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Brett Wallace | First Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Wallace pinch-hit and delivered an RBI double in Monday's 7-0 victory against the Rangers.
The run didn't matter, as Wallace's RBI double made it a 7-0 game in the eighth inning, but it marked the fourth consecutive time Wallace has pinch-hit and gotten a hit. He's operated in almost purely a bench role for the Padres, but has compiled a terrific .347/.418/.612 triple-slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Padres have control of Wallace for three more years, and his performance in the second half of this season could help his case for more playing time in the future. Sep 1 - 1:10 AM

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Brett Wallace went 2-for-3 and hit his first major league homer since 2013 Friday against the Marlins.

Wallace played third base tonight in his first start in the field since his callup June 20. He's 9-for-28 so far, and while he's a not a very good defensive third baseman, that might not stop the Padres from giving him time at the position now that Will Middlebrooks is out of the picture. He's worth considering in NL-only leagues.
Jul 25 - 1:21 AM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Brett Wallace from Triple-A El Paso.

The 28-year-old former top prospect was mashing the ball at Triple-A to the tune of .305/.380/.460 with eight homers and 37 RBI. It's unclear exactly how he'll be utilized in San Diego, but he's unlikely to find enough playing time to have any mixed league value.
Jun 20 - 9:53 AM

Padres signed 1B Brett Wallace to a minor league contract.

Wallace slashed .282/.350/.426 with 17 homers and 58 RBI at Triple-A for the Blue Jays in 2014. He's a former top prospect and should have the opportunity at spring training to try to crack the Padres' Opening Day roster.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Brett Wallace has elected free agency.

The former top prospect spent the entire 2014 season at the Triple-A level, slashing .282/.350/.426 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and a 131/44 K/BB ratio in 472 at-bats. He shouldn't have any trouble securing a spring training invite elsewhere with a chance to compete for a reserve role.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired 1B Brett Wallace from the Orioles for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

David Hall of the Virginian Pilot reported the news of the trade while Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports added the note about cash considerations. Wallace hasn't had much success at the major league level, but he was hitting .265/.329/.389 with 10 home runs in 374 plate appearances with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate this season. This is his second stint with Toronto, as he was previously acquired from the A's for Michael Taylor before eventually being shipped to the Astros in the Anthony Gose deal. Given the injuries the Blue Jays are dealing with right now, he could see some time in the majors in the coming weeks.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Orioles signed 1B Brett Wallace to a minor league contract.

Houston decided it didn't want to keep around Wallace even if he wasn't hogging a 40-man roster spot and released him earlier this month. This is a pure minor league depth move by the Orioles. There's simply nothing left to salvage here. Wallace, a former top prospect, is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter over 1,077 major league plate appearances.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Astros released 1B Brett Wallace.

Things have gotten pretty bleak for Wallace, a player who was already designated for assignment and passed through waivers in February. Even as a non-roster player, Houston decided to pass on the former All-World prospect who is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter over 1,077 major league plate appearances. "He's been a big part of this organization for past few years, but we didn't see a role for him at the big league level," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said. The former first-round pick will offer Triple-A depth to a new organization and not much more.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Astros sent 1B Brett Wallace outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wallace was designated for assignment by the Astros last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll be a non-roster invitee in Astros camp this spring. The former first-round pick is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter in 1,077 major league plate appearances.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Astros designated INF Brett Wallace for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Jerome Williams on the 40-man roster. Once a top prospect, Wallace owns a meager .242/.313/.391 batting line over 311 games in the majors. It wouldn't be surprising if someone takes a chance on him, but he remains a disappointment.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that the club's first base job will be a "good healthy competition" in spring training.

Chris Carter is pegged for the DH spot, so the Astros will have a host of competitors vying for the first base gig. "Nobody’s clearly separating himself in my mind, so it’s going to be a good healthy competition," Luhnow said. The GM listed Marc Krauss, Jesus Guzman, Japhet Amador, Jonathan Singleton and Brett Wallace as the competitors for the gig. Singleton certainly holds the most appeal from a fantasy perspective but is likely to begin the year in the minors.

Brett Wallace roped a two-run double in the seventh inning on Friday, accounting for all of the Astros offense in a loss to the Yankees.

Wallace entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brandon Barnes in the seventh inning, and delivered the clutch hit to pull the Astros to within a run at 3-2. It's been a season of mixed results for the 27-year-old, hitting .222/.285/.433 with 13 homers, 36 RBI and an atrocious 103/18 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Brett Wallace struck out all four times he was up as the Astros' DH on Thursday.

That's an even hundred strikeouts in just 257 at-bats for Wallace. He does have 13 homers, but that doesn't make up for his contact issues and .286 OBP.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:49:00 PM

Brett Wallace went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a losing cause versus the Angels on Saturday.

Wallace entered the game in a 3-for-30 slump that had seen him strike out 16 times. He's shown really nice pop with 10 homers in 181 at-bats this season, but he's still been a liability with his .221 average and horrendous 72/11 K/BB ratio. He has a lot of work to do to earn a spot in the Astros' plans for 2014.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 01:26:00 AM

Brett Wallace hit his seventh homer Thursday off former teammate Bud Norris.

It's nice to see Wallace showing more power this year -- his seven homers have come in just 124 at-bats. Unfortunately, he has just a .214 average, seven walks and a .270 OBP to go along with the homers. He has a ways to go to convince the Astros he belongs in their 2014 plans.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jose Pirela
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Wil Myers
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Shawn Kelley
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Marcos Mateo
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Nick Vincent
8Jon Edwards
9Frank Garces
10Jay Jackson
11Cory Mazzoni