The Colorado Rockies' second selection in the 2014 MLB Draft, Forrest Wall, has been named the fourth-best second base prospect in all of professional baseball, according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. This is part of a continued top ten prospect series that has seen other Rockies (here, here) named to top positional lists across the game this week.
Mayo speaks glowingly of Wall, especially for the high school product's offensive ability, writing:
Despite being limited to just playing second base coming out of high school because of some shoulder issues, Wall was taken No. 35 overall in the 2014 Draft because he can really hit and he can really run. As a pro, he's been as advertised, hitting for average, showing extra-base pop (with more possibly to come) and stealing bases. Wall is only going to get better offensively as he learns the nuances, which should help offset any throwing-related defensive inefficiencies.
The Florida native, who slashed .280/.355/.438 with 16 doubles, 10 triples, and seven home runs as a 19-year-old in Low-A Asheville in 2015, will most likely play with the High-A Modesto Nuts of the California League in 2016.
Wall, who rated as our eighth-best prospect in the Rockies' organization in midseason 2015, will very soon be revealed on the current preseason 2016 PuRPs list; stay tuned to Purple Row for more on that, and everything else you could possibly want to know about the Rockies' minor league system.