Brett Alexander Wallace…married to Taylar…graduated from Justin-Siena High School (CA) and went on to attend Arizona State University...at ASU, was a First-Team All-American in both 2007 and 2008...named Pac-10 Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior seasons (2007-08), just the fifth player in conference history to win the award in consecutive seasons...captured the Pac-10 Triple Crown both seasons and led the Sun Devils to the College World Series in 2007.
Set career-highs in homers (13) and slugging percentage (.431) with Houston after playing in 79 Major League games....Made the club out of Spring Training but was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on 4/18 after going 1-for-24 in his first seven games....Hit .326 (76-for-233) with 16 doubles, 11 homers, 37 RBI and a .952 OPS (.398 OBP, .554 SLG) in 60 games with OKC... Was recalled on 6/25 and stayed in Houston through the remainder of the season...collected 14 doubles, 13 homers, 34 RBI and a .471 SLG in 72 games after his final recall to Houston....During his second stint in the big leagues, 28 of his 57 hits (49%) went for extra bases....Started 58 games at first base, eight games at third base and five at designated hitter.
In his first year with the Padres played in 64 games, hitting a career-best .302 with five home runs and 16 RBI after signing as a minor league free agent the previous offseason....Of his 64 games for San Diego, only 12 were starts, with nine at first base, two as the designated hitter and one at third base....Worked primarily as a pinch-hitter for the Padres, hitting .349 (15-53) with four home runs and 12 RBI over 50 pinch-hit appearances…his .349 average was the second-best pinch-hit average in the Majors while his four pinch-hit home runs and 12 RBI in the pinch led the Majors....His four pinch-hit home runs were the most by a Padre since Matt Stairs also hit four in 2010…only one other Padre had ever had more than four pinch-hit home runs in a season, Jerry Turner with five in 1978....Began the year with Triple-A El Paso, signing with the Padres as a minor league free agent prior to the start of the season…was selected from El Paso on 6/19, spending the remainder of the season with the Major League club....Made his Padres debut with a pinch-hit appearance that day on 6/19 at ARI, his first appearance in the Majors since 2013 with the Houston Astros....On 9/8 vs. COL he came up with his first career walk-off RBI, a fielders choice in the ninth to score Cory Spangenberg.... With runners in scoring position for San Diego he hit .333 (10-30), including .353 (6-17) with RISP and two outs....Had a string of nine consecutive hits coming as pinch-hits from 7/31-9/1, the longest such streak by a Padre since Terrance Long also had nine straight as a pinch-hitter in 2004.
Did not appear in a Major League game for the first time since 2009 as he split the season between Baltimore and Toronto's Triple-A clubs....Opened Spring Training with the Astros, but was released on 3/12....Signed a with the Orioles on 3/23 and appeared in 90 games for Triple-A Norfolk, hitting .265 with 10 homers and 25 RBI....Was acquired by Toronto for cash considerations on 7/14 and appeared in 38 games for Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .323 with seven homers and 23 RBI for the Bisons.
Spent the majority of his season with Triple A OKC...during his time with Houston, posted a .273
average (15x55) with two HR off lefties...during his time at Triple A this year, hit .354 (35x99) with eight HR
off of left-handed pitching...went 3x4, and had his first career two-homer game, while driving in three runs
on Aug. 1 at MIL...vastly improved his HR/AB ratio in 2012, hitting nine HR in his 66g in 2012, as opposed
to hitting five total in his 115 MLB games last year...started the season with Triple A OKC...was promoted
to Houston on June 3...was optioned back down to OKC on June 19...was recalled again on July 30 and
remained with the club for the remainder of the season, playing 55 games in his final stint with the Astros...
played in 86 minor league games with Triple A OKC...hit .300 (93x310) with the RedHawks over the course of
two stints with the club (April 5-June 2 and June 19-July 28)...recorded 57 RBI and 16 HR during that span.
During two stints with Houston, appeared in a career-high 115 Major League games...made his first career Opening Day start
and appeared in 101 games before being optioned to Triple A Oklahoma City on July 31...played in 14 games, three starts, after
being recalled on Sept. 2...set career highs in almost every offensive category, including at-bats (336), runs (37), hits (87), doubles
(22), homers (5), RBI (29), walks (36) and batting average (.259)...averaged .292 (35x120) with two home runs and nine RBI in the
7th inning or later...hit his fifth home run of the season on Sept. 24 vs. COL, snapping an 0x28 streak at the MLB level...the homer
measured 448', the longest homer by an Astro at Minute Maid Park in 2011 and the fourth-longest by an Astro in stadium history...
in 28 games for Oklahoma City, hit .356 (37x104) with a .437 OBP, 10 doubles, one homer & 24 RBI...hit .388 (33x85) with nine RBI in
26 games in April, which ranked as the third-highest in franchise history for the month and tied for third in the NL in 2011...finished
the Spring tied for second in the Grapefruit League in RBI (18) and tied for eighth in batting average (.377)...hit .173 (9x52) with
two doubles, two homers and nine RBI in 20 games for Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League.
Hit .222 (32x144) with two home runs and 13 RBI in 51 games for the Astros after a midseason acquisition...2010 marked his first full season as a first baseman...despite appearing in just 51 games, led the club with seven hit by pitches...the total ranked fourth in the NL after the All-Star Break...began the year in Toronto's system at Triple A Las Vegas before being traded
to Houston in exchange for OF Anthony Gose on July 29...although a separate deal, Wallace was part of the Astros-Phillies Roy
Oswalt trade...Oswalt was traded for LHP J.A. Happ, IF Jonathan Villar and Gose...Gose was subsequently dealt to Toronto for
Wallace...when acquired, Wallace was assigned to Triple A Round Rock but did not appear in a game...instead his contract was
purchased by Houston on July 31, the same day the club traded starting first baseman Lance Berkman...posted a .301 (116x385)
average with Las Vegas, while hitting 18 homers and driving in 61 RBI...named a PCL All-Star...hit .384 (43x112) against lefthanded
pitchers...hit his first Major League home run on Sept. 7 at CHC off of RHP Carlos Silva in what was his 102nd MLB
plate appearance...was part of an all-rookie infield on Aug. 20 at FLA along with C Jason Castro, 2B Angel Sanchez, SS Tommy Manzella and 3B Chris Johnson...made his MLB debut on July 31 vs. MIL...became the first Astro to make his MLB debut as a starting first baseman since Jeff Bagwell did so on April 8, 1991 at CIN.
Overall batted .293 with 26 doubles, 20 home runs and 63 RBI over three minor league levels and 138
games... Began the season at Sprigfield (AA) in the Texas League, playing in 32 games, prior to a promotion to Memphis
(AAA) of the Pacific Coast League... BIG OPENING DAY: Collected four hits on Apr. 9 for Springfield, including two home
runs and six RBI... Promoted to Memphis where appeared in 62 games for Memphis in the Cardinals organization, collectinmg
17 extra base hits... Over June and July at Memphis, batted .308 with 14 of his 17 extra base hits, before being
traded to Oakland as part of the a deal to acquire Matt Holiday from the Athletics... WELCOME TO SACRAMENTO: Was
assigned to Sacramento (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in the A's organization where he closed out his season playing
in 44 games... BOMBS AWAY: Added a second multi-homer game of his season on Aug. 19, also collecting five RBI... Hit
nine home runs as part of 19 extra base hits at Scaramento, and posted a multi-hit game in 16 of his 44 contests.
After being drafted in the June free-agent draft, reported to Quad Citites (A) in July... Hit .327 in 41 games... Was
the Midwest League Player of the Week, 7/28-8/3 after hitting .429 (12-28) with 2 HRs and nine RBI in that span... Transferred
to Springfield (AA) on Aug. 19... Hit in nine straight (.400) upon arriving at Springfield and had six multi-hit games
with a hit in each contest except two... Served as the DH and played 47 combined games at third base between his two
stops... In the final 13 games at Springfield, hit .367 with five doubles, three homers and 11 RBI... Played in the Arizona
Fall League and hit .309 for his Peoria team... Hit in 10 straight toward the end of Fall League season to raise his average
from .200 to .309... Was one of just two players from the 2008 draft class to take part in AFL... Earned selection to AFL