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Jon Singleton | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jon Singleton went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run to help the Astros take down the Angels on Wednesday.
Singleton pushed the Astros' lead to 4-1 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Garrett Richards, his first round-tripper of the year. He added an RBI single in the eighth to add insurance. It's only his second multi-hit game of the season as he hasn't exactly done a whole lot at the plate in 16 games, batting .205/.321/.318 with six RBI. Jul 29 - 11:07 PM

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Jon Singleton was pulled for a pinch-hitter after going 0-for-1 with a walk Thursday against the Indians.

Singleton is just 3-for-24 since being called up 13 days ago. He has a 13/3 K/BB ratio, and he's yet to homer. Really, if the Astros want to give him a fair shot, it should be as a regular starter against right-handers. Since that doesn't seem to be happening, it'd be no surprise to see him wind up back in Triple-A soon.
Jul 9 - 10:02 PM

Astros recalled 1B Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton has certainly earned the promotion, as he sports a .280/.387/.553 batting line with 17 homers and a whopping 66 RBI over 70 games for Fresno this season. General manager Jeff Luhnow said he expects Singleton to "probably eat into a little bit of (Chris) Carter’s playing time and probably eat into a little of (Evan) Gattis’ playing time."
Jun 26 - 2:26 PM

Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton blasted his 14th home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton owns a .379 average over his last nine games. He's plated 12 runs over that span, stretching his season RBI total to 47. The 23-year-old now leads the Pacific Coast League in homers, RBI, walks (29) and runs scored (35). He's second in total bases (102), OPS (1.045) and slugging (.646). The Astros have Chris Carter at first base and Evan Gattis at DH, so it appears Singleton will continue to see regular at-bats at Fresno until a spot opens up for him.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

Astros prospect Jon Singleton has hit .357 with five homers and 23 RBI over his last seven games for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton now has an incredible 12 homers and 40 RBI in 36 games this season. Ten of those RBI came in a 17-6 win over Albuquerque last Wednesday. He's fifth in the Pacific Coast League in OPS (.983) and sixth in slugging percentage (.602). The 23-year-old struggled in 95 games for Houston last season (.168 average in 310 at-bats), but he's bound to get another shot if he keeps this up.
Source: MILB.com
May 18 - 2:48 PM

Astros optioned 1B Jon Singleton to Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton hit just .213/.288/.340 during spring ball. He offers some pop in the bat (13 home runs in 310 at-bats in 2014). Singleton is still just 23 years old and has room to grow. Should he see a call-up later this season, he'll have value in deeper AL-only leagues.
Apr 1 - 9:10 AM

Jon Singleton went 0-for-4 on Wednesday and is a 2-for-23 slump over the last 11 days.

There's been talk of the Astros keeping both Singleton and Marisnick on the roster, though that would seem to mean having one on the bench each day (perhaps both could play when Colby Rasmus sits). From our perspective, it'd still make a lot more sense to send one back to Triple-A, allowing both to play regularly. Singleton got off to the hot start, but Marisnick has the better numbers now and the Astros are also a lot better defensively with Marisnick in center and Evan Gattis either at first base or DH (rather than left field). It'd seem to give Marisnick the advantage.
Mar 25 - 4:22 PM

Jon Singleton doubled twice and walked twice Sunday as an Astros split-squad beat the Tigers 14-9.

Singleton's crew banged out 20 hits against the Tigers. The other split-squad, led by Jose Altuve, was no-hit over 10 innings versus the Braves. Even though one plays first base and the other center field, Singleton is essentially competing with Jake Marisnick for a starting job on the Astros. Both had nice games today, with Marisnick going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk. We thought Marisnick looked like the favorite to start a few weeks ago, but that's tilted back to Singleton now with some of the front office's recent comments.
Mar 8 - 6:03 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Tuesday that Jon Singleton could begin the 2015 season in the minors.

The club is viewing Evan Gattis as more of a first baseman/designated hitter type, and Chris Carter isn't going to be benched after slugging 37 homers last season. That means Singleton, who hit 13 homers but batted just .168/.285/.335 overall across 95 games in 2014, could be in line for some more minor league seasoning. "Guys that have options are going to have to prove to us that they belong in the big leagues. I don’t think it’s just Singleton. Like I said, we’ve got multiple options at every position on the diamond now. So, you know, players may not be playing their preferred position — that puzzle will come together in spring training. We’re only guessing to try to figure it out right now."
Jan 21 - 12:19 AM

The slumping Jon Singleton is not expected to start any of the three games against the Mets this weekend.

Singleton is in an 0-for-23 funk that includes 18 strikeouts to push his season line down to .168/.287/.336. He's struck out 133 times in 92 games. The only way Singleton would be used as more than a pinch-hitter is if Chris Carter's nagging back injury acts up. "Very hard, very difficult," Singleton said. "Any time you go out and you’re not successful it’s hard. You have to continue to try to stay positive. When you fail it’s really hard to be positive, but you have to continue to motivate yourself and get up and go do it."
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Jon Singleton struck out all four times he was up Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

It was Singleton's second four-strikeout game of the season. Impossibly, he could end up with sub-.200 averages in each of his four months in the majors this year; he hit .198 in June, .153 in July and .182 in August. Right now, he's at .148 (4-for-26) in September. He has, though, been a pretty consistent power threat (for instance, he drove in 13-14 runs each of the previous three months).
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Jon Singleton hit a go-ahead three-run homer off of Indians closer Cody Allen on Friday, propelling the Astros to a 5-1 win.

The clubs entered the ninth inning tied at one, but a defensive miscue allowed Singleton the chance to pull the game out. The home run was Singleton's twelfth of the season and the three RBI put him to 40 RBI. Singleton's problem at the major league level has been a complete inability to hit for average. He fits in well on the Astros (Jose Altuve notwithstanding). On the season, Singleton is batting .186/.290/.364.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Jonathan Singleton drew two walks and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Astros trampled the Red Sox in a win on Sunday.

Singleton has now drawn walks in seven consecutive games. His ninth-inning solo homer off of Steven Wright added an unnecessary insurance run, pushing the Astros' lead to 8-1. The first baseman has struggled in his first taste of major league competition, slashing .185/.288/.371 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 267 plate appearances.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Jon Singleton finished 2-for-3 with three RBI to help the Astros beat the Rangers 8-3 on Saturday.

Singleton singled in the Astros' two-run first inning, walked in the third, and smacked a two-run double in the fifth. He's still batting just .195 with a .284 on-base percentage, but there have been positive signs at different points this season for the rookie slugger.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Jon Singleton went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Singleton enjoyed a nice two-game stretch against the Jays, going 5-for-9 with an inside-the-park home run, two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored since Saturday. It speaks to the 22-year-old's ability, but he's struggled to a .195/.282/.405 line through 53 games. Singleton is still worth a look in AL-only leagues for his abilities at the dish, but 2015 should be kinder to the first baseman.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Mike Fiers
5Collin McHugh
6Lance McCullers
7Vincent Velasquez
8Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Roberto Hernandez
8Samuel Deduno