Roman Quinn is showing this spring that he's capable of being an impact player in all facets of the game for the Phillies.On Saturday, Quinn, Philadelphia's No. 17 prospect, made his mark with his top-of-the-scale speed, stealing three bases to improve his Spring Training total to eight and grab a
Roman Quinn is showing this spring that he's capable of being an impact player in all facets of the game for the Phillies.
On Saturday, Quinn, Philadelphia's No. 17 prospect, made his mark with his top-of-the-scale speed, stealing three bases to improve his Spring Training total to eight and grab a share of the overall Spring Training lead.
Quinn, who batted ninth and started in center field, also collected a pair of hits in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with one run scored and an RBI to help lead the Phillies past the Tigers, 4-1. The 24-year-old has put together a strong Grapefruit League campaign, positing a .263 average with a .378 on-base percentage and eight runs scored while appearing in 21 games.
Also standing out in the victory was No. 35 overall prospect Scott Kingery (Phillies' No. 2), as he upped his average to .392 with a pair of hits, including a triple. The 23-year-old second baseman now has hit safely in eight straight games as he continues to battle for a spot on Philadelphia's Opening Day roster.
Other top prospect performances from Saturday's action:
• No. 5 overall prospect Gleyber Torres (Yankees' No. 1) turned in his first multihit performance of the spring, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored in New York's split-squad win over the Braves. After struggling early in Grapefruit League play, the 21-year-old infielder has now hit safely in three straight games, raising his average from .130 to .219 in the process.
• No. 52 overall prospect Keibert Ruiz (Dodgers' No. 3) collected one of the Dodgers' seven hits in a loss to the White Sox. By finishing 1-for-3 at the dish, the 19-year-old catcher lowered his spring average to .585 (7-for-12).
• No. 65 overall Miguel Andujar (Yankees' No. 3) paced his team's offense by scoring three runs in a win against the Blue Jays. He reached base in three of his five plate appearances in the contest, going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks.
•A's No. 13 prospect Greg Deichmann continued his strong spring campaign with a 2-for-3 effort that included a double and a triple. Finishing the game 2-for-3, he also tallied an RBI and scored two runs. The 2017 second-rounder is batting .545 with a 1.727 OPS in his first big league Spring Training.
•Brewers No. 22 prospect Troy Stokes Jr. came off the bench to hit his first Cactus League home run, an eighth-inning solo shot, before finishing 2-for-2 at the plate. The 22-year-old outfielder has had four of his five hits go for extra bases this spring and is slashing .455/.625/1.182 in 11 at-bats.
•Marlins No. 22 prospect Trevor Richards tossed six outstanding innings against the Nationals to record his second Grapefruit League win. Pitching opposite Max Scherzer, Richards scattered four hits and allowed one unearned run in six innings, striking out three and walking one. He owns a 0.75 ERA with nine strikeouts in 12 innings this spring.
•Mets No. 24 prospect P.J. Conlon tossed four scoreless innings of one-hit ball against the Cardinals to lower his Spring ERA to 1.69. The left-hander hit one batter and struck out a pair in the outing, facing one over the minimum.
•Pirates No. 18 prospect Will Craig hit a solo home run as part of a three-run seventh inning, helping to power the Pirates past the Rays, 7-5. The home run was Craig's first extra-base hit in seven at-bats this spring.
Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.