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Rockies prospect Forrest Wall is double trouble for Yard Goats

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, July 13, 2018

Colorado Rockies prospect Forrest Wall hasn’t had the career trajectory many expected of him when he was drafted in the competitive balance round in 2014 out of Winter Park, Florida. After a good debut with Rookie League Grand Junction followed by a good .280/.355/.438 the following season in Low-A. He stalled out a bit in the Cal League in 2016 with a .264/.329/.355 followed by an injury shorted 2017.

The current no. 16 PuRP has turned things around a bit in 2018. In his third turn in the Cal League he hit .305/.382/.453 before moving up to Double-A Hartford. Things have been just OK so far, but a game like Friday’s will surely help. He had two doubles and two runs scored in a game the Yard Goats led 6-2 before giving up five runs in the bottom of the eighth to lose 7-6. The performance lifted his Double-A line to .243/.335/.412. Wall’s trajectory is a reminder that development is rarely linear, especially for players drafted out of high school, and it’s never quite too late to count such players out.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 0, Las Vegas 51s 12

Ryan McMahon (no. 2 PuRP): 1-for-5

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 0-for-5

Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2B

David Holman: 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 6, Harrisburg Senators 7

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 1-for-4, R

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 0-for-5

Yonathan Daza (no. 19 PuRP): 3-for-3, RBI

Evan Grills: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 6, Lake Elsinore Storm 2

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 2-for-4, RBI, SB

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 2-for-4, RBI

Max George: 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB

Antonio Santos: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 0, Lakewood Blueclaws 7

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 2-for-4

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 0-for-4

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 0-for-3

Nick Kennedy: 6 IP, 11 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks 6, Vancouver Canadians 0

Terrin Vavra (third round, 2018): 2-for-4, R

Cade Harris (10th round, 2018): 1-for-3, R, BB

Matt Hearn: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B

Miguel Ausua: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 5, Billings Mustangs 6

Daniel Montano (no. 15 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB

Grant Lavigne (first round, 2018): 1-for-4, R, RBI

Will Golsan: 2-for-5, R

Wander Cabrera: 2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 7, DSL Phillies Red 14

Fadriel Cruz: 4-for-4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB

Julio Carreras: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B, HR, RBI

Kevin Garcia: 1 IP, 6 H, 7 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado 4, DSL Royals2 1

Eddy Diaz: 1-for-5, SB

Yolki Pena: 1-for-2, R, 2B, 2 BB, SB

Francisco Ortiz: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Carlos Gonzalez: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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Saturday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Sam Howard (no. 10 PuRP) @ Las Vegas (NYM), 8:05 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP) @ Harrisburg (WAS), 4:00 pm MT

High-A Lancaster: Matt Dennis v, Lake Elsinore (SD), 7:05 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Garrett Schilling @ Greensboro (MIA), 5:00 pm MT

Short Season-A Boise: Jeffri Ocando (HM PuRP) v. Vancouver (TOR), 7:15 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBA @ Great Falls (CHW), 7:00 pm MT