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.
I agree there. Right now, I don't feel comfortable saying it is likely that Cingrani is anything more than a #4 type of starter or a good 7th inning reliever or ok set up man. But, there is room for growth in both of those because he does have an outstanding fastball (one of the best I have seen from a Reds prospect in fact, despite the velocity being 89-92 as a starter) and workings of decent offspeed stuff.