Outfielder Roman Quinn
Roman Quinn is such a maddening player because every time he picks up some momentum and looks like he could be the team’s future leadoff hitter, he winds up on the disabled list. This year’s Quinn injury is a strained ulnar collateral ligament. This type of injury can often lead to Tommy John surgery, but Quinn’s was not severe enough to where he needed it. Instead, he received an injection and is currently rehabbing in Florida.
Quinn was projected to miss 4-6 weeks of action and is expected to return at the end of July. With Nick Williams and Cameron Perkins both in the majors, Quinn should have no trouble getting the playing time he needs in Triple-A. He was strong this season before getting hurt, stealing 10 bases and hitting for a .274/.344/.389 slash line in 45 games.
Quinn has already shown he is ready for the majors, collecting 15 hits in 57 at-bats with five stolen bases in 15 games last year after being called up in September. He manned all three outfield positions and very well could have started the year in the majors if the team didn’t sign Michael Saunders or trade for Howie Kendrick.
If Quinn can stay on the field the rest of the season, he should be in the majors when September call-ups roll around and if he does well could be on the Opening Day roster next year.