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28 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: 1 | Owned/Started%: 49/21 | Average Draft Position: 264.48
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Jon Singleton hits his seventh home run Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:32 am ET) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton hit his seventh home run Sunday against the Marlins. 

Singleton waited until the ninth inning to strike. With the bases empty in the ninth inning, Singleton hit a 92 mph fastball out to left for a solo shot. He also walked twice earlier in the contest. Singleton finished 1 for 2, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jon Singleton taking a seat Friday against left-hander


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) The Friday lineup for the Astros against Miami is sans first baseman Jon Singleton, who is set to sit against fellow lefty Brad Hand. Jesus Guzman is starting instead.

Singleton has just three hits in his last 35 at-bats, but is batting .295 against southpaws, which is far superior to his .179 mark overall this season.


Jon Singleton back in, Jesus Guzman out of Sunday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The Astros have made a late change to their Sunday lineup as Jon Singleton, who had been listed as out, has replaced Jesus Guzman at first base against the host White Sox.

Jon Singleton benched Sunday in Windy City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Scuffling Astros first baseman Jon Singleton is grabbing some pine Sunday against White Sox left-hander John Danks.

Singleton, who is hitting .300 this year against southpaws, has just one hit in his last 18 at-bats and hasn't driven in a run since July 8.


Jon Singleton homers, reaches four times in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and four RBI in his team's 12-7 win over the Rangers Monday.

Singleton was just 1 for 24 over his previous seven games before exploding Monday, knocking a three-run home run in the fourth inning and adding an RBI double in the eigth. He has hit .188/.284/.385 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 117 at-bats.


Jon Singleton blasts fifth home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton crushed his fifth home run Friday against the Angels.

Singleton's big fly came in the fourth inning. With two men on, he stepped to the plate against C.J. Wilson. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Singleton took an 82 mph slider out to right for the three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Singleton finished 1 for 4, with one run and three RBI.

Over 105 at-bats, Singleton is hitting .181/.281/.362. 


Jon Singleton gets 'mental break' Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Astros rookie first baseman Jon Singleton, in an 0-for-11 skid, was not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays. Manager Bo Porter called it a "mental break" for Singleton and said it made sense given that the Rays are throwing a lefty.

Singleton is hitting .203 with four homers and 10 RBI in 18 games since his promotion from the minors.


Jon Singleton having mixed results since promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton was left out of the starting lineup Monday against the Rays for the first time in 13 games since his promotion from the minors. Jesus Guzman started in his absence, but Singleton did make a pinch-hit appearance, striking out to end the game in the ninth inning.

Singleton is batting just .234 with 16 strikeouts since his promotion. However, he's making up for the low average and high strikeout rate with a .532 slugging percentage. He also has two doubles, four home runs, nine runs and 10 RBI.


Jon Singleton belts first career grand slam


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton had another monster game on Sunday, launching his first career grand slam in a 14-5 victory over the Twins.

Singleton took closer Glen Perkins deep for a grand slam in the ninth inning to pad the lead. He added double and finished 2 for 6 with two runs scored and four RBI. He is hitting .200 with two homers and six RBI in 25 at-bats.

Jon Singleton homers in MLB debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton enjoyed a memorable major-league debut Tuesday, going 1 for 3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-2 win over the Angels.

Singleton earned his first RBI on a based-loaded walk during a five-run third inning, then hit the first of back-to-back home runs in the eighth. He'll be the team's regular first baseman moving forward after signing a contract Monday.


Astros promote Jon Singleton, demote Marc Krauss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Astros officially promoted first baseman Jon Singleton prior to Tuesday's game against the Angels, reports the Houston Chronicle. In a corresponding move, the team optioned outfielder Marc Krauss down to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Jon Singleton needs more mixed league owners


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(6/2/2014) Jon Singleton has been one of the more popular prospect stashes in Fantasy leagues, but many owners have been holding out for a more definitive sign that he will get to play soon. That sign came early Monday afternoon, when the Astros announced they signed Singleton to a five-year deal and were going to promote him prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Angels.

Though Singleton has cut back on strikeouts in the minors this season, he still fans often enough and hits enough popups that I don't expect him to bat above .250. However, he has enough power that he could approach 20 homers even with starting his major league season two months late. The .242/.370/.477 slash line currently owned by Mark Teixeira looks like a good fit for Singleton as well. Singleton should stay healthier and play more, so I have ranked him several spots above the Yankees' first baseman.

I've ranked Singleton 24th among first basemen in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats, which makes him a must-start in the latter format. He is also a viable option for your first base or utility slot in standard mixed Head-to-Head leagues. With a current ownership rate of 57 percent in CBSSports.com leagues, there are many leagues in which Singleton should be starting and he is yet to be owned.


Source: Astros to promote Jon Singleton before Tuesday's game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Astros will promote slugging first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Tuesday's game against the Angels, reports the Houston Chronicle. The Astros just signed Singleton to an historic five-year deal that includes $10 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $35 million, according to Yahoo Sports.

Singleton is hitting .267 with 14 homers and 43 RBI in 53 games with Oklahoma City.


Ranking the most stashable prospects


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/28/2014) With word that Maikel Franco could in fact replace the injured Cody Asche if he gets hot enough at Triple-A Lehigh Valley during the time Asche is sidelined (for more, check out the latest Prospects Report), the Phillies third baseman has officially become one of the most stashable prospects in Fantasy. Of course, by now, that list has become so long that you may need help prioritizing. So here you go.

Gregory Polanco is still No. 1. He's way too good for Triple-A, and even if the Pirates are waiting because of Super 2 concerns, he may be only three weeks away. Oscar Taveras may be only one week away if you buy that the Cardinals plan to promote him for their stretch of seven games in AL parks at the beginning of June. He may not be as prepared for the big leagues as Polanco, but he has arguably more upside.

Jon Singleton is still "on deck" for the Astros and crushing it at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The comes Franco. Andrew Heaney, the top pitcher of choice, edges out Joc Pederson, who seems like a long shot for a promotion even with Carl Crawford's ankle injury.

Boom! End of list. Now, go make us proud.


Anticipation building for Jon Singleton


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/15/2014) I mentioned just a couple days ago that the time to stash first base prospect Jon Singleton is now. I go into more detail in the latest Prospects Report, comparing him to George Springer, who was the first big-name prospect to get the call this year, and Gregory Polanco, who we all assume is next. He's a lottery ticket pickup for sure.

And since then, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has only ramped up the speculation by telling MLB.com that Singleton's promotion is "on deck."

It's open to interpretation, of course, but I don't interpret "on deck" to mean mid-July, which is how long the Astros would have to wait to make sure he doesn't become a Super 2 player. And considering they've already thrown caution to the wind by promoting Springer well before that point, they may be willing to do it for Singleton as well.

A word of warning for shallower league owners: What you're getting in Singleton is the chance at high-end production. If you already have a player with an even better chance at it, you should probably stick with him instead. To me, Jason Heyward, Allen Craig, Carlos Santana and even someone like Corey Hart all have a better chance at it than a player just entering the big leagues.


Jon Singleton callup is 'on deck'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton is close to being called up, according to MLB.com.

General manager Jeff Luhnow said the 22-year-old's callup was "on deck."  When asked to describe what that meant, Luhnow remained somewhat vague. "We have our own process for determining when a player is ready to come up," he said. "I'm not going to disclose what that is or the details, but just suffice it to say we're doing our homework and when the time is right, he'll be here."

Singleton has certainly done everything possible at Triple-A to warrant a callup. He's hitting .293, with 12 home runs in 140 at-bats. Despite the comments made by Luhnow, there's still a sense the team could wait until June to make the move so that Singleton isn't classified as a Super Two. 


Jon Singleton a prospect worth stashing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/13/2014) With 12 home runs in 137 at-bats at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Jon Singleton is ready. His general manager knows it, telling The Houston Chronicle "it could be any time," and he's the most important person to win over since, you know, he actually gets to decide when Singleton arrives.

So knowing it could be any time, do you make the move now for Singleton? His upside certainly isn't in question. He struggled last year as he learned to cope without marijuana after being suspended for a second time because of a failed drug test, but otherwise, he has the look of an OPS monster at the big-league level, combining an exception batting eye with plus-plus power. The Astros have so far tried to make do with a platoon of Marc Krauss and Jesus Guzman at first base, so they don't have anyone standing in Singleton's way, and they've already shown they won't let Super 2 scare them away by calling up George Springer as early as they did.

Singleton is the kind of prospect who will be must-own in Fantasy as soon as he gets the call, so if you have the roster space, why not beat the rush for him now? I recently moved him into my top 40 at first base, but if you know some of the players just ahead of him are too low-end to matter in your particular format, feel free to pick him up even over them.


Jon Singleton on verge of major-league promotion?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Astros continue to do their best to dodge questions about when first base prospect Jon Singleton will be summoned to the majors. However, even general manager Jeff Lunhow realizes the calls for Singleton's promotion are getting quite loud thanks to his great start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

"We're not going to put a timetable on him," Luhnow said of Singleton, per The Houston Chronicle. "If you look at his development, he missed a lot of time last year. He's making up for it quickly, and he's doing well. If that continues to happen, it could be any time."

Singleton is batting .299 with a .409 on-base percentage, .642 slugging percentage and 1.051 OPS in 37 games. He has one triple, nine doubles, 12 home runs and 34 RBI.

"He's impressing everybody with his ability to handle pitchers from both sides," Luhnow said of the lefthanded-hitting Singleton. "That's an important piece for us. He's got a lot of self- confidence right now, and he's becoming a complete player. That's really what gets me excited about him."


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.