Roman Quinn

Position: CF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin Phils
Age: 22
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)

Prospect Spotlight

The Potential Tools: 80 run, 60 arm, 55 glove, 50 hit

Strengths: Elite speed; sub 3.8 HP-to-1B times from left side; plus arm strength, collects body well to throw; clean reads in center field with limited experience; efficient routes to both gaps; plus range; plus athlete; above-average bat speed from both sides of the plate; advanced approach and plan; feel for barreling-up spin; dynamic at the plate; underrated raw power for size.

Weaknesses: Still transitioning to new defensive position in upper minors; hit tool doesn’t project above average; power could play well below average in-game; long injury history on resume.

Role Ceiling: 50; major league regular in center field.

Risk: Low; fully healthy season in 2015, and advanced profile.

Summary: Quinn has kept himself under the radar a bit over the past few years but that’s not for lack of trying. He has an explosive skillset and injuries have been the reason why he hasn’t burst onto the scene in any particular year. Drafted as a shortstop, Quinn just recently moved to center field, where his elite speed and plus arm will work just fine; similar to Billy Hamilton. At the plate and on the bases, Quinn has always used his speed to his advantage and with his keen approach, feel for contact and above-average bat speed, he has a chance to be an average major league hitter. The smaller the player, the louder the tools need to play, and Quinn brings one average and three above-average to elite tools to the table, making him a low-risk major league regular.