Brett Wallace, 1B/3B, Houston Astros
Height: 6’2” Weight: 235 lbs.
26 Years Old
MLB Debut: July 31, 2010
Brett Wallace is a first and third baseman for the Houston Astros. He was taken by the Cardinals with the 13th pick in the 2008 MLB amateur draft. He was also a part of the Athletics’ and Blue Jays’ organizations.
He has played sporadically over the past 4 seasons with the Astros. He is batting .244, with 19 home runs and 76 RBIs. This season, he is hitting .182, with 3 home runs and 10 RBIs.
He is batting only .222 lifetime against lefties.
He is hitting .269 at home and .221 on the road for his career.
He has been hitting well the past two weeks.
He hit .326 in 59 AAA games this season, with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs.
Wallace has been getting a solid amount of playing time lately. He was once a top prospect, so he is worth watching. The Astros are not a good team, but if he starts hitting and is a fixture in the lineup, he may be worth a look. The Astros are shuffling a plethora of players in and out of their lineup, so watch the situation carefully before committing to Wallace.
Wallace is a cheap start in Houston vs. a weak righty, although there is likely a better option out there.
He is batting .471 in 17 ABs vs. Jake Westbrook.
He is 1-11 vs. Chris Carpenter.