Over the past 20 years, first base has been a strength for the Houston Astros, especially when a team replaces a player like Jeff Bagwell with Lance Berkman.
However, Berkman was traded last season, and a new era begins in 2011 with highly touted prospect Brett Wallace.
Almost immediately after the Astros traded Roy Oswalt to the Phillies they traded one of the pieces in that trade, Anthony Gose, to the Blue Jays for Wallace. With the Astros basically throwing in the towel on the 2010 season, they gave Wallace his first regular playing time at the major-league level.
It wasn't exactly a fairy tale, as Wallace struggled to a .222 batting average with two home runs and 13 RBI.
Even though 2010 was tough for Wallace, the Astros are giving him another chance; he will enter this year as the starting first baseman.
This is what Astros fans can expect from Brett Wallace in 2011 and beyond.