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.