Top prospect Crawford set for promotion

JP Crawford, Image- Jay Floyd J.P. Crawford will be on the move following the South Atlantic League All-Star break.  The 19-year-old shortstop is slated to join the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers later this week as the talented youngster appears ready for bigger challenges. The Phillies’ top draft pick from a year ago has had plenty of success in his year as a professional...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot/Cold List: Lincoln, Altherr, Perkins, Quinn, Franco, Rupp

The latest semi-weekly rundown of your top performers from the Phillies developmental ranks and those that aren’t doing so well is back. In this edition we look at all four full-season clubs. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Who’s hot… Right-hander Brad Lincoln has pitched 13 scoreless innings over his last two starts while allowing just four total hits in those outings....
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects Quinn, Walding nearing return to the diamond

Roman Quinn, Image- Jay Floyd Out of action since last year following a ruptured Achilles tendon, shortstop Roman Quinn is nearing a return to game action. While recovering from a broken left wrist suffered when was he hit by a pitch last season, Quinn felt a pop in the back of his right ankle as he ran routine sprints early in the 2013/2014 off-season.  Surgery to repair the second...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #7 SS Roman Quinn

Roman Quinn, Image- Tug Haines Selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft out of Port St. Joe High School, speedster Roman Quinn was immediately a prospect that many thought would be on a fast track upward in the Phillies system.  Hampered by injuries last year, it could be a difficult road back for the athletic shortstop. Listed at five feet ten inches tall and weighing 170 pounds...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #9 OF Carlos Tocci

Carlos Tocci, Image- Tug Haines for Outfielder Carlos Tocci was signed by the Phillies for a reported signing bonus of $759,000 in the summer of 2011 on his 16th birthday.  Since that time, many have raved about the teen’s talent and he’s done his best to live up to the hype. A native of Maracay, VZ, Tocci participated in the Florida Instructional League after...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies system starts off nicely but drops off rapidly after the third slot. Serious injuries have taken a huge bite out of the rankings for players such as shortstop Roman Quinn, catcher Tommy Joseph, as well as pitchers Shane Watson and Adam Morgan.   #1 Maikel Franco | 65/AA (3B) Age PA H 2B HR […]
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quinn progressing well from Achilles surgery

Roman Quinn, Image- Jay Floyd This week, PhilliesNation’s own minor league expert Jay Floyd chatted with highly regarded shortstop prospect Roman Quinn about his recovery from off-season surgery, exclusively for In the feature, the 20-year-old indicated that he’s well ahead of schedule as he recovers from the procedure to remedy his ruptured right Achilles...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Roman Quinn ruptures Achilles tendon

The Philadelphia Phillies suffered a blow to their farm system on Wednesday as news emerged that speedy shortstop prospect Roman Quinn had ruptured his right Achilles tendon and will be out of action indefinitely. The news was reported by CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, who spoke to Joe Jordan, the Phillies’ director of player development. Jordan told Salisbury that Quinn ruptured...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect Quinn Tears Achilles

According to a report from CSN, the Phillies top prospect at shortstop, 20-year-old Roman Quinn, ruptures his right Achilles tendon and will be out indefinitely. He injured the leg doing sprints. Quinn was a second round pick in the 2011 draft and was heading into the 2014 year as the Phillies fifth best player in the farm system, according to Baseball America. Quinn, who missed...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Good news, bad news for 2 Phillies prospects

Some good news and some bad news from the Phillies’ minor-league system: The good: Catcher Tommy Joseph, fully recovered from a concussion that cost him most of the 2013 season, is headed to Latin America to play in the Dominican winter league. The bad: Shortstop Roman Quinn has ruptured his right Achilles tendon and will be out of action indefinitely. Joe Jordan, the Phillies’...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect Roman Quinn Tears Achillies

Bad news for the Phillies. Shortstop Roman Quinn, one of the Phillies top prospects, has torn his Achilles while working out at home, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly is reporting. This is not the type of injury a player such as Quinn needs. Quinn's strongest quality is his speed, and as...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball America Releases Top 10 Phillies Prospects List

Franco, 21, is the Phillies top prospect according to Baseball America. Photo by Jay Floyd Baseball America released their list of the Top 10 Phillies prospects for 2014 today and, as you make expect, the list features quite a shake up. Last year’s number eight has shot to number one: third baseman Maikel Franco is the Phillies Top Prospect and it is well deserved. Franco, 21,...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Phillies OF Prospect Carlos Tocci

Carlos Tocci, photo- Jay Floyd One of the most raved about prospects in the Phillies system is 17-year-old Carlos Tocci. Praised for his superior defense and excellent quickness along with an ability to hit to all fields, the Venezuelan born outfielder opened the season as the youngest player in Lakewood BlueClaws history in the Class A South Atlantic League. Tocci was signed by...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini on Mecias, Quinn, Tocci, Gonzalez & more

I spoke with Class A Lakewood manager Mickey Morandini on Friday about several of his players including 20-year-old shortstop Roman Quinn (2nd round pick, 2011), who was placed on the disabled list this week, 21-year-old OF Brian Pointer (28th round pick, 2010) who is hitting at a .325/.400/.500 clip in his last 10 games, and 20-year-old RHP Severino Gonzalez, who joined the BlueClaws’...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini Speaks on Quinn, Tocci, Walter

Mickey Morandini, Photo- Jay Floyd Last week I spoke with Class A Lakewood BlueClaws manager Mickey Morandini and he offered his thoughts on a few of his players, including shortstop prospect Roman Quinn and 17-year-old outfielder Carlos Tocci… On switch-hitting Roman Quinn’s turnaround this season, batting .303 with three HR and 12 RBI since April, when he sported a .202 average...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia Loses 8-5, Glasnow and Allie Do Impressive Things

West Virginia was unable to sweep the Lakewood BlueClaws today on the road, losing 8-5 and snapping a seven game winning streak against Lakewood. Tyler Glasnow got the start and had some trouble, giving up three runs, but he still looked very impressive on the mound. For the seventh straight start, he allowed two hits or less and he had his fastball working, reaching 97 MPH and striking...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Orlando Castro Effective Through Six, Stetson Allie Homers Again

In Lakewood tonight, the West Virginia Power won their sixth game in a row over the BlueClaws and again Stetson Allie provided the highlight of the night. In the fourth inning, the big first baseman hit an impressive two-run homer to center field to give West Virginia a lead they would not lose. Orlando Castro pitched well and showed the excellent control that he has worked with...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia Wins 8-3 In Lakewood, Allie Hits Monster Homer

West Virginia beat the Lakewood BlueClaws in the first game of the four game series in Lakewood tonight, by an 8-3 score. Joely Rodriguez wasn’t as sharp as he has been recently on the mound, but he still looked pretty good and his relievers picked him up. Stetson Allie had just one hit on the night, but it created quite a buzz in the stadium. Junior Sosa had three of the Power’s...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Designing tomorrow’s red pinstripes

With the exception of two position players, there is a new squad being built by the Philadelphia Phillies around Domonic Brown. Three are on the parent club, three are at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and two are with Single-A Lakewood. TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most...
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Notebook: Morandini Quotes Galore

It’s our weekly rundown of notes from the minor leagues.  For the most part, I’ll serve up some quotes from Class A Lakewood manager Mickey Morandini, as I spoke with him on Sunday. On his BlueClaws team, that sports a 9-20 record, as a whole: “Even though the record’s not where we want it to be, we’re still seeing a lot of good out there, out of the young kids, so, that’s...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV – Hamels, Halladay and Howard Improving

In the latest episode of Phillies Nation TV, Pat and Corey discuss promising starts by Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, preview the Reds and Cardinals series, and provide updates on the top performing minor league prospects. Jay interviews Roman Quinn in Lakewood and we show a clip of his 14-second inside-the-park homer (h/t to Josh Norris of The Trentonian). Ian talks with Matt Provence...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect Roman Quinn Runs Around Bases In 14 Seconds

Wanna see Phillies prospect Roman Quinn round the bases really, really fast? Wanna see him do it again? How about a third time? Okay enough is enough, but damn this kid is fast. Yesterday, the Lakewood BlueClaws took on the Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. During the...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Notebook: Injuries, Signings and Stats

Mario Hollands Lefty hurler Mario Hollands, who is on the disabled list for the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers, is not currently ailing and is spending time with the Phils’ extended spring training team until further notice. Pitching at four levels of the organization’s developmental system last season, the 24-year-old posted a 7-9 record with a 4.55 ERA and a .282 batting...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Quinn Not Working Out at Shortstop?

Roman Quinn reflecting on his efforts during Sunday’s contest, Photo- Jay Floyd Following a day in which he committed three errors in an 11-4 loss to Kannapolis at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park, highly regarded Phillies prospect Roman Quinn seemed to be pondering a change of position in order to help his career, his team and his own peace of mind. Quinn’s three errors on Sunday...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Consistency the Main Goal for Returning BlueClaws

The Class A Lakewood BlueClaws’ opening day roster is loaded with young talent.  Highly regarded prospects like Carlos Tocci, Shane Watson, Roman Quinn and Mitch Walding are all set to make their full season Class A debuts as the season gets rolling on Thursday evening at FirstEnergy Park.  And while those names are among the ones that will draw the largest amount of attention...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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