Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wallace, on his mental fortitude

In Zach Levine's Notes Column, we hear from Brett Wallace about getting some time off as his average settles at .200.

"The biggest thing is you have to believe in yourself, and obviously I know I can hit and I have confidence. The biggest thing for me is just to keep working, just keep grinding out at-bats and not put too much pressure on myself. I'm not too worried about it. If you believe in yourself, you're not going to get too high or too low."

In his first 14 games with the Astros, Wallace was hitting .294/.385/.353 with a .417 BABIP. Since August 15, he's hitting .097/.176/.097, but with a .176 BABIP (and also with 14K:0BB). So he's been a touch unlucky lately.