In Smilin' Ken Rosenthal's new column, he compares Brett Wallace to Red Sox shortstop Dustin Pedroia:
Both...endured criticism from scouts, even ridicule, at the outsets of their careers. And Wallace, 24, seems primed to defy his critics, just as Pedroia did.
“I do believe I can hit with power, drive in runs, hit home runs. Right now, the best thing for me to do is hit the ball consistently and let myself grow into that. The more at-bats I get, the more comfortable I get, the better understanding I have of the pitchers I’m facing and the situations I’m in, I think it’ll come from there.”