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Stryker Trahan | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Diamondbacks released C/OF Stryker Trahan.
Trahan was viewed as an offense-first catching prospect when he was taken 26th overall in the 2012 Draft, but he was eventually moved off catcher and hasn't hit nearly enough (.220/.296/.404) to be useful in the outfield. He'll turn just 23 next month, so he'll get another shot somewhere. Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:55:00 PM

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Diamondbacks C/OF prospect Stryker Trahan plated five runs Tuesday in a win for High-A Visalia.

Trahan blasted a three-run homer in the second and added a two-run single in the eighth. Injuries have limited Trahan to only 10 games this year. The former first-round pick began his career behind the plate but has since moved to right field. Trahan showed some intriguing power last season (17 HR in 104 games) but often struggled to make contact (.193 with 138 strikeouts). He's a work in progress.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect C/OF Stryker Trahan went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in his debut for High-A Visalia.

That makes four home run in the last three games for Trahan, who was finally promoted to Visalia after batting .254/.296/.531 with 26 extra-base hits (11 home runs) and 38 RBI in 50 games for Low-A Kane County. The 21-year-old’s overall performance isn’t particularly impressive, but he had been swinging a hot bat of late, with a .383/.412/.957 batting line, seven home runs, four doubles and 18 RBI in his previous 14 games. Meanwhile, Trahan’s promotion carries extra significance considering he moved from the outfield back to catcher, his original position, prior to the 2015 season.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect C/OF Stryker Trahan went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and double on Thursday for Low-A Kane County.

The home run was the eighth of the season for Trahan, who’s batting .241/.289/.481 through 46 games for Kane County. The 21-year-old got off to a slow start in his second tour of the Midwest League but has fared considerably better of late, with a .350/.395/.775 batting line and eight extra-base hits (four home runs) in his last 12 games. Trahan, now in his fourth professional season, is yet to advance beyond the Low-A level, and it might stay that way for some time after moving back behind the plate from the outfield.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect Stryker Trahan went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for short season-A Hillsboro on Saturday.

Trahan has made seven starts at catcher, two starts in right field, and six starts as the DH during his time in the Northwest League. After a brutal 95 games with Low-A South Bend, Trahan has hit well during his time with Hillsboro, hitting .273/.355/.636 with six doubles, one triple, and four home runs. More importantly, he has six walks and eight strikeouts over 15 games. After being "permanently moved" to the outfield in the spring, Trahan's ultimate defensive home is, once again, undefined. However, if he hits, his bat could carry him as a slugging catcher or outfielder.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect OF Stryker Trahan went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and double on Sunday for Short Season Hillsboro.

Trahan, 20, was demoted to Hillsboro in late July after batting a disappointing .198/.264/.367 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI and a 146-30 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 95 games. The left-handed hitter has fared much better at his new level, with a .261/.370/.565 batting line and five extra-base hits through his first six games. After going 0-for-3 in his Hillsboro debut, Trahan has collected a hit in each of the last five contests.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Diamondbacks outfield prospect Stryker Trahan went 2-for-4 with a home run for Low-A South Bend on Friday.

Trahan has struggled in 2014, hitting just .201/.260/.359 with 95 strikeouts in 285 plate appearances (33.3 percent), including 28 strikeouts in 70 plate appearances (40.0%) in June. Moving him to the outfield was supposed to expedite the development of his bat, but Trahan seems to have taken a step back. The power is still there (isolated power .158), but he will need to make more consistent contact before he has a chance at a promotion.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect outfielder Stryker Trahan went 2-for-4 with a home run and two walks for Low-A South Bend on Friday.

Trahan has struggled in 2014, hitting just .203/.273/.354 with 75 strikeouts in 238 plate appearances (31.5%). The former 26th-overall pick has the tools to be an all-star outfielder, but will need to work on his pitch recognition to cut down on his strikeouts before he will have a chance at a promotion.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Diamondbacks outfield prospect Stryker Trahan went 2-for-5 with a double on Friday, raising his season line to .228/.246/.439.

Trahan has hit .389/.421/.722 with three doubles and a home run over his past four games, and seems to be settling in to his new role as a corner outfielder. When he first was told of the position change, Trahan "thought it was a joke," but seems to be getting used to his new routine as an outfielder.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect Stryker Trahan hit his first home run of the season on Sunday.

Ttrahan was 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI on the day. The 19-year-old was moved from catcher to left field prior to the season, with the hope his bat might develop at a faster pace at the new position. He's batting .267 with a double and home run through four games at Low-A South Bend.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Diamondbacks outfield prospect Stryker Trahan has been assigned to Low-A ball.

Recently moved to left field from catcher, Trahan will open 2014 with the Low-A South Bend Silver Hawks. Trahan possesses above-average power but struggles to make consistent contact, so it will be interesting to see how his bat develops now that he is free from his tools of ignorance.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 12:20:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have decided to move prospect Stryker Trahan from catcher to left field.

A 2012 first-round pick, Trahan was always seen as unlikely to stick at catcher. The 19-year-old has batted .266/.370/.467 with 15 homers over 108 games in rookie ball so far. "I was on board with it from the beginning of the conversation, once I realized it was real — and that I had a great opportunity," Trahan said. "I’ve heard nothing but good things that can come out of this."
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:26:00 PM

The Diamondbacks announced that they have agreed to terms with first-round pick C Stryker Trahan.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed at this time, though the slot recommendation for the 26th selection is $1.7 million. The D'Backs have now signed each of their first six selections, and eight of their top 10. Trahan has very impressive power, but may eventually move from behind the dish to a corner outfield position.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 06:01:00 PM

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are close to signing Stryker Trahan.

The D'Backs selected Trahan with the 26th overall pick in this week's Amateur Draft. The 18-year-old projects as a power hitter, though he might struggle to remain behind the plate as his body fills out. Trahan is scheduled to take batting practice at Chase Field on Friday.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 11:09:00 PM

The Diamondbacks selected high-school C Stryker Trahan with the No. 26 pick in the 2012 draft.

Trahan has a big bat and a better name for a masher. The biggest question is whether or not Trahan can stick behind the plate. In that way, it's surprising he was taken by an NL team, though some believe he could eventually stick in right field. Trahan has been compared to Royals prospect Wil Myers, but he doesn't have the ceiling of Kansas City's future cornerstone.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:52:00 PM

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