Singleton has been a popular fantasy baseball prospect for years and has flown up dynasty league lists. He has played 26 games this season in the minors, but he has already made three different stops. Singleton was recently promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, which means he is just a stone’s throw away from getting to the show for good.
It is worth noting that he did serve a 50-game suspension for failing a drug test for marijuana earlier this year. The slugger was caught in January, but has since returned to action and seems to have put it all behind him. The team seems confident that the situation has been resolved, so it is officially old news.
The first baseman’s numbers have been rather consistent throughout his time in the minors. His average has stayed between .284-.290 for four straight seasons. Singleton also hit 21 home run last year while driving in 79 runs. He has shown that he can hit for average as well as for power at the corner.
The only thing keeping Singleton from getting promoted is the aging Carlos Pena. Pena is currently occupying first base in Houston, but it is only a matter of time until the 35-year-old is on the DL or the team simply gives on him. Pena is hitting an embarrassing .167 this month, and while he does have four home runs, the long balls are the only thing keeping him active. The minute Pena stops hitting balls into the seats, you can bet that the team will have Singleton on the next plane to the Lone Star State.
Singleton has the potential to be a top-tier first baseman in fantasy one day. If you can lock him up, this is the time to do so, because he will be much tougher to get ahold of once he is in the majors.