Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, February 24, 2013 07:15 AM Comments: 2
Selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft out of Port St. Joe High School, speedster Roman Quinn was immediately a prospect that many thought would be on a fast track upward in the Phillies system.
The extremely athletic 5-foot-10 170-pounder is praised for his adaptability and has shown considerable improvement during his time in the professional ranks.
Quinn signed fairly late after being drafted and did not play in an official game in 2011. He did, however, spend time with the Gulf Coast League team late in their season and played with the Florida Instructional League team following the regular season. He made his official pro debut in 2012 with the short-season A level Williamsport Crosscutters. There, Quinn tallied a .281 average with nine doubles, a league-leading 11 triples, one home run and 23 RBI while swiping 30 bases in 36 chances.
Phillies executives were very pleased with his progress last year. According to Joe Jordan, the Phils’ director of player development, “the sky is the limit” for Quinn. Even his teammates are excited by his skills, as players will often remark about his noteworthy quickness. Continue reading Prospect Nation 2013: #8 SS Roman Quinn