Astros' call-up of Jon Singleton brings immediate pop to fantasy lineups

Monday June 2nd, 2014
Singleton (right) projects to join George Springer in the middle of the Astros' order for years to come.
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The big lefty can start right away in 12-team leagues and should be owned in all mixers. We're going to keep the projection for now, understanding that, like his teammate Springer, it's likely going to take Singleton some time to get comfortable with big league pitching. While the Astros locked in a long-term asset at a wildly affordable cost, they also wouldn't have offered Singleton the deal unless they were very confident he could be a big part of their future. Fantasy owners should share that confidence. With a regular spot in the Houston lineup, Singleton could hit 15 homers to go along with a .240/.330/.440 slash. The ceiling is much higher.

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