(c) Houston Astros

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Position: 1B      Born: Sep 18, 1991      Bats: Left      Throws: Left

The centerpiece of the 2011 trade that sent Hunter Pence to Philadelphia, Baseball America named Singleton the Astros top prospect heading into the 2012 season. After testing positive for marijuana twice in 2012, Singleton was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season. Jon struggled to get back on track and suffered through a difficult 2013 season. But a return to form in 2014 prompted the Astros to sign Singleton to a multi-year contract worth a guaranteed $10 million, and called him up to the big leagues.

Although his power is undeniable, Singleton has a paltry .171 batting average in 357 big league at-bats over parts of two seasons with Houston. Despite his struggles to hit for average, Singleton figures to get a crack at the Astros' starting first base job entering Spring Training 2016.