Phillies shortstop prospect Roman Quinn, ranked No. 5 on the Phillies’ 2014 Top 10 Prospects list that came out this week, ruptured his Achilles tendon and is out indefinitely.
Phillies farm director Joe Jordan told BA correspondent Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that Quinn got hurt running sprints during an offseason workout near his home in Florida.
“It just popped,” Jordan told Salisbury. “He thought he stepped in a hole. It’s really a tough one.”
Quinn, 20, was the Phillies’ second-round pick in 2011, and he missed significant time in 2013 after breaking a bone in his left wrist. His best tool is his blazing speed, which rates at the top of the scouting scale.
Salisbury reported that Quinn has already had surgery and started a rehab program.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound switch-hitter batted .238/.323/.346 last season in 67 games at low Class A Lakewood, but hit .281/.370/.408 at short-season Williamsport in 2012 with 11 triples and 30 doubles.