There was nothing to complain about Jonathan Singleton's first two weeks of the season. He was hitting .316/.409/.474 for Double-A Corpus Christi, but if you wanted to be picky, you could point out Singleton's lack of power.
He's fixed that problem. Singleton's working on a six-game hitting streak that peaked last night with a 4-for-4 night with a triple and two home runs. Over the past six games he has six extra base hits and has raised his averages to .377/.457/.689.
Scouts project Singleton to have plus-plus power potential as he matures, but up to now his career high in home runs is 14, set in low Class A Lakewood in 2010. Singleton hasn't slugged over .500 in a season either. His power sometimes suffers because of his excellent patience at the plate–scouts and coaches say he draws walks sometimes by letting pitches he could drive go by.
A more legitimate long-term concern for Singleton is his significant platoon splits. He did not homer against a lefty last year, and he is hitting only .231 against lefties this year. He does make up for that by absolutely crushing righthanded pitching. Currently Singleton is hitting .486/.561/.886 against righthanders in Double-A.
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