Most of us hear “drug addiction” and think something like crack, cocaine, or speed. Or simply alcoholism. It’s not often that an individual admits an addiction to marijuana. To be honest, it’s become so commonplace among those in their teens and early 20′s, it’s hard to characterize the fine line between addiction and enjoyment. Houston Astros top prospect 1B...
Houston Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton recently spoke to the Associated Press about his addiction struggles with marijuana that led to a 50-game suspension last season. Singleton told AP that “At this point it’s pretty evident to me that I’m a drug addict, I don’t openly tell everyone that, but it’s pretty apparent to myself.”
The 22-year old went on to discuss the...
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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred time. Jon Singleton will haunt the dreams of Phillies fans for years. He’s the one that got away, traded to the Astros as part of the ridiculous package that netted the Phillies Hunter Pence. What’s haunting Jonathan Singleton is his addiction to marijuana.
Singleton was suspended 50 games for tripping up once...
Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press has a really interesting read on Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton, who served a 50-game suspension at the start of last season after a second positive test for marijuana use. Singleton, who had a month-long stay at an in-patient rehab center, was brutally honest about the impact the drug had on him.
“At this point it’s pretty evident...
The Houston Astros organization boasts both depth and some high-ceiling talent. The club has compiled its impressive collection of prospects through both solid scouting via the draft and shrewd wheeling-and-dealing via the trade market.
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The Houston Astros got decimated by fans and members of the media who didn't grasp their rebuilding strategy. SPEND MONEY, they cried, apparently ignorant to the fact that the Astros would be in a worse spot spending $80 million on payroll and losing 90 games than they would be if they spent $20 million and lost 110. Houston's strategy started to bear some fruit last year...
Jonathan Singleton was suspended for 50 games this past year for smoking marijuana. Singleton wasn't even tested until he kept forgetting the pitch count and called time out to grab some nachos. After his suspension, Singleton said, "I made an error in judgement. I should've cleansed by downing a 3-liter jug of cranberry juice rather than Nature's Way Detox Tea...
HistoryOwners may be smiling in 2014 if they pick up Singleton for a 2nd-half surge.Jonathan Singleton was an 8th round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies back in 2009. In 2011, he was traded to Houston along with Jarred Cosart and 2 other prospects for outfielder Hunter Pence. In 2013, he was then suspended for 50 games after his second failed drug test for Marijuana (you’d think...
Jonathan Singleton | 1B, Astros | Born: 9/18/1991 Jonathan Singleton tested positive for using marijuana. He was busted for that twice, actually, and the after the second offense, baseball suspended him for the first 50 games of the 2013 regular season. Now, I could probably spend the rest of this post writing about how idiotic it seems to slap such a lengthy suspension on a 21...
Here we are, folks: the first edition of the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and...
Count me among those who have said, "None of the prospects we have given up have done anything yet." One of them will be making his Major League debut this Friday: Jarred Cosart. Cosart, along with first baseman Jonathan Singleton and outfielder Domingo Santana went to the Houston Astros in...
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We have all read enough about George Springer to satiate our “who’s the next Mike Trout?” fix for the time being. And while Springer might indeed get thrown to the wolves in short order, the two Astros farmhands acquired in the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia back in 2011 deserve immediate attention as well: right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart...
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It wasn't the best way for Anibal Sanchez to close out his spring but he wasn't too concerned.
Against the Houston Astros at Kissimmee, Sanchez allowed nine runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out three. He gave up two home runs to Jonathan Singleton and one to Jason Castro.
"(Thursday), that's the problem...
Jonathan Singleton hit two home runs and Jason Castro and Rick Ankiel each hit one, and a Houston Astros split squad beat the Detroit Tigers 11-4 despite a three-run homer by Prince Fielder.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez gave up nine runs and 11 hits in five innings.
Castro connected for his sixth homer and Ankiel his fourth. Ankiel drove in four runs for Houston and Ronny Cedeno...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013
And so, Denard Span forgot his jersey for the Nats' bus trip to Kissimmee on Monday night, so he had to wear #91:
Adding insult to injury? Watching #91 chase down a bases-clearing, game-tying triple that was scorched over his head in the 7th by Jonathan Singleton:
(Screencaps via MLB.com)
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Jonathan Singleton was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 8th round of the 2009 draft out of high school. The big lefty (6’2″ 235 lbs) got to Houston by way of trade when Hunter Pence was sent to Philly.
Singleton has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s drug policy a second time after testing positive...
The Astros have worked hard to rebuild this system; multiple trades, a strong draft, and a few guys really moving forward.
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages.
The Houston Astros may have changed leagues and uniforms, but the chances of them changing their losing ways anytime soon is slim. When and if they do turn into contenders is going to depend heavily on a farm system that hasn't produced much in terms of top-end talent lately. However, hope may on the horizon, as there are finally more than a couple of high-ceiling prospects coming...
The fans don’t take it very seriously, and the owners and general managers don’t like it, but the players are sure serious about it. “It” is the World Baseball Classic, the international tournament that will have its third edition during the month of March and coincidentally, during spring training. Japan is the two-time [...]
Unless you’re a die-hard Astros fan, and who’s going to admit to that, you’ve probably never heard of Jonathan Singleton. Until two days ago, I never had. Like millions of baseball fans, I have heard of Carlos Ruiz. I had the Phillies catcher on one of my fantasy teams last season. What could [...]
Let's put a nice little bow on the Hall of Fame mess that transpired on Wednesday. No one was voted in by the writers, and Roger Clemens reacted like a teenage girl. There's been so much said by other writers (and much more eloquently than I could say it, too) about this fiasco, and it's not worth continuing to beat the drum about two days later. So, let's all just...
Houston Astros first base prospect Jonathan Singleton, ranked as the #2 prospect in the organization heading into the 2013 season, has been suspended for the first 50 games of the season after testing positive for marijuana, his second positive test. The 21-year old Singleton was acquired by the Astros in the summer of 2011 from the Phillies in the Hunter Pence trade. With AA Corpus...
With the Hall of Fame vote revealed and the discussion surrounding PED-use raging, it would make sense to assume Jonathan Singleton's suspension was the result of a performance-enhancing drug. Instead, it was for regular old marijuana.*
*Kids, marijuana is a dangerous drug, but it has no known ability to improve a baseball player's skill.
The Houston Astros'...
A minor league player in the Houston Astros' organization was suspended 50 games Wednesday after a second violation for of baseball's minor league drug program.
First baseman Jonathan Singleton was penalized Wednesday by the commissioner's office. He was the first player banned this year under the minor league drug program.
The 21-year-old Singleton hit .284 with 21...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2013