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13 Jon Singleton 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/234 | Birthdate: 9/18/1991 | Birthplace: Harbor City, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 17/0 | Average Draft Position: 272.53
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Jon Singleton not next in line -- yet


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) The Astros have another slugging prospect in Triple-A Oklahoma City, but Jon Singleton probably won't be following in George Springer's footsteps just yet. General manager Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com Wednesday he still wants to see Singleton prove himself at the Triple-A level like Springer did.

"We're happy that Singleton is off to a good start," Luhnow said. "He does not have the Triple-A track record that Springer has yet. We feel he needs to develop that track record. We're always going to be in a position where our fans want our top prospects to come up here sooner than we think they're ready to come up here."

Singleton has opened his season with four home runs and 16 RBI while hitting .333 in 12 games for Oklahoma City. Singleton hit just .220/.340/.347 at Triple-A last season, however. 


Astros holding off bringing Jon Singleton to the majors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Now that the Astros have promoted outfield prospect George Springer, the attention will now turn to first-base prospect Jon Singleton, who is off to a promising start at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Singleton is batting .333 with four home runs, five doubles and 16 RBI in 12 games.

However, Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow did his best Wednesday to avoid putting a timetable on Singleton's arrival to the majors.

"We’re happy that Singleton is off to a good start," Luhnow said, per MLB.com. "He does not have the Triple-A track record that Springer has yet. We feel he needs to develop that track record. We’re always going to be in a position where our fans want our top prospects to come up here sooner than we think they’re ready to come up here. Last year, it happened to [Jarred] Cosart. We did bring Cosart up at the right time and when he came up he contributed and helped us win ballgames. He still is showing that deserves to be at this level and is ready to help us win."


Astros cut a handful of top prospects from camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Astros made a handful of roster moves Thursday, mostly taking their top prospects off the spring roster. George Springer, Mike Foltynewicz, Jon Singleton, Delino DeShields, Carlos Correa and Mark Appel were all sent down to the minors Thursday.

Manager not concerned about slow start for Jon Singleton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter expressed little concern Sunday about first baseman Jon Singleton's slow start to open up spring training. Singleton is hitless in nine at-bats, which includes three strikeouts and four walks.

"I think he's taking quality at-bats," Porter said, per MLB.com. "The one thing in which Jon and I talked about and [hitting coach John Mallee] is going to get with him today -- he doesn't have to over-swing. You're talking about a guy with tremendous power and he has power to all fields. When you [try] to hit the 500-foot home run instead of hitting the ball hard, sometimes you can miss pitches that you probably could hit.

"Overall, I think his at-bats have been good. I think he's over-swinging right now, trying to make something happen."


Astros will have 'heated competition' for first-base job


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) During an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Astros manager Bo Porter gave no indication who might start at first base. The Astros have plenty of candidates, though, including Brett Wallace, Jesus Guzman, Chris Carter and prospect Jonathan Singleton.

"It’s going to be a heated competition," Porter said. "I like the guys that we have. At the end of the day, I believe that the player that ends up winning the first-base job will obviously make our lineup and make us a better team."


Jon Singleton having a terrific winter


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) Coming off a disastrous 2013 in which he was suspended for the first 50 games for testing positive for marijuana and returned to hit only .220 with six homers and 89 strikeouts in 245 at-bats at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Astros first baseman Jon Singleton is looking more like the top prospect he is in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

With a home run Wednesday, he's up to seven in 23 games, giving him three more than anyone else in the league. He also leads the league with a .622 slugging percentage and 1.040 OPS.

Singleton is unlikely to win a job with the big club in spring training, but at age 22, he figures to get a long look.


Astros add Jonathan Singleton to 40-man roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) The Astros added first baseman Jonathan Singleton to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Singleton hit .230/.351/.401 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI in 304 at-bats over three levels, with most of his action coming in Triple-A.

Jonathan Singleton showing signs of emerging from slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Astros first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton hasn't been overly impressive offensively since his promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City in mid-June. But Singleton might finally be ready for the hot streak that could expedite his rise to the majors.

Singelton has hit safely in three of his last four games (4 for 12) and has homered twice in that span. Singleton, who had five home runs and 13 RBI in 17 games between Class A and Double-A, is batting .219 with three home runs, four doubles and eight RBI in 30 games for Oklahoma City. He has struck out 40 times and drawn 16 walks.


Jonathan Singleton finally arrives at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton, who sat out the start of the season serving a 50-game suspension, has been promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi to Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to the Houston Chronicle. It's the first time in Singleton's career he's progressed passed Double-A.

Singleton hit .263 (10 for 38) with two home runs and eight RBI in 11 games for Corpus Christi after batting .286 (6 for 21) with three home runs and five RBI in six games for Class A Quad Cities. Singleton is slugging .627 with a 1.024 OPS in 17 games.


Jonathan Singleton not rusty after suspension


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton hasn't shown any rust since returning from his suspension. 

Singleton is hitting .302/.406/.698 in 53 at-bats in the minors this year. He began the year in Low A before being promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi recently. Singleton was suspended 50 games after testing positive for marijuana in the offseason. 


Jonathan Singleton moves up to Double-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) The Astros transferred top position prospect Jonathan Singleton to Double-A Corpus Christi Wednesday, MLB.com reports. He's expected to start Wednesday against Midland. 

Singleton had three homers, five RBI and an .810 slugging percentage in six games with Class A Quad Cities. He sat out the first 50 games of the season due to a suspension from a positive drug test. 

Singleton entered 2013 as the No. 27 prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. 


Jonathan Singleton ready after suspension


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who sat out the first 50 games of the season for a positive drug test, is set to begin his season Tuesday at Class A Quad Cities. The organization plans to have him spend a few days at Quad Cities, a few more at Double-A Corpus Christi, and then finally landing at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

"We have him on a schedule, and it partially depends on when the team is at home and when the team is on the road and what kind of trip it is and all that," general manager Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com Sunday. "We'll obviously monitor him and all that. It's different than coming back from a medical situation when you have to get daily checkups to make sure he's OK. We know he's OK. He’s been playing in Florida."

Singleton entered the season as Baseball America's 27th-ranked prospect in the game, after he hit 21 home runs and 52 extra-base hits in Double-A in 2012. He remains likely to make it to the majors at some point this season, though Luhnow cautions that it is not a sure thing.

"I never assume someone is going to make that jump successfully out of the gate," Luhnow said. "Ultimately he will, but he’s got to demonstrate to us he can handle that environment and pitching before we move him up here."


Prospect Jonathan Singleton to start at Class A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2013) Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton is almost finished with his 50-game suspension for a second failed drug test, MLB.com reports Sunday. He will begin his season next week at Class A Quad Cities. 

Singleton is expected to move quickly to Triple-A Oklahoma City as the top prospect in the organization, as ranked by MLB.com. 

The left-handed hitting first baseman hit .284 with 21 homers and 79 RBI over 131 games with Double-A Corpus Christi. He could push for playing time with Houston later this year. 


Jonathan Singleton puts on power display


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2013) Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton, who will begin the year in Triple-A, gave a glimpse into what the future might hold for Houston Thursday. Singleton, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 27) and MLB.com (No. 27), homered twice off Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez in an 11-4 spring win.

"I was just going out there trying to do my best," Singleton said to MLB.com. "He left a couple of pitches over the plate and I tried to put a good swing on it."

Singleton will remain in Florida through the end of May as he finishes off a 50-game suspension for failing a second drug test. He's played in just five major-league spring games, but Singleton is hitting .300 (3 for 10) with a triple, two homers, two walks and six RBI.


Jonathan Singleton to start year in Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton revealed Wednesday that he'll start the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to the Houston Chronicle. Singleton must serve a 50-game suspension for testing positive for marijuana. He has just one hit (a triple) in seven plate appearances this spring after going 0 for 4 against the Mets Wednesday and playing first base in a game where the Astros rested many of their regulars.

GM: Singleton could arrive in 2013


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2013) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday that first base prospect Jonathan Singleton could make his major-league debut during the upcoming season despite his recent suspension. Singleton, considered the team's top prospect, will be suspended for the first 50 games of the season after testing positive for marijuana. He will be able to participate in Houston's minor-league camp and could appear in some Grapefruit League games. "I think we've always thought this is the year Jonathan Singleton probably gets to the big leagues, whether it's the beginning, middle or end of the season," Luhnow told MLB.com. "I think he's got a good shot. If he stays healthy and continues to produce, he'll be there."

Singleton suspended for marijuana


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/9/2013) Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton, who was expected to be in the running for a roster spot this spring, has tested positive for marijuana and will be suspended for the first 50 games of 2013, according to ESPN.com. Singleton apologized in a statement Wednesday. "The Astros have been nothing but supportive of me and good to me in my short time with the organization," the 21-year-old said. "My hope is to use this as a learning experience and spend the rest of my career proving to myself and the baseball community that this was a lapse in judgment, and is not in any way indicative of my character or my dedication to baseball or to my team.''