Stryker Trahan was the #1 pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2012 Draft. He was taken as a catcher from Acadiana High School in Lafayette, LA. However, Trahan has been moved out from behind the plate and has been converted to a full-time outfielder.
MLB.com just came out with their latest prospect rankings. Trahan is listed at #14 in the D’backs’ organization. There is no doubting his power, which is the main reason why he was drafted so highly in the first place. He has 13 home runs and 52 RBI’s in 368 at-bats. However, his discipline at the plate needs work. Trahan is hitting only .198 with a .264 on-base percentage. Worse, he has struck out a frightening 145 times. His arm strength, thanks to his years of catching, makes him a prototypical right fielder.
Having just turned 20 in April, there is still plenty of time for Trahan to grow as a hitter. Look for him to be moved up to High Class A Visilia. Perhaps a stint in the Arizona Fall League will be in the offering as well.