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17 Chad Wallach C

Miami Marlins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
481.250340
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIA1545481542300.275.267.178
2019MIA19484121361200.333.375.250

Player Updates

March 20, 2020 01:16 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Big spring at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Wichita, but he was making a strong case for a big-league roster spot when spring training was suspended, going 7-for-18 (.389) with two home runs and a double.

The 28-year-old took full advantage of the Grapefruit League opportunities opened up by Jorge Alfaro's strained oblique, but the delayed start to the regular season should give Alfaro more than enough time to recover and cut off Wallach's path to the 26-man roster. Even if Alfaro is healthy for Opening Day, Francisco Cervelli has a lengthy concussion history, and the odds are good Wallach will be needed in the bigs at some point.

November 1, 2019 04:16 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Reinstated from 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) was reinstated from the 60-day inured list Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Players can't spend the offseason on the injured list, so the move indicates nothing about Wallach's health. A concussion the catcher suffered in late May lingered for the rest of the season, and he played in just four rehab games the rest of the season, with just one of those coming after the All-Star break.

August 26, 2019 04:40 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Set for further evaluation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) paused his rehab assignment for further evaluation Monday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Wallach has been battling a concussion since late May. He's made a pair of brief rehab appearances, the latest lasting just a single game. Given the difficult nature of head injuries, it's tough to say when Wallach is expected to return to the field.

August 17, 2019 01:44 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Activity level picking up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) has begun participating in baseball activities, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.

The catcher has been on the injured list since late May and had a rehab assignment cut short in July due to persistent concussion symptoms, but Wallach may be back on track again. He could be able to rejoin the Marlins and provide depth behind the plate in September.

July 16, 2019 05:52 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Still has concussion symptoms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) paused his rehab assignment Tuesday due to eye fatigue, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Wallach has been out with a concussion since late May and is evidently still dealing with some of the symptoms. It's unclear when he's expected to return to the diamond.

July 10, 2019 12:56 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Advances rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) will advance his rehab to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Wallach has gone 0-for-5 in a pair of rehab contests so far. He looks to be closing in on a return early in the second half, though it's not clear if he'll be ahead of Bryan Holaday in the battle for the Marlins' backup catching job.

July 9, 2019 03:48 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: On rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) will play the second game of his rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Jupiter.

Wallach went 0-for-2 in his first rehab contest Saturday. A concussion has kept him out of action since late May. Bryan Holaday has hit .311/.404/.489 in 16 games as the Marlins' backup this season and could keep Wallach from reclaiming his spot once healthy.

June 21, 2019 06:00 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Shifts to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (concussion) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

Wallach has been out since late May. He recently resumed baseball activities but will now be ineligible to return before late July. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Wilkin Castillo, whose contract was selected after Jorge Alfaro landed on the injured list with a concussion of his own.

June 17, 2019 06:24 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Resumes baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach cleared concussion protocol and resumed baseball activities Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Wallach has been on the injured list since May 24 with what was apparently a fairly significant concussion. He should be back in action before too long and could reclaim the backup catcher job from Bryan Holaday.

June 12, 2019 04:40 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Stuck in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach remains in Major League Baseball's concussion protocol and is without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The Marlins' decision to place Wallach on the 10-day rather than the 7-day injured list back on May 24 hinted that the backstop's concussion wasn't a mild one. It's unclear how much Wallach has progressed -- if at all -- since being shut down, but he won't be in store for a major role upon returning from the IL. Jorge Alfaro remains locked in as the Marlins' clear No. 1 catcher.

May 24, 2019 05:32 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a concussion, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Wallach apparently sustained the concussion in Tuesday's game against the Tigers, though he never actually exited the contest. It's unclear why the Marlins opted to utilize the 10-day IL rather than the 7-day version, which is earmarked specifically for concussions. Regardless, the 27-year-old will be eligible to be activated June 1, while Bryan Holaday joins the team to fill in as Jorge Alfaro's backup behind the plate.

May 5, 2019 12:08 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Filling in for Alfaro
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Wallach is entering the lineup for just the second time in eight games with top backstop Jorge Alfaro receiving a maintenance day. The non-contending Marlins don't have much incentive to even out the distribution of starts behind the plate with Alfaro viewed as a member of their near- and long-term core, so expect Wallach's playing time to remain fairly scarce throughout the season, unless an injury to Alfaro intervenes.

April 16, 2019 04:20 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Pops first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The catcher took Yu Darvish deep in the fourth inning for his first homer of the year. Jorge Alfaro (chest) is banged up at the moment, so Wallach could see consistent at-bats in the short term. He's taken advantage of his opportunities so far, slashing .333/.462/.524 in eight games, but the 27-year-old's .619 career OPS indicates the bottom could drop out in a hurry.

April 7, 2019 12:04 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Making third start of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

With top backstop Jorge Alfaro receiving a routine maintenance day, Wallach will check into the lineup for third time this season. Wallach isn't expected to play more than a couple times per week so long as Alfaro is healthy and therefore doesn't warrant much attention in the fantasy realm.

March 15, 2019 12:08 AM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Belts first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk Thursday against Houston.

Wallach drove in a run during the second inning on a single and went deep in the third. The 27-year-old backstop has gone 3-for-12 in spring games and could see substantial playing time at the beginning of the regular season depending on Jorge Alfaro's (knee) health.

March 11, 2019 11:44 AM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach (quadriceps) will start at catcher and bat eighth in Sunday's spring game against the Braves.

Wallach has been battling the quad injury since Feb. 28 but will make his return to the lineup Sunday. The 25-year-old has a chance to showcase himself while Jorge Alfaro continues to battle knee inflammation, though the team still expects Alfaro to be ready for Opening Day.

March 9, 2019 03:12 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Could play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Marlins are hopeful that Wallach (quadriceps) will be ready to rejoin the Grapefruit League lineup Sunday versus the Braves, the Associated Press reports.

Wallach's impending return is a welcome development for the Marlins with top catcher Jorge Alfaro sidelined indefinitely with right knee inflammation. With Alfaro's availability for Opening Day now in peril, Wallach could have the opportunity to step in as the Marlins' No. 1 option behind the plate if health isn't an issue. Non-roster invitee Bryan Holaday could also share catching duties with Wallach if Alfaro is sidelined to begin the season.

February 28, 2019 05:12 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Dealing with quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach exited Thursday's Grapefruit League game due to a quadriceps injury, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Manager Don Mattingly said Wallach "felt something in his quad" during Thursday's loss to the Astros, which helps explain his removal after three innings. Mattingly said the issue was minor, though he failed to offer up a timetable for Wallach's return, leaving the backup catcher day-to-day. Wallach is 1-for-5 through three games this spring.

September 23, 2018 09:41 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Belts first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Reds.

Wallach delivered a three-run blast over the fence in left center during the third inning. He'd been hitless in his previous four games leading up to the series finale but managed to push his RBI total to five while recording his second multi-hit game of the season. The 26-year-old has gone 7-for-41 through 13 games this season for the Marlins.

September 1, 2018 04:56 PM
Marlins' Chad Wallach: Up as third catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wallach was called up by the Marlins on Saturday.

Wallach has a career .119/.159/.143 line in 15 major-league games and hit just .224/.324/.333 in 44 games for Triple-A New Orleans. He's likely the third catcher behind J.T. Realmuto and Bryan Holaday, though he wouldn't have much fantasy value even in a larger role.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia930 .455 .333 .333
vs RHP3581 .289 .371 .229
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5/21@DET5020200
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIA0000000000------------
2019MIA19484121361200.250.333.3750.708
2018MIA1545481542300.178.275.2670.541
2017CIN61101000500.091.091.0910.182
Total4010482128104000.202.284.2980.583
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIA000000000
2019MIA19301800000
2018MIA15101201200
2017CIN600100000
Total40403101200
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013ASX-Batavia Muckdogs43146193360013112700.226.294.267
2014AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads1964421300812700.328.436.375
2014AFX-Greensboro Grasshopp782715087191749503930.321.430.476
2015AFA-Daytona Tortugas1063704191281332397723.246.327.351
2016AA-Pensacola692002748100830374601.240.362.410
2017AAA-Louisville Bats642262851120918136210.226.280.398
2018AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak44147203370316204701.225.324.333
2018ROK-GCL Marlins4142510052100.357.438.429
2019AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak252100001300.200.429.200
2019AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads25000000--200.000.000.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
11/4/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Yorba Linda, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Miami Marlins
College:

MLB Experience:
3