Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace is off to a great start in his first full season with the team. The Astros traded with the Blue Jays last season, sending a prospect they received in the Roy Oswalt trade to Toronto for Wallace. He was given the starting first baseman job almost immediately and struggled the rest of 2010, only hitting .222 with two home runs in 51 games.
This year has been a completely different story for the 24-year-old as he is leading the Astros with a .314 batting average and a .388 OBP. With all the roster turnover over the past year for this organization, they are looking for an identity or face of the franchise.
Hunter Pence would be a great choice for the Astros to rally around but a case can be made for Brett Wallace. I have come up with some suggestions for the Astros if they want to make Wallace the face of the Houston Astros.