Colorado Rockies Top 20 Prospects

5) Forrest Wall – 2B

Date of Birth: November 20th, 1995

Height/Weight: 6’0”/176 pounds

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Acquired: Drafted in 1st round (35th overall) of 2014 draft 

Yet another Rockies prospect who finds themselves in the Top 100 prospects in all of baseball, Forrest Wall is a rare second baseman drafted out of high school. The Rockies were thrilled Wall fell to them in the 2014 draft, and used their 35th overall pick to select the second baseman. In 99 games in A ball in his first full professional season, Wall did not disappoint, slashing .280/.355/.438 with a wRC+ of 125. This was following a strong performance in rookie ball in 2014, in which he put up a wRC+ of 136 against players more advanced than him. Wall has shown his ability at the plate in a small sample size, and has demonstrated why the Rockies were so high on him in the 2014 draft.

Known for his ability at the plate, both in terms of making strong contact to all parts of the field, as well as his plus bat speed. While Wall is not a big guy, he still displays some good power, which is a definite plus as a second baseman. Beyond that, Wall is a plus-plus runner, who can steal bases and cover a lot of ground in the infield. At this point, arguably the biggest concern about Wall is his arm strength following a couple of arm injuries that should cause him to stick at second base. Even so, Wall profiles as an above average second baseman given his great speed and power potential, making his arm strength, or lack thereof, a minor concern. Despite the defensive concerns due to his arm, on the back of his speed and bat, Wall should one day be a consistent Major League regular.

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