Was born in Baltimore, Md., the most populous city in the state of Maryland. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore...Dubbed "Late Night LaMonte" in 2021 after his late-game heroics. Wade had six game-tying or go-ahead hits in the ninth inning in 2021, the most by any MLB player in a season in the last 40 years (Stats, LLC)…Attended the University of Maryland where he hit .335 with a .453 OBP as a junior in 2015. In the NCAA Tournament that year, he was named the Louisiana Regional's Most Outstanding Player...During the 2020-21 offseason Wade drove an hour each way from his home to the University of Maryland four days a week. Back at school, Wade worked on his hitting under Maryland assistant coach Matt Swope. Those sessions helped lay the foundation for his breakout season in 2021...Wade is an avid ping pong player and practices against a robot to improve his skills. His mother, Emily, is also an avid ping pong player and plays competitively in tournaments...Attended St. Paul's High School in Brooklandville, Md., where he was a four-year letterwinner in baseball and basketball.
Appeared in 77 games for SF, hitting .207 with 29 runs, seven doubles, one triple, eight homers, 26 RBI and 26 walks...Was placed on the 10-day Injured List on April 7 with left knee inflammation and missed the Giants first 25 games of the season...Appeared in 10 games before landing back on the IL for another 36 games with the same injury...returned from his rehab assignment on June 29 and spent the rest of the season with SF...Hit .225 (42-for-187) off right-handers...had just three hits in 30 at-bats (.100) off lefties...Posted a .730 OPS at home (38 games) and .595 on the road (39 games)…Hit his third career leadoff home run on July 2 vs. Chicago-AL...Hit five homers over nine games from Aug. 6-17...Slashed.318/.400/1.091 with eight RBI and a 1.491 OPS during the stretch...Finished the season hitting .297 (11-for-37) with a .396 OBP over his final 12 contests.
Enjoyed a breakout season in his first year with the Giants, setting career highs in essentially every offensive category: hits (85), runs (52), 2B (17), 3B (3), HR (18), RBI (56) and walks (33)...Was named the 2021 Willie Mac Award winner as voted upon by Giants players, staff and the fans...Had six game-tying or go-ahead hits in the 9th inning... according to Stats, LLC, that’s the most by any MLB player in a season in the last 40 years...Posted a .669 slugging % with runners on base, the best figure in MLB (min. 100 PA)...His 19 go-ahead RBI were second-most on the team behind Brandon Crawford (21) while his 13 game-winning RBI led the team and were tied for sixth-most in the NL...Hit 18 HRs in 109 games for SF after having two in 42 games with Minnesota in 2019-20...12 of the 18 came at home...Posted a .565/.583/.826 slash line (1.409 OPS) with 12 RBI in the 9th inning...Batted .407 (11x27) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in all five NLDS games (three starts) in his first ever postseason...was 1-for-10 with a walk.
Appeared in 16 games for the Twins during the shortened 2020 season, going back and forth between Minnesota and their Alternate Training Site...Saw his largest share of action in September, appearing in nine games and hitting .250 (6-for-24) with two doubles while posting a .379 OBP.
Spent second spring training with the Twins and optioned to Triple-A Rochester March 12....Drew 18 walks in 22 games in April (.436 OBP) for Red Wings, 15 walks in 25 games in May (.333 OBP) and 20 walks in 25 games in June (.429 OBP)....Hit .248 (59-for-238) with 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 24 RBI and 51 walks in 70 games for the Red Wings and was recalled by Minnesota June 27 (Willians Astudillo - IL)...51 walks were tied for IL lead at time of recall....Made major league debut June 28 at Chicago-AL, hitting ninth and starting in rightfield; went 0-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch...second Twin to ever be hit by a pitch in first career plate appearance, the other being Brian Dinkelman on June 4, 2011 at Kansas City....Optioned back to Rochester June 29 and played in six more games with the Wings before being recalled again July 6....Placed on Injured List next day, July 7 with a right thumb dislocation, colliding with the centerfield wall that day vs. Texas....Played in 10 games on rehab assignment between Single-A Cedar Rapids and Double-A Pensacola from August 17-27...returned from rehab assignment and reinstated from IL September 1....Recorded his first major league hit and RBI on September 8 vs. Cleveland on an infield single to second base....Hit first career major league home run September 15 at Cleveland, a two-run shot off Shane Bieber....Named best plate discipline in Twins minor league system by Baseball America following season.
Was an invite to Twins spring training, the first of his career; reassigned to minor league camp March 18...Began season with Double-A Chattanooga...Placed on the 7-day disabled list May 18 with a left shoulder A/C joint sprain; reinstated May 29...Named to Southern League Midseason All-Star team while at Chattanooga...Promoted to Triple-A Rochester June 9...Named Twins minor league Player of the Week July 7, hitting .304 (7-for-23) with two triples, two home runs, four RBI, two walks and one stolen base in six games for the Red Wings...Placed on 7-day disabled list August 3 with a right hamstring strain, returned and played 23 games for the Red Wings to finish the season...At both stops combined, played 83 games (80 starts) in leftfield and 24 games (23 starts) in rightfield...recorded 11 assists and committed three errors... Combined to hit .257 (109-for-424) with 11 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs, 48 RBI, 54 runs scored, 10 stolen bases and a .360 on-base percentage in 120 games between Chattanooga and Rochester... Added to Twins 40-man roster November 20.
Spent entire season with Double-A Chattanooga ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week May 13, hitting .440 (11-for-25) with two doubles, one home run, five RBI and nine walks in eight games for the Lookouts ... Named Southern League Midseason All-Star ... Placed on 7-day disabled list with right thumb sprain; reinstated August 11 ... Hit .313 (31-for-99) against left-handed pitching and .286 (93-for-325) against right-handed pitching ... Played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .238 (15-for-63) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, eight RBI and a .351 on-base percentage in 19 games ... Ranked as having the best strike-zone discipline in Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2018.
Split season between Single-A Cedar Rapids and Single-A Ft. Myers, combining to hit .293 (93-for-317) with eight home runs and 51 RBI in 88 games between two levels...named Midwest League Midseason All-Star after leading the league with a .439 on-base percentage...participated in the Midwest League All-Star Game Home Run Derby...transferred to Ft. Myers June 22 but was inactive until July 1...placed on disabled list August 9 through remainder of season with bruised left hand...named Twins Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com...named 26th-best prospect in Twins organization following the 2016 season by MLB.com...rated as the best athlete in Twins organization by Baseball America following the season.
Began first professional season with Rookie-Elizabethton...named Appalachian League Player of the Week August 10...transferred to Single-A Cedar Rapids September 2 and finished the season playing four games with the Kernels...named to Appy League Postseason All-Star team... finished the season with the third most games (64) and third highest on-base percentage (.428) in the Appy League, as well as fourth most RBI (44) and hits (72) and the ninth highest batting average (.312).