With the 18th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft, the Kansas City Royals have selected Brady Singer a right-handed pitcher out of the University of Florida.
At the beginning of the season I would have told you that Singer would be the unanimous number one pick. But a slow start to his junior season knocked him down a few ticks. He’s a 3 pitch guy that uses primarily his fastball that sits in the mid 90s and a plus slider. He has worked in a change-up and as it isn’t phenomenal but it continues to improve which will give him three plus pitches.
Singer’s Freshman year wasn’t all to great. He worked primarily out of the bullpen and put up a 4.95 ERA. in 2017 he jumped into a starter role and put up a 3.21 ERA in 19 starts. In his 14 starts this season he has a 2.27 ERA. Over his college career he averaged just over a strikeout per inning. He commands the ball well and is very durable. Only twice this year he has not reached the 6th inning.
— Josh Nelson (@soxmachine_josh) June 3, 2018
Singer was a high draft pick back in 2015 out of high school when the Toronto Blue Jays took Singer with the 56th overall pick. After failing to agree on a deal Singer opted to attend the University of Florida.
Singer will not only be the best pitching prospect in the Kansas City System, he is automatically the best player in the System and could be the ace of the KC staff going forward.