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Baseball: Lambert alum Kyle McCann drafted by the Oakland Athletics
Lambert alum Kyle McCann was one of the top hitters in the ACC this year, compiling a .300 batting average with 15 home runs. Photo courtesy GT Athletics/Danny Karnik.

Lambert alum and current Georgia Tech catcher Kyle McCann was drafted by the Oakland Athletics with the 134th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

McCann, who was a sophomore during Lambert's 2014 state championship, was an offensive workhorse for the Yellow Jackets during his junior collegiate season, hitting .299 with 23 home runs with 70 RBIs. His home run total was among the leaders in Division I baseball, and he also showed a tenancy to be patient, totaling 63 walks for the year.

During his sophomore year at Georgia Tech, he mostly received starts at first base and as a designated hitter, with 2018 No. 2 overall pick Joey Bart getting starts at catcher. He was still able to break out as one of the ACC's top hitters that season, though, hitting .300 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs. Last summer, he played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League.

His bat and his throwing arm were never in doubt, but his strikeout numbers and his defense caused him to slip into the fourth round. He was Baseball America's No. 135 prospect heading into the draft.