Graduated from Robert A. Millikan High School (Long Beach, Calif.) in 2009 where he hit .318 with seven home runs, 46 RBI and a .485 on-base percentage in 53 career games...won the Home Run Derby at the 2008 Perfect Game National Showcase at the Metrodome as a junior...named a 2009 Rawlings First Team All-American and a California All-Region First Team selection in his senior season...Was selected by the Phillies in the eighth round of the June 2009 draft...signed by Philadelphia scout Demerius Pittman...was rated by Baseball America as the No. 6 first base prospect in the 2009 draft class...Attended MLB's Rookie Development program following the 2013 season...His father, Herb Singleton, played quarterback for the University of Oregon in 1973 as a junior...was named honorable mention All-Coast by UPI...signed with the Seattle Seahawks for one season...Was added to the Astros 40-man roster on Oct. 2, 2013...signed a five-year contract (2014-18) on June 2, 2014...was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Nov. 22, 2016.
Reached 20 home runs for the third consecutive season, adding 17 doubles, 66 RBI and a .337 OBP in 124 games at Triple A Fresno...ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in walks (83)...led the Grizzlies in homers and OBP...played 63 games at first base, 54 at DH and seven in left field...marked his first games played in the outfield since 2012...hit three homers and recorded eight RBI over a two-game span from May 23-24...his 20th homer of the season was a game-winning grand slam in the 8th inning on Sept. 4 at Sacramento...was his second consecutive four-RBI game...was outrighted off the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 22.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple A, but played in 19 games with Houston across two stints in the Major Leagues...made 10 starts at ﬁrst base and three at DH...batted .273 (6x22) with one double, one homer, three RBI and a .414 on-base percentage in 10 games following the All-Star Break...began the season at Triple A Fresno...was recalled to Houston on June 26 before being optioned to Triple A on July31...was recalled back to Houston on Sept. 23 where he closed out the season...in 102 games at Triple A Fresno, hit .254 (96x378) with 25 doubles, two triples, 22 homers, 83 RBI, 64 walks and an .865 OPS (.359OBP/.505 SLG)...was named the Grizzlies Player of the Month for May after hitting .286 (32x112) with seven doubles, 10 homers, 37 RBI and a 1.001 OPS (.367 OBP/.634 SLG)...had a historic month of May, recording 37 RBI, the most by a Triple A player in a single month since May of 2011, when Brett Lawrie and Mike Carpeach had 37 RBI...hit three grand slams and ﬁve total home runs over a ﬁve-game span, in addition to setting a Fresno single-game club record with 10 RBI on May 13.
Made his Major League debut with Houston on June 3...appeared in 95 games and started in 86 of the Astros final 104 games, all at first base...ranked by Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com as the top first base prospect in baseball prior to his promotion...his 13 home runs and 44 RBI marked the most by an Astros rookie first baseman since Jeff Bagwell in 1991 (14HR/80RBI)...recorded 50 walks, which marked the most by an Astros rookie since Lance Berkman (56) and Mitch Meluskey (55) in 2000...ranked third among MLB rookies in walks (50) and tied for fourth in home runs (13)...his 13.8% walk rate ranked seventh in the AL (min. 350 PA)...led MLB in pitches per plate appearance (4.50) (min. 350 PA)...is the highest mark by an Astros player since 1988 (min. 350 PA), the year the stat was first tracked...was with Houston in Spring Training for the first time in his career...optioned to minor league camp on March 20...started the season with Triple A Oklahoma City...played in 54 games with OKC to start the season...was recalled to Houston on June 2, and remained through the end of the season...on the date of his recall, signed a five-year contract (2014-18) with three club options (2019-21)...hit a solo homer in his MLB debut June 3 vs. LAA...became just the fourth player in Astros history to homer in his first career game, joining IF Mark Saccomanno (Sept. 8, 2008, vs. PIT), IF Dave Matranga (June 27, 2003, vs. TEX) and IF Ken Caminiti (July 16, 1987, vs. PHI)...he and Caminiti are the only players in Astros history to walk and homer in their MLB debuts...hit his first career grand slam June 8 at MIN...became the first Astro in franchise history to hit a grand slam within his first six career games...the previous record was held by OF Hunter Pence, who hit a grand slam in his seventh career game on May 5, 2007, at STL...with a solo homer on June 13 vs. TB, became the second player in Astros history to hit four homers over his first 11 games (also OF J.D. Martinez, 4 HR over first 11g in 2012)...his five homers in July marked the most by an Astros rookie since IF Lance Berkman hit seven in July of 2000...went 3x4 with a double and an inside-the-park home run on Aug. 2 vs. TOR...was the Astros first inside-the-park homer since IF Jose Altuve accomplished the feat on Aug. 20, 2011, vs. SF...spent the first 54 games of the season at Triple A Oklahoma City where he hit .267 (52x195) with 10 doubles, 14 homers, 43 RBI, 42 walks and a .941 OPS (.397 OBP/.544 SLG)...led the Pacific Coast League in walks, ranked fourth in homers and seventh in RBI at the time of his recall...was named the RedHawks Player of the Month in April after hitting .293 (29x99) with six doubles, nine homers and 27 RBI in 26 games...also earned the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for April 3-13, after potined four home runs and 15 RBI in a 10-game stretch.
Combined to hit .230 (70x304) with 42 runs scored, 17 doubles, 11 homers, 44 RBI and a .351 OBP in 90 total games with Triple A Oklahoma City (73g), Double A Corpus Christi (11g) and Class A Quad Cities (6g)...began the season with Quad Cities before moving on to Corpus Christi and finally Oklahoma City... homered in his first at-bat of the season...homered in each of his first three games to start the year... among players with 200 plate appearances, was the youngest player in the Triple A Pacific Coast League ... posted a .402 on-base percentage over his last 32 games of the season at Triple A...drew 25 walks as opposed to 28 strikeouts during that span...hit a walk-off double in Oklahoma City's final game of the regular season...in three playoff games with the club, hit .400 (4x10) with a homer and three RBI...played in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season for the Cangrejeros de Santurce ... led the league in homers (9) and ranked second in slugging (.537) and walks (26), and fourth in extra-base hits (15) and total bases (66) ... added a .268 (33x123) average with six doubles, 17 RBI and a .933 OPS (.396 OBP/.537 SLG)...entered the year ranked by MLB.com as the top first base prospect in baseball and the No. 27 overall prospect in the game ... Baseball America had him as the No. 2 prospect and 'Best Hitter for Average' in the Astros system... was ranked by ESPN.com's Keith Law as the No. 32 prospect in baseball...added to the Astros 40-man roster on Oct. 2 ... served a 50-game suspension to start the 2013 season.
Spent the entire season at Double A Corpus Christi where he was the third-youngest player in the Texas League...was a Baseball America Minor League All-Star and a Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star...hit .284 (131x461) with 21 homers, 79 RBI and a .396 OBP in 131 games...ranked tied for first in the Texas League in runs scored (94), second in walks (88), and fourth in OPS (.893) and extra-base hits (52)...was named the Corpus Christi Hooks MVP and an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...received Texas League Player of the Week honors for the weeks of May 21-29 and July 2-9...received Hooks Offensive Player of the Month honors in both May and July...ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the Texas League...represented the Astros in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and started at first base...went 3x4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the game...played in the Arizona Fall League following the season and played in the AFL Rising Stars Game...was named the AFL Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 9-16...hit .226 (21x93) with four doubles, two triples, three homers, eight RBI and a .345 OBP in 25 total games in the AFL...entering the season was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect and 'Best Hitter for Average' in the Astros system.
Split his season between Advanced Class A affiliates Clearwater (Phillies) and Lancaster (Astros)...combined to hit .298 (134x449) with 23 doubles, 13 home runs and 63 RBI for the two clubs...began the year in Philadelphia's system and earned Florida State League Player of the Week for the week beginning on June 27...after playing strictly first base in his first two
professional seasons, ended up playing 31 games in the outfield (30 while in Philadelphia's organization)...acquired by Houston on July 29 as part of the Astros return in the Hunter Pence trade to Philadelphia...in his first full month with Houston, hit .330 (37x112) with four home runs and 14 RBI to earn Lancaster's Offensive Player of the Month Award...following the season, named By Baseball America as a High Class A All-Star.
Spent his entire season with Lakewood (A)...finished
T-3rd in the South Atlantic League in OBP (.393), fourth in SLG % (.479) and 10th in RBI (77)...selected as the SAL's Most Outstanding Major League Prospect...named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week from May 17-23...hit .373 (50x134, 9 HR, 41 RBI) before the All-Star break and .244 (59x242, 5 HR, 36 RBI) after the break...following the season, was named the second-best prospect in Phillies minor league system by Baseball America...following the season, participated in the Florida Instructional League.
Began his pro career with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R)... hit .522 (12x23) over his first eight
games of the season...reached base safely in 26 of his 31 games...hit .355 (11x31) vs LHP and .261 (18x69) vs. RHP.