Roman Quinn, Nefi Ogando headed to Arizona Fall League All-Star Game


Sep 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Monday the Arizona Fall League announced rosters for its Fall Stars Game, the ninth annual game for those in the league with All-Star caliber performances to this point in the season.  Two future members of the Philadelphia Phillies have made the East team.

The most prized Phillies’ prospect to play in the AFL this year, Roman Quinn, has been named an outfielder for the East squad.  Pitcher Nefi Ogando has also been named to the All-Star team.

With the Scottsdale Scorpions, Roman Quinn has made a nice transition to the outfield.  So far in 13 games he has not committed an error in centerfield.  Quinn is batting .245 with 10 runs scored.  He’s driven in four runs, but his speed is by far his standout quality.  His 10 stolen bases are a team high and he’s only been caught once.

Quinn was taken in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Phillies as a shortstop, but has since moved to the outfield just this summer.

Nefi Ogando has been one of the most solid relievers for Scottsdale to this point of the AFL season.  He is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in seven appearances.  Ogando has also recorded two saves.  The right-hander has eight strikeouts and has held batters to a .167 average.

The Fall Stars Game will be held at Salt River Fields at 5 p.m. MST on Saturday, November 1st.