- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/18/1991 (28)
Houston Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton has been released. Singleton, a former top prospect in the Astros' system, is still serving a 100-game suspension issued to him in January for a third instance of drug abuse. Singleton played 114 games between 2014 and 2015 and hit 14 home runs to go along with a .171 batting average. He also struck out an absurd 36 percent of the time. Singleton is finishing up a five-year, $10 million deal signed in 2014 shortly after his major league debut.
Houston Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton has been suspended 100 games following a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Singleton once ranked among the top prospects in baseball, but he has not appeared in a game at the MLB level since 2015 and the 26-year-old first baseman posted a rough .205 batting average in 500 plate appearances last season at Double-A Corpus Christi. This latest drug suspension obviously will not help his already-fledgling standing within the Astros organization.