Latest Update Singleton is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 27, 05:00 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.
With lefty Drew Pomeranz on the hill for the A's, the Astros will give Singleton the day off and stack some righties in the lineup. Jesus Guzman will handle the work at first base Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
He makes it so hard to love him, doesn't he folks? He's got 12 home runs in 248 at-bats for a .187 ISO mark, but he's sporting a dismal .187/.290/.374 slash line and striking out over 35-percent of the time. Yes, he's young and hopefully the plate discipline improves, but if it doesn't then he's nothing more than a poor man's Adam Dunn and that's no good. Analyst: Howard Bender
While he's only batting .214 for the month of August, believe it or not, that's his best mark so far this season. And if you look even closer, you'll see the significant drop in strikeout rate as well. Now granted, he's still striking out 28-percent of the time, but that's a pretty significant drop from the 32-35-percent we've witnessed thus far. He's still very much a work in progress and can be considered a poor man's Chris Carter at this point, but should he continue to develop and seriously work on honing that plate discipline, the rest should fall into place eventually.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite hitting .195 through his first 205 at-bats, Singleton has been a power force in the Astros lineup, now sitting on 10 home runs and 35 RBI in his rookie campaign. However, his 39.5 percent strikeout rate is somewhat alarming, and could lead to fewer at-bats in the future if he doesn't make the proper adjustments. Analyst: Matthew Beck