Brady Alan Singer resides in Leesburg, Fla....Graduated from Eustis High School (Fla.) in 2015…selected by Toronto in the second round (56th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign...Attended the University of Florida, where he helped the Gators win the school’s first NCAA College World Series championship in 2017…named All-SEC Second Team, College World Series All-Tournament Team and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…fanned 12 LSU hitters in Game 1 of the College World Series finals, the most strikeouts in the championship round since the event moved to a best-of-three format in 2003...In 2018 at Florida, went 12-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 114 strikeouts as a junior…named SEC Pitcher of the Year, leading the conference in wins and ERA…won the Dick Howser Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top player in college baseball, and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award...named Baseball America College Player of the Year, becoming the second player drafted by the Royals to earn that honor, joining: Alex Gordon (2005).
Made a career-high 27 starts in his sophomore season, one behind Mike Minor (28) for the team lead, despite being placed on the Injured List three times, from July 20-Aug. 11 with right shoulder fatigue, from Sept. 17-20 with a non-disclosed ailment and from Sept. 29 through season’s end with upper arm discomfort...The Royals supported Singer with zero runs in nine of his 27 starts (33.3%) in 2021, and with one run or fewer in 14 of his 27 starts (51.9%), despite the fact that he held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in 16 of his 27 starts (59.3%), including five of his last seven...Singer was charged with 11 unearned runs, which accounted for 13.6% of the 81 runs he allowed…the 11 unearned runs tied for second-most in the American League and were the most by a Royal since Edinson Vólquez had 11 in 2016...Brady held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in 16 of his 27 starts (59.3%), but he went just 3-5 in those starts despite posting a 2.24 ERA (21 ER in 84.1 IP)...Singer was charged with six errors—all within in his first 17 starts—which led all pitchers in 2021, two more than anyone else, and tied for the second-most errors by a Royals pitcher, trailing only Steve Busby, who had eight in 1974...Singer induced a called strike on 457 of the 2,287 pitches he threw in 2021 (20.0%), the third-highest rate in the Majors (min. 2,000 pitches), trailing Adam Wainwright, who led the league with a called-strike rate of 21.6%, and Rich Hill, who ranked second at 20.5%...On Aug. 18 vs. Houston, Singer got 26 called strikes on 92 pitches (28.3%), to mark the third-highest single-game called-strike rate by a Royal since 2008 (min. 90 pitches), trailing only Ian Kennedy (28.8% on 104 pitches) on June 23, 2018, and Bruce Chen (28.4% on 102 pitches) on Sept. 23, 2011...His rate of 20.0% of pitches being called strikes is the highest by a Royal (min. 2,000 pitches) in the Pitch Tracking Era (since 2008), besting the previous high set by Jason Vargas, who got 571 called strikes on 2,925 pitches (19.5%) in 2017...Of the 391 batted balls off him, only 22 qualified as barrels, including none in his last two starts of the season…Singer’s 5.6% barrel rate was the second-lowest in the American League (min. 120.0 IP) higher only than Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. (5.3%)...Brady earned the win in the Royals’ 7-2 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sept. 20 in Cleveland, in which he pitched a 7.0-inning complete game, holding the Tribe to two runs on six hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts…retired the last seven to mark his first career complete game, and the 14th complete game of 7.0 innings or fewer in team history, first since Edinson Vólquez’s 6.0-inning complete game on May 23, 2015, a rain-shortened game vs. the Cardinals...Brady faced 581 batters and 316 of them (53.9%) were left-handed batters, which was the highest rate in the American League (min. 575 batters faced) and fifth highest in the Majors, trailing Jon Gray (57.1%), Germán Márquez (54.5%), Zack Wheeler (54.1%) and Freddy Peralta (54.0%)...Of the 38 extra-base hits he allowed, 26 of them were hit by left-handed batters (68.4%), including 11 of the 14 home runs he allowed.
Made his Major League debut on July 25 at Cleveland and started 12 games during his rookie season…led all first-year pitchers in innings (64.1) and strikeouts (61), becoming the second Royal (Steve Busby, 1973) to lead MLB rookies in both categories...Debuted in KC’s second game of the season, allowing two runs on three hits over 5.0 innings, with seven strikeouts, taking a no-decision in a 3-2 triumph in 10 innings…his strikeout total was one shy of the club record in a debut, held by J.P. Howell (2005) and Paul Splittorff (1970)... Became the first Royal to debut as a starting pitcher within the team’s first two games of the season, and just the fifth pitcher to do this in the previous 13 seasons across the Majors... Posted a 3.18 ERA (14 ER in 39.2 IP) and held opponents to a .179 average (25-for-140) in his road starts… comparatively, he had a 5.47 ERA (15 ER in 24.2 IP) and a .281 opponents average (27-for-96) at home...Became the first pitcher since 1901 to record at least 5.0 innings and allow no more than five hits in each of his first seven career road starts, surpassing Phil Hughes, who did it in his first six career road starts in 2007…it’s tied for the longest streak of its kind in franchise history, matching James Shields (Aug. 1, 2013-March 31, 2014)...Earned September Royals Pitcher of the Month honors, going 3-2 with a 2.73 ERA (9 ER in 29.2 IP), with nine walks and 30 strikeouts in the month…also held opponents to a .184 average (19-for-103) in September, good for second in the AL behind only Gerrit Cole (.147)...Held opponents to a .205 average (8-for-39) with runners in scoring position…of the 28 runs he allowed, 14 of them came via the eight home runs he surrendered, though he finished the season without allowing a roundtripper in his final 30.2 frames...Held opposing No. 3-4-5 hitters to a combined 9-for-81 (.111)—best in the Majors—with just three extra-base hits and six RBI...Fanned a season-high eight hitters on Aug. 4 at Wrigley Field, but suffered his first loss, 5-4…also matched his strikeout total on Sept. 10 at Cleveland and Sept. 16 at Detroit...Earned his first big league win on Aug. 9, with a 4-2 triumph over Minnesota, his first of three-straight starts against the Twins…allowed two runs on five hits over 5.0 innings...Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Sept. 10 in Cleveland, before allowing a two-out single to Austin Hedges…retired the next batter to complete 8.0 scoreless innings for the first time, allowing one hit and two walks, with eight strikeouts…became the 22nd Royals pitcher to allow one hit or less over 8.0 scoreless innings and first since Danny Duffy on Aug. 1, 2016 at Tampa Bay...Followed up his near no-hitter with 6.0 scoreless innings in Detroit on Sept. 16, earning his second-straight win… fanned the first five batters of the game to match a franchise record, held by Gil Meche (June 21, 2008 vs. San Francisco), according to Sportradar…threw 10 strikes in the first inning, just missing an immaculate inning as Miguel Cabrera fouled off an 0-2 pitch...Earned his fourth victory in the season finale vs. Detroit on Sept. 27, holding the Tigers to one run on three hits over 7.0 innings, with no walks and five strikeouts.
Split the season between Wilmington (A+) and Northwest Arkansas (AA), combining to go 12-5 with a 2.85 ERA (47 ER in 148.1 IP) and 138 strikeouts (8.37 K/9) in 26 starts...His 12 victories were the most by a Royals minor league pitcher and tied for ninth among all minor league hurlers… also ranked fourth in ERA (min. 100.0 IP), fifth in strikeouts and WHIP (min. 100.0 IP) in the organization...Named Northwest Arkansas Pitcher of the Year, while also earning Organization All-Star honors from MiLB.com...Selected to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, pitching a scoreless sixth inning in the contest at Progressive Field in Cleveland...Also selected a Carolina League midseason All-Star, but did not appear in the game due to his promotion to Northwest Arkansas...Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 28, going 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA (2 ER in 12.1 IP) and 12 strikeouts in two starts vs. Amarillo...Collected a season-high 10 strikeouts vs. Frederick (with Wilmington) on May 16, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings in a 6-1 triumph…scattered six hits and did not issue a walk...Tossed a season-high 7.0 scoreless innings in consecutive starts with Wilmington: May 21 at Salem (ND, 2-1 win in 10 innings) and May 27 vs. Myrtle Beach (1-0 win), which were his last two starts with the Blue Rocks…also tossed 7.0 shutout frames at Arkansas (with Northwest Arkansas) on Aug. 14...Over his last four starts of the year, went 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA (4 ER in 26.2 IP), collecting 26 strikeouts, compared to seven walks (3.71 K/BB ratio).