Blue Jays: After his latest promotion, Forrest Wall could be next in line

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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 03: A general view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays on August 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 03: A general view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays on August 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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Forrest Wall earned himself a promotion to Triple-A Buffalo last week, and with questionable depth in the outfield, it’s possible he could get an opportunity sooner than later.

Prospects, prospects and more prospects – the topic of discussion among Blue Jays’ nation.

There are many names that keep Blue Jays’ fans daydreaming of a prosperous future, some like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette have already arrived. Now the next wave of prospects like Nate Pearson, Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson await their arrival to the show. There are plenty of others as well, and Forrest Wall is another intriguing prospect who has recently earned a call up to the Buffalo Bisons, and the outfielder is a prospect that may have a chance at contributing very soon.

Wall earned his promotion by putting together a solid line of work at New Hampshire. With the Fisher Cats, Wall hit .270 with seven home runs and a wRC+ of 128. The 23-year old outfielder is now one step closer to the major leagues and with the Blue Jays’ lack of trusted outfield options in the minor leagues, Wall may be up for an audition sooner rather than later.

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While the Blue Jays may have their outfield figured out at the major league level with Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk, the depth below them in the minors is a bit murkier.

Jonathan Davis is on the 40-man roster, but the outfielder failed to impress with the bat in the majors, batting just .140 with a .373 OPS this season. There is also Socrates Brito, who has played exceptionally well with the Bisons, hitting .289 with 14 home runs, though his major league run earlier this season likely scarred his chances of a promotion.

Underneath these two remain two players who have spent more time in the trainer’s office than on the field. Anthony Alford, who was once known as the centre fielder of the future, is back on the injured list, this coming just shortly after Alford returned from a six-week absence due to an oblique injury.

Like Alford, Dalton Pompey is also once again injured after fouling a ball off his toe. The Blue Jays revealed their hand on Pompey when they removed him from the 40-man roster earlier this summer, likely removing the possibility of a major league comeback anytime soon.

With all this being said, it looks like Wall is going to be the next man up from Buffalo should he be needed. A former first-round pick, Wall has more than earned this opportunity as he has excelled at every level he has played at since being drafted.

Since being acquired for Seunghwan Oh last season, Wall has done nothing but hit his way up the system. He batted over .270 with the Fisher Cats last season while also swiping 10 bases. It was more of the same for the outfielder as he has hit above .260 in all five of his years in the minors thus far.

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While Wall does not currently have a spot on the 40-man roster, making his potential for a promotion in September questionable at best, it is likely that he will don a Blue Jays’ jersey very soon. Whether that be within the next month or sometime during the 2020 season, you can bet on Wall earning an audition with the Blue Jays in the near future.

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