MLB: 5 players you might not have heard of who will be All-Stars next year

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants fields the ball against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on September 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants fields the ball against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on September 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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MLB Kansas City Royals Brady Singer
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Royals RHP Brady Singer

Brady Singer was one of the bright spots on a bad Royals team in 2020, and despite being their top pitching prospect he has been relatively unheard of since the Royals are not talked about that often. Singer was stellar in his rookie season this year with a 4.06 ERA and 4.08 FIP in 12 starts.

He also had some good Statcast metrics being in the 81st percentile for barrel %, and he had a well above average xBA and xSLG. Singer was also on the cusp of greatness twice as he was 7 outs away from a no-hitter and one pitch away from an immaculate inning in two different games this year.

Singer could be on the verge of a monster second season and could end up in a situation where he is the lone good choice for the MLB All-Star Game on the Royals, especially if Kansas City trades Salvador Perez.

While they are in the middle of what looks like it could be a long rebuild, the Royals have a potential ace in Brady Singer to grow a rotation around, and whether or not his first All-Star Game is next season, he will certainly be appearing in multiple of them down the road.