Rockies prospect Forrest Wall will be out for the remainder of the season, according to Bobby DeMuro of Baseball Census. DeMuro, whose name sounds vaguely familiar, writes that the 21-year-old Wall dislocated his left shoulder earlier this month while diving for a ball in the outfield.
Wall, currently Purple Row’s 15th ranked Rockies prospect, struggled in Class A Advanced Modesto in 2016. The power and on-base ability that he displayed in Class A Asheville diminished as he jumped to the California League. The Rockies decided that it would be best for Wall to repeat the level rather than move on to even more advanced pitching in Double-A.
Wall was drafted as a second baseman, but the Rockies had played Wall in center field most of this season. He got off to a good start, hitting .299/.361/.471 in 98 plate appearances, all while learning a new position. His prospect status lagged along with his development. Prior to the 2016 season, MLB.com ranked Wall as the game’s 90th best prospect, and he snuck in Baseball Prospectus’s list at 101. This injury will be another setback.
It was a quick end to the season for someone who, based on DeMuro’s piece, is well liked in the clubhouse and was working hard to return to form. The hoped for bounce back season will have to wait until 2018.