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Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Singer pitches another gem for Royals

Righty tosses six scoreless innings in final start as a prospect
September 17, 2020

Brady Singer looked every bit a top pitching prospect in his final start as one. As he eclipsed his eligibility for inclusion on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list, the No. 57 overall prospect allowed two hits and struck out eight over six innings in the Royals' 4-0 blanking of the

Singer all but unhittable for eight innings

No. 58 overall prospect gives up two-out single in eighth, fans eight
September 10, 2020

In just his ninth Major League start, Brady Singer nearly carved out his name in the record books. He settled for carving his way through the Indians' batting order. The third-ranked Royals prospect carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, allowing a lone single and two walks while striking out

Royals' Singer to make MLB debut Saturday

No. 59 overall prospect to start in Kansas City's second game
July 22, 2020

Brady will have something over his fellow singer Lorde. He'll actually get to be a Royal. Brady Singer,'s No. 59 overall prospect, will make his Major League debut for Kansas City on Saturday at Cleveland, manager Mike Matheny announced Wednesday. He is scheduled to face Mike Clevinger in the

Toolshed: Non-roster invitees to follow

Madrigal, Rutschman, Gore worth watching in Spring Training
January 31, 2020

Saturday means the start of February, which means the start of Spring Training, which means the return of baseball.The storylines will pile up with players descending on Arizona and Florida in the coming weeks. Some of them are not on 40-man rosters but will still participate in Major League camp

Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

Robert ready to put on White Sox; Royals, Tigers need patience
January 21, 2020

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2020. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

Hurlers Singer, Lynch tapped for Royals camp

2018 first-rounders among Kansas City's non-roster invites
January 13, 2020

Eleven top Royals prospects received Surprise invites on Monday.Headlined by 2018 first-rounders Brady Singer and Daniel Lynch, Kansas City announced non-roster invitations to big league camp in Surprise, Arizona.

Bubic, Lee lead prosperous Royals ranks

Four Kansas City affiliates won league championships in 2019
November 1, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The last generation of Royals to bring a World Series to Kansas City were no strangers

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 31

Reds' Gutierrez fans 13; Royals' Singer goes the distance
September 1, 2019

Reds RHP Vladimir Gutierrez, Triple-A Louisville: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K -- The Reds' No. 11 prospect needed only six innings to set a career high in strikeouts. The only run he allowed in the Bats' 2-1 over Toledo win was unearned and

Singer shows dominant form for Naturals

Royals No. 2 prospect fans nine in seven scoreless innings
August 14, 2019

After 2 1/2 months in the Texas League, Brady Singer is looking like the pitcher who dominated the Carolina League for two months.The second-ranked Royals prospect struck out nine over seven innings in his best start at the Double-A level as Northwest Arkansas blanked Arkansas, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Dickey-Stephens

Toolshed: Prospects on the upswing

Twins' Lewis, Marlins' Diaz among those turning seasons around
July 24, 2019

Call these the grind times.Baseball players talk a lot about dealing with the grind of a long season, something that can be felt most in July. The weather's hot; the pennant chase is not quite here yet; the games within games -- adjusting to another team and then adjusting to

Singer spins third straight scoreless start

Top Royals prospect reportedly heading from Rocks to Naturals
May 27, 2019

Brady Singer's stingy May came to a close with one of his strongest outings to date. Next month reportedly will find him in a new setting.Kansas City's top prospect turned in his third straight scoreless start, scattering four hits over seven innings, as Class A Advanced Wilmington held on to

Blue Rocks' Singer hits all the right notes

Top Royals prospect scatters five hits in pro-best seven innings
May 21, 2019

Brady Singer seems to be finding his rhythm on the mound.The top Royals prospect threw a career-high seven scoreless frames, allowing five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 2-1, 10-inning win over Salem on Tuesday night at Haley Toyota Field.

Singer plays sweet music for Blue Rocks

Top Royals prospect fans career-high 10 in six shutout frames
May 16, 2019

The wait has been worth it for both Brady Singer and Kansas City.Kansas City's top prospect struck out a career-high 10 over six scoreless innings as Class A Advanced Wilmington defeated Frederick, 6-1, on Thursday night at Frawley Stadium. Singer scattered six hits while lowering his ERA through his first

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 28

Dodgers' May posts five zeros; O's Mountcastle gets three hits
April 29, 2019

Dodgers RHP Dustin May, Double-A Tulsa: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 HB, 1 BB, 7 K -- The Dodgers' No. 2 prospect picked up his second win of the season in the Drillers' 5-0 blanking of Corpus Christi. May (2-1) needed all of 11 pitches to get through

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 16

Dodgers' May deals and hits; Royals' Singer records first win
April 17, 2019

Dodgers RHP Dustin May, Double-A Tulsa: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K; 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, R -- May dazzled both on the mound and at the plate, tossing five scoreless frames and driving in two runs with a second-inning single against Springfield. With runners on second

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 6

Robert stays hot for Dash; Singer impresses in pro debut
April 7, 2019

White Sox OF Luis Robert, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 2B -- For the first time in team history, the Dash are 3-0 to begin a season. The main catalyst behind the early success is the fourth-ranked White Sox prospect, who's off to quite the start in his own

Royals Prospect Primer: Singer in spotlight

Kansas City's top pick in 2018 headlines promising but thin group
March 22, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Full-season debutant: Brady Singer, RHPWhen

Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats
February 19, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), the second installment, broken into three parts, focuses on pitchers and considers the quality and

The Show Before the Show: Episode 190

Royals' Singer discusses parents' present, preparation for 2019
January 4, 2019

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "The Show Before the Show" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via