Rockies Agree To Above-Slot Bonus With Forrest Wall

The Rockies have agreed on a $2MM bonus with supplemental first-round choice Forrest Wall, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com (via Twitter). The 35th pick with which Wall was taken comes with a $1,614,500 allocation. A prep pick out of Orangewood Christian High School, Wall was committed to attend the University of North Carolina.

Baseball America ranked Wall the 34th overall prospect in the draft. The native of Winter Park, Florida is described as one of the best pure hitters in the draft class. According to BA, Wall’s best attributes include “extreme bat-to-ball ability” and “good knowledge of the strike zone” although his throwing arm limits him to second base.

The Rockies have now come to terms with their top three picks. Only one Rockies draftee from the first 10 rounds – high school third baseman Kevin Padlo – remains unsigned. Based on the numbers compiled by Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com, the club is currently about $537,000 below slot with their early round signings.

Brad Johnson contributed to this post.


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