Few doubt that Wallace is going to hit at the next level, thanks to a very sound swing, a knack for making consistent, hard contact and a natural feel for hitting mechanics. He had a huge sophomore year for Arizona State on his way to being named the Pac-10 player of the year, and he has shown that he can hit with wood as well, dating back to his high school years hitting with an against some of the best players in the nation while participating at national showcase and tournament events. The knock on Wallace is his body, as he is built sturdy but soft with the common concern that he'll need to stay on top of his conditioning to maintain a productive and fruitful career. He does have surprising athleticism despite his frame, and while he can play left field, his lack of speed probably restricts him to first base, where he may be a better fit for an American League ballclub. He profiles similar to Scott Hatteberg as a professional, left-handed hitter, although Brewers fans probably remember a lot of similar things being said about a certain first baseman that was taken in the first round of the 2002 draft.
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