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Brett Wallace | First Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 243
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jul 14 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Mar 23 - 10:44 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.
Mar 12 - 8:53 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.
Feb 12 - 4:18 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.
Feb 6 - 4:42 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

Brett Wallace went 1-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

Wallace has been terrific since being recalled, hitting .300 with all four of his home runs in 15 games. His season line -- .218/.274/.449 -- still needs some work, but his resurgence has made him a nice option in AL-only leagues.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Brett Wallace went 4-for-5 in the Astros' loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Wallace had four singles and a groundout in between, tallying one RBI. He's batting just .225 with a .286 OBP this season but has been doing a little better lately. There may be value here in AL-only fantasy formats.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Brett Wallace singled and belted a pair of homers in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

Wallace took Chris Archer deep with a solo shot in the fourth before tying things up in the eighth inning with a three-run blast off of Joel Peralta. The former first-round pick is batting .286 with three homers and nine RBI over eight games since returning from the minors. He's probably earned more playing time and is a borderline AL-only option.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Brett Wallace hit his first home run of the season Saturday in the Astros' loss to the Angels.

Wallace's two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning provided the 'Stros with their only runs of the game. Wallace was raking at Triple-A Oklahoma City before his June 25 promotion back to Houston and now has hits in each of his first four games with the Astros. The 26-year-old should have decent value in AL-only formats.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Brett Wallace hit a two-run triple Tuesday in his return to the Astros' starting lineup.

It was Wallace's first start since April. The triple was his only hit, but it came with two runners on. Wallace was on a roll this month at Triple-A Oklahoma City and may carry some value in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Brad Mills
7Rob Rasmussen