The day has finally arrived, Houston Astros rookie Jon Singleton makes his major league debut today against the Los Angeles Angels. Fans, Media and social network has been buzzing since the news broke yesterday that Singleton will be called up. Astros took their time calling him up, but their hand was forced with the poor play of Jesus Guzman and Marc Krauss.
Singleton forced the hand of the team as well hitting 14 home runs with 43 RBI at Triple A Oklahoma City, to go along with .267/.397/.544 in 195 at bats. It is tough to keep someone at the Triple-A level when they are producing at that level, and is exactly what your team needs at a certain position.
What is the overall expectation for Jon Singleton? Do we expect him to put up a George Springer type month of May in June? Do we expect him to make his mark on the team, and make 1st base his position alone? Or do we expect him to fall flat on his face, and not be ready for the bigs just yet?
One can never tell, though one thing is for sure; there is an excitement in this city that there has not been for baseball in quite sometime. 7:10 p.m is the time where everyone gets to see the beginning of a new era in baseball and with manager Bo Porter controlling things the team look to be in great shape. The lineup card for today’s game has been released today, and this is how it looks.
So Singleton takes his spot in the sixth hole, a spot he likely won’t remain in for more than a month. The Astros will try to put as little pressure on Singleton as possible to start, and he will likely find himself anywhere from 3-5 in the lineup once he settles in the lineup.
So Astros fans, what do you think we can expect from Singleton this season? Answer in the comments section below!