La Mirada, California
College: Rice University, Houston, TX
Draft: 11th Round to Kansas City Royals
MLB Debut: 1999
Year Drafted: 1995
Years in MLB
Mark Quinn is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Kansas City Royals. Quinn was drafted in the 11th round of the 1995 Amateur Draft after playing two seasons for the Rice University Owls. In 1995 he was voted to the ALL American team and was named the Rice Owls team MVP. On the 1995 team he was teammates with Lance Berkman and Jose Cruz Jr. In October of 2007 Mark was inducted into the Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Career Player: In 1998, Quinn led the Texas League in batting average when he hit .349 for the AA Wichita Wranglers. He captured a second minor league batting crown the following year, posting a .360 average for the AAA Omaha Golden Spikes. In 2000 Quinn became the Royals regular leftfielder and hit .294 with 20 home runs, earning him the Sporting News American League Rookie Player of the Year and a spot on the 2000 Topps All-Star Rookie Team. Quinn played in the San Diego Padres, TampaBay Devil Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox organizations. In four seasons with the Royals in the Major Leagues, Quinn batted .282 with 45 home runs, 167 RBI, 153 runs, 72 doubles, 5 triples, and 17 stolen bases in 293 games.
In seven minor league seasons Quinn batted .305 with 103 home runs, 482 RBI, 415 runs, 179 doubles, 17 triples, and 30 stolen bases in 701 games
Career Coaching: in 2008 Mark started coaching hitters in the Houston area in all stages of their careers from LL baseball to Professional baseball. He started the Houston Royals Select baseball organization the following year and still coaches teams today. After creating a successful business model the Baltimore Orioles approached him in 2015 and offered him the Major League assistant hitting coach job after 1 interview for the 2016 season. The 2016 Orioles led all of MLB in HR’s with 253 and made the playoffs. Mark Trumbo of the Orioles led all of MLB with 47 HR’s in 2016 and worked closely with Quinn on a daily basis.