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Blake Trahan

#11 | SS | RedsCIN
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Blake Trahan
Name: Blake Matthew Trahan
Born: Sep 5, 1993 in Kinder, La. USA
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (84th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2015 (signed for $708,900)
For years, Louisiana-based scouts have watched Alex Bregman star at Louisiana State as the leader of the Tigers. Not far down the road Trahan has been doing something very similar at Louisiana-Lafayette. The two played together on Team USA last summer with Trahan moving all over the diamond in deference for Bregman, but like Bregman, Trahan could stick at short as a pro depending on what a team is looking for. Trahan has some first-step quickness and enough arm for the position, although he's had to work on his throwing accuracy. His hands work well. He's not the plus runner he once was, but he's still above-average. At the plate, Trahan has a noisy setup as he circles the bat before starting his swing with a significant load. It's the kind of swing that requires excellent pitch recognition and timing to make work, but Trahan has above-average hand-eye coordination and he's struck out in fewer than 10 percent of his at-bats this season. He projects to have well below-average power but his swing should generate doubles. Trahan most likely ends up as a second baseman with an above-average glove or a valuable utilityman, but he should get a chance to prove he can stick at shortstop even if many scouts are skeptical.
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