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29 Brett Wallace 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/243 | Birthdate: 8/26/1986 | Birthplace: Marin, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Baltimore | College: Arizona State | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 399.14
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Blue Jays acquire Brett Wallace from Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The Orioles traded Triple-A infielder Brett Wallace to the Blue Jays Monday for cash considerations, masnsports.com reports.

Wallace has played parts of four major-league seasons, all with the Astros, hitting .242/.313/.391 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI in 971 at-bats. He owns a .265/.329/.389 line with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 339 at-bats with Triple-A Norfolk.


Brett Wallace finds work with Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Orioles announced Sunday they have agreed to a minor-league deal with first baseman Brett Wallace. The former 2008 first-round pick was released by Houston March 12.

Astros release Brett Wallace


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The competition for the starting job at first base for the Astros has one less competitor after the Astros announced Wednesday they released Brett Wallace, per the Houston Chronicle. Wallace was batting .143 (2 for 14) with eight strikeouts through eight spring games.

Wallace has been a bust since the Cardinals selected him with the 13th pick in the 2008 MLB draft. Wallace is batting just .242 with a .391 slugging percentage and .704 OPS in 311 MLB games.


Brett Wallace, J.D. Martinez still in good standing with Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday first baseman Brett Wallace and outfielder J.D. Martinez are not in any sort of last-leg situation with the team, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I think you can look at Brett Wallace’s situation, J.D. Martinez’s situation and from a prospect standpoint, both of those guys have had success at the major-league level," Porter said. "But it just goes to show how quick things can turn at the major-league level. …. I believe both of those guys will have bounce-back years."


Brett Wallace returns to Astros as non-roster invitee


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) First baseman Brett Wallace has cleared waivers and is back with the Astros as a non-roster invitee, per the Houston Chronicle. He had been designated for assignment last week.

The 27-year-old can only land a spot with the team out of spring training if it clears a place on its 40-man roster. He is expected to compete with Jesus Guzman, Marc Krauss and Jonathan Singleton for the starting job.


Astros designate Brett Wallace for assignment


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) The Astros have designated first baseman Brett Wallace for assignment.

The team officially announced the signing of pitcher Jerome Williams, and had to DFA Wallace in order to make room on the 40-man roster. Wallace hit .221/.284/.431 in 262 at-bats last season.


Astros will have 'heated competition' for first-base job


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) During an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Astros manager Bo Porter gave no indication who might start at first base. The Astros have plenty of candidates, though, including Brett Wallace, Jesus Guzman, Chris Carter and prospect Jonathan Singleton.

"It’s going to be a heated competition," Porter said. "I like the guys that we have. At the end of the day, I believe that the player that ends up winning the first-base job will obviously make our lineup and make us a better team."


Brett Wallace with two-hit game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Astros third baseman Brett Wallace had a two-hit game Wednesday during a game against Minnesota. Wallace doubled and drove in his 31st run of the season.

Wallace finished the game 2 for 4 and is batting .228. He had just one hit in his previous nine at-bats entering Wednesday, but does have two homers over his last eight games. Wallace has 12 HRs on the season over 219 at-bats.

Brett Wallace goes deep in defeat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Astros first baseman Brett Wallace connected for his sixth home run of the season Sunday in Toronto. Wallace went deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot off Todd Redmond. 

Wallace finished 1 for 4 and has a .217 batting average on the season. The 26-year-old has hit in three straight games and has gone 4 for 12 over that stretch with two RBI. 


Brett Wallace might finally be hitting stride


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2013) It might not be such a bad idea for Fantasy owners to take a flier on Astros infielder Brett Wallace, who is owned in 8 percent of Fantasy leagues.

I know what you are thinking -- he's had his chance and there's no sense buying his recent hot streak. But let's keep in mind not every elite prospect blossoms immediately and Wallace is still young (26 years old). Adrian Gonzalez and Brandon Phillips are two players that come to mind that weren't immediate hits at the start of their MLB careers, but they both hit their strides about the same time Wallace is now.

The Houston Chronicle noted recently Wallace appears more comfortable and confident at the plate. He is more relaxed and calm prior and after games, and even Wallace admits he's a changed player.

"It was more about getting back into rhythm and going up there and being confident and natural and that’s kind of where I feel like I’m at right now," he said. 

Since his recall from the minors, Wallace is batting .298 with a .632 slugging percentage and .976 OPS in 16 games. That slash line warrants consideration in any Fantasy format.


Brett Wallace singles four times in loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Astros first baseman Brett Wallace went 4 for 5 with four singles in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinals Wednesday. It was the first four-hit game of his career, lifting his line to .225/.286/.437 in 71 at-bats and making him 11 for 27 in July.

Brett Wallace homers twice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2013) Astros third baseman Brett Wallace went 3 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI in a 7-5 loss to the Rays Thursday. He has three home runs and nine RBI in 52 at-bats while hitting .173/.204/.404 and is 8 for 28 since rejoining the Astros in late June.

Brett Wallace drives in two vs. Cards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Astros infielder Brett Wallace played his first game since being promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

Wallace, who made his first big-league start since April, slapped a two-run triple in the sixth for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI in a 13-5 loss. It was just his second hit with the Astros, improving his batting average to .071 on the year.

Astros recall Brett Wallace from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) The Astros recalled infielder Brett Wallace from Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of pitcher Wade LeBlanc, who was designated for assignment Monday.

Wallace hit .326 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles and 37 RBI in 59 games for Oklahoma City. Wallace has been in the minors since his mid-April demotion.


Astros send Brett Wallace to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2013) The Astros have sent first baseman Brett Wallace to Triple-A.

A former top prospect, Wallace has failed to settle in with the Astros since he was acquired in 2010. In 26 plate appearances to start the year, he's struck out 65.4 percent of the time. Wallace will attempt to fix things in the minors, but it may be too late for him to play his way into significant playing time in the majors again.


Brett Wallace out of lineup again


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2013) Astros first baseman Brett Wallace was absent from the team's lineup again Wednesday, meaning he's played just once since April 9. After singling on opening day, Wallace is hitless in 20 at-bats in April, giving him a .042/.115/.042 line.

Brett Wallace making very little contact


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2013) Astros first baseman Brett Wallace's early season slide continued Tuesday at Seattle. Wallace struck out a season-high four times, bringing his season total to 17 strikeouts in six games.

Wallace has struck out multiple times in each of his six appearances. He's batting .048 (1 for 21) with no RBI and one walk.


Brett Wallace Ks three times at 3B


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2013) Brett Wallace received the start at third base for the Astros on Tuesday against the Rangers and had a night to forget at the plate. He went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts in a 7-0 loss.

Wallace manned first base on opening day and is 1 for 7 with a run scored through two games.

Not time to bump Brett Wallace up rankings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2013) Brett Wallace gets a clean slate with Bo Porter now running the show for the Astros. Wallace has capitalized with a strong spring and is in line to again get the chance to play every day in the majors. Although this news might increase his Fantasy appeal, it's not time to catapult him up the rankings at the deep first-base position.

Wallace hit .307 and slugged .491 in the minors, but he never was considered an elite home run hitter, which is what we look for in most Fantasy first basemen. I think Wallace might be a nice steal for AL-only Fantasy owners and could be a good corner-infield or bench option in deeper mixed leagues, but there is still plenty of other mid- to late-round fliers I'd take before Wallace, including Kendrys Morales, Adam LaRoche, Adam Dunn, Chris Davis, Yonder Alonso, Brandon Belt, Brandon Moss, Adam Lind and Justin Smoak.


Brett Wallace considered everyday player


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday he considers first baseman Brett Wallace an everyday player, according to the Houston Chronicle. Wallace will be given chance to prove he doesn't have to platoon.

Wallace is batting .271 (13 for 48) with three homers, four doubles and 12 RBI in 19 spring games.


Brett Wallace records two RBI in spring game


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2013) Brett Wallace went 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in a Grapefruit League victory for the Astros Sunday. Wallace is hitting .289/.347/.578 with four doubles and three home runs in 45 spring at-bats so far.

Wallace hit second in the Astros' lineup, a place we could see him during the regular season. Hitting between Jose Altuve and Carlos Pena in the lineup would likely give him his best shots at picking up runs and RBI in the otherwise horrible Astros lineup.


Brett Wallace to return to game action Friday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2013) Brett Wallace left Thursday's Grapefruit League game with a pinched nerve in his neck but is expected to return to action Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Wallace is expected to start at first base for the Astros this year.

Brett Wallace to bat second against righties


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter indicated Thursday that first baseman Brett Wallace will bat second against right-handers this season.

"We want to try to maximize our ability to get guys on base at the top of the lineup so the guys we have in the middle of the lineup are hitting with men on base more often," Porter told MLB.com. "We have guys in the middle of the lineup who can change the game in one swing."

Wallace has a career .252/.330/.388 line against right-handers over 688 plate appearances.


Brett Wallace exits game after suffering pinched nerve


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2013) Astros first baseman Brett Wallace was removed from action in the first inning Thursday after suffering a pinched nerve in his trapezius muscle. He recorded a double in his only at-bat before exiting.

Wallace was deemed day-to-day, but the injury shouldn't affect his availability for the beginning of the season.


Brett Wallace headed 'in the right direction'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2013) MLB.com reports Astros infielder Brett Wallace aims to breakout in 2013 thanks to a new approach at the plate. Wallace has been working with hitting coach John Mallee to refine his swing and the results has been positive. He's batting .321 (9 for 28) with two homers, four doubles and nine RBI in 11 spring games. "My timing and everything is a lot easier now," Wallace said. "Before, it was almost like I was fighting myself, like my body was pulling me back, so to try to get going forward and try to get through the baseballs, I could feel that tug in my own body pulling me away. Now I'm in the box and I feel like everything's working in the right direction."