Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Honors For Phils Prospect Singleton

On Wednesday South Atlantic League president Eric Krupa announced the league's full season all star team that included four honorees from the defending league champion Lakewood BlueClaws. Those who made the team were manager Mark Parent, catcher Sebastian Valle, traded short stop Jonathan Villar and first baseman "The Boss" Jon Singleton, who was also anointed the league's Most Outstanding Prospect. Singleton is the first BlueClaw player to receive the honor.


The 18 year old Singleton was drafted in the 8th round of the 2009 amateur draft and has quickly risen in the ranks of Phillies minor leaguers, as a poll that surveyed a dozen minor league experts released this week by the Reading Eagle declared Singleton the #1 prospect in the organization.

In 100 games this season for Class A Lakewood, Singleton has posted a .297 batting average, slugged 14 homeruns and driven in 77 runs.

Lakewood has clinched a playoff berth and will return to the post-season to defend its SAL title next Wednesday.

I talked with Jon about all the recent accolades and the upcoming playoffs. Check out the media player below to listen to the full exclusive interview.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow that shirt is hideous.

Jay Floyd said...

It was Goonies night. Players and coaches alike were not fans of those jerseys.