20-Year-Old Shortstop – Philadelphia Phillies
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Quinn, the 66th overall pick of the 2011 MLB draft, played in just 67 games last season due to a broken wrist that he suffered in late June. The Phillies had hoped he would be able to get some work in...
Quinn (Achilles) is nearing a return to game action, the Shore Sports Network reports. "I'm doing pretty much everything. Ground balls, I'm running full speed and I'm taking live batting practice," Quinn said.
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAdams, Mike (P)
AAAAumont, Phillippe (P)
AAAltherr, Aaron (OF)
A+Inch, Steven (P)
ACharles, Art (1B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Quinn was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft out of high school. The Phillies moved him from center field to shortstop after the draft and had him start switch hitting during instructional ball. Quinn made his professional debut with Short-Season Williamsport last season and hit .281/.370/.408 with a home run in 267 at-bats. The numbers aren't overwhelming, but they are impressive when you consider the majority of his at-bats were as a left-handed hitter, and Quinn had only started hitting from the left side of the plate about a year earlier. He should only get more comfortable from that side of the plate as he accumulates more at-bats. Quinn's best tool is his elite speed. He grades out as an 80 on the 20-to-80 scale used by scouts. His 30 stolen bases in 66 games last season show the potential impact he could have on the stolen base category in fantasy leagues. Quinn, who will turn 20 this season, has a long way to go to reach the majors, but the Phillies believe he has the talent to be an impact player once he reaches the big leagues.