SS Roman Quinn
Because of his blazing speed, the Crosscutters' 19-year-old shortstop has been one of the more exciting players to watch in the New York Penn League this season. Quinn is an 80 runner with an explosive first step out of the box and especially when stealing a base. He can easily steal against any of the NYPL's best catchers and pitchers who are quick to the plate – the only holdup being his reads against left-handed pitchers with decent moves to first base.
At the plate, his discipline is surprisingly good. He often has long at-bats with three-ball counts and multiple foul balls. Quinn's approach is clear: hit the ball toward both gaps where he can then turn doubles into triples. From the right side, he seems comfortable hitting to all fields, while from the left his aim is more toward taking the ball the other way and up the middle. It's clear he's still more comfortable from the right side and can be a plus hitter for average from that side. From the left side, his ceiling is that of an average hitter, but he'll be able to reach on infield hits and bunts
In the field, Quinn is still shaky. His footwork is very sloppy making plays up the middle, to the hole and routine plays. He has a plus arm and the potential to have above average range if he can improve his footwork. Considering his size, speed and arm, Quinn should be able to stay at shortstop going forward. The biggest question marks will be if he can develop enough power to be an everyday player and whether he can clean up the errors in the field. Quinn's ceiling is an average starting shortstop.
1B Chris Serritella
A left-handed power hitter, Serritella is strong with easy power to both fields and a solid plate approach. Serritella is a polished hitter who often looks one step ahead of pitchers in his approach. Several aspects of his game make him stand out amongst a good group of first baseman in the NYPL. First, he can hit lefties. His power against left-handed pitching isn't the same as against right-handers, but he does not often chase breaking stuff away and looks to take outside fastballs to left field – and does so with success. Overall at the plate, the Southern Illinois product has plus power and plus ability to hit for average, but it's questionable whether he can hit for enough power (30+ home runs or more) to play every day in the major leagues
His fielding will also be questioned. Serritella's hands and footwork are below average at first base and he isn't nearly athletic enough to be converted into an outfielder or third baseman.
3B/OF Cameron Perkins
A versicle player, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound Perkins has a quick, short swing and outstanding hand-eye coordination. His even swing mostly leads to line drive singles and doubles and takes away from his chances to hit for significant power, but it also means he can be a plus hitter for average who rarely strikes out. Considering his size and strong hands, it's possible he could add some length to his swing and get more lift and backspin on the ball. At the moment, he has 40 power with the potential for 50-55 but not much more than that. In the field, can play both corner infield and outfield with third base being his best defensive position. Perkins' ceiling is a strong utility player.
Known as a raw prospect, the 19-year-old Greene has not yet transferred impressive batting practice bombs into game power, but it's clear from BP the raw strength and upper-cut swing required are there. His size and upper body strength are amongst the most impressive around the NYPL. At the plate, he's looked better than your average raw 19-year-old. While he still struggles with pitch recognition on good breaking stuff, he's been able to lay off many pitches outside of the zone. In fact, a good amount of his strikeouts seem to come swinging through fastballs that would normally be strikes rather than chasing the bad stuff.
It's clear from BP and his size that Greene has the potential to hit 30 home runs or more and work enough walks to make up for a low-to-average hitting tool. All indications are that the outfielder is a hard worker and has the instincts to adjust from level to level. The two questions are whether he can hit for a high enough average to justify a starting position and whether he'll ever be able to match up against left-handers with good breaking stuff.