PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks first-round draft choice Stryker Trahan knows how to make an impression.
A few hours after agreeing to a 1.7 million signing bonus, Trahan hit three home runs while taking batting practice at Chase Field. One long fly landed in the swimming pool beyond the fence in right-center and drew cheers from D-backs players stretching in the outfield grass.
"That was pretty funny hearing all those guys cheer for me, but I want to hit a couple more. I was a little anxious, yes sir. I was a lot anxious," said Trahan, 18, three weeks removed from graduation ceremonies at Lafayette (La.) Acadiana High.
"I'm really excited to get started."
Manager Kirk Gibson, general manager Kevin Towers, scouting director Ray Montgomery and area scout Rusty Pendergrass were on the field for the batting practice, and Gibson spent time with Trahan and his parents, Chad and Donna, and his sister, Stormi. Gibson spoke to Trahan between rounds behind the batting cage.
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