"First of all, he can do a lot more things than I could, and his size first of all is unbelievable, he's a strong kid," says Osprey Manager and former MLB catcher Robby Hammock of his catcher and 2012 First Round Draft pick Stryker Trahan.
Strong indeed. Striker is a name people in the Osprey organization mentioned as having the potential to hit 20 home runs in a pioneer league season…does he think it's possible?
"I really like the right field fence, it' way up here, and playing in AZL last year, our fields are really big and I felt I hit a few balls that could be out here, so hopefully I can get close to that number," says Trahan.
But for all his power HITTING, it's his ability behind the plate that he takes pride in.
"I always had the quarterback mentality, I like being in charge behind the plate, and control what's going on there," says Trahan.
"He's learning a lot, there's a lot to learn, and he's still only 19 years old, I was in this league at 21, so two years from now, what he'll be there's no telling, he's a special one," says Hammock.
Shortly after signing with the Diamondbacks, a video surfaced on youtube of Stryker involved in a home-plate collision, with over one hundred thousand views, Striker didn't go into it looking to take the runner out.
"I don't think it should have been a collision, I think it should have just been a tag out, but I saw him drop down and so I turned on the football mentality, and dropped down too, and that's what happened," smirks Trahan.