Here’s a Thought: Examining Brett Wallace

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Nathaniel Stoltz in MLB
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A few days ago, in my ongoing series of thorough A's player breakdowns, I looked at mega-prospect Chris Carter. But Carter isn't the only slugger on the Sacramento River Cats who has scouts and A's fans drooling about his potential. Brett Wallace, the centerpiece of the Matt Holliday deal with the Cardinals, hit extremely well after joining the A's organization and seems like he could be a major factor in Oakland next year. Is the hype justified? Let's take a look. á STATISTICAL EVALUATION Wallace, 23, hit well in his first full professional season after being drafted 13th overall by St. Louis in 2008. Beginning the season on the fast track at Double-A, he hit .281/.403/.438, showing excellent on-base skills and gap power, in 32 games. He was quickly promoted to Triple-A, where his number ...

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