Roman Quinn showing promise in the AFL
Apr 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Phillies mascot thePhillie Phanatic entertains the fans during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Phillies’ number five top prospect Roman Quinn is transforming just as the organization hoped he would.
The shortstop turned outfielder has made the transition to centerfield with ease, committing no errors to this point in the Arizona Fall League. He’s also excelling on the base paths, his strongest area. Quinn has 13 stolen bases for the Scottsdale Scorpions and had two in one inning during Saturday’s Fall Stars Game.
Quinn’s running is graded by scouts as an 80, the highest possible rate. His power, which ranks 30, is his lowest category. He did, however, homer the same day he was named to the East team of Saturday’s All-Star Game. Quinn finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs.
The Phillies took Quinn in the second round of the 2011 draft after he played shortstop in high school. Given the organization’s top prospect, J.P. Crawford, is a shortstop it is to the Phillies’ benefit that Quinn is showing promise in the outfield.
MLB.com currently lists Quinn’s arrival to the Phillies in 2016.