Hands at ear level; pre-swing noise; slightly open stance; sturdy set up; above average bat speed; leveraged swing; good approach; small contact plane; poor plate coverage.
Plus raw power; strong upper body with a leveraged swing; generates loft and good backspin; ball jumps off the bat; power will play down in game due to poor hit tool.
Athletic player; 4.25 to first on a dig; will lose speed as the body fills out.
Gets low in the set up; doesn’t use his athleticism behind the plate; stationary on balls in the dirt; gets stabby with the glove; doesn't do a good job of closing his legs when blocking.
Plus arm strength; good carry; gets out of the chute very quickly; quick feet; strong glove to hand transfer; regularly records sub-2 pop times.
Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round, 26th overall, by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012.
He has power, a great arm and he’s surprisingly athletic which allows him to play the outfield when he’s not catching. His in game skills leave a lot to be desired however. Trahan knows what he can hit so his approach is geared towards getting into a count where he can unload on 2-0 fastballs. He doesn’t fare well when he has to come back in an at bat and his plate coverage is poor. Trahan’s athleticism doesn’t translate behind the plate; his blocking ability is below average and he doesn’t move well side to side.