Roman Quinn was selected the organization’s #6 prospect by a comfortable margin. Of 477 votes cast, Quinn received 164 (34%) and and easily outdistanced Jorge Alfaro who received 119 votes (25%). Franklyn Kilome made a late run at second but eventually fell short with 101 votes (21%).
Quinn has had each of his last 3 seasons truncated by injury. After a promising start at Williamsport in 2012 where he slashed .281/.370/.408/.778, Quinn struggled to a .238/.323/.346/.669 in half a season at Lakewood in 2013. He missed 6 weeks to start the 2014 season in Clearwater and posted a .257/.343/.370/.713 before a promising stint in the AFL where he slashed .250/.361/.359/.720 among the games’ future stars.
Quinn started 2015 healthy at Reading and raced out to a .306/.356/.435/.791 before another injury shortened his season. He spent some time in the Dominican Winter League, but none of the stats listed on multiple sites match. Even Baseball Reference has 3 sets of conflicting info, two different lines for Licey neither of which match the game logs.
I posted this about Roman Quinn back on October 13, 2012 on my old blog at the end of 2012 Instructs:
“This kid looks like Rollins’ heir apparent. Rollins has 3 more years plus an option. That gives the Phillies 3 years to move Quinn through the organization. He displayed decent range and a strong arm on the few balls hit to short.
The most exciting thing is that (are you ready for this?) he bunts and is fast. The first game in which I saw Quinn, the third baseman moved up onto the grass. Quinn still bunted, but pushed it foul. He took the second pitch but still showed bunt. By now the corners were up on the grass 10-15 feet. The kid still bunted toward third. Not even a great bunt. Popped in the air a little, head high, but landed and stopped like I wish my wedge would. Even with the third baseman positioned shallow and charging, Quinn easily beat the throw.
He had 4 bunt hits. He also swings away well. I saw him slap a line drive over the first baseman’s head and stretch it into a triple as it sliced toward the line. He steals bases and flies from first to third. He looks like, what old guys like me call, a leadoff hitter.“
So, injuries and a position change have slowed his progress. But, even then, a newbie like me could spot a gifted player.
So far the Top 30 looks like this:
- J.P. Crawford
- Nick Williams
- Jake Thompson
- Mark Appel
- “C” Randolph
- Roman Quinn
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Next up is your selection for the #7 prospect in the organization. Closer vote expected.