Originally Posted by bubbachunk
I am not trying to devalue him just pointing out that there are no definites, especially when it comes to pitching prospects.
I love what Tony is doing and hope he can have enough control/command of 3 pitches to become a great major league pitcher for the Reds.
No one has said Congrani is a definite. Those of us in the pro-Cingrani as starter point to his production across three levels as a starter. We point to his plus fastball and, in some reports, plus changeup. We point to his clean mechanics and to other pitchers with two plus pitches and a show-me third pitch who've had success at the major league level.
At this point, Cingrani has shown enough to be considered a top-end prospect, equal to Daniel Corcino. Doesn't mean he won't fail.