Roman Quinn was your selection as the #4 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Quinn garnered 29% of the votes in the first poll settled without a majority. Nick Williams finished a close second with 25%. In what may be a sign of more close races, Sixto Sanchez (17%) topped Franklyn Kilome (12%) for third, and Rhys Hoskins (6%) nipped Dylan Cozens (4%) for fifth.
Roman Quinn has an injury history that has retarded his career since his only injury-free season in Williamsport in 2012. When he is on the field, Quinn is an exciting player.
Quinn was the Phillies’ 2nd round pick (66th overall) in 2011 out of high school. He didn’t sign until August 15th, 2011 and wasn’t assigned to a team until he began his professional career with Williamsport in 2012. Quinn slashed .281/.370/.408/.778 with 30 steals in 66 games at with the Crosscutters.
Quinn put up pedestrian numbers during injury shortened season in Lakewood and Clearwater, but showed enough to be promoted after each season. He still struggled to stay on the field the last two seasons with Reading but slashed .306/.356/.435/.791 in 2015 and .287/.361/.441/.802 in 2016. He averaged 30 SB per season the last two years while playing in only 129 games for Reading.
Quinn returned in time to get a call up to the Phillies in 2016. He saw action in 15 games and posted a .263/.373/.333/.706 while stealing 5 bases in 6 attempts.
Quinn’s game is a speed game and hinges on his ability to get on base. He has 159 stolen bases in his minor league career, a BB% of 8.8% (9.3% in 2016), and puts the ball in play with a 20% K% (21.1% in 2016). He shows modest power with 23 HRs among his 100 minor league XBH.
Quinn started as a SS in the organization and wasn’t moved to CF until 17 games into the 2014 season in Clearwater, right around the time J.P. Crawford arrived at Advanced A. He’s a slightly above average fielder with a slightly above average arm, and both project to above average. He needs to be in CF, as his below average power doesn’t profile well in a corner OF position.
Next up is your selection for the #5 prospect in the organization.
Poll to date –
- J.P. Crawford
- Jorge Alfaro
- Mickey Moniak
- Roman Quinn
Don’t forget to visit the poll in 2017 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll – Additional Prospects Poll to cast your ballot for the prospects you think should be added to the remaining polls. Over 2700 votes have been cast so far. If you’ve already participated, thank you. The leaders right now are Ben Lively, Carlos Tocci, Andrew Pullin, Jesse Valentin, and Jose Pujols. Lively has by far been listed on the most ballots. It looks like I’ll get a solid 24-25 to add to the remaining polls. But 20 through 28 are pretty fluid. If I continue to get a good response the bottom 5-6 places might remain undecided until the poll closes Friday night.