Originally Posted by mth123
Nope. I just think he needs at least another season in the minors working on secondary stuff. I don't think we should start penciling him into the Reds staff for 2013. Before today, I actually thought that might be an option.
I kind of agree, and based on Browning's comments and some in the minor league forum who've watched Cingrani, it sounds like today wasn't much of an anomaly as far as pitch selection. As reluctant as he may be, I would send him down next season and tell him to heavily mix in off speed pitches regardless of results. Not only is he uncomfortable throwing them, the pitches themselves just don't seem major league caliber. I still love the foundation he has as a big lefty with an above average arm and top shelf command.