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Jon Singleton | First Baseman | #21

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Jon Singleton has been suspended 100 games following a third positive test for a drug of abuse.
Singleton once ranked among the top prospects in baseball, but he hasn't appeared in a game at the MLB level since 2015 and the 26-year-old first baseman posted a rough .205 batting average in 500 plate appearances last season at Double-A Corpus Christi. This latest drug suspension obviously won't help his already-fledgling standing within the Astros organization. Singleton signed a rare pre-debut $10 million extension with Houston back in 2014. That contract will expire after the 2018 campaign. Jan 23 - 4:59 PM

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The Astros assigned Jon Singleton to Double-A Corpus Christi to begin the season.

A.J. Reed is expected to be the regular first baseman at Triple-A Fresno while Tyler White and Colin Moran could also see time there, so Singleton was a victim of the numbers game. "Simply a matter of at-bats," said Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. Singelton was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster back in November after batting just .202/.337/.390 over 124 games at the Triple-A level last season. The former top prospect signed an extension with the Astros before his MLB debut back in 2014, so he's still owed $2 million in each of the next two seasons with a $500,000 buyout on a $2.5 million club option for 2019.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Astros sent 1B Jon Singleton outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton is no longer on the Astros' 40-man roster, but he'll remain in the organization after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 24-year-old was once a top prospect, but he owns a disappointing .171/.290/.331 batting line in the majors and hasn't shown any signs of turning things around. Singleton signed an extension with the Astros before appearing in the majors, so he's owed $2 million in each of the next two seasons with a $500,000 buyout on a $2.5 million club option for 2019.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Astros placed 1B Jon Singleton on outright waivers.

If he passes through waivers unclaimed, he'll remain in the Astros organization but will no longer be on the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old has been a colossal disappointment, slashing just .171/.290/.331 with 14 homers, 50 RBI and a 151/60 K/BB ratio in 420 plate appearances at the big league level.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Astros 1B prospect Jon Singleton cracked two homers in Monday's win for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton's five RBI helped Fresno erase a 7-1 deficit against visiting Oklahoma City. Four of Singleton's last six hits have landed over the fence. The 24-year-old is tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 12 round-trippers and is ninth in RBI with 30. Singleton played 19 games for Houston last year and should make a few more cameos with the big club in 2016.
Tue, May 24, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Astros optioned 1B Jon Singleton to Triple-A Fresno.

That makes Tyler White the Astros' likely starter at first base. Singleton has flashed exciting numbers in the minor leagues, but he didn't hit well this spring and his career batting line in the majors is .171/.290/.331. Dynasty leaguers will have to continue to practice patience.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 02:04:00 PM

Jon Singleton is batting .125 this spring after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout on Friday.

While the Astros have yet to announce their Opening Day first baseman, it looks like Singleton has fallen out of the mix and will head back to Triple-A. He has a .468 OPS with two homers and 17 strikeouts in a team-high 48 at-bats.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Jon Singleton homered, doubled and drove in three runs Wednesday against the Tigers.

The hits came off pitchers who will open the season in the minors, but Singleton will certainly take them, considering he entered the day 3-for-29 with a 12/1 K/BB ratio this spring. The Astros would still love to see Singleton take charge and win the first base job, but Tyler White and Matt Duffy have looked like better players this spring. So has A.J. Reed, though expectations are that he'll open up in the minors regardless.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Jon Singleton homered, doubled and drove in three runs as an Astros split-squad beat the Blue Jays 7-1 on Sunday.

The first base spot in Houston is Singleton's to lose this spring, though that's probably less of a vote of confidence in Singleton than it is a nod to the Astros not wanting to block top prospect A.J. Reed by bringing in a veteran. Singleton should hit for ample power while he has the job, but it'll come with a low average and lots of strikeouts.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Jon Singleton arrived at Astros camp weighing 250 pounds.

That's 15 pounds heavier than he was last season, though beat writer Brian McTaggart claims it's all muscle. Singleton only played 19 games in the majors last year but he dominated Triple-A with 22 homers and 83 RBI in only 378 at-bats. GM Jeff Luhnow said earlier this offseason the first base job is "Singleton's to lose."
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 09:23:00 AM

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

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

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