Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chris Wallace Is Zoned In

Let's make the understatement of the season so far: Chris Wallace had a pretty good week. From last Saturday to last night (Friday), Wallace has hit .394 with 1 double, 2 triples and 6 HR. He has knocked in 17 RBI. Two games stand out from his week. The first was Sunday's 5-6 with a double and 3 HR, where he plated 9 runs. The other was last night where he missed the cycle because he had two triples.

Granted the season is just over two weeks old but through the first 15 games, Wallace leads the South Atlantic League in HR (7), RBI (22), Total Bases (53), slugging (.914), & OPS (1.375). He is in the top 6 in the following categories: Average, Runs, Hits, Doubles, & Triples.

When you dig deeper, in his split stats, you find that his average verses lefties (22 AB) is .409 with 7 extra base hits, and his average verse righties (36AB) is .389 with 7 extra base hits. That is a very even and impressive split.

Good starts in the Sally League should always be viewed with some caution. It is a 14 team league, so it will take a while to see teams for a second time. Therefore, it might take some time to see how you handle the other teams making adjustment to your success. I am looking forward to seeing how he does when the Legends face their first repeat opponent of the year (Hagerstown, May 5th).

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