Originally Posted by Steve4192
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.
I don't know if that is entirely true. Dan Haren throws some type of fastball (be it a 2 seamer, sinker or cutter) 93% of the time in the mid to high 80's. Certainly no top of the rotation guy at this point, but successful. Tim Hudson throws his combo of fastballs 89% of the time in that high 80's range. He was pretty good this season.
There are of course examples too where it doesn't work.