After the Reds made him their second-round draft pick last June, Rahier struggled in the rookie-level Arizona League. He batted .192/.266/.311 with 14 extra-base hits and 43/21 K/BB in 51 games. However, he did drive in 30 runs in 193 at-bats.
At 6’2”, 205 pounds, Rahier possesses present physical strength with the ability to add more as he develops. Even though his tools are currently average across the board, they tend to play up due to his aggressive, hard-nosed style. At the same time, everything he does on the field seemingly involves effort, which can make it difficult to gauge his true ceiling at times.
As an amateur shortstop, the 19-year-old will have to work to stick at the position. Rahier has an above-average glove and plus arm strength that is ideal for the left side of the infield, but his defensive actions aren’t clean and he typically relies on his instincts to complete plays.
The right-handed hitter’s pitch recognition is advanced relative to his age, though he still tends to expand the zone and will attempt to drive anything around the plate. His bat-to-ball ability enables hard contact to all fields, while a majority of his present power comes from the pull side. However, Rahier is more likely to hit for average than power as he develops.