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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Saint_Louis_Cardinals_Baseball_2008] Cards get Sun Devil's star, Brett Wallace, for their 1st Round pick!

The Pick: Brett Wallace, 1B, Arizona State
2007 PAC-10 Player of the Year
The buzz: Wallace is one of the best pure hitters in this class and his advanced approach at the plate could lead to gaudy Minor League numbers before a very productive Major League career.
2007 (Sophomore): The Pac-10's Triple Crown winner and Player of the Year, Wallace had one of the best seasons in Sun Devil history...finished the season with a .404 average and 107 hits...led the conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.687), runs scored (75), hits, RBI (78), homers (16) and total bases (182)...finished third in the conference in OBP at .484 and tied for fourth in walks (38)...was a consensus First Team All-American, earning the distinction from Baseball America, NCBWA, and Collegiate Baseball...was a Second Team ABCA All-American...named the District IX Player of the Year by the NCBWA...was a member of the All-Houston College Classic team...was a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, the Howser Trophy and the Wallace Award...led the team with 35 multiple hit games and 21 multi-RBI games...also stole 12 bases...was named the National and Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 27th...became the 12th Sun Devil to win the Pac-10 Player of the Year and the first since Dustin Pedroia shared the award in 2003...played for Team USA during the summer, winning a silver medal in the Pan-Am Games...batted .312 (34-109) in 29 games with Team USA, hitting two home runs and totaling 26 RBI...was second on the team in hitting.

**2007 Pac-10 Player of the Year**

2006 (Freshman): Had a fantastic freshman season, leading the team with a .371 (56-151) average...saw action in 48 games, starting 38 as a designated hitter, first baseman or outfielder...named All Pac-10 Honorable Mention...was named to the Houston All-Regional Team...finished fifth in the Pac-10 in average...had the seventh highest slugging percentage (.583) in the conference...had 32 RBI and 31 runs scored...belted seven homers...also stole three bases...hit .395 and slugged .605 in Pac-10 play...went 5-12 (.417) in the Houston Regional...finished the year on fire, ending the season on a ten game hitting streak...had 16 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games...played for the Fallmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League over the summer...hit five home runs and knocked in 22 runs while being named to the All-Star Team.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Calif... earned four varsity baseball letters for head coach Allen Rossi... also lettered once in basketball... played summer baseball for NorCal Baseball (2001-05)... helped lead Justin-Siena to a 97-9 record during his prep career, including a perfect 27-0 senior season... three-time CIF North Coast Section Class A champions... shattered nine school records during his prep career... also holds single-season school records for walks, runs, hits, RBI, home runs and slugging percentage... combined to hit .464 with 141 runs, 143 hits, 30 home runs (23 in last two seasons), 123 RBI, 72 walks, 26 hit-by-pitch, .889 slugging percentage and .636 on-base percentage... also had a 5-0 record with eight saves on the mound... during his senior year he hit .520 (39-for-75) with 12 home runs and 40 RBI... named a Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger All-American... 2005 first-team All-State ( and 2005 California Small Schools Player of the Year... a four-time All-Marin County Athletic League selection... 2004 and 2005 All-Napa County Offensive Player of the Year... as a junior hit .526 (41-for-78) with 11 home runs and 34 RBI... named first-team All-State Small Schools by rated as the No. 4 High School 3B prospect in the nation by played in the 2004 AFLAC All-American game in Aberdeen, Md., and had three stolen bases... also played in the 2005 High School All-American Baseball Game in Albuquerque, N.M... played in several national showcases, including Team One National , Area Code Games and USA Baseball Tournament of Stars... competed in the 2002 Junior Olympics in Tucson, Ariz.

MLB Draft: Selected in the 42nd round (1,253 overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft.

Personal: Undecided on a major... parents are Larry and Patricia Wallace of Sonoma, Calif... has two older brothers, Larry and Jared... Larry played baseball at Albertson's College... favorite team is the Oakland A's and favorite player is Eric Chavez...enjoys playing cards and video games, watching TV and spending time with friends...favorite movie is The Natural... full name is Brett Alexander Wallace... born August 26, 1986 in Marin, Calif.

Career Stats at Arizona State:

2006 .371 48 38 151 31 56 11 0 7 32 88 .583 17 3 26 3 .439 3 5 145 6 3 .981
2007 .404 63 63 265 75 107 17 5 16 78 182 .687 28 7 38 1 .484 12 17 579 34 4 .994
Totals .392 111 101 416 106 163 28 5 23 110 270 .649 55 10 64 4 .468 15 22 724 40 7 .991

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