2014 Fantasy Baseball Keeper Profile: 1B Jon Singleton

By Adam McGill
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most talked about fantasy baseball prospects before the start of the 2013 season was Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton. He was a fixture among top prospect rankings across the web and has been a fantasy fan favorite for years. The 22-year-old was called up earlier this summer and quickly became a popular waiver wire pickup.

Since coming to the MLB, though, Singleton has certainly gone through some growing pains. The first baseman currently has a pathetic .187 batting average through the first 72 contests of his major league career. He has also continually struggled to make contact throughout his rookie season, which is evident by his uninspiring 66.6% contact percentage. Singleton has, in all sense of the word, looked like a rookie.

Luckily, his power numbers have been there. Singleton has 12 home runs and 41 RBIs on the year. He may not be hitting for average so far, but he is certainly carrying his weight in the power department.

Singleton is still one of the top young sluggers in the game and he has a vey bright future ahead of him. I project him as a .280 hitter with enough power to consistently hit 30-plus homers per season. This may be the last time to get ahold of him cheaply in dynasty leagues, though, so try to make a serious move for this future All-Star before the end of the fall.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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