Brady Singer
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 2018 18th-overall pick skipped Triple-A to debut last season after just 26 professional starts. He certainly didn't look overmatched, finishing with a respectable 4.06 ERA, a number supported by his 4.08 FIP and 4.05 xFIP. His 23.2 K% and 8.7 BB% were both within half a point of average, though his 53.1% groundball rate was well above the league average of 42.7%. A heavy dose of grounders will have to be his calling card going forward, as he was almost exclusively a sinker-slider pitcher, throwing his changeup less than five percent of the time, hardly a recipe for a high amount of whiffs given his merely average velocity. A grounder-heavy pitcher who still gets some strikeouts is a perfectly serviceable arm, however, especially one who calls a pitcher-friendly park home. There's room for growth if his changeup becomes more usable, but he never projected as a frontline arm, so don't expect fireworks. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#251
ADP
$Signed a $4.25 million contract with the Royals in July of 2018.
One out away from quality start
PKansas City Royals
May 5, 2021
Singer (heel) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while fanning three across 5.2 innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He didn't factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Singer took a comebacker off his heel in Friday's start against the Twins and there were concerns regarding his availability and durability for Wednesday, but the right-hander didn't have problems delivering a strong performance this time -- he finished just one out away from posting what would've been his third quality start of the season. Singer ended a streak of four starts allowing one or fewer runs, but he remains a reliable presence on the mound and owns a 3.41 ERA across 29 innings in 2021. He's tabbed to make his upcoming start next week on the road at Detroit.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
81
Last 10 Games
81
Last 5 Games
81
How many pitches does Brady Singer generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Brady Singer generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .219 203 44 21 39 5 1 6
Since 2019vs Right .229 160 41 13 33 1 0 4
2021vs Left .217 67 15 5 13 1 0 2
2021vs Right .204 56 14 6 10 0 0 0
2020vs Left .220 136 29 16 26 4 1 4
2020vs Right .242 104 27 7 23 1 0 4
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-51%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-55%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.50 1.54 37.2 1 5 0 8.6 3.8 0.7
Since 2019Away 2.96 0.99 48.2 3 3 0 9.1 3.3 1.3
2021Home 4.05 1.30 20.0 0 2 0 9.0 3.6 0.5
2021Away 2.00 0.89 9.0 1 1 0 9.0 3.0 1.0
2020Home 7.13 1.81 17.2 1 3 0 8.2 4.1 1.0
2020Away 3.18 1.01 39.2 2 2 0 9.1 3.4 1.4
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brady Singer compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.64
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
3.41
 
WHIP
1.17
 
BABIP
.285
 
GB/FB
1.63
 
Left On Base
60.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.4%
 
Spin Rate
2330 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.7%
 
Swinging Strike
9.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Still mostly a sinker/slider pitcher, Singer's lack of a deep repertoire did not prevent him from having steady success in his debut season, as he stayed healthy and logged a 2.85 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 148.1 IP. He generated groundballs at over a 50% clip and logged a 17.6 K-BB% at High-A and a 15.3 K-BB% at Double-A. His lack of a reliable changeup led to left-handed hitters slashing .276/.352/.385 against him, but he stifled right-handed hitters, who slashed just .222/.273/.337. His plus slider and low-90s sinker give him the floor of a back-of-the-rotation starter, but he needs to improve his changeup in order to become a well-rounded No. 3 starter. The Royals have a wave of well-regarded pitchers coming. They should all spend most of 2020 pitching in the upper levels of the minors, and Singer could be the first of that wave to reach the majors if his changeup improves this summer.
The Blue Jays selected Singer in the second round out of high school in 2015, but he opted against signing, instead choosing to attend the University of Florida. His bet on himself paid off, as Singer improved his stock during his time in college and ended up going 18th overall in last June's first-year player draft. While Singer did not pitch for an affiliate after being drafted by the Royals, he did achieve some level of fame after he used part of his $4-plus million signing bonus to pay off his parents' debt, with the reaction video going viral. Singer is a big, 6-foot-5 right-hander with a low arm slot and incredible horizontal movement on his two primary pitches (fastball/slider). He's now 22 and so the clock is ticking on the development of his changeup and command. If neither of those pieces of the puzzle come along, Singer could transition to a high-leverage relief role. He figures to open 2019 at the High-A level.
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On track for Wednesday's start
PKansas City Royals
May 4, 2021
Singer (heel) threw a bullpen session and is on track to make his scheduled start Wednesday against Cleveland, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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X-rays negative
PKansas City Royals
Heel
April 30, 2021
Singer underwent X-rays on his left heel after Friday's loss to the Twins that came back negative, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Diagnosed with left heel contusion
PKansas City Royals
Foot
April 30, 2021
Singer was diagnosed with a left heel contusion after he exited Friday's game against the Twins.
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Exits with injury
PKansas City Royals
Foot
April 30, 2021
Singer exited Friday's game against the Twins at the end of the second inning with an apparent left foot injury, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Dominates Tigers for first win
PKansas City Royals
April 24, 2021
Singer (1-2) allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out eight across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Tigers.
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