Phillies 2020 Season Player Grades: Roman Quinn

Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Grading Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn’s 2020 season

The Phillies had good offensive production last season from most positions, ranking fifth in the Major Leagues in runs scored. However, the overall production in centerfield was lacking between the duo of Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley. That is mostly why the Phillies have been mentioned in rumors this offseason to having interest in outfielders, among them Jackie Bradley Jr. Let’s take a look back and grade out Quinn’s overall performance, specifically.

Never an offensive force since making his Major League debut in 2016, Quinn struggled even more than usual for most of the shortened 2020 season. He started the season 1-for-7 over the first two games, before going on a nice five-game stretch going 6-for-17, including a 3-for-4 effort with a home run in a 13-8 win over the Braves.

After two hitless games, Quinn hit safely in four of his next six games, raising his batting average to a respectable .267. He delivered two more significant performances against the Nationals and Braves, going a combined 4-for-7, and ended August hitting .271 with a .429 slugging percentage.

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Then the bottom fell out of a promising season. September was an absolute nightmare for Quinn, recording only four hits all month, all singles. He struck out 19 times in 38 at-bats and walked only twice. All told, what could have been his best overall season turned into a .213 average and an anemic .576 OPS.  The one positive was the blazing speed and prolific base stealing, swiping 12 without being caught.

OF. Philadelphia Phillies. ROMAN QUINN. D+.

Quinn was also solid in the outfield, making only one error in 64 chances with three assists. His WAR of 0.0 indicates just how mediocre Quinn’s season was. If he didn’t steal 12 bases, his offensive production would be an F.

His defense and base stealing gives Quinn a passing grade, but not by much. Call Quinn’s 2020 season an overall failure and grade of a D+.

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