Friday, January 13, 2017

2016 Player Review: Roman Quinn

Editor's Note: This is the 15th in a series of looks at the men who suited up for the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies. Frank Herrmann was the last player profiled. 

I have dreams built on Roman Quinn.
I know I shouldn't, but I love guys like Juan Pierre, Michael Bourn, Kenny Lofton. Sure, they break down quicker than most power guys. Sure, they're not as effective if they don't get on base.
But speedy, defense guys can be so exciting.
The thing I like about Quinn is that the secondary tools are just as impressive.
He's stolen 159 minor league bases and been caught just 46 times. He's got a .353 minor league on-base percentage, and it's trending up.
He's got warts, though.
First, he's got a dreadful history with injuries. It really makes you wonder how durable he'll be. And if a player is not on the field, he's not helping you at all.
Second, he strikes out an awful lot. Quinn whiffed 19 times in 69 plate appearances.
All in all, he has to get a good grade on the year. He made it to the Major Leagues. He played effectively in the Major Leagues. But he's not going to get an A because he dealt with more injuries.

2016 grade: B-
Will he be back in 2017: If he stays healthy, there is no doubt Quinn will get playing time in Philadelphia.


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