About Quintin Berry
My name is Quintin Lonell Berry, born and raised in San Diego, CA. While being raised by a single mother, my sister and I grew up living happy and fortunate lives. I attended Morse High School in San Diego where I lettered in three sports; football, baseball, and basketball. After my junior year of high school I came to the realization that my 130 lb frame would not allow me to follow my dream as an NFL football player, so I went to my second, more reasonable dream… Baseball. After my senior year I was drafted in the 25th round by the Atlanta Braves, assigned to draft and follow. This meant I had to go to a Junior College for one year before signing.
Due to a lack of playing time I was not asked to sign after my freshman year at the Junior College by the Braves. It was at that time that I decided to try out for San Diego State Universities baseball team. I made the team as a walk on, paying my own way through school my sophomore year. It was during this year that I broke the school single season batting average record. Because of an injury which occurred during the season I was forced to undergo shoulder surgery to repair my labrum and rotator cuff on my throwing arm. After much rehabilitation through the offseason I was released by the doctor to play my junior year at SDSU, which eventually led to being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies drafted me in the 5th round in 2006. I was then assigned to Batavia New York Penn League where struggled to hit an amazing .219. I came back the next season ready to prove myself. By setting the single season hits record with the Low A, Lakewood Blueclaws and stealing 55 bases; the Phillies awarded me the Paul Owens Award. This honor is given to the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Year. I just finished my second full season with High A level, Clearwater Threshers. It was there I broke the single season stolen base record at 51.
Playing video games, watching movies (mainly comedy), playing other sports outside of baseball, and just hanging out with my family and friends..