Kansas City Royals Prospect Debuts in 2020: Brady Singer
Without a doubt, the prospect with the most hype attached to his name was 2018 first round pick Brady Singer, who the team took 18th overall that year. There was a lot of buzz surrounding Singer earlier this year, especially after he climbed his way up the minor league ladder quicker than most expected last season.
With two starting pitchers testing positive for coronavirus, that paved the way for Singer to make his MLB debut in the rotation and he got to as early as the second game of the season. He made the start against the Indians and pitched incredibly well, allowing just two runs in five innings of work.
In his second game, Singer also pitched five innings of two-run ball and had a good looking ERA of 3.60 after two starts.
Singer made start number three on his 24th birthday and that came at Wrigley Field where he had his weakest outing yet. He went five innings once again, but coughed up a pair of two-run homers. He did strikeout eight batters though and made the top of that Cubs lineup look silly.
After four starts, Singer has thrown 20 innings and has an ERA of 4.50. He’s struck out 22 while walking eight batters and he’s pitched five innings in each of his four appearances.
It was important for Singer to show he could handle being on the mound as a starter and he’s done just that in his four starts thus far. This kid will be something special in a Royals uniform and maybe he’ll even be their ace when the postseason appearances start coming.