March 24, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #28 Brett Wallace

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #28 | Brett Wallace | Cardinals

Position | Third Base

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| August 26, 1986 (Sonoma, California)

| Arizona State University

| 6'1''

| 245 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Ranked

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Brett Wallace with the 13th pick of the 2008 draft. After 3 very successful years with the Sun Devils at Arizona State, Wallace quickly continued his success in professional baseball, making his way all the way up to Double-A by the end of the season. Wallace's bat is Major League ready right now, but his defense is something that the Cardinals will have to keep a close eye on. He is a stout physically but lacks the range many prefer to play an adequate third base. Wallace has the potential to be a great #3 hitter in any lineup but his defense is likely best suited at first base. Unfortunately, the Cardinals have probably the best all-around player in the game at first base, so the chances of the Cardinals moving Albert Pujols to another position for Wallace seems pretty ridiculous. But with Pujols' future with the Cardinals past 2011 still up in the air, the Cardinals may try holding onto Wallace incase Pujols decides to continue his career elsewhere.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR    RBI
A         41    177    .327    .418    .490      14      5     25
AA 13 57 .362 .456 .653 8 3 11

2009 Outlook

Brett Wallace will likely be in Triple-A with the Memphis Redbirds for most of the 2009 season.


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