Roman Quinn

Position: OF
Born: 5/14/1993
Height: 5'10 / 170
Weight: 170
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .302 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 36 steals in 77 games between Reading (Double-A) and the Gulf Coast League (Rookie), adding 16 doubles, six triples and a .451 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Reading on September 11.
MLB Debut Date: 9/11/2016

Debut Details
September 11, in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.. The starting centerfielder, he batted second and went 0-for-3 with a walk. In his first big-league at-bat against Gio Gonzalez in the second inning, he grounded out to second base. In the third inning, he flew out to right field. In the sixth inning, he flew out to left field. In the eighth inning, he drew a walk but was stranded on base.

Player Notes
Quinn, along with catcher Jorge Alfaro, joined the Phillies when his Reading Fightin’ Phils were eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs Saturday night. One of the most talented athletes in the organization, an astounding arrays of injuries has limited his time since he signed in 2011 (and as a late sign, August 15, he did not play in ’11 either, making the last-second decision to turn down an offer to play two ways at Florida State University). His injury list has included time lost to a torn Achilles tendon, a broken wrist, a torn quadriceps, an oblique strain, a concussion and a hamstring pull. But his talent and performance when healthy, and his plus-plus speed which rates an 80 on the 20-to-80 scale (sound familiar?) is worth the patience the Phillies have shown. It also prompted a move from shortstop to center field, where he’s an excellent fit defensively. Quinn has yet to play more than 88 games in any given season, but if that spate of terrible luck is behind him, things could be looking good for him in Philadelphia. In his limited 2015 showing, he hit .306 with four homers, 15 RBIs and 29 steals in just 58 games, and posted 32 steals in 88 games in 2014 at Clearwater (High-A) and 21 steals in 67 games at Lakewood (Class A) in 2013. Injury list notwithstanding, none of the injuries are the type that should affect him down the line or recur, none are structural per se, and more just a case of some lousy luck so his risk-category is low.

2080 Notes
You can read our Prospect Spotlights on Quinn here and here. Quinn checked in at No. 82 on our Preseason Top 125 Prospect Rankings List, where we had this to say about him: “Quinn’s move to center field has paid dividends for him since it allows his elite speed and plus arm to play more. Quinn has more power than people project him to have, and an average hit tool is likely. Overall, a profile of first-division regular is in the cards for him.”