Thanks again to Wachto for dropping the link to Keith Law’s next mock draft in the comments of my post yesterday, giving me some fuel for my post this afternoon. Here’s the mock, it is insider only. After the jump, let’s take a look at who he mocks to the Cardinals and the other names he drops that we haven’t covered already.
Posts Tagged “Stryker Trahan”
Jeff in 2012 MLB Draft, MLB Draft, tags: Chris Stratton, David Dahl, DJ Davis, Gavin Cecchini, Hunter Virant, Stephen Piscotty, Stryker Trahan, Tanner Rahier, Ty Hensley
azruavatar in Uncategorized, tags: 2012 MLB Draft, Stryker Trahan
The Cardinals will have a lot of picks in the 2012 draft this year. If they want to claim Stryker Trahan, a high school catcher out of Louisiana, they’ll probably have to grab him at No. 19 overall or No. 23 overall. For me, Stryker remains the ideal draft selection for the June Draft in terms of skills and realistically being available during the Cardinals #1 pick.
Trahan is no small catcher standing at 6′ 1″ and a solid 220. Neither is he what you would describe as fat but rather, Trahan is simply built. His swing is about as perfect as one could ask for; there’s no handsy flailing, the trunk rotation is great and he starts from just a slightly open stance at the plate. All the reports on his defense indicate that he can be a major league catcher. You aren’t drafting a bat with Trahan. You’re drafting a catcher that can hit.
Given that the Cardinals just signed Yadier Molina to a 5 year deal, there’s an element of serendipity to the drafting of Trahan who would have plenty of time to work his way through the minors. Should the Cardinals pass on Trahan in the 2012 draft, it had better be for someone convincingly better. Trahan has the potential to be a real star, imo.
azruavatar in analysis, tags: 2012 MLB Draft, St. Louis Cardinals, Stryker Trahan
Stryker Trahan is a name I’ve heard tossed around by some in connection to the Cardinals this coming draft. At the moment, he’s generally regarded as the best backstop available in the 2012 draft. He’s currently in high school with a commitment to Ole Miss but should someone wave first round money at him, there’s a sense that he’d take it.
He’s a good catcher with better athleticism than your typical plodding catcher. A solid line drive swing helps to augment his power projection and overall hitting ability. He’s as near to a complete package as a high school backstop can be.