Brett Wallace was once thought of as a top prospect within most Major League Baseball circles. Originally drafted 13th overall in the 2008 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, he was the main centerpiece of a trade that brought over current Cardinals leftfielder, Matt Holliday, from the Oakland A’s to St. Louis.
Despite being so talented, his stay with the A’s was short-lived, as he was quickly traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for current A’s / Sacramento Rivercats Right Fielder, Michael Taylor in 2009.
After spending a year in the Blue Jays system, he was then moved to his current organization, the Houston Astros, for centerfield prospect Anthony Gose, in 2010. Gose is thought to be the Blue Jays a top prospect within their system now.
In Wallace’s time with the Astros, he has continued to bounce up and down between the Major League club and Triple-A. With the Major League club, he’s played a total of 239 games and put up a stat line of .243 BA, 16 HRs, 66 RBIs, and a .682 OPS.