Born: August 26,1986 at Sonoma, California
Resides: Sonoma, California
According to Brett
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Ballplayer Growing Up: Ken Griffey Jr.
Clubhouse Nicknames: ‘Wally’ or ‘B-dub’
Favorite Famous Wallace: Sir William Wallace
Band or Artist You’re Listening to Currently: “I’m a big T.I. guy right now.”
Newest Hobby: “Play on my new iPhone.”
Best Thing to do in Sonoma: Spend time with family, brothers and niece
Recent Broken Bone Story: “I’ve only broken one bone in my entire life and I was six…playing baseball in the backyard, I jumped up and broke my foot trying to rob a home run.”
Lightning Round Responses
- Dogs over Cats
- Summer over Winter
- Fruits over Vegetables
- Movies over Books
- Offense over Defense
- Country Music over Water Sports
Memphis’ Best Kept Secret: “That’s tough because I haven’t been here long…I’d say the Redbirds, because we’re losing right now, but we’ll turn it around. We’re going to do better the second half.”
Brett Wallace’s Best Kept Secret: “I’d say that I’m shy, because people think I’m not. People think I’m really outgoing, but I’m really shy.”
Shane Robinson’s Best Kept Secret: “Shane wears Affliction every day. If you see someone wearing Affliction in Memphis, it’s probably Shane.”
Saturday, July 4, 6:35 PM – Memphis
Redbirds (37-43) vs. Round Rock Express (37-44)
- Tonight’s line-up is as follows:
1. Jon Jay – LF
2. Daniel Descalso – 2B
3. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
4. Brett Wallace – 3B
5. Brian Barden – RF
6. Donovan Solano – SS
7. Matt Pagnozzi – C
8. Shane Robinson – CF
9. Adam Ottavino – P
- With Jarrett Hoffpauir in St. Louis (see below), 2B Daniel Descalso was moved up from Springfield today and will make his Triple-A debut tonight. Descalso was hitting .323 (93×288) for the S-Cards.
- Fireworks will foloow tonight’s game, which bodes well for the Redbirds, who are 4-0 before fireworks.
- Brett Wallace starts anew after posting an impressive 15-game hit streak from June 15 to July 1. Wallace had a hit Friday and looks to for it to be the start of a new string of hits.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir made his major league debut Friday night a memorable one, coming in as a pinch hitter in the ninth to hit a two-run single that gave the Cards the lead over Cincinnati.
- Adam Ottavino looks for the first Triple-A win of his career tonight. Ottavino is 0-9 with a 5.30 ERA in 2009.
- Among other new additions to the Redbirds squad is infielder Mark Hamilton, who joined the club on June 27 from Springfield. In his three games as a starter for Memphis, Hamilton is hitting .455 (5×11).
- St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse will make a rehab start in Memphis on Tuesday, July 7th’s Round Rock series finale. Lohse made a start in Springfield on Thursday, allowing two runs on three hits over 4.2 innings.
Saturday, May 16, 6:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (18-15) vs. Reno Aces (14-21)
- The night’s line-up is as follows:
1. Jon Jay – CF
2. Casey Rowlett – 2B
3. Brett Wallace – 3B
4. Allen Craig – LF
5. Javier Brito – 1B
6. Mark Shorey – RF
7. Brandon Yarbrough – C
8. Donovan Solano – SS
9. P.J. Walters – P
- A lot has changed in the Redbirds line-up over the past 15 days, losing Tyler Greene, Brad Thompson, Shane Robinson and Nick Stavinoha to St. Louis. Also Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather and David Freese were placed on the DL. What you see above is a new flock of ‘Birds to cheer for.
- Brett Wallace, the Cardinals number one draft pick of 2008, transferred from Springfield today and lands in the three-spot for his Triple-A debut.
- The ‘Birds are 7-2 in series openers this season. The Reno Aces make their debut at AZP.
Well, some potential faces appearing for the Redbirds during the 2009 season are beginning to show themselves as Opening Day draws closer. Following the Cardinals Spring Training game on March 8, St. Louis re-assigned 15 non-roster players to their minor league camp. The list of those players re-assigned include pitchers Hyang-nam Choi, Justin Fiske, Brad Furnish, Shaun Garceau, Trey Hearne, Tyler
Herron, Katsuhiko Maekawa, Ian Ostlund and Francisco Samuel; catchers Tony Cruz, Luis De La Cruz, Steven Hill and Justin Knoedler; infielders David Freese and Brett Wallace. Stay tuned as we get more news filtering out of Spring Training.