Roman Quinn

Position: CF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin Phils
Age: 23
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)

Prospect Spotlight

There are not many players who can change a game with one particular tool like Quinn can. He is an off-the-scale runner with HP-to-1B times routinely in the 3.8 range from the right side, and even lower from the left side. New to center field, Quinn’s reads and reactions are just average but he has the speed to make up for late or bad reads. Along with that speed, Quinn has an explosive first step, so he has the range to track down balls deep in both gaps. Along with an average glove in centerfield, Quinn collects himself well when to throw and has easy plus arm strength with plus accuracy. Bringing an 80 run, 50 center field defense and plus arm grades, Quinn doesn’t need to provide a ton of value at the plate to be an everyday regular.

That being said, Quinn does have the ability to hit, and he has surprising pop for his size. From both sides of the plate, he had an understanding of the strike zone and a patient approach, and he recognized pitches well out of the pitcher’s hand. With plus bat speed generated from his strong wrists and hands, Quinn has a little lift in his swing, and with his ability to barrel pitches in all quadrants with authority, there is a chance Quinn’s power could reach a below-average level instead of the projected 30 grade many have suggested. – C.J. Wittmann