Though Brett Wallace is only batting .225, he is maintaining success for the Houston Astros.
If you remember correctly, Wallace had a horrid start to the season. He was as lost at the plate as anyone. During that time, it looked as if I could have been equally as successful, or unsuccessful if you will. He was awful, and it looked like his time with the Astros would be coming to an end soon. However, when he was recalled later in the year, his game had completely changed. Call me crazy, but he actually looks like a ballplayer now.
Since his recall, he is hitting right around .260 with nine home runs and 24 RBI. That isn’t great, but going through his stats month by month, he is continually improving there as well. His batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage are all on the rise. Not to mention, he has made some pretty nice plays in the field too.
There is something about Mr. Wallace. He is easy to root for whether you want to admit it or not. The average Astros fan wants him to do well, but the problem is he hasn’t been able to. However, since his recall, he is maintaining success and making those who have always held out hope proud. He is by no means the solution at first for the future. When he was first traded to Houston, the Astros hoped that would be the case, but it hasn’t been. However, he does seem to be turning a corner, and it is going to make things easier on the Astros so they won’t have to rush their top prospect Jon Singleton.
Wallace isn’t playing like a superstar, but he is outperforming other first basemen. That is something to move forward with.