After waiting almost the entire first round, the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to draft the guy they were targeting. With the 26th pick in the MLB Draft, they selected high school catcher Stryker Trahan.
The young left-handed hitting catcher, from Louisiana, has a big bat. He batted .460 with five homers and 39 RBI, slugging .736.
Before you think that the D-backs have drafted the eventual replacement for catcher Miguel Montero, there are doubts about his ability to play catcher at the highest level. His bat is way ahead of his glove and there is the possibility he gets moved to another position, such as a corner outfield position.
However, with his youth, swing and strength from the left side of the plate, Arizona was able to get the guy they really wanted.
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