Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Houston Astros first basemanJon Singleton
(21) at bat against the Detroit Tigers at a spring training baseball game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Is Jon Singleton still the lock to be on the Opening Day roster that we thought he was a week ago? The early reports from camp were that his bat was looking like a whip, but in recent games he seems to have reverted back to his swing from last year.
With Chris Carter seeing more and more action at First Base one has to wonder if Big Jon is ticketed for AAA Fresno. With all this said, I still believe in Singleton and expect big things from him this year.
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Singleton is going to get on base, strikeout, make errors, and hit home runs. There isn’t a huge mystery about him, but the question remains: Who is Jon Singleton? Is he a .230/.330/.480 guy? Or is he closer to his career minor league stat-line?
If Singleton starts the year at AAA it would solve the whole First Base/DH/Left Field conundrum and he would just have to play his way to Houston like last year, or wait for an injury.