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Vottomatic
07-12-2012, 06:02 PM
The Reds starting pitching has been a thing of amazement this season, not missing any starts. Almost unfathomable considering what we're used to seeing. In fact, Walt stocked up with Francis and Tomko, just for that reason. Fortunately, they haven't needed to do it. But if they did, who would they go to?

The list of candidates would include Chapman, Hoover, Lecure, Cingrani......

I think they'd give Cingrani the chance if the opportunity arises. Dude has passed all the tests so far. Not saying he won't run into a brick wall at some point. But I think it would be interesting to see Cingrani get the major league call if a starter goes down.

What do you think? And again, this is simply for some fun conversation.

camisadelgolf
07-12-2012, 06:05 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=villar002ped

There's less than a 0.1% chance Cingrani gets a call-up this year.

camisadelgolf
07-12-2012, 06:08 PM
Dan Corcino would get called up before Cingrani.

Scrap Irony
07-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Look at the 40-man to make the call. Since Cingrani's not there, he won't hit the Queen City.

I'd guess Hoover would be stretched out, or Lotzkar or Villareal would come up.

Vottomatic
07-12-2012, 06:23 PM
Yeah, I had a brain cramp and thought Cingrani was at Louisville. Forgot he's in Pensacola. I hope he makes it to Louisville this year.

_Sir_Charles_
07-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Wouldn't this automatically be Pedro Villareal?

TOBTTReds
07-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Wouldn't this automatically be Pedro Villareal?

Pretty much.

OGB
07-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Look at the 40-man to make the call. Since Cingrani's not there, he won't hit the Queen City.

I'd guess Hoover would be stretched out, or Lotzkar or Villareal would come up.

This is spot on, except I think Hoover goes to the pen and Lecure gets stretched out. Villareal is probably the next option, though.

dougdirt
07-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Depends on who got injured and how long they were expected to be out. In some cases it simply goes to the guy who is lined up with the pitcher who went down (either in AAA or AA depending on 40 man roster options and such). Ideally though I think the Reds would prefer to go with Villarreal first, Corcino second and Lotzkar 3rd.

cinreds21
07-13-2012, 02:14 AM
What Doug said. Villarreal gets the first shot simply because he is on the 40-man roster. If it's just a one or two spot start, Chad Reinke or Brett Tomko would probably get called up before Corcino or Cingrani simply so they wouldn't waste an option year sending them down. (Corcino will have to be put on in the off-season, Cingrani not for three off-seasons.)

RedlegJake
07-13-2012, 05:55 PM
I'd think Villareal. First he's on the 40 man. Second he's been unspectacularly solid all year. Good enough to deserve that shot if it happens.

Kingspoint
07-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Todd Redmond.

DGullett35
07-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Todd Redmond.

No question it would be Todd now.

dougdirt
07-15-2012, 04:04 PM
No question it would be Todd now.

Still depends on the rotations. If Todd pitched the day before and something comes up, then someone else is going to get the call.

RedlegJake
07-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Redmond, Villareal and Hoover at AAA - they're getting a fair little staff together now.

cinreds21
07-15-2012, 10:25 PM
Why is everyone saying Hoover? He hasn't been used as a starter at all this season.

kaldaniels
07-15-2012, 10:48 PM
Still depends on the rotations. If Todd pitched the day before and something comes up, then someone else is going to get the call.

Of course, but I think the spirit of the question is asking who is "next in line" if that makes sense.

RedlegJake
07-16-2012, 02:24 AM
Why is everyone saying Hoover? He hasn't been used as a starter at all this season.
cinreds - because Hoover was a starter throughout his minor league career with the Braves. He'd be the third guy probably after Redmnd and Villareal before I'd think they'd dip all the way to AA

dougdirt
07-16-2012, 02:36 AM
cinreds - because Hoover was a starter throughout his minor league career with the Braves. He'd be the third guy probably after Redmnd and Villareal before I'd think they'd dip all the way to AA

He hasn't started all year. He isn't stretched out at all right now. They won't be going to him.

mth123
07-16-2012, 08:06 AM
cinreds - because Hoover was a starter throughout his minor league career with the Braves. He'd be the third guy probably after Redmnd and Villareal before I'd think they'd dip all the way to AA

More likely would be Hoover getting a call to the pen and Lecure moving in to the rotation. If its a one time start, I'd guess Redmond or Villareal. If a starter is out for a while, I'd guess Lecure with Hoover moving up. Lecure would probably only go 3 innings the first time in more of a bullpen day, but he should be able to go 5 in his second start and be fine innings wise from there.

puca
07-16-2012, 08:38 AM
cinreds - because Hoover was a starter throughout his minor league career with the Braves. He'd be the third guy probably after Redmnd and Villareal before I'd think they'd dip all the way to AA

Hoover has started a grand total of 20 games above A ball and hasn't been a full time starter since 2010.