Brady Singer

Brady Singer

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Almost everything pointed to Singer being able to take a big step forward in 2023, but he instead regressed to the tune of a career-worst 5.52 ERA. It would be reasonable on the surface to blame the arm fatigue that plagued him in the second half or the back strain that ended his season in mid-September, but he wasn't particularly good in the first half either. Singer is still young -- this will be his age-27 campaign -- but there is some worrisome data suggesting major-league hitters might have figured him out. Largely a two-pitch, sinker-slider type of hurler, he gave up an average exit velocity of 91 mph on batted balls last year, falling into the bottom-sixth percentile of all big-league pitchers in that measurement. He generates a lot of groundballs, but Singer will have to generate even more moving forward if he can't rework his arsenal and/or add an effective third pitch. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Agreed to a one-year deal with the Royals in January of 2024.
Improves to 2-0
PKansas City Royals
April 11, 2024
Singer (2-0) earned the win over the Astros on Thursday, allowing one run on five hits over five innings. He struck out four.
ANALYSIS
A Yainer Diaz home run in the fourth inning was the lone mark against Singer on Thursday. The 27-year-old right-hander has allowed just two runs through his first three starts (18.1 innings) this season, lowering his ERA to a pristine 0.98 with a 0.76 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB. Singer looks to be back on track after a tough 2023 campaign, during which he went 8-11 with a 5.52 ERA. He's tentatively lined up for a road matchup with the White Sox in his next outing.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
86
Last 10 Games
86
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Brady Singer generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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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 2022
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2024
Even Split
2023
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .246 763 181 63 167 41 6 23
Since 2022vs Right .281 630 120 25 165 26 0 17
2024vs Left .156 37 10 4 5 3 0 1
2024vs Right .156 33 8 0 5 1 0 1
2023vs Left .263 414 82 35 97 27 5 10
2023vs Right .321 288 51 14 85 17 0 10
2022vs Left .233 312 89 24 65 11 1 12
2022vs Right .259 309 61 11 75 8 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.39 1.13 210.0 15 6 0 8.0 2.3 1.1
Since 2022Away 5.64 1.50 121.1 5 10 0 8.5 2.6 1.0
2024Home 0.98 0.76 18.1 2 0 0 8.8 2.0 1.0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 4.45 1.29 97.0 5 4 0 7.7 2.9 1.1
2023Away 7.18 1.69 62.2 3 7 0 7.2 2.6 1.1
2022Home 2.76 1.05 94.2 8 2 0 8.2 1.7 1.1
2022Away 3.99 1.30 58.2 2 3 0 9.8 2.6 0.9
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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
4.50
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
0.98
 
WHIP
0.76
 
BABIP
.192
 
GB/FB
3.75
 
Left On Base
107.1%
 
Swinging Strike
12.4%
 
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Getting shelled
PKansas City Royals
June 11, 2023
Singer holds an MLB-worst 55.6 hard-hit percentage. Opponents have a .507 expected slugging percentage versus Singer this season.
ANALYSIS
Singer's opponent average exit velocity of 92.9mph is also the worst mark in MLB. He's been better to start June, allowing four runs across 10 innings in his two most recent starts. Overall, his 6.58 ERA remains a far cry from the 3.23 ERA Singer posted in 27 appearances last season.
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Singer will be an interesting project in 2023 as the talent is there, but he is an incomplete body of work. Most sinker/slider repertoires stick in the bullpen, yet Singer has started in 63 of his 66 games at the major league level with a 23% strikeout rate despite no true offspeed pitch. He did increase the usage of his changeup in 2022, but the pitch has no whiffiness whatsoever so it is more of a show-me pitch to lefties than an actual weapon. Oddly enough, righties had a higher average against him for a second consecutive season than lefties, but the lefties took him deep twice as frequently. Singer persevered despite the limitations with a 19% K-BB%, which is impressive given the limited repertoire and the perceived challenges in the Cal Eldred era of pitching coach. A new pitching coach could provide Singer with a better tertiary pitch and allow him to take another step forward this season.
As the first Royals pitcher drafted amongst the trio of Jackson Kowar and Daniel Lynch in 2018, Brady Singer holds a 4.62 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 22.6% K%, and 9% BB% in 192.2 career innings. Singer went from a .260 BABIP and 72.9% LOB% in 2020 to a .350 BABIP and 67.8% LOB% in 2021. As a groundball-heavy pitcher (50.9%) that relies on the sinker 56.3% of the time, Singer also mixes in a slider (37-38%). Although the slider also elicits a 50.8% GB%, it's Singer's best pitch with a career 15.3% SwStr% and .293 wOBA. Since Singer likely won't be a quality source of strikeouts, fantasy managers hope for a season like 2020 with a 4.08 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. In Singer's career, he threw 13 quality starts (33%), but averages under five innings per start due to 12 starts of four innings or less. If the sinker performs more like 2020 (.295 wOBA) than 2021 (.381), Singer holds value as a streamer with limited upside.
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.
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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Sharp again in no-decision
PKansas City Royals
April 5, 2024
Singer did not factor into the decision Friday against the White Sox, allowing one run on two hits and one walk over 6.1 innings. He struck out four.
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Electric in season debut
PKansas City Royals
March 31, 2024
Singer (1-0) earned the win after he pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters in Sunday's 11-0 victory over the Twins.
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Committed to four-seamer, sweeper
PKansas City Royals
February 29, 2024
Singer plans to utilize a four-seam fastball and sweeper more often this season, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Set for Cactus debut next week
PKansas City Royals
February 21, 2024
Singer (back) will make his Cactus League debut Feb. 28 versus the Mariners, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Avoids arbitration
PKansas City Royals
Back
January 11, 2024
Singer (back) agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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