Originally Posted by Steve4192
I'm not saying there is no chance he will pan out as a starter. He very well might. I'm just saying his OUTSTANDING statistical season is misleading, and that he is not the kind of prospect those numbers would indicate.
IMO, he is a good prospect, not a great one, despite putting up a statistically great season. Clearly, California league managers feel the same way. They felt he was a good enough prospect to make the list but not good enough to make the top 10, despite putting up outrageous numbers during his time in the league.
Cingrani was one of about four starting pitchers who made BA's starting Minor League All Star team. He has rocketed through the Reds system, actually made it to the majors already, and I think placing him 11th in the California League is ridiculous.
Reds aren't getting the appropriate respect in some of these polls IMO.
Anyone else from Bakersfield who should have been included in the top twenty? Must be somebody.