Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Wallace was released by the Padres on Sunday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old was once a 13th-overall pick back in 2008 with the Cardinals and has appeared in nearly 500 major-league games with the Astros and Padres. He was brutal at the dish in 217 at-bats in San Diego last year, however, batting just .189 with six homers, 20 RBI and a whopping 83 strikeouts. Things didn't get any better this spring, as Wallace's .179 average and 18 K's through 39 at-bats will attest, which is what likely prompted his outright release by the club.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Wallace was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old corner infielder was a long-shot to land a roster spot even on a rebuilding Padres squad, but his .179 spring batting average did nothing to bolster his case, either. Wallace will likely serve as organizational depth at Triple-A El Paso for much of the season.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Wallace has signed a minor league contract with the Padres, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the report did not say so explicitly, Wallace will presumably attend major league camp for spring training. He failed to build on the momentum from a strong run over the second half of 2015, batting just .189/.309/.318 in 256 plate appearances last season. Now 30, Wallace is unlikely to fall into 250-plus plate appearances again, even on a rebuilding Padres team.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
7 months ago

Wallace declined his outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso, electing free agency, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

He fared well in a small sample in 2015 but Wallace crashed back to earth this past season, hitting for just a .189/.309/.318 line in 256 plate appearances. Wallace doesn't hit for enough power to make up for his lack of contact (especially at the corner infield spots), but he does take his walks and some team will probably give him a look in spring training.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
11 months ago

Wallace went 2-for-3 with a solo shot, two RBI and scored twice Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace didn't start a game for the entire month until the Padres hit an AL park for the Jays series, and the DH spot opened the door for the first baseman. In the first two games, he went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts, but made sure he didn't leave town without putting something on the stat sheet. Unfortunately, his sixth home run of the year won't be enough to make up for his struggles this season, and he'll likely head back to the bench when the team returns home to open a weekend series for the Reds on Friday.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
11 months ago

Wallace (paternity) was reactivated Thursday, Bob Scanlan of the Padres reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace will rejoin the team after missing the previous five games for paternity leave. The 29-year-old is just 2-for-11 with eight strikeouts in 11 games since the start of July. Alexi Amarista was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
11 months ago

Wallace was placed on the paternity list Monday AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace has played in 15 of the last 19 games, hitting .231/.286/.346 with one home run and four RBI over that stretch. However, his last start was June 29 against the Nationals and he appears destined to continue as a reserve for the remainder of the season.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
12 months ago

Wallace went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace's fifth homer of the year came after the Padres were already trailing by seven runs in a game they'd eventually lose 12-6. Despite leaving the yard, he's struggled mightily in June, as he's only collected eight hits in 41 at-bats, and he's slashing .212/.350/.377 on the season.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
1 year ago

Wallace is in the lineup and batting sixth for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Although Wallace owns a very solid .352 OBP, his fantasy value is much lower due to a .213 batting average and just four home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored through 58 games this season. He will have a decent matchup with Ubaldo Jimenez (7.34 ERA) on the mound but is a risky play regardless.

Brett Wallace
1B/3B/DH FA
1 year ago

Wallace is not in the lineup Saturday against Colorado, Bill Center of Padres.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace has seen game-action the last six games so he'll get a maintenance day as Alexi Amarista returns to the fold. Wallace will look to find his batter's eye when he likely returns to the lineup Sunday, as he's hitting .200 over his last 35 at bats with 12 strikeouts.