21-Year-Old Second Baseman – Colorado Rockies
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Wall's slugging percentage took a nosedive in 2016, which was particularly surprising considering he was playing in the hitter-friendly confines of the California League. Still, he did manage to swipe...
Forrest Wall Contract Information:
Signed with the Rockies in June of 2014.
Wall is out for the rest of the season after dislocating his left (non-throwing) shoulder in a game for High-A Lancaster earlier this month, Bobby DeMuro of BaseballCensus.com reports.
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Forrest Wall: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Colorado Rockies Roster
MajorsAmarista, Alexi (2B)
AAAAdames, Cristhian (SS)
AAAlmonte, Yency (P)
A+Carrizales, Omar (OF)
ABowden, Ben (P)
RookieAbreu, Willie (OF)
Forrest Wall: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
As a 19-year-old Wall slashed .280/.355/.438 with seven home runs and 23 steals (on 32 attempts) in 416 plate appearances at Low-A. Additionally, he maintained an excellent approach, and now boasts a 106:74 K:BB in 144 career games in the lower levels of the minors. His eventual home ballpark is a hitterís paradise and, with apologies to DJ LeMahieuís fans, nobody is blocking Wall at the keystone in Colorado. There are truly no obvious flaws in his prospect profile. He may not hit 20-plus home runs annually, but 15-plus big flies is a reasonable expectation for his prime seasons, and that would keep him in the upper echelon of second basemen. Throw in a hit tool that borders on plus, and speed that exceeds the plus grade, and there is the potential for a fantasy star here. Wall is probably more than two years away from The Show, but he is quite easily a top-50 prospect in dynasty leagues.
The Rockies nabbed Wall, a high school infielder from Florida, with their Competitive Balance Round pick in Juneís draft, inking him quickly and assigning him to their rookie-level club at Grand Junction. While there, Wall lived up to his billing as a player with advanced plate discipline (14.4 BB% over 188 plate appearances) and plus speed (18 stolen bases). As is often the case with most young players with slight builds, Wall figures to add a little more power over time, but itís his ability to hit for contact, draw walks and wreak havoc on the basepaths that will drive his long-term value. Though Wall possesses the ranginess to play shortstop, a labrum tear suffered during his amateur days still seems to be compromising his arm strength, which could permanently relegate him to second base. For now, the Rockies will let his performance against advanced pitching dictate how quickly he progresses through their system. Look for the 19-year-old to spend the 2015 campaign at Low-A Asheville.