January 18, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #31 Steve Singleton

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #31 | Steve Singleton

Position | Second Base

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| September 12, 1985 (San Francisco, California)

School | University of San Diego

| 5'11''

| 189 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| Not Ranked

The Twins selected Steve Singleton in the 11th round in the 2006 draft. He attended the University of San Diego for 3 seasons and .363 in his junior year, he decided to sign with the Twins. He has outstanding patience at the plate and is an all-around good hitter. He also is solid defensively. Unfortunately for Singleton, he's been stuck behind Brian Dinkelman since he's been with the Twins, so he'll likely have to continue waiting for Dinkelman in the future. Even after a great half-season with the Miracle, I wouldn't be surprised to see him back in the Ft. Myers infield come 2009. I do see him in New Britain by mid-season. He deserves to be promoted, but the Rock Cats might now have the room. Still, it'd be a good idea to push him forward a little as the Twins middle infield depth is pretty dismal with exception of a few, Singleton being one of them.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR     BB
A-        65    235    .302    .348    .421      14      6     13
A+ 62 241 .295 .371 .452 26 5 26

2009 Outlook

Will probably start the season in Ft. Myers, but probably will be in New Britain by mid-season.


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