Scouting magazine Baseball America has completed its annual top 20 journey through the minors, giving the highest marks, by league, to shortstop Roman Quinn. [Link]
Quinn, 19, was selected in the second round of last season's draft and got his first taste of pro ball this summer in the rookie New York Penn League. A dynamic switch hitter in the mold of Jimmy Rollins, with less power potential but perhaps more explosive speed, he's considered the fastest prospect in the Phillies' chain, swiping 30 bags in 66 games while compiling a .281/.370/.408 slash line, bolstered by nine doubles, 11 triples and a homer in 309 plate appearances. Baseball America rated him the third best prospect overall in the NYPL. That's higher than Jesse Biddle (10th) and Adam Morgan (12th) rated among their Class-A Florida State League peers, or third baseman Maikel Franco (16th) in the Low-A South Atlantic League.
Other Phillies prospects who rated in the top 20, by league, include Tommy Joseph (10th), Cody Asche (17th) and Jon Pettibone (19th) in the Double-A Eastern League and Tyler Cloyd (19th) in the Triple-A International League.