Jon Singleton 1B HOU 2 weeks ago

Singleton was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week after hitting .357 (10-for-28) with five home runs, 23 RBI and two stolen bases.

Backed by a Fresno-record 10 RBI performance on Wednesday and three grand slams in a five-game span, Singleton had what might have been the most impressive week by a Triple-A slugger this season. Through 37 games, he's hitting .263/.382/.606 with 12 home runs and he leads all Minor Leaguers with 40 RBI.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 3 weeks ago

Singleton went 4-for-6 with two home runs and 10 RBI in a game with Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.

The numbers clearly speak for themselves, and the 10 RBI gives Singleton the Pacific Coast League lead in runs batted in for the time being. Singleton also has 11 home runs and seven doubles on the season, to go along with 22 walks in 31 games. The Astros may decide to bring him up at some point this season, but they appear content to give Chris Carter and Evan Gattis regular at-bats for the time being.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 1 month ago

Singleton is 10-for-37 (.270) with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI through 10 games for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton has nine strikeouts (20.5 percent strikeout rate) but he's also drawn seven walks for a 15.9 percent walk rate. He's likely to earn a promotion to Houston at some point this season, especially if Chris Carter (.075/.159/.075) continues to struggle offensively for the Astros.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 2 months ago

Singleton was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Singleton's spring average was over .300 at one point, but he struggled mightily over recent Grapefruit League play, going 1-for-21 with nine strikeouts before his eventual demotion. The 23-year-old even admitted the move was necessary after hitting .200/.273/.320 with six doubles, four RBI and 18:5 K:BB over 50 Grapefruit League at-bats. Chris Carter figures to step in as the Astros' primary first baseman to open 2015.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 2 months ago

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said it's "still to be determined" whether Singleton makes the Opening Day roster out of spring training, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Singleton got close to 10 at-bats on the minor league fields on Thursday, as he is working on specific things with his swing. The 23-year-old leads Houston with six doubles this spring, but he's hitting .244 with 14 strikeouts in 41-at bats. If Singleton doesn't break camp with the team, Chris Carter would step in as the regular first baseman with Evan Gattis and Matt Dominguez as secondary options for the position.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 2 months ago

Singleton is hitting .310 (9-for-29) with six doubles in 11 spring appearances.

Singleton got off to a slow start this spring, but he has turned things around at the plate and leads Houston with six doubles. The 23-year-old's contact issues remain (nine strikeouts this spring), but he appears to be in line to open 2015 as the Astros' starting first baseman.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 3 months ago

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow expressed confidence that Singleton will "do the things he needs to do to make this club," Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Singleton failed to make an impression during his rookie season with the Astros last year, hitting a mere .168/.285/.335 with 13 home runs in 95 games. While he's currently the favorite to open 2015 as the Astros' starting first baseman, don't be surprised if he ends up back in the minors if his struggles carry over from 2014.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 8 months ago

Singleton is not expected to start any of the Astros' final three games, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Singleton's last hit came all the way back on Sept. 9, as he's 0-for-his-last-23 with 18 strikeouts over that span. The 23-year-old admitted that it's been a "very difficult" way to his end his rookie campaign, and he'll likely be relegated to pinch-hit duty for the entire Mets series, unless Chris Carter's nagging lower-back injury presents issues. Singleton has hit just .168/.287/.336 with 13 homers and 133 strikeouts in 92 games with the big club, after inking a long-term extension with the team in early June.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 8 months ago

Singleton is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Singleton has struggled mightily this season, slashing just .168/.287/.336. He has just three at-bats over the team's last five games, as Chris Carter will fill in at first on Wednesday.

Jon Singleton 1B HOU 8 months ago

Singleton is not in the lineup Monday.

He has just one at-bat over the last three games, and his batting average has dipped to a putrid .169 on the season. Chris Carter will get the start at first base.