Roman Quinn is not only healthy but right in the middle of a playoff race.
Quinn, promoted last month to Philadelphia after coming off the disabled list for a hand injury, has played and produced consistently for a Phillies team trying to chase down Atlanta in the surprising National League East race.
Atlanta and Philadelphia entered the season predicted to fight with Miami for the East basement.
When Quinn was first called up to Philadelphia, Manager Gabe Kapler said Quinn would most likely pinch-hit or come off the bench to take advantage of his blinding speed.
But Quinn has performed so well and consistently that Kapler has been consistently starting Quinn.
The past two weeks he has started at least four games each week and has moved from the bottom of the batting order to the top.
Along the way Quinn hit his first career major-league home run and last week had a three-hit game that included a key double.
His starts have consistently come in centerfield: last week he made a spectacular running catch of a line drive to the warning track to help preserve a Phillies win.
As of Monday, Quinn had appeared in 31 games, making 80 plate appearances.
He has batted .346 with a .363 on-base percentage and .538 slugging percentage, good for an OPS of .901, which if Quinn had the at-bats would lead the team.
Quinn has scored 11 runs, driven in seven, with six doubles, three triples and a home run.
Quinn’s OPS+, with 100 the average, is a robust 137+.
He has also stolen six bases in eight attempts.
In just 31 games, he has accumulated the equivalent of more than a half a win over a replacement level player.