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BSB: Baseball America tabs Brady Singer as National Player of the Year

Jonathan India and Michael Byrne joined Singer as Baseball America first team All-Americans

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On Thursday, Baseball America named Florida RHP Brady Singer the 2018 National Player of the Year.

Singer, a junior from Eustis, FL, was named the SEC Pitcher of the Year earlier this month and becomes only the second pitcher to earn the accolade, joining Trevor Bauer (UCLA) in 2011.

Singer finished with a 10-1 record and a 2.25 ERA in 13 starts. In 88 innings or work, Singer recorded 92 strikeouts while only walking 18. Singer kept opposing hitters to a .186 batting average.

Singer was selected #56 overall by Toronto in the 2015 MLB Draft, but elected to attend Florida to improve his draft stock. Singer is expected to be taken in the top five by most draft experts in the upcoming MLB Draft.

Singer is the second Gator named the Baseball America National Player of the Year. Mike Zunino earned the honor in 2012. Zunino is the every day catcher for the Seattle Mariners in the major leagues.

The Gators open play as the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Friday with a contest against Ivy League champion, Columbia. The game is slated for a noon start.

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