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Brett Wallace | Third Baseman | #39

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 251
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Brett Wallace slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 7-4 defeat of the Cubs.
It was his only hit of the game and he made two throwing errors at third base. But that can be forgiven. With two on and two outs and the Padres trailing by a run in the top of the seventh, Wallace sent a Pedro Strop pitch over the left-center field wall to silence the crowd at Wrigley Field and give the visiting Friars a 6-4 edge. They eventually took Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader by a score of 7-4. May 11 - 4:36 PM

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Brett Wallace's double was the only extra-base hit the Padres managed in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Tyler Chatwood more or less erased the Padres' bats from the face of the earth. As a team, they managed just three hits -- singles by Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr., plus Wallace's double. It was his third two-bagger of the season. Through his first 32 at-bats, the 29-year-old former top prospect is slashing .219/.390/.406 with one homer and five RBI. He makes for a dicey fantasy play.
May 4 - 6:35 PM

Brett Wallace is starting at first base for the Padres on Monday against the Phillies.

It'll be the first start of the season for Wallace, who missed part of spring training with a right foot injury. He's batting fifth versus Phillies righty Aaron Nola. Wil Myers is starting in left field and hitting fourth.
Apr 11 - 11:52 AM

Brett Wallace (foot) should be ready for Opening Day.

He's been playing in games on the minor league side of Padres camp just in case they have to backdate a 15-day disabled list stint. Wallace had to pump the brakes on his spring routine earlier this month due to right foot soreness, but he is basically back on track.
Mar 28 - 1:33 PM

Brett Wallace (foot) will not travel with the Padres on their road trip to Mexico City.

The team decided he's better off hanging back in Arizona and getting at-bats in minor league games. Wallace has been bothered by a sore right foot for over a week, but he is expected to be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 2:37 PM

Brett Wallace has been held out of Cactus League games for a week with a sore right foot.

But he's been able to get in work on the side and the expectation is that Wallace will be close to 100 percent by the opening of the 2016 regular season. "He's feeling fine, it's precautionary right now," manager Andy Green said Wednesday. "[In Spring Training], I'd rather err on the side of caution."
Mar 23 - 4:15 PM

Padres and 1B Brett Wallace avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Wallace suddenly found some life this year with San Diego, slashing .302/.374/.521 in 64 games. The former top prospect will be tested with a little more playing time in 2016. He's still an iffy fantasy proposition.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:19:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:10:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:21:00 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.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 09:53:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
4Ryan Schimpf
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Andrew Cashner
3Drew Pomeranz
4Cesar Vargas
5Christian Friedrich
6Colin Rea
7Erik Johnson
8Luis Perdomo
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Brandon Maurer
3Carlos Villanueva
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Ryan Buchter
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Brad Hand
9Buddy Baumann