Latest Update Jon Singleton is not in the Astros' starting lineup Monday Mon Sep, 22, 06:17 PM
Has a great bat with big-time power and run-producing potential. Is also a sneaky baserunner, capable of stealing a few bases here and there. Is a perfect target at first base at 6-2, 235 pounds.
Flaws: : Must keep the strikeout totals down in order to maximize his vast potential with the stick. Also, he needs to cut down on his number of errors with the glove, since he is a little below-average.
The Astros are going to sit Singleton because they are facing a left handed starting pitcher.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Singleton will sit for the second straight game Saturday. Hopefully the day off will help clear his mind, as he's been dreadful so far in September, lowering his season average to .169.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Although Singleton has shown great signs of power upside since his promotion this summer, he is slashing a mere .181/.297/.362 through 282 at-bats in his first year with the Astros. However, he has shown some discipline in between his 115 strikeouts, taking 46 walks, but until he shows more consistency at the plate he should be reserved to AL-only leagues moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
It's been a little rough for the youngster still as he battled with an 0-for-18 slump and is just 2-for-24 over his last nine games. Singleton has a lot to work on with regard to his lack of plate discipline and should really focus on reining in these strikeouts. The Astros will let him play it out this season, but they won't be long to tolerate it without some signs of improvement moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender