Originally Posted by Benihana
Somewhat surprised that they have three (if you read the article includes Reed) pitching prospects listed ahead of Cingrani. For a guy who rocketed to the majors and dominated every level along the way (including the majors), you'd think he'd be one of the top 3 pitching prospects in a High A league.
He's basically a one-pitch (fastball) pitcher, and while that one pitch is dominating, it's more of a deception pitch rather than an overwhelming fireball. Once major league hitters see his delivery often enough, they are going to figure out how to hit his low 90s fastball no matter how well he hides the ball, and once they can hit his fastball, he has nothing else to offer.
Cingrani certainly has a chance to be a solid MLB pitcher, but I have my doubts that success will come as a starter.