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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Brett Wallace, IF

He has yet to play a single inning in the major leagues, but Brett Wallace's name is already a familiar one around baseball. That tends to happen when you are considered the "key" prospect in a deal for a major league star, in Wallace's case, Matt Holliday. We spoke to Wallace, a Bay Area native, about his thoughts on the trade to the Oakland A's, playing close to home and more…

It almost seemed like a matter of time before Brett Wallace was part of the Oakland A's organization. A Bay Area native, Wallace was on the A's draft radar last season and was close to being taken by the A's with the 12th overall pick. When Oakland went a different direction, Wallace became almost a cult figure among A's fans who would chart his progress religiously. Finally, on July 24, 2009, all...