If you're a fantasy owner in need of a power boost, the Astros are here to help.
Houston has reportedly informed Triple-A first base prospect Jon Singleton that he'll be promoted to the big leagues, joining the team on Tuesday. Singleton arrives with a bunch of new money — as much as $35 million, per Yahoo's Jeff Passan — and plenty of fence-clearing potential.
Singleton, 22, has hit 14 bombs this year at Oklahoma City in just 54 games, good for fourth in the PCL. He also ranks among the circuit's leaders in RBIs (43), total bases (106) and OPS (.941), plus he's first in the league in walks (42). There's little chance that Singleton is ready to hit for average in the majors — he's batting .267 this year, .279 for his career — but the kid clearly offers on-base skills and pop.
Can you use those traits? If so, then make the add.
Singleton is owned in just 13 percent of Yahoo leagues, so he's widely available. This is not a Springer/Taveras-level fantasy event, but Singleton is definitely a prospect of interest. He's a left-handed hitter who hasn't had much trouble with left-handed pitching this season (.309/.390/.521), so that's good to see. No one should be surprised if he delivers 12-15 homers rest of year, with a respectable OBP.
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