A new report indicates that Phillies outfield prospect Roman Quinn is likely done for the minor-league season with an elbow injury.
Once again, it appears Roman Quinn has lost another season due to injury. Matt Gelb of Philly.com reports that the Phillies outfield prospect will likely miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury. Quinn hasn’t played since May 28 after sliding headfirst into third base and injuring a ligament in his non-throwing elbow.
Gelb says that the team will try to have Quinn play winter ball, but he calls it “another lost season” for Quinn.
Injuries have plagued Quinn since he was drafted in 2011. He has suffered from multiple strained obliques, a strained quad, a torn Achilles, and a broken wrist. He has never played more than 88 games in any one season, playing 86 last year between the majors and minors.
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Prior to this injury, Quinn was hitting .274/.344/.389 in 45 games in Triple-A. He had two home runs, 24 runs scored, 13 RBI, and was 10-for-14 in stolen base attempts. Last year had an .802 OPS in Double-A before playing 15 games in the major-leagues, hitting .263 with a .373 OBP.
Quinn’s injury history has gone from a couple from freak plays to a pattern that will likely continue to stick with him. Accordingly, he has slid down minor-league prospect rankings. He is no longer on the Baseball America team top ten and MLB.com ranks him as the No. 12 prospect after being ranked No. 7 last year.
Quinn has so much potential as a speedster who can get on base, but these injuries continue to limit him. There isn’t much he can really do at the majors when he misses half the season every year. He easily could have been in the majors this year had he been healthy.
For now, it’s hard to envision any future with Quinn in it as these injuries continue.