Originally Posted by Edd Roush
Do we really want our top pitching prospects (Cingrani) to even pitch in Bakersfield? I am all about our pitching prospects building a lot of confidence and to have him go out to Bakersfield and get shelled, does not sound good for any one's confidence. I guess it could be a good reality check for him and let him know that he has to improve, but I really hate having this Bakersfield affiliate with all of these skewed numbers. Doesn't provide the good hitters with a challenge and makes all of the pitchers look worse than they really are.
If you miss bats, you can do fine in the California League. Tim Crabbe posted strong numbers there. Josh Ravin was dominant when he was not walking everyone because he missed plenty of bats too.