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Jon Singleton | First Baseman | #21

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 233
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / PHI
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Astros 1B prospect Jon Singleton cracked two homers in Monday's win for Triple-A Fresno.
Singleton's five RBI helped Fresno erase a 7-1 deficit against visiting Oklahoma City. Four of Singleton's last six hits have landed over the fence. The 24-year-old is tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 12 round-trippers and is ninth in RBI with 30. Singleton played 19 games for Houston last year and should make a few more cameos with the big club in 2016. May 24 - 2:37 PM
Source: MILB.com

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

That makes Tyler White the Astros' likely starter at first base. Singleton has flashed exciting numbers in the minor leagues, but he didn't hit well this spring and his career batting line in the majors is .171/.290/.331. Dynasty leaguers will have to continue to practice patience.
Mar 28 - 2:04 PM

Jon Singleton is batting .125 this spring after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout on Friday.

While the Astros have yet to announce their Opening Day first baseman, it looks like Singleton has fallen out of the mix and will head back to Triple-A. He has a .468 OPS with two homers and 17 strikeouts in a team-high 48 at-bats.
Mar 25 - 3:50 PM

Jon Singleton homered, doubled and drove in three runs Wednesday against the Tigers.

The hits came off pitchers who will open the season in the minors, but Singleton will certainly take them, considering he entered the day 3-for-29 with a 12/1 K/BB ratio this spring. The Astros would still love to see Singleton take charge and win the first base job, but Tyler White and Matt Duffy have looked like better players this spring. So has A.J. Reed, though expectations are that he'll open up in the minors regardless.
Mar 16 - 4:59 PM

Jon Singleton homered, doubled and drove in three runs as an Astros split-squad beat the Blue Jays 7-1 on Sunday.

The first base spot in Houston is Singleton's to lose this spring, though that's probably less of a vote of confidence in Singleton than it is a nod to the Astros not wanting to block top prospect A.J. Reed by bringing in a veteran. Singleton should hit for ample power while he has the job, but it'll come with a low average and lots of strikeouts.
Mar 6 - 4:22 PM

Jon Singleton arrived at Astros camp weighing 250 pounds.

That's 15 pounds heavier than he was last season, though beat writer Brian McTaggart claims it's all muscle. Singleton only played 19 games in the majors last year but he dominated Triple-A with 22 homers and 83 RBI in only 378 at-bats. GM Jeff Luhnow said earlier this offseason the first base job is "Singleton's to lose."
Feb 22 - 9:23 AM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that the first base job is "Jon Singleton's to lose."

The Astros non-tendered Chris Carter last week, creating an opening for Singleton. The former top prospect has really disappointing so far in his time in the majors, hitting just .171/.290/.331 over 420 plate appearances, but he's still just 24. Singleton will have to play well, though, as top prospect A.J. Reed will be breathing down his neck.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:34:00 PM

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

Singleton has spent the bulk of the season at Fresno, hitting .254/.359/.505 with 22 homers. He doesn't figure to see much playing time for the Astros down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:49:00 AM

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

He's clearing out for the addition of Carlos Gomez. Singleton batted just .205/.321/.318 with the big club.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:33:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:07:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 10:02:00 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."
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 02:26:00 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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 02:51:00 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
Mon, May 18, 2015 02:48:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski