When the Phillies made their first pick of the 2011 MLB draft, everyone talked about how the team had eschewed its normal draft philosophy of taking "toolsy" athletic players. Well, with their second pick, the Phils got right back to the script with Roman Quinn.
Quinn is seen as potentially the fastest high school player in the draft and played multiple positions as well as multiple sports in high school. Many feel that his eventual spot in the big leagues could be centerfield.
Here’s a scouting report from MLB draft guide.
The first thing you will hear about Roman Quinn is that he is fast. He has recorded 60 yard dash times as fast as 6.35 and uses that speed in the field and on the bases. Offensively, Quinn is a line drive hitter with a quick bat. He does have a bit of pop in his bat and should end up getting his share of extra base hits. Quinn has played second, shortstop, and centerfield for Port St Joe. He has more than enough range for center and his arm is plus, as well. Beyond his obvious skillset, Quinn is also commended for his strong work ethic.
The Florida native Quinn has a commitment to Florida State, but scouts seem to think that he is sign-able and will elect to go pro.
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