Cleveland uses 12th-round pick on Quinn

Cleveland uses 12th-round pick on Quinn

The Indians selected outfielder Heath Quinn in the 12th round of the First-Year Player Draft on Saturday. Quinn, who turned 18 on Friday, attended Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala., and was the 351st player to be picked.

"Really good runner," said Brad Grant, the Indians' director of amateur scouting. "Good bat, good arm. Really good athlete."

Quinn has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Samford University, which offered a scholarship. The outfielder is 6-foot-2 and weighs 190 pounds. He hits and throws right-handed.

Said Samford head coach Casey Dunn of Quinn: "Heath is going to be one of the top players in our area this spring. He is a very athletic kid that is going to develop into a power bat at our level. Heath is another guy from a great family and is a young man of high character that is going to be a great fit with our team."

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.