Chris Crawford dives into Brady Singer's recent run of success, determining whether or not he can keep this up moving forward and how fantasy managers should approach the young righty for the rest of the season.
CHRIS CRAWFORD: It's probably not fair for a pitcher that has less than [? 60 ?] starts under his belt, but if you were going to describe Brady Singer with one word, you're probably using inconsistent or some version of it. Inconsistent means that there's been good with had, however, and right now, things are going awfully well for the 2018 first round pick.
After registering a 5.97 ERA in his five starts in the month of June, Singer was sensational in July with a 2.05 ERA, 42 to 11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. And he punctuated the month with seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts against the Yankees. So July was good. June was bad.
What's next for Singer? We haven't been able to perfect our time machine, but there's reason to believe he can keep this going. He's in the 75th percentile in both getting strikeouts and avoiding walks. And he's above average in expected ERA and expected batting average as well.
Having said that, the analytics suggests some reason for some concern as well. He doesn't avoid barrels anywhere near the level you'd want, ranking in the bottom 20th percentile. And his average exit velocity is even worse in the 19%. Ultimately, Singer is an option that offers considerable volatility, but it's hard to argue with how he's looked as of late. Take the risk.