Bernie on the Scene: Evaluating AL Rookie Pitchers

Bernie on the Scene: Evaluating AL Rookie Pitchers

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

This week, I'm going to offer my analysis of several American League rookie pitchers.

Next week, I intend to round up both National and American League remaining rookie hitters and pitchers about whom readers have requested comments. That will be my last article in this particular rookie series.

Brady Singer, RHP, Royals

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I remember watching Singer's first start. On July 25, he dominated the Indians. It was impressive at the time. However, the Indians turned out to be an inept offense, and it put Singer's quality performance more in perspective.

The Royals drafted Singer in the first round in 2015. He was previously drafted by the Blue Jays but chose to attend the University of Florida.

Singer has always been seen as a guy with a limited repertoire. He relies on his 91-94 mph fastball and a solid slider for his foundation. His fastball does generate ground balls due to late life and sink on the ball. He throws an occasional changeup, but the scarcity of usage has hitters sitting fastball/slider.

Because of the limited arsenal and lack of high velocity on his primary pitch, Singer would likely slot as a No. 4 starter on a better than average rotation. With the mediocre Royals starters, he may slot higher.

Singer does not have an "out" pitch to end an at-bat. He does use the slider well, but a lineup can adjust after the first look

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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