Former UF standout Singer gives special gift to his parents

Florida pitcher Brady Singer celebrates with family after the Gators beat Auburn 3-2 in Game 3 of the NCAA Super Regionals on a walk-off home run from outfielder Austin Langworthy. [File photo]

Former Florida ace Brady Singer surprised his parents with a Christmas gift from the heart.

The Kansas City Royals pitching prospect paid off his parents’ debt and bank loans, thanking them for their support on his baseball journey.

“Today is very special to my heart,” Singer posted on his Twitter account Tuesday, along with a video of his parents’ reaction to the surprise gift. “To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I. I can’t thank them enough. Love you Mom and Dad.”

In the video, Singer’s mother, Jacquelyn, reads a letter from Brady, explaining the gift with his father, Brett, looking on.

Singer is ranked the Royals’ top prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 22-year-old right-hander was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft in June. He signed with Kansas City for $4,247,500, a franchise record for a pitcher.


  1. what is unspoken is the expense most athletes incur, or to be more precise, what their parents incur, to get them to a high level. the most elite, like brady, are able to help with some of that, which is wonderful, and deserves high praise. I would just add that all of the parents are unsung heroes here. its not cheap, the camps, the training costs, the support, and all that it takes. some sports, like tennis, the odds of payoff are slim relative to the cost, but all of the sports put pressure on the parents more than we as fans can ever imagine. the ncaa of course has no interest in helping share the bounty to offset these costs, just focusing on some of the current costs for some of the players, but leaving the parents to bear everything else. when a coach like pell did what he could to correct this, the treatment was brutal. perhaps pell could have done things more equitably, but the choice to not try to find a better way, and destroy programs like SMU, and the entire southwest conference, were one of those unfairnesses i guess i will never understand.