A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun baseball star is just one step away from playing Major League Baseball.

Shortstop Blake Trahan, who played for the Cajuns for three seasons, from 2013-2015, began the 2018 season in Louisville, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Let's take a look at how Trahan is faring in AAA ball, now that the season is more than halfway done.

A native of Kinder, La., Trahan, the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, is hitting a .229, to go along with one home run and 16 runs batted in over 82 games so far this season.

Granted, that .229 batting average isn't spectacular, but Trahan does have a .333 on-base percentage, and he's fielding really well.

A lot of baseball people believe that he will make that elusive final step some day, and play in the big leagues.

A 3rd-round draft choice of the Reds in 2015, Trahan has hit a .247, to go along with 8 home runs, 105 runs batted in, and 49 stolen bases over four seasons in the minor leagues.

We wish Blake the best of luck in the second half of the season, and hope he gets a call up to the Reds soon.