Phillies Prospects In Williamsport | News
WILLIAMSPORT — He’s fast and only 19 years old. Roman Quinn the Phillies 2011 2nd round draft pick out of Florida is bogeying around the base paths at Bowman, and bringing a new style of ball to the park.
“Talk about where this speed comes from. Did you do a little track or play football in high school? I did actually work out with the track coach, but I didn’t really run because it interferes with baseball season, but yes I did run a little track,” said Roman Quinn.
When you talk about some of the top lead off guys in recent history Juan Pierre when he was with the Florida Marlins comes to mind. The Flying Hawaiian (Shane Victorino) when he was batting lead off for the Phillies was getting around those base-paths very fast, and certainly Michael Bourn when he was with the Phillies in their system was one of the fastest guys in the major leagues. We’ll Roman Quinn at the age of 19 and the Phillies 2nd round pick last year fits that mold.
“Basically what I’m looking for put the ball in play and use my speed put pressure and the defense,” again said Roman.
“We’re a different ball club when he gets on base (the base-paths) he changes the game and puts a little pressure on the defense. When you see all the defenders talking when somebody gets on base you pretty much know that their could be some panic setting in if Roman’s on the base-paths, ” said Andy Tracy Williamsport Crosscutters Manager.
Overall pick #39 for the Phillies last year is this guy. 6-0 235lb 19-year-old Larry Greene from Georgia. More than a peach (Greene) has power-poise and plans on being productive.
“It’s going good. I got my first hit last night so that went pretty well, but it’s going good. I like being here. It’s a great organization they try to help you. I’m just learning,” said Larry Greene.
“Everybody talks about the power, obviously he’s not going to tell anybody that, but he wants to hit for power to because that’s his tool. We just have to get him in line taking some good swings and fouling some good pitches off. He’s going to be alright,” again said Andy.
As the Phillies turn the corner and look to the future two cornerstone pieces could be sitting here in Williamsport.