Originally Posted by membengal
My unsolicited Cingrani thought...I am puzzled why they haven't called him to AA, given that he is so completely destroying a hitters league at a slightly advanced age, and my off-the-cuff explanation?
They are shining him up to trade him a la Zach Stewart because they don't really believe in his long-term prospects as a starting pitcher as he moves up the ladder. So they leave him be to dominate and up his prospect status as a prelude to getting maximum value for him.
Just my random thought.
Could be. Also could be that they want him to work specifically with Rigo Beltran with a certain pitch. Right now, Cingrani needs to work with his secondary pitches. His fastball is outstanding and he can throw it just about anywhere he wants to. He can dominate with that pitch at this level almost without throwing anything else if he wanted to. His off speed pitches, he doesn't seem to trust that much even though they can be good. It will be interesting to see.