PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are counting on Stryker Trahan having a longer run than his namesake.
Trahan, whom the D-backs selected in the first round of the 2012 draft Monday with the 26th overall pick, was named after the Burt Reynolds TV character B.l. Stryker, a carefree private eye who lived on a boat in south Florida. That showed aired for one season.
Trahan, a catcher, hit .407 with six home runs, 30 RBIs and 22 stolen bases at Lafayette (La.) Acadiana High School this season.
The D-backs recently signed catcher Miguel Montero to a five-year, 60 million contract extension, but there is little organizational depth behind him.
Some scouts believe Trahan, listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, could eventually move to a corner outfield spot, but the D-backs will start him at catcher. Other observers believe he profiles as a Brian McCann type.