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Jonathan Singleton - 1B/OF HOUJan. 2013: 50-game MILB suspension for marijuana


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#1 Gary

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:54 PM

Hitting .375 so far in his first year of A ball. 2-2 tonight so far and is only 18. Last year at 17 he hit .290 with 18 BB and 13 K's in rookie ball he is obviously far away from being close to contributing at a major league level but someone to keep a eye on.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:09 PM

Just had another hit today and it was a HR.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:39 PM

Finished tonight 4-4.

I esp like his 9/9 BB/K.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:01 PM

Good thing he's young...kind of a big road block at 1B in Philly.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:31 PM

He was BA's Helium Watch this week.

• Jonathan Singleton, 1b, Phillies. Singleton caught scouts' eyes on the high school showcase circuit in 2008, but an underwhelming season as a high school senior last year kept him on the draft board until the Phillies nabbed him in the eighth round. Philadelphia trusted their reports that Singleton was an advanced hitter for his age and gave him $200,000. He's looking like a bargain right now. Singleton, 18, joined low Class A Lakewood in mid-May and has hit in 13 of 14 games since getting in the lineup.

The lefthanded hitter currently is riding an 11-game hitting streak and has shown his share of both patience and power, having homered four times and walked nine times on his way to a .429/.508/.755 line through 49 at-bats. This week alone, Singleton hit .520/.556/.920 (13-for-25) with a pair of homers, four doubles and nine RBIs.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

3-6 today with two doubles, and I believe the game is still going.

Edited by Gary, 31 May 2010 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:15 PM

One scout says Singleton is “the best high school hitter I’ve seen since Ian Stewart in the South Atlantic League . . . and prior to him, Manny Ramirez.”

Sounds like trade bait; Ryan Howard is under contract through 2016.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:56 PM

View Postrdf8585, on May 31 2010, 05:15 PM, said:

One scout says Singleton is "the best high school hitter I've seen since Ian Stewart in the South Atlantic League . . . and prior to him, Manny Ramirez."

Sounds like trade bait; Ryan Howard is under contract through 2016.


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Another person would take a long look at the corner OF prospects in the Phils' system, see the dearth, and say "Hmmmmmmm.....I wonder if young Jon will wind up in the outfield down the road......."
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:11 PM

Or they could keep him in the system the same way they did Howard, and move Howard opening a place for Singleton in 2014 just as they did with Thome.  Way to early to say, for now, we can just watch him climb the system.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

2-3 so far with a 3 run double. Call this man up to the majors already he is on fire!
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:50 PM

View Postkjtocool, on Jun 1 2010, 07:11 PM, said:

Or they could keep him in the system the same way they did Howard, and move Howard opening a place for Singleton in 2014 just as they did with Thome.  Way to early to say, for now, we can just watch him climb the system.

No one's going to take Howard's ridiculous contract. You're stuck with him.

I also think left field might be his best bet to make it as a Phillie
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:22 PM

3-4 2 2B and a bomb.

Also this was on BA.

Tim C. (Chicago): What are you thoughts on Johnathan Singleton long-term? I have heard he had a rough senior year and that really hurt his prospect status.

Matthew Eddy: Yes, this is true. Also true, Jon Singleton is quite possibly the most popular prospect in Hot Sheet history. Thank you, Jayson Stark for singing his praises. But yes, the Phils were able to grab Singleton in the eighth round last year because he hit just .321 as a high school senior. They had seen him much better than that, though, as an underclassman and on the showcase circuit. For Low-A Lakewood this week, he went 8-for-23 (.348) with three doubles, six walks and three strikeouts.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:42 PM

View PostNoGimmicks, on Jun 1 2010, 10:50 PM, said:

No one's going to take Howard's ridiculous contract. You're stuck with him.

I also think left field might be his best bet to make it as a Phillie

If they do what they did with Thome, they'd simply eat a huge portion of the contract to get him down to market value for a DH.  Assuming he regresses normally for someone his age and position, there's no doubt someone would take him.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

Very excited to see how Singleton progresses. Glad I own him in a dynasty.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

7th on BA's hot sheet this week.

Jonathan SingletonTeam: low Class A Lakewood (South Atlantic)
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Why He's Here: .409/.500/.773 (9-for-22), 2 HR, 2 2B, 5 RBIs, 6 R, 3 BB, 6 SO, 1-for-1 SB
The Scoop: Singleton looks well on his way to becoming one of 2010's top breakout prospects. The Phillies' 6-foot-2, 215 pound first baseman has shown a little bit of everything since being called up to Lakewood a little over a month ago. He's shown natural power and loft in his swing with six home runs and an ability to stay patient and work the count. And he can flat out rake—he's reached base in all but two of the 28 games he's played. Singleton would be leading the Sally League batting race by almost 50 points if he had enough at-bats to qualify, and his .410 average since joining the BlueClaws on May 13 ranks fourth in the minors over that span.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

Also got this from BA's chat today.

Michael (Cary NC): So what did Jonathan Singleton do this week that stood out more than the past few weeks? Statistically this wasn't his strongest week at all, and could probably argued as his weakest. Is he now considered a "prospect" by BA standards and not just a 'flash in the pan'?

J.J. Cooper: He's a definite prospect, but he was considered a prospect before the season began. If we did the Phillies' top 10 right now, he'd be near the top of the list, moving up from the No. 20 spot he held before the season (which was a pretty aggressive ranking for a eighth-round pick who had only played in the GCL). Give the Phillies' scouting staff some credit they got Brody Colvin and Jonathan Singleton last year with their seventh and eighth-round picks and spent $1.1 million combined to sign the two of them.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:06 PM

Earlier tonight...

2-4, GS HR (7), 5 rbis

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:31 AM

View Postdustyroads, on Jun 12 2010, 11:06 PM, said:

Earlier tonight...

2-4, GS HR (7), 5 rbis

Awesome first post.

The one thing I'm loving most about him so far is his plate discipline 19/20 BB K ratio.
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:53 AM

from what I can tell, he will be a border line top 100 prospect at the end of the year.  Not bad for someone who was ranked about 20th in the Phiilies system at the start of the season.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

View Postkidtwentytwo, on Jun 13 2010, 07:53 AM, said:

from what I can tell, he will be a border line top 100 prospect at the end of the year.  Not bad for someone who was ranked about 20th in the Phiilies system at the start of the season.

I think there's a good chance he'll be higher than borderline. Personally, I think it's far more likely that he'll be a borderline Top 50 guy. At this point, I think he's a lock for Top 100.
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