Stryker Trahan has grade-A arm strength, an agile body, and legit power swing from the left of the plate. He is by far the best catcher in this class; he has committed to ‘Ole Miss, but was also drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s sturdy enough physically too that many believe he can endure the physicality of the catcher position. Trahan is 6-foot-1, 220 pounds and this is the type of frame that had baseball scout’s drooling.
“We’re thrilled to have Stryker as a part of our program,” Ole Miss assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty said. “He has tremendous left-handed power offensively and projects as a middle of the lineup hitter. He also has great skills behind the plate.”
If Trahan ends up not being able to handle the rigors of catcher, then he could still be a good corner outfield prospect because of his strong arm and power hitting. (He also played quarterback for his high school)
Trahan was named an Under Armour All-American after a year where he led Acadiana High School (Lafayette, LA) to the state playoffs. He hit .460 with 39 runs scored, 31 RBI, nine doubles and five home runs.
For someone of such large frame, he als runs well and ranges between 7.0-7.1 in the 60-yard dash. Trahan is unique, because it is rare for a catcher to be as well developed at so young an age. He will likely have to adjust to pitch speed as he enters the major league farm system, but we could be seeing him in the pros sooner rather than later if he continues to develop his hitting.