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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 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

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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

Jon Singleton went 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park homer and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

The Astros have been working to shorten Singleton's swing and they're starting to get results. The first baseman has now homered four times over his last seven games and Saturday was the first start since the beginning of July where he didn't strike out at least once. Singleton is still hitting just .188/.278/.398 overall, but perhaps he's begun to turn things around.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:19:00 AM

Jon Singleton has been working with hitting coach John Mallee on shortening his swing.

Mallee said the results so far have been "absolutely amazing" and Singleton just has to trust his new swing in game action. "I'm trying to get better each and every day," Singleton said. "I'm trying to make small adjustments and trying to adjust to what they throw me and stuff like that and trying to time the ball better. Nothing too major. Just daily adjustments." Singleton has homered seven times but is batting just .178 in 163 at-bats with the big club.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 08:51:00 PM

Jon Singleton hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Singleton took Marlins closer Steve Cishek deep in the ninth inning, just the second home run Cishek has allowed this season. It was Singleton's only hit in two at-bats, as he also walked twice. He's got seven home runs in 46 games but has struggled mightily at the dish, hitting .178/.266/.350 in his first taste of major league pitching.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Jon Singleton went 0-for-4 and struck out in a 17th straight game Thursday against the A's.

Since going without a strikeout in four of his first 10 games for the Astros, Singleton has fanned in 31 of his last 33 games. His average is down to .179.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Jon Singleton went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, an RBI double and a walk as the Astros topped the Rangers 12-7 on Monday.

Singleton's best-game to date. In fact, he had as many hits tonight as in his previous 10 games combined. But while Singleton is batting just .188, he has six homers and 20 RBI in 33 games for the Astros. He should only get better.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Jon Singleton launched a solo home run Friday against the Rays.

It was the only offense of the night for the Astros. Singleton is hitting .250 (11-for-44) with four home runs and 10 RBI over his first 11 games in the majors. We're not counting on much in the batting average department for the rookie, but the power should make him relevant in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
3L.J. Hoes
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Roberto Hernandez
6Brad Peacock
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Kevin Chapman
9Joe Thatcher
10Jason Stoffel