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.


12 Responses to Orioles Sign Brett Wallace Leave a Reply

  1. Kennon Riley 1 year ago

    Good luck to him.

  2. OmazingOs 1 year ago

    Sounds like Chris Davis 2.0.

    • Rabbitov 1 year ago

      How?

      • OmazingOs 1 year ago

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

        • Ozzie Torres 1 year ago

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

  3. publius varrus 1 year ago

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

    *Not a guarantee.

  4. Tigers72 1 year ago

    He has good power. Not a bad pickup.

  5. Jeffy25 1 year ago

    Thanks for Holliday.

    • Ruthlessly Absurd 1 year ago

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

  6. orangeoctober 1 year 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.

  7. craig 1 year ago

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

  8. Baloo 1 year 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.

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