Originally Posted by Kc61
A few simple questions.
How good a prospect is Cingrani? Early success or the real article.
Is Cingrani as good a prospect as Corcino?
Will Cingrani get promoted to AA mid-season?
Is Cingrani a likely starting pitcher at higher levels?
1. He is a good, but not great prospect. Has some things he needs to work on, but you wouldn't know if by the numbers.
2. No, he isn't. His secondary stuff simply isn't on par with Corcino right now. He also doesn't use his secondary stuff too much at this point either. He will mix in a slider from time to time, but he doesn't seem to trust his change up much. It wouldn't surprise me if he were out there throwing 75% fastballs and 20% sliders. I have not seen him pitch this year though aside from the spring showcase. Plenty of scouts still think his future is in the bullpen, though some think he can stay as a starter.
3. Very likely.
4. I imagine he will be. Now, whether he stays a starter when he gets to the Majors, I can't say. But I doubt the Reds take him out of the starting role anytime soon given what he has done and what he could do if he can refine his secondary offerings and show some trust in them.