Brady Singer Kansas City Royals

Age: 24 (August 04, 1996) | 6' 5" | 210lbs. Minors: p-26
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2020 4 5 0 0 12 12 64.0 52 8 23 61 4.08 1.17 1.18 3.2 8.6 .269 53/17/30 14 16
KC AL 2021 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.1 5 1 3 5 13.50 2.40 2.40 8.1 13.5 .476 70/10/20 -2 -1
Career 2yrs 4 6 0 0 13 13 67.1 57 9 26 66 4.54 1.23 1.24 3.5 8.8 .279 n/a
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From BA...

Kansas City Royals

Brady Singer turned in his second consecutive outstanding outing, striking out eight batters in six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and a walk. The 24-year-old righthander relied on his four-seamer and slider for all 81 pitches, inducing 13 swings and misses. Singer moved to 3-4, 4.14 with 52 strikeouts and 18 walks in 54.1 innings.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 17 '20

From BA...

Kansas City Royals

—Royals’ No. 4 prospect Brady Singer Friday pitched four scoreless innings, striking out three batters, walking none and allowing three hits. With the help of a remodeled changeup joining his plus fastball and slider, the righthander has pitched well during summer camp as he attempts to bypass Triple-A on the way to his major league debut.

<videoof one of the Ks on a really nice changeup>

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 20 '20

BP today, rolling out the top 10 prospects on Royals...

2. Brady Singer, RHP
DOB: 8/4/96
Height/Weight: 6’5” / 210 lbs
Bats/Throws: 
R/R
Drafted/Acquired: 
Drafted 18th overall in the 2018 draft, University of Florida; signed for $4,247,500.
Previous Ranking(s): #4 (Org)
2019 Stats: 
1.87 ERA, 5.14 DRA, 57 ⅔ IP, 51 H, 13 BB, 53 K in 10 games for High-A Wilmington; 3.47 ERA, 3.97 DRA, 90 ⅔ IP, 86 H, 26 BB, 85 K in 16 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas 

The Report: Let’s make something really clear from the get-go: Singer is not ranked second in this system for his upside. He is a healthy, durable, consistent, strike-throwing, polished arm with an excellent performance track record and pedigree. He is a fiery competitor with advanced pitchability. Many pitchers boast some of these qualities, but Singer has pretty much all of them, and that is why he is here.

The fastball sits low 90s, up to 95 with run and sink, generating plenty of groundballs. His command of the pitch is plus, allowing it to play up past the average velocity readings. Singer’s best secondary is a firm, low-80s slider that is above-average, but lacks elite movement, and is not consistently a swing-and-miss pitch. He is excellent at manipulating the shape of both the fastball and slider, allowing him to consistently give hitters different looks. There is a changeup as a third offering, but he rarely uses it, and it doesn’t feature any kind of above-average action.

As I mentioned, Singer is theoretically everything you could want in a pitching prospect, minus the blemish of not really having a plus, swing-and-miss pitch.

That particular hole in his game was exposed a bit more in Double-A after he received a midseason promotion on the back of his dominance of the Carolina League. Some have qualms with Singer’s mechanics, but to his credit, he still displays consistency and plus command, even with the whole inverted-W and low arm slot thing.

OFP: 60 / No. 3 starter

Variance: Medium. More reliever risk than you’d expect given his durability, but definitely a major league arm in some capacity. —Ricky Conti

Major league ETA: 2020

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '20