Congratulation to one of the top Phillies prospects, centerfielder Roman Quinn. He was the only National League East Player selected and one of only 1o National League prospects to make the top 25 players in the recently completed Arizona Fall League. He was ranked 23rd out of over 200 of the best young minor league players in baseball who played in the AFL by MLB.com minor league columnists Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and scouts who attended the AFL games.
Quinn led the league in stolen bases going 14 for 16 and went 2 for 2 in steals in the AFL Stars game. He finished second in runs scored and fourth in walks in the league out of the leadoff spot for the Scottsdale Scorpions. He played errorless ball in center.
He had his breakout in back to back nationally televised games on the MLB. network, a pace of game telecast one night and the AFL Stars game the next night. In the first game he made a great catch in left center, threw out a runner at the plate while getting a base hit and a walk to score two runs in the game. In the Stars game the next night, he went two for two with two rbi singles. He stole two bases against the catcher with the strongest arm in the league and was ranked the 20th best player overall in the AFL’s Top 25.
In Roman Quinn the Phillies have found its centerfielder of the future who can work a count, get on base, generate offense, run good routes and throw a runner out at the plate. He even hit two home runs in his 24 games to show some pop. All tools the Phillies now lack in centerfield at the major league level.