Kevin O’Brien at Royals Reporter writes about Brady Singer’s Steamer projections.
For Singer to meet or surpass his Steamer projections in 2024, it won’t be the addition of a fourth pitch or further development of his changeup.
Rather, it will be how his sinker profile fares next season.
If Singer can recapture that 2022-esque sinker effectiveness for the upcoming year, it’s possible that Singer could be an anchor in the No. 2 or 3 spot in the Royals rotation who could post an ERA under four.
Andy McCullough at The Athletic lists one potential free agent deal for each team.
Zack Greinke, SP
Play the hits. We considered listing someone like Craig Kimbrel, after the success the Royals had last year signing Aroldis Chapman and flipping him midseason for starting pitcher Cole Ragans. Perhaps Nick Anderson, a former relief ace with Tampa Bay, can play that part in 2024. Greinke may decide to retire. But if he wants to keep going, this is the spot for him.
Royals: Nick Pratto, 1B/OF
Pratto displayed big power numbers in the Minors, belting 53 home runs with an OPS around .900 in 207 games at Double-A and Triple-A in 2021-22, but the 25-year-old hasn’t found a place in Kansas City, where first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino is due back from injury next season. Factor in Salvador Perez’s potential move to first base/designated hitter and there doesn’t seem to be a fit for Pratto unless the Royals view him as a legitimate corner-outfield option.
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The Red Sox re-sign former Royals pitcher Wyatt Mills.
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The Rule 5 draft may be deep with pitching.
The Twins are trimming their scouting department.
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