Phillies: Five prospects that could be called up by the end of 2017

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Rhys Hoskins #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies and the U.S. Team attempts to field the throw against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Rhys Hoskins #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies and the U.S. Team attempts to field the throw against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – MARCH 01: Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies advances to third base in the ninth inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on March 1, 2017 in Port Charlotte, Florida. The game ended in a 5-5 tie. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

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.

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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.

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