann was a pleasant surprise for LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri during his follow-up season two years ago. In 64 games for the Tigers, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound corner infielder/outfielder slugged a solid .288/.346/.513 with 14 doubles, three triples, 11 homeruns, and five stolen bases (in 11 attempts). The lefty-swinging Deichmann finished the year with a 41-to-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Minnesota Twins took a late round flier on the draft-eligible sophomore – though he bypassed a chance to enter pro ball as a 26th round pick and headed back to school.

And it’s proving to be a wise decision.

In 63 games for one of college baseball’s preeminent programs, Deichmann has set several career bests including: average (.322), on-base percentage (.430), slugging percentage (.614), homeruns (19), walks (47), and walk rate (16.4%). He also tied a career best with five stolen bases (in eight total attempts).


Projection: Deichmann has put together a nice little career for the Tigers. He’s performed well for a powerhouse program. His power has developed into an above-average skill. His plate discipline has dramatically improved. And he shows a smattering of speed. And just to put his breakout 2017 season into perspective, consider the following anecdote:

That’s obviously a list littered with top prospects.

Deichmann doesn’t profile as well at first base as he does in a corner outfield spot. He has the makings of a league average-type hitter, capable of posting a .260/.330/.440-type line.


Ceiling: 2.0-win player

Floor:  1.0-win player

Risk: Moderate

Grade: Second/Third Round




After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.