Former Top Prospect Released For 2nd Time This Season

The Milwaukee Brewers had been looking for a little help in the outfield this season, and recently gave a former top prospect a shot, signing speedster Roman Quinn to a minor league deal. But after just three weeks, the Brew Crew have decided to cut bait.

As a former second-round pick in the MLB Draft, Quinn was a top prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies. But now, after being released for the second time this season, Quinn will be on the run looking for a new team once again.  

He can still provide speed and defense, but his bat has been about 25% worse than league average throughout his career, and he hasn't hit more than .215 in a season since 2018. 

Even at Triple-A this year in the Cleveland Guardians system and the Brewers', Quinn has managed to hit just .149 with a .531 OPS, and has struck out in nearly half of his at-bats (30 K in just 67 at-bats). 

Still, Statcast metrics placed him in the 96th percentile in sprint speed and 98th percentile in arm strength last season, so his value as a depth outfielder — a pinch-runner and defensive replacement — could still be seen by some teams willing to give him a shot. 

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