Catch Up With The Cajuns-Blake Trahan
Blake Trahan was a smooth character at shortstop for the Ragin’ Cajuns. He made tricky plays look easy, and he’s handling the minor leagues like a pro.
BT is playing for the Daytona Tortugas (Advanced A), and he’s getting it done at the plate and in the field.
It took Trahan a little while to adjust to pitching, but he reached base in 31 consecutive games in the middle of the season, proving that he was determined to improve offensively. He leads the team with five triples, and he’s second on the squad with nine steals. He might be playing for the Tortugas, but he’s definitely not moving like a tortoise to get noticed in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
He caught fire in the month of May, and he’s hitting .281 over his last 30 games. With his slick glove, the hitting is what’s going to move him through the ranks. If he keeps this up, the next level could call soon.
The jump from Advanced A to AA is large, so it’s going to take persistence from Blake to make it to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (great name, right?).
Not only was Blake smooth on the field, he always fielded the questions from the media well too. Check out his most recent cameo on the camera, in a visit with the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
As a member of the Ragin' Cajuns, Trahan turned double-plays and made miraculous plays look like a breeze. It's part of the reason he was drafted in the third round by the Reds.
This year for the Tortugas, Trahan is sporting an impressive fielding percentage (.980), only committing five errors in 57 games in 2016. Daytona Beach is treating BT nicely, and he's having his fair share of fun in the sun.
BT is a grinder, so don't expect him to be kicking back on Daytona Beach every day. You can probably find him practicing his swing or fielding ground balls. He belongs on a baseball field, and everybody in Cajun Nation is cheering for him to get his next call up.
The Reds invested in Trahan, literally, so he's going to have a chance to prove himself and advance.
Imagine seeing him walk out wearing red again, but this time in the MLB. Can you picture it? Trahan probably dreams about it every day, and as long as he keeps waking up and working, the dream could still become a reality.