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Jon Singleton | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 27 - 6:00 PM

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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.
Jul 24 - 6:43 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.
Jul 8 - 12:40 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.
Jun 14 - 12:27 AM

Jon Singleton went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the D'Backs.

Singleton belted a second-deck rope off of Wade Miley in the third inning, breaking a 1-1 tie at the time. The rookie now has three home runs in 44 major league plate appearances, slashing .250/.295/.525 with nine RBI.
Jun 12 - 11:56 PM

Jon Singleton went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Singleton eventually scored after leading off the sixth inning with a double, but it was the lone tally for the Astros on the day. The first baseman had three of the team's seven base knocks and their lone extra-base hit. Singleton is batting .265/.286/.500 with two homers and six RBI in his first eight games with the big club.
Jun 10 - 7:47 PM

Jon Singleton went 2-for-6 with a grand slam as the Astros pounded the Twins 14-5 on Sunday.

Singleton's ninth inning blast was the second grand slam of the game for the Astros, following Chris Carter's shot in the seventh. It was the first baseman's second home run in six games since being recalled, with all six of his runs batted in coming on homers. It's been an up and down first week, as he's hitting just .200 with a .231 on-base percentage and a 10/1 K/BB ratio to go along with the two bombs.
Jun 8 - 7:30 PM

Jon Singleton homered in his major league debut, and the Astros beat the Angels 7-2 on Tuesday.

Singleton looked silly in striking out against C.J. Wilson in his first major league at-bat, but the first baseman worked a bases-loaded walk for his first RBI as part of the Astros' five-run third inning. Later, with the bases empty, Singleton launched a Matt Shoemaker pitch to right field for his first big league blast. Enough hype surrounded his promotion that he's likely been snatched up in most leagues, but he's worth a flyer for his power potential in any leagues where he's still on the wire.
Jun 4 - 1:26 AM

Astros signed 1B Jon Singleton to a five-year, $10 million contract extension.

The deal also includes three club options and can be worth up to $35 million if all the options and incentives are triggered. It's a nice safety net for Singleton, but it will wind up being an extremely club-friendly deal if he comes anywhere close to reaching his ceiling. Singleton will make his major league debut on Tuesday.
Jun 2 - 6:30 PM

Astros recalled 1B Jon Singleton from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Astros have also officially announced Singleton's five-year extension that includes three club options. The club normally would have waited until after the Super Two deadline to promote Singleton, but the extension makes it a moot point. Singleton will take over as the team's everyday first baseman and is worth a shot in all fantasy leagues. He hit .267/.397/.544 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 54 games this season for Oklahoma City.
Jun 2 - 6:28 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Astros have signed top first base prospect Jonathan Singleton to a five-year contract with three club options.

The historic deal -- a first for a player with zero major league service time -- carries $10 million in guaranteed money and can be worth up to $35 million if all the options and incentives are triggered. Singleton, 22, will be promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Tuesday's game against the Angels to take over as Houston's regular first baseman. He was sporting a .941 OPS, 14 home runs, and 43 RBI in 54 games this season at Triple-A and should be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues. The contract costs Singleton quite a bit of earning power and is a big win for the Astros' front office even if the kid doesn't completely meet the hype.
Jun 2 - 1:04 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros will promote Jonathan Singleton on Tuesday.

The first base prospect has hit .267/.397/.544 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 54 games this season for the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. Singleton has major league-ready power at age 22 and is worth rostering in mixed fantasy leagues by Tuesday's debut against the Angels. He strikes out quite a bit -- like fellow Astros youngster George Springer -- but the potential is there for big-time run production.
Jun 2 - 12:54 PM

Astros prospect 1B Jonathan Singleton went 2-for-5 with his 13th home run of the season on Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The long ball was Singleton's first since May 12, and it pulled him out of an 11-game skid during which he batted .158 with zero extra-base hits and 12 strikeouts. Overall, the 22-year-old is batting .272/.392/.550 with nine doubles, 39 RBI and a 49/36 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 49 games. He figures to be the next Astros prospect to join George Springer in the major leagues, possibly as soon as next month.
May 27 - 4:40 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said Wednesday that first baseman Jonathan Singleton is "on deck."

Lunhow refused to disclose details, but noted that "when the time is right" Singleton will be promoted to Houston. The Super Two deadline is set to pass in early June. That's presumably when the time will be right. Singleton, 22, is batting .293/.401/.629 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI in 38 games this year at Triple-A.
May 15 - 10:53 AM

Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton went 2-for-4 with a solo homer on Monday for the Triple-A Oklahoma City.

After a brief slump, Singleton has hit .444/.524/.889 with two doubles and two homers over his past five games. More importantly, he has walked eight times and struck out only four times in his past 42 plate appearances. If he can keep his strikeouts down while picking up walks and hitting for power, he could make a big splash in Houston. He is likely to be up in early June.
May 13 - 8:42 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Paul Clemens
11Jose Cisnero