03 October 2017

A Miniature Red Singleton

I am looking forward to playoff baseball, but along with that anticipation comes the fear of the Astros' inevitable collapse. Only one fan base out of ten will be happy at the end of it all, and there are a lot of dangerous teams in the way of a Houston World Series win.

One player who won't be a part of it, win or lose, is Jon Singleton. He spent 2017 down at AA, and hasn't had an MLB at-bat since 2015. He was among the team leaders for the Corpus Christi Hooks in Runs, Home Runs, and Runs Batted In, but probably didn't do enough to earn a promotion to AAA, let alone the big-league club. He could be a replacement-level guy on a weaker roster, but there's not any room for him on the Astros after several other corner-infield/DH-type guys leapfrogged him.

I still keep plugging away at my Singleton player collection. This card comes from the 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini factory set. Each factory set came with 30 parallels of various colors, with these Red Refractors being limited to 5 copies apiece. My Singleton card is # 2 / 5.


  1. Singleton was nice enough to autograph a ball for me at a Spring Training game a few years back. I sincerely hope he gets another shot at the big leagues. He seems like he would do well in this new age of home run hitters.

    1. You'd think he would fit right into the current makeup of the league, but it seems like most teams already have a 1B/DH guy who can fill the role of a low-average power hitter.