Colorado Rockies: Top 10 Prospect Update
10. Forrest Wall (Second Baseman)
Drafted out of high school with the 35th-overall pick in the 2014 draft, Forrest Wall is currently playing high-A ball with the Modesto Nuts. At the tender age of 20-years-old, Wall is currently ranked as the seventh-best prospects at second base in all of baseball. Wall’s top end speed and hit tool are what will carry him through the farm system.
Currently, his power tool ranks as his least favorable tool, but scouts believe he can be a double-digit home run guy when he hits the majors. Defensively, Wall tore his labrum in 2011 and hasn’t shown that his arm will ever be 100 percent, but the Rockies are confident he can be serviceable at second with center field being a backup plan. In 97 games with Modesto this year, Wall hasn’t shown up at the plate despite having an advanced feel for hitting. Wall is hitting just .257 with a .320 OBP, and a .677 OPS. Wall has also stolen 16 bases and hit six home runs on the year.
The reports read that Wall’s plate discipline hasn’t developed much at the high-A level. The good news is that you can coach and teach discipline but you can’t teach talent, which Wall has plenty of. Expect Wall to repeat high-A ball in 2017 with a possible move to double-A late in the season if he can prove his plate discipline has improved.
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