24-Year-Old First Baseman – Houston Astros
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Singleton had a real chance to break camp as the Astros' starting first baseman, but failed to stand out (.154 spring batting average) in the competition against Jesus Guzman, Japhet Amador and Marc K...
Jonathan Singleton Contract Information:
Signed a long-term deal with the Astros in June 2014. The deal covers five guaranteed seasons, with three club options. It has the potential to be worth $35 million, and features $10 million in guaranteed money.
Singleton was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.
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Jonathan Singleton: MLB Games Played By Position
Jonathan Singleton: Minor League Games Played By Position
Jonathan Singleton Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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Houston Astros Roster
MajorsAltuve, Jose (2B)
AAAAmador, Japhet (1B)
AACain, Colton (P)
A+Bostick, Akeem (P)
ABushue, Tanner (P)
RookieAbreu, Albert (P)
Jonathan Singleton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After serving a 50-game suspension for marijuana use, Singleton made his season debut at Low-A Quad Cities in May and advanced to Triple-A Oklahoma City in less than a month. There, the 22-year-old left-handed hitting first baseman hit .220/.340/.347 with six home runs in 73 games. While it seems likely that Singleton will require more seasoning at Oklahoma City before the Astros bring him up, his recent addition to the Astros' 40-man roster indicates he is likely to make his major league debut at some point this year. Even after the lost development time, Singleton is just 22 years old, and he has very little blocking his path to becoming a regular in the middle of the rebuilding Houston lineup once he's determined to be ready for the big leagues.
Singleton overcame a brutal midseason slump to string together a pretty nice season, hitting .284/.396/.497 with 21 long balls as a 20-year-old in Double-A. As a first baseman, Singleton is going to need to hit home runs consistently, especially if his batting average is not going to be north of .300. He silenced some of his critics with his 2012 campaign, but he will need to build on the progress to cement his future. The Astros' move to the American League should not do much to change Singleton's long-term positioning: teammate Brett Wallace doesn't offer much in the way of defense, which means first base should belong to Singleton when he is ready to take the reins. That will likely come in September of 2013 or later, as Singleton was given a 50-game suspension in January for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program after testing positive for marijuana use.
Coming over to the Astros in the Hunter Pence deal, Singleton immediately became the top hitting prospect in Houston's farm system. He reportedly has excellent raw power, though that has yet to manifest itself through nearly 1,000 minor league at-bats. He needs to improve his pitch recognition a little bit (123 strikeouts in 449 at-bats), but improvement is possible and likely. Singleton is worth a flyer now in dynasty leagues, while the price is still low.
Singleton, who just turned 19-years-old last September, established himself as the Phillies' best offensive prospect behind Domonic Brown after hitting .290/.393/.479 with 14 home runs and nine stolen bases in 376 at-bats for Low-A Lakewood last season. The Phillies opted to move Singleton off first base and into left field this winter in order to give him a clearer path to the majors (the team clearly must feel he'll arrive in the majors before Ryan Howard's contract expires). Singleton reportedly looked good in his new position during Instructional League play and could move quickly through the minors. He has excellent power potential to go along with a stellar eye at the plate (62:74 BB:K ratio last year).