Brady Singer named Baseball America National Player of the Year

Brady Singer was named the National Player of the Year by Baseball America on Thursday. Singer is the second Florida Gator to earn the award, joining catcher Mike Zunino (2012).

Singer is the first pitcher to earn the award since Trevor Bauer (UCLA) in 2011.

Singer took over the Friday night role from Alex Faedo in 2018. The junior entered the season with lofty expectations. Many projected him to be the first overall draft pick this June before the season even started. He’s done nothing to disappoint. Singer is tied for the league lead with 10 wins this season. He’s thrown 88 innings with a SEC leading 2.25 ERA. Singer started 13 games this season with the Gators winning 12 of those starts. He struck out 92 batters to just 18 walks this season.

Singer missed his last two starts with a hamstring injury but is healthy and will be back on the mound this Saturday when the Gators look to get back to Omaha starting with the Gainesville Regional.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC