Orioles Sign Brett Wallace

The Orioles announced that they have signed corner infielder Brett Wallace.  Wallace will report to minor league camp.  The one-time top prospect was released by the Astros on March 12th.

Wallace, 27 and now with his fifth organization since being selected 13th overall less than six years ago, is coming off a season in which he batted just .221/.284/.431 with 13 homers in 285 plate apperances for the Astros. Wallace has never hit much in 1077 PAs at the big league level, but he's crushed Triple-A pitching to the tune of a .308/.375/.500 triple-slash in more than 1600 PAs.


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12 Comments on "Orioles Sign Brett Wallace"


Kennon Riley
1 year 4 months ago

Good luck to him.

OmazingOs
1 year 4 months ago

Sounds like Chris Davis 2.0.

Rabbitov
1 year 4 months ago

How?

OmazingOs
1 year 4 months ago

A 1st baseman with power. He was given up upon by a team out of Texas.

Ozzie Torres
1 year 4 months ago

I don’t think so bro, but keep dreaming! :)
Davis showed talent in MLB before arriving in Baltimore, Wallace not!

publius varrus
1 year 4 months ago

I guarantee that he homers at least twice against the Jays, one of his four previous organizations.*

*Not a guarantee.

Tigers72
1 year 4 months ago

He has good power. Not a bad pickup.

Jeffy25
1 year 4 months ago

Thanks for Holliday.

Ruthlessly Absurd
1 year 4 months ago

Seriously. Remember when everyone criticized us for that one? Good times. Now, Haren for Mulder…

orangeoctober
1 year 4 months ago

could be an alright pick up, especially since its only a minor league deal. maybe they can work with him to make the jump past being seemingly stuck as a “AAAA” level player.

craig
1 year 4 months ago

DH backup 1B/3b guy.Might be good for him to get out of Houston

Baloo
1 year 4 months ago

Sounds like this is a guy that wouldn’t really fit for the O’s organization, he needs a place where he can see lots of major league pitching to develop due to lack of hitting, a la Chris Davis or Brandon Belt.