Post deadline: These intriguing players could be Astros sooner than you think

Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown had several items to address at the MLB trade deadline. One of them being the need for a left-handed bat to help balance Houston's heavy right-handed lineup.

Brown didn't find a deal to his liking, settling for some big additions to his pitching staff. But what if the Astros had a left-handed hitter crushing it in the minor leagues that could make a big impact.

Enter Jon Singleton. Yes, you read that correctly. Despite his underwhelming career to this point, the dude is crushing baseballs for the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. In 29 games for Sugar Land, he has 12 home runs and a whopping 1.191 OPS.

With that in mind, should the Astros give Singleton one more shot to prove he can hit at the big league level?

Be sure to watch the video above as we make the case for Singleton to get one last chance for Houston.

Plus, we discuss some other impact prospects the Astros may call up when September rolls around.

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Michael Brantley will start in left field in the finale against Seattle. Composite Getty Image.

It all comes down to this. If the Astros are able to come away with a victory on Wednesday night, they control their own destiny moving forward. But if they fall to the Mariners, they will likely have to sweep Arizona and get some help from the Rangers to have a chance at the postseason.

The Astros are currently a half game up on Seattle, but a loss tonight would push Houston out of the final wild card spot and give the Mariners a leg up.

How will Dusty deploy his hitters in the biggest game of the season?

Tonight's lineup is missing several key pieces to the Astros' offense. Chas McCormick and Yainer Diaz. McCormick might be out of the lineup due to getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday night. And Diaz's only shot at playing was hitting DH, with Martin Maldonado catching for Framber Valdez as he has done all season.

In what could be a silver lining, Michael Brantley has returned to play left field, with Yordan Alvarez sliding over to the DH spot. And once again Dusty Baker is sticking to his guns with Jose Abreu hitting 5th once again.

Let's hope Framber Valdez has one of his classic performances, because runs could be tough to come by if the top 4 guys in the lineup don't come through with big performances.

Let's go get this one! Go Astros!

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