Chad Wallach

Position: C
Born: 11/04/91
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Marlins on December 11, 2014, along with RHP Anthony DeSclafani, for RHP Mat Latos (CIN). Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .226 with nine home runs and 18 RBIs in 64 games at Louisville (Triple-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville on August 25, along with OF Phillip Ervin, when C Stuart Turner went on paternity leave, and OF Jesse Winker went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 08/27/17

Debut Details
August 27, in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates. The starting catcher, he batted eighth and went 0-for-4. In the second inning against right-handed starter Jameson Taillon with one out and one on, he struck out swinging. In the fourth, with one out, he flew out to center. In the sixth, against right-handed reliever A.J. Schugel, with one on and no outs he popped out to second base. In the ninth, against left-handed closer Felipe Rivero, he led off by flying out to right field.

Player Notes
Originally drafted out of Cal State Fullerton, the son of longtime big league veteran Tim Wallach just reached Triple-A this season. In 2016, he batted .240 at Pensacola (Double-A) with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in 69 games after hitting .246 with three homers and 32 RBIs at Daytona (High A) in 2015. He'd put up strong numbers between Greensboro (Class A) and Jupiter (High A) in the Marlins' system in 2014 when he hit a combined .322 in 97 games adding seven home runs and 57 RBIs in his first full season. A gap hitter who has worked hard on improving his defense, his smarts behind the plate are a huge asset for a position which requires mental acuity as well as physical talent. The club also likes his familiarity with the pitchers, many of whom are young and have worked with Wallach in the minors.

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