It is easy to forget that Jon Singleton is still in baseball, let alone had been part of the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2022.
The former consensus top 100 prospect flamed out spectacularly for the Astros, his last major league action coming in 2015. After a couple of years in the minors, Singleton faded away, disappearing from baseball until he resurfaced in the Mexican League in 2021. A strong showing with the Diablos Rojos del Mexico led to a minor league deal in Milwaukee for the 2022 campaign.
Jon Singleton getting another chance with Milwaukee Brewers
His performance last season was enough to earn another chance. According to Adam McCalvy from MLB.com, the Brewers have signed Singleton to another minor league deal. This time, he is also getting the opportunity to head to the major league portion of spring training.
Singleton had an interesting showing in 2022. He posted a .219/.375/.434 batting line with 24 homers and 22 doubles in his 581 plate appearances, drawing 117 walks while striking out 167 times. His on base percentage was 15th in the International League and he tied for seventh in homers. It is the type of performance that is worth a longer look.
It is also the type of performance that could result in his return to the majors. Currently, Rowdy Tellez and Keston Hiura are ahead of Singleton on the depth chart at first, but Tellez is not a guaranteed to remain in Milwaukee. He is expected to receive over $5 million in arbitration this season, a number that could be more than the Brewers are willing to pay.
Should that be the case, Singleton could make his way back to the majors. He is a similar player to Tellez, a left handed bat who draws walks and hits for power. He would theoretically provide similar production at a fraction of the cost, provided his Triple-A numbers can translate to the majors.
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Jon Singleton to another minor league deal. This could be the year he finds his way back to the majors.