The Diamondbacks have moved 2012 first-round draft pick Stryker Trahan from catcher to left field, the Arizona Republic reports. "It's a big change, but it's a good different," Trahan said. "Coming to the field every day, it's a lot less pressure knowing all I have to do is just run the outfield and just hit. Now that I can just play the outfield and worry about hitting, this can be a huge year for me offensively." The team is hoping Trahan's bat will take off with the switch. He hit .254/.328/.462 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 236 at-bats with Rookie-level Missoula last season.
MLB.com reports the Diamondbacks have no plans to move prospect Stryker Trahan from out behind the plate despite concerns he might not be able to handle a full-time catching job. "When we first got him, his defense was behind his offense, and it probably still is right now," Diamondbacks minor league director Mike Bell said. "But I'll tell you, from day one to the end of the season, it was night and day. It was really neat to see that strides that he made behind the plate."