Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 week ago

Singleton has been reassigned to minor league camp, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

Singleton was 4-for-21 at the plate during Grapefruit League play, scoring three runs and driving in two during what will end up being a short spring. The next step for the 25-year-old, who was removed from the team's 40-man roster in April, remains to be seen. Singleton should still get some run at Triple-A Fresno, but after hitting just .202 and striking out at a 24.8 percent clip last year, he'll need to quickly turn things around in order to even keep his job there.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 month ago

Singleton, who was removed from the Astros' 40-man roster during the offseason, may find playing time at Triple-A Fresno difficult to come by, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Singleton dropped off the map last season, hitting just .202 at Fresno and never reaching the majors. A former top prospect, the 25-year-old first baseman will be challenged by younger prospects A.J. Reed and Tyler White, both of whom are expected to start the season with the Grizzlies.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
4 months ago

Singleton cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the former top prospect will remain an Astro farmhand after no teams were interested in picking up his bat that hasn't produced a major league batting average above .200. Singleton's power is intriguing, but he'll be nothing more than an organizational depth piece until he can make more contact.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
4 months ago

Singleton was placed on outright waivers by the Astros on Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaplan predicts that Singleton will clear waivers and be sent to Triple-A Fresno, an understandable thought given that Singleton is still owed $4.5 million. In 420 career plate appearances, the former top prospect has hit an anemic .171/.290/.331 with151 strikeouts, which simply does not belong in a major league lineup. Blocked at first base and designated hitter by a combination of Yulieski Gurriel, Brian McCann, AJ Reed, and Tyler White, it's unlikely Singleton sees significant time in the majors any time in the near future.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
11 months ago

Singleton went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI during Thursday's loss to Triple-A Salt Lake.

EDGE Analysis

Singleton, who had been hitting .143 prior to Thursday's game, raised his batting average 86 points with the four-hit performance. He's hitting .225 with three home runs and seven RBI through 11 games with Triple-A Fresno. The 24-year-old first baseman does not appear to be a threat to overtake Tyler White in Houston anytime soon, especially now that A.J. Reed has leapfrogged him on the organizational depth chart.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 year ago

Singleton was optioned to minor league camp Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Singleton struggled mightily this spring, hitting just .151 with 17 strikeouts and only three walks over 56 Grapefruit League plate appearances. He'll open 2016 with Triple-A Fresno, where he hit .254/.359/.505 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI over 102 games last year. Singleton's demotion means Tyler White has likely won the Astros' first base competition.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 year ago

Singleton is running out of time to earn the Astros' starting first base job, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chroncile reports.

EDGE Analysis

Singleton is just 6-for-40 (.150) this spring with 15 strikeouts and only three walks. Tyler White (.344) and A.J. Reed (.258) have out-performed the 24-year-old, but Singleton may still win the job anyway due to his $10 million guaranteed contract. With a little over two weeks remaining in spring training, this position battle figure to come down to the wire.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 year ago

Singleton went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run Wednesday during the Astros' 7-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

"It's nice to see him have a good day," manager A.J. Hinch said of Singleton, who raised his spring batting average from .104 to .152 with the performance. "He's worked pretty hard, and he hasn't had a day like this yet. Obviously he has it in him. To see him have a day like today is a nice fresh start for him for the rest of camp." The 24-year-old arrived in camp as the favorite to win the Astros' starting first base job, but he'll have to beat out A.J. Reed, Tyler White and Matt Duffy for the role.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 year ago

Singleton went 1-for-4 with a stolen base as the DH during Monday's 1-1 Grapefruit League tie against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old did not strike out during the game, but he's fanned 11 times over 27 Grapefruit League at-bats with only one walk to his credit. Singleton's inability to make consistent contact will hurt his chances of winning the Astros' starting first base job, as his main competition -- A.J. Reed (.318), Tyler White (.370) and Matt Duffy (three home runs) -- are off to blistering starts this spring.

Jonathan Singleton
1B HOU
1 year ago

Singleton went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI during Sunday's Grapefruit League win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to Sunday's standout performance, Singleton had gone hitless over six at-bats with four strikeouts. Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated last week that the 24-year-old has the "first look and the most experience" in the team's first base competition, but A.J. Reed (three hits Sunday) and Tyler White (home run Sunday) are right there with him in one of the most exciting position battles of the spring thus far.