Joey Wong will forgo his Senior year at Oregon State and will sign with the Rockies at 11:00 AM on Thursday morning at the MAC Club in downtown Portland. The signing was announced by Jordan A. Carter, the Vice President and Legal Counsel of the Northwest Sports Management Group.
Wong was selected by the Rockies in the 24th Round and was the 721st player selected overall. After Wong signs his contract he will head to Pasco, Washington, to start his professional career playing for the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League, who begin play Saturday.
The Dust Devils play a 76 game schedule that begins June 20th and ends on September 6th. They play in Gesa Stadium which holds a capacity of 3,655. They are a Short-Season A Classification team. The owner of the team is Major League Hall of Famer, George Brett.
"Even though I didn't get drafted in the rounds that my family and I were shooting for, the Rockies still came up with the dollar figures that we had set before the draft," Wong said. "I just thought it was time to go and start making my trek to the big leagues."