As the 2018 MLB Draft quickly approaches, it’s time to take an in-depth look at some of the top prospects in this year’s class.
Up next is Brady Singer, a flame-throwing right handed pitcher from the University of Florida who could be in the big leagues sooner rather than later.
After being the second-highest drafted player not to sign in 2015 (56th overall by the Blue Jays), Brady Singer arrived at the University of Florida surrounded by lofty expectations and had many people wondering if the then 19-year-old should have opted for the likely seven-figure signing bonus and turned pro.
Three years later, as he stands poised to be taken within the first few picks of the 2018 draft, it appears that Singer made the right decision.
Along with advanced stuff on the mound, Singer also has outstanding command and can locate all three pitches, regardless of count. In his career at Florida, he’s struck out 259 batters in 257.2 innings pitched, while walking only 67, good for nearly a 4:1 K/BB ratio. Scouts also love Singer’s athletic frame and even though he’s put on upward of 20 pounds in college, they believe a little added muscle could turn his already nasty arsenal even nastier.
I think everybody knows if you give one warning after one guy then you’re asking for trouble out of the blue,” Mattingly said after the game, which the Giants won 6-3 to even the three-game series.
I’m sure Rodriguez didn’t mean to hit Brinson and Straily didn’t mean to hit Buster, he added. If they thought there was going to be something going on they should have given both teams warnings before the game. If they thought it was intentional on their part, [Rodriguez] should have been out of the game.
Longtime Giants TV commentator Mike Krukow said on Tuesday that television microphones picked up Mattingly telling Posey, who had homered in the first inning, You’re next, as he was leaving the field in San Francisco.
Sure enough, Posey was hit by a pitch that was high and inside in the bottom half of the second. Giants manager Bruce Bochy then stormed the field in a rage and started giving the umpires an earful. Straily and Mattingly were ejected.
Whether it was intentional by Straily, Posey said: I don’t know. It sure seemed that way.
On Wednesday, Krukow said he was wrong about Mattingly telling Posey You’re next and said he would apologize to the Marlins manager.
The tensions go back to last week, when the teams played in Miami. Straily threw a pitch that broke Giants third baseman Evan Longoria’s finger.