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Jonathan Singleton | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton is hitting .326/.453/.698 with four home runs the season.
Singleton appears to have nothing left to prove in the minor leagues and, much like George Springer, is simply biding his time until he makes his major league debut. Similar to Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas in 2011, they could make their debut before the middle of May. Apr 15 - 3:41 PM

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Astros prospect first baseman Jonathan Singleton is hitting .263/.417/.526 through five games in his return to Triple-A.

Singleton had a lost season in 2013, struggling to a .230/.351/.401 line after missing the first 50 games after a second positive test for a "drug of abuse". He looked better in spring training, and could be called up to Houston before the all-star break. He could be an impact player, hitting .280 with 20+ home runs and lots of walks. Monitor his performance closely, as he will push Mark Krauss out of the way when he is ready.
Apr 8 - 9:49 AM

Astros optioned 1B Jonathan Singleton to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Singleton never had a great shot at cracking the Astros' Opening Day roster and batted just .154 this spring in the Grapefruit League. The 22-year-old should make his major league debut at some point this summer and is still in the plans as Houston's long-term first baseman.
Mar 20 - 10:12 AM

Jonathan Singleton is still hitless for the spring after going 0-for-3 on Sunday.

Singleton has walked six times, but he's 0-for-15 with four strikeouts. His already slim chances of winning the first base job in Houston have started to drop.
Mar 9 - 5:16 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Jonathan Singleton will have a chance to win a spot with the team in spring training.

Singleton had a monster showing in the Puerto Rican Winter League, leading the league in home runs, total bases and OPS. The 22-year-old also missed 50 games this past season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. He may not be the team's starting first baseman right out of the gate, but it sounds like he'll be given a legitimate shot to make the team.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton hit his seventh home run Wednesday in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

Singleton now leads the league in home runs, and his next-closest competitor is three back. The powerful 22-year-old boasts a 1.040 OPS through 23 games of winter ball. He is fully expected to reach the majors in 2014 and will be one to watch in mixed formats.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Astros purchased the contract of 1B Jonathan Singleton from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Singleton is one of the top prospects in the Astros' system, rated as the No. 27 prospect in baseball before the 2013 season by Baseball America. Singleton missed 50 games this season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy and he struggled to get on track, posting just a .230/.351/.401 line over 90 games in the minors this season. He'll likely get a long look in spring training and will be with the Astros sooner than later.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 06:11:00 PM

The Astros are promoting top prospect Jonathan Singleton to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He might have started the season there if he didn't have to miss the first 50 games of the season for a positive marijuana test. Singleton has batted .271/.397/.627 with five homers and 13 RBI over 17 games between Low- and Double-A since returning from his suspension. The 21-year-old could possibly push for a call-up later this season.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Jonathan Singleton went 3-for-3 with two home runs for Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday.

Singleton has been crushing the ball since returning from suspension, batting .302/.406/.698 with five homers and 13 RBI over 15 games between Low- and Double-A. The 21-year-old could possibly push for a call-up this season and has a shot to be the Astros' starting first baseman in 2014.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Astros prospect first baseman Jonathan Singleton will join Class A Quad Cities on Monday.

Singleton has served his 50-game suspension for a positive marijuana test and is ready to return to game action. The 21-year-old is one of the top first base prospects in the game and could be on the fast track to the majors before long.
Fri, May 24, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Jonathan Singleton hit a pair of homers and walked Thursday against the Tigers.

Singleton is able to take part in spring training even though he was suspended 50 games for marijuana usage in January. He'll begin serving that penalty with the start of the minor league season. If he plays well upon returning, he might get a look as the Astros' first baseman after the All-Star break.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for marijuana, will participate in Minor League camp during spring training.

Despite the setback though, Astros GM Jeff Lunhow believes that Singleton could reach the majors during the 2013 season. The 21-year-old slugger hit .284/.396/.497 with 21 homers and 79 RBI at Double-A Corpus Christi in 2012, and could be an instant fantasy contributor upon his arrival.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Jonathan Singleton has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league baseball drug policy.

"I was informed today that I have tested positive for marijuana," Singleton said in a statement. "As a result, I am being suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season. I accept the penalty and take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my parents, the Houston Astros and (general manager) Jeff Luhnow." The 21-year-old first baseman was acquired from the Phillies in July 2011 as part of a package for Hunter Pence and is generally regarded as one of the game's top prospects.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Astros acquired 1B Jonathan Singleton, RHPs Jarred Cosart and Josh Zeid and a player to be named later from the Phillies for OF Hunter Pence and cash considerations.

The Astros didn't get Domonic Brown in the deal, but Ed Wade still did very well here. It's rare, we know. Singleton, who was named as the No. 39 prospect in the game by Baseball America coming into the season, is batting .282/.386/.411 with nine homers, 47 RBI and a .798 OPS in High-A at the age of 19. The Phillies tried him in the outfield this season because of the presence of Ryan Howard, but he could have a future at first base for the Astros.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 10:35:00 PM

Ken Davidoff of Newsday reports that the Phillies are "open to dealing" first base prospect Jonathan Singleton.

Singleton, 19, has had a disappointing year at the plate with High-A Clearwater, batting .271/.376/.389 with seven home runs in 280 at-bats. But, he was recently ranked by ESPN's Keith Law as the 24th best prospect in the game and could help to snag the Phillies a big fish if he is indeed available. It makes sense that Singleton might be had for the right price, as he's been moved back to first base after not being able to hack it in the outfield. He's, of course, blocked at that position on the big league club by Ryan Howard.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 06:15:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Marc Krauss
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Alex Presley
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1L.J. Hoes
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Brett Oberholtzer
4Dallas Keuchel
5Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jesse Crain
2Josh Fields
3Matt Albers
4Chad Qualls
5Kevin Chapman
6Anthony Bass
7Jerome Williams
8Paul Clemens
9Brad Peacock
10Alex White