[Portal Korea] Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = John Singleton, who was the best prospect of the Houston Astros in the past, is hardly able to spread his wings. He was also assigned a nomination by the newly established Milwaukee Brewers. 토토사이트
Milwaukee officially announced the signing of outfielder Brian Anderson on the 24th (Korean time). The team’s 40-man roster was full, and Singleton was DFA to make room.
Singleton was Houston’s No. 1 prospect in 2013, outperforming Carlos Correa, George Springer, Lance McCullers Jr., Max Stacy and Joe Musgrove. Accordingly, Houston signed a long-term contract for 5 years, 10 million dollars, up to 8 years, 35 million dollars including options in 2014, before he even debuted.
However, Singleton crashed with a batting average of 0.165 after his debut in 2014 and a batting average of 0.191 in 2015, and he never stepped on the big league stage after two seasons. He had a career batting average of 0.171, 14 homers, and 50 RBIs with an OPS of 0.621.
Bigger problems arose after that. He was caught taking banned substances and was disciplined, marijuana distribution, and drinking incidents broke out, leading to a sharp fall. Singleton didn’t stop there, he was suspended for 100 games for taking his third banned substance and was eventually released.
After the end of the 2021 season, Milwaukee signed him to a minor league contract and tried to make a comeback. Singleton had a batting average of 0.219, 24 homers, 87 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.809 in Triple A, but he could not step on the big league stage and was treated as a DFA.
‘MLB Trade Rumors’ said, “Now Milwaukee can trade him or waive him. For a team that needs a first baseman, Singleton could be a very interesting player. If he wants a cheap player, he’s not bad at scratching the lottery ticket.”