The three KC Royals prospects that need promoted ASAP

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Although only one minor league season is under the KC Royals’ prospect belt, he is ready for the spotlight.

The first round, 18th overall pick in 2018, Brady Singer is ready to test the waters in Major League Baseball.  He will turn 24 this August and pitched three years in the Southeastern Conference with the Florida Gators.

His last year in college saw him post a 12-3 record with a 2.55 ERA and a WHIP under 1.00.  Pretty solid numbers in an ultra competitive conference and against non-wooden bats.  Facing tough hitters is something he has already done for the majority of his last few years.

The Royals rested him after the June draft and he did not play in the professionals until 2019.  He started at Advance-A ball and quickly made the jump to Double-A.  Overall, Singer was 12-5 with a 2.85 ERA, 1.187 WHIP and struck out 138 batters in 148 1/3 innings pitched.

He quickly racked up awards and distinctions being named a Organizational All-Star, Futures Game Selection, Mid-Season All-Star with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Pitcher of the Week for Northwest Arkansas in late July.

A non-roster invitee to big league camp this spring, Singer started off very well and despite struggling a bit in his last appearance, he still held his own.  He punched out six batters in five and two-thirds frames and gave up seven hits.  His control was a bit off walking four batters but that is an anomaly and should correct itself with more time.

With multiple doubleheaders, he would be perfect to slide into starting on those days if not more often.  It would be wise to have him pitch as many games at Kauffman as possible to drive up ticket sales and build fan support.

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It is reported that Singer was already a candidate to make the team as the fifth starter, we will see if he still gets that much deserved opportunity once baseball restarts.