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Jon Singleton | First Baseman | #21

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 04:22:00 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.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 06:03:00 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."
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 12:19:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jon Singleton
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Matt Duffy
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Eury Perez
RF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
7Brad Peacock
8Dan Straily
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Michael Feliz
8Dan Straily
9Jandel Gustave
10Daniel Reynolds
11Juan Minaya
12Jake Buchanan