SS Roman Quinn was named the number three prospect in the New York Penn League by Baseball America behind Rays pitcher Taylor Guerrieri and Pirates pitcher Luis Heredia. After being recognized as the fastest baserunner in the Phils system by BA in 2011, Quinn went on to hit .281 with 1HR and 26 RBI’s to go along with 30SB in a successful 2012 campaign.
At the end of the Lehigh Valley season, it was generally accepted in the press box that this was the last we would see of Ryne Sandberg in Lehigh Valley after two very successful seasons. That sentiment proved accurate as Sandberg was named the Phillies 3rd base coach for the 2013 season. This comes in the midst of a coaching shakeup that has seen Greg Gross, Pete Mackanin and Sam Perlozzo all relieved of their duties. With Charlie Manuel’s contract set to expire at the end of the 2013 season, 2014 may very well put Ryno at the helm in Philadelphia.