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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Jon Singleton vs. Kyle Smith

The heir apparent at first base scuffles with an oft-overlooked pitching prospect.

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be two match-ups per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Get those votes in while you can!

Round One, Match Eleven

Jon Singleton, 1B

Singleton didn't had an outstanding debut, collecting his first hit, RBI, run, and home run with one swing. Unfortunately, his entire year was one to forget as he struggled like many rookies tend to do at both the plate and in the field. There were some positives to take away from the season, though. He had an above average walk rate and his BABIP numbers were lower than average. He also should a little more power than he has in the past, hitting 27 home runs between Class-AAA and the major league level. His previous high was 24 between Class-AA and rookie ball. Singleton is poised to have a good year this year. -- Timothy DeBlock


Kyle Smith, RHP

It’s tough to argue against his results at AA. I questioned them after last season and he proved me wrong for AA. He a profile that that is very tough to succeed with as he has average velocity and lives on painting the black. His calling card is the curve which is quite good. He’ll face doubters every step of the way, but the noise they make is growing quieter. -- Subber10