3 Phillies players who fans should be concerned about

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

1. Roman Quinn

Among all Major League players with at least 20 plate appearances this season, Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn ranks near the bottom in most statistical categories at the plate.

Quinn’s .050 batting average through 24 plate appearances, for example, is the second-worst, only helped with Anthony Alford of the Pittsburgh Pirates going hitless through his 23 plate appearances.

To say the least, Quinn and his .050/.208/.050 slash line just simply look hopeless. Over the past four games, three in which were starts, the five-year veteran went 0-for-10 with only a walk, three strikeouts, and a caught stealing attempt to show for it.

Quinn’s career batting average entering the 2021 season was .235. Now, through 11 games, it has fallen all the way down to .226. At what point do the Phillies part ways with the long highly touted player, often praised for his speed on the base paths?

The Phillies have a center field problem, to say the least. With former first-round pick Adam Haseley being placed on the restricted list for personal reasons on Wednesday, once-No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak was called up in his place.

The Phillies still have a 40-man roster spot to play with following Haseley’s leave of absence. Perhaps, they will want to designate Quinn for assignment and give either minor-leaguers Travis Jankowski or Odubel Herrera a look at center field, alongside Moniak, in the coming weeks.

Haseley was batting just .190 through 21 plate appearances. It seems as though the lack of production from Phillies center fielders, especially Quinn, is preventing the team from having overall success.

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