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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
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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. Aug 17 - 5:01 PM

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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.
Aug 9 - 10:58 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.
Aug 3 - 7:43 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.
Aug 3 - 9:19 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.
Jul 28 - 8:51 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.
Jul 27 - 6:00 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero