Counting Down Rockies Top 30: No. 13 Forrest Wall

13. Forrest Wall, 2B/CF

Born: 11/20/1995. B-T: L-R. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 176. Drafted: HS-Maitland, Fla. 2014 (1st round supplemental). Signed by: John Cedarburg.

The highest drafted high school second baseman (35th overall) in the draft since it was consolidated into one phase in 1987, Wall is gravitating toward center field, where he can take advantage of the speed. After leading Cal League second baseman with 32 errors in 117 games in 2016 he went back for a second year at High A Lancaster in 2017 to work on the move to the outfield. The effort was cut short when he suffered a separated left shoulder diving for a ball in May. Arm strength is adequate, but shows the residuals of surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder his junior year in high school. His calling card is offensive potential that the Rockies liked enough to give him a $2 million bonus. Offensively he has a good feel for contact and drives the ball gap to gap. Wall is expected to evolve into a double-digit home run threat as he gets stronger, but his game will be always be built around his ability to make contact and speed.

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