Brady Singer surprised his parents with the Christmas gift of a lifetime.The Royals pitching prospect paid off his parents' debt and bank loans, thanking them for their support on his baseball journey.
Brady Singer surprised his parents with the Christmas gift of a lifetime.
The Royals pitching prospect paid off his parents' debt and bank loans, thanking them for their support on his baseball journey.
"Today is very special to my heart," Singer posted on Twitter on Tuesday, along with a video of his parents' emotional reaction to the surprise gift. "To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I. I can't thank them enough. Love you Mom and Dad."
In the video, Singer's mother, Jacquelyn, reads a letter from Brady, explaining the gift with his father, Brett, looking on.
"Dear Mom and Dad, I just want to say 'Thank you' for everything you've done to help me reach my dreams," Singer wrote in the letter. "There's absolutely no way I could have done all this by myself. Both of you constantly took off of work and spent every dime you made just to put a smile on my face. My smile and appreciation for both of you has never stopped and it never will."
Singer is ranked the Royals' top prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 22-year-old right-hander was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 Draft out of the University of Florida. He signed with Kansas City for $4,247,500, a franchise record for a pitcher.
"Now, instead of trying to save money every weekend to replace the savings account you drained on traveling to see me play baseball, you can spend it on yourselves, because you deserve the very best," the letter said. "I want you both to know how much I appreciate you and how none of this would be possible without you."
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.