Re: It's the Halfway Point of the Season: Who's in Your Top 10?
I disagree with the guy who said Corcino's change up is a below average pitch.
I also hope that he wasn't using a video from April 2011 to determine Corcino's stuff now, but it is the video that he posted in the article. I was at that game and the video is mine, and it was one of his worst games of the year and he was topping out at about 90 MPH that day. I recall being a little disappointed after the game based on what I had heard about him from the season before.
There may have been a point in time where Cingrani was throwing low 90's and touching higher, but I haven't seen him mentioned as topping 92 all season as a starter. Corcino is in that 91-94 range and touches higher. Of course, I also think that even with that, Cingrani has the better fastball because of the movement and ability to pinpoint it.
With Cingrani it still comes down to his secondary stuff. He is 23 years old and I still haven't seen a game from him that showed anything near good and consistent secondary stuff. And according to his own words, I have seen the best game for his secondary stuff in his life. Corcino on the flip side is throwing an above average to plus slider, consistently, every game. That is the difference between the two guys in my rankings right now. One guy is consistently throwing a very good secondary pitch every night he toes the mound and he does it often within that game. One guy doesn't.