Jon Singleton showed once again that he has little problem handling Triple-A pitching, but that did not earn him much of a chance to prove himself at the major league level. Appearing in only 19 games, Singleton went 9 for 47 (.191) with one home run for the Astros, but a bigger opportunity should come his way in 2016. Incumbent first baseman Chris Carter is gone due to free agency, there are no apparent roadblocks in the way for Singleton to inherit the position. He will need to hit for power to have value, and it's not clear that he will. Because he is unproven, Singleton should be treated as a deeper mixed league option, and a late-rounder at that.
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday. Singleton is having a solid year in Triple-A Fresno, hitting .254 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI, but has been unable to carry that success over to the majors. In 16 games with the Astros, he's hitting .205 with one home run and six RBI.
The Astros have optioned young first baseman Jon Singleton to Triple-A Fresno on Friday. The move clears a spot for the recently-acquired Carlos Gomez, who was added to the roster Friday. Singleton, who made his MLB debut in 2014, began this season at Triple and was recalled at the end of June. In 16 games since the call-up, the young slugger hit .205 with just one home run and 16 strikeouts.
Astros first baseman Chris Carter isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 79 games there this season. Jon Singleton replaces Carter at first for the fifth time this year, all in the last 10 games.
Astros designated hitter Jon Singleton drove in three runs in Friday's win over Boston. Singleton went 1 for 6 and scored once. He drove in a run on a grounder early in the game and plated two in the tenth inning on a two-run single. Singleton stole his first base of the year. He's hit in three straight games.
Jon Singleton is making his 2015 debut in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday. Singleton, called up on Friday, is in the lineup at designated hitter, batting seventh. Regular DH Evan Gattis will play the field on Saturday, getting his second start of the season in left field and first since April 28.
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