2022 Player Outlook
For the second straight season, Singer's ERA has been higher than his xERA. In 2021, he went 5-10 with a 4.91 ERA (4.60 xERA), 1.55 WHIP and a 22.4 percent strikeout rate. Singer will allow some hard contact, but he's posted a ground ball rate above 50 percent in back-to-back seasons, but the biggest worry is that starters with two pitches tend to not last long. Last season, he used his sinker and slider nearly 95 percent of the time. In his third time through the order, he posted a 6.35 ERA and opponents had a .287 batting average against him. Singer needs a third pitch to truly become a solid fantasy asset. His two primary pitches can get him through a couple of innings, but the team will struggle to trust him a third time through the order without a tertiary option. Could his four-seamer or changeup develop? Sure, but we need to see it before we are comfortable pushing Singer up draft boards.