Originally Posted by Kc61
Doug or others. Both Cingrani and Corcino skipped levels. Does that reflect a change in philosophy for the Reds organization? Is it wise?
My guess is that the move of Corcino to AA was more extreme since AA is considered the big jump in the minor leagues.
Obviously, as a fan, I want these guys on the Reds as soon as possible. But I did think it was a departure for the Reds to skip levels for these guys.
I think the Corcino move was more extreme, but I feel that they did it because of how they dealt with him last year. The Reds went out of their way to keep that Dayton team together as long as possible. Inevery other year as far as I can remember, Corcino or a pitcher very much like him would have been promoted to A+ midseason. But the Reds wanted that team to win and stay together. My feeling is, to keep him on their ideal timeline, they went into spring with the idea that if he pitches well, he can go to AA. It isn't going badly so far, it just isn't going great either. The walks are higher than you want to see, but he is also pretty young for the league and he has all of 4 starts. He is getting a ton of groundballs like he always has and he is missing bats still. Hasn't given up a home run yet. He is learning still, things that worked in Dayton aren't going to work in Pensacola. I think he will be fine and back to his 'normal' self by the time June rolls around.
With Cingrani, it isn't anything unprecedented. The Reds have skipped polished college guys over Dayton for years, in particular pitchers.