Orangewood Christian slugger Forrest Wall officially signs with Colorado Rockies

By Despina Barton, Bright House Sports Network
Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

After a long flight, passing his physical and touring Coors Field Thursday afternoon the 35th overall pick in this year’s MLB draft Forrest Wall  signed his rookie contract with the Colorado Rockies.

“It was unbelievable, I was talking to my parents about it and I couldn’t put one word to describe that moment,” Wall said. “I worked 18-years of my life so far for that moment and being able to share it with my family and with such a great organization I can’t find the words to describe it.”

After a two-week wait the Rockies and Wall came to terms reaching a contract agreement with a signing bonus worth $2 million.

Now Wall is in Grand Junction Colorado preparing to settle in with his host family and get back out on the field with the Rockies minor league affiliate Grand Junction Rox.

“I just gotta get situated with the team and meet all the players and coaches and then my work begins.”

The 6’1, 180lb second baseman batted .500, had 31 runs, 28 hits and 16 RBI his senior year at Orangewood Christian.

Fellow Central Florida first round draft picks Dante Bichette Jr. (51st, Yankees 2011) and Jesse Winker (49th, Reds 2012) offered up some advice, “be ready for anything, look to get better each day and never settle.”

Wall was one of three Orlando based baseball players to be drafted in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft.