Phillies spring training prospect report: How are the youngsters faring?

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CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Dylan Cozens #77 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Dylan Cozens #77 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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CLEARWATER, FL – MARCH 12: Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies touches the plate after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox during a spring training game at Spectrum Field on March 12, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Roman Quinn

Once again, we are just hoping for one thing from Roman Quinn this spring: stay healthy. 2017 was yet another year lost to injury as Quinn strained the ulnar collateral ligament in his non-throwing elbow diving into third base. It was another injury in a long line of them during Quinn’s career.

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Despite all the injuries, there is still hope Quinn can carve out a role on the team as a fifth outfielder and a base stealing threat late in games. Despite everything that happened, Quinn has retained most, if not all, of his 80-grade speed. He stole 169 bases in 219 attempts through his minor-league career.

The team wants to see what Quinn can do in this potential role. He won’t be playing nearly as often, limiting chances for injuries to occur. Quinn could also wind up playing his old position of shortstop again; he has already spent time there this spring and will continue to.

Quinn has played six games so far this spring, collecting three hits and four walks. One hit was a three-run home run. He has yet to show off his speed with a stolen base this spring.

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As of now, the arrow is pointing up for Quinn. However, it only takes one wrong step for things to fall apart again.

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