Quinn finishes record Class A season at Williamsport

Roman Quinn stolen base

Quinn had set a goal of 40 stolen bases this season; he stole 30 in 36 attempts in just 66 games.

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:39 AM.

His first professional baseball season turned into a record-breaker for Port St. Joe’s Roman Quinn.

The 19-year-old in his first season of Class A short-season ball, playing for the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League, became a fan favorite and set several club marks during 2012, according to a story by Trevor Turner for the Crosscutters.

"He's better at every single thing he's done since he's been here," said Crosscutters manager Andy Tracy, "We knocked a little rubble off of this diamond. He's going to become something special and I think we all see that.”

Quinn, who played shortstop sporadically in high school, made the switch from center field and also learned to switch hit during his first pro season. He was selected an All-Star and set Williamsport records for triples and runs scored.

"I really wasn't expecting all this to happen," Quinn told Turner. "Me switch-hitting for the first time. It's unbelievable. I can't ask for a better first year. It's been great."

In 66 games, Quinn hit .281 with a .370 on-base percentage and a .408 slugging percentage for a .778 OPS, combined on-base and slugging percentage.

Quinn scored 56 runs and stole 30 bases in 36 attempts, had 11 triples, nine doubles, one home run and walked 28 times while striking out 60 times.

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