Full name is Brady Alan Singer…resides in Leesburg, Fla., during the offseason...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 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).