Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Cingrani does have other pitches.
His other pitches are inconsistent. Like every other minor league pitcher.
His change up is pretty consistent actually. His slider sucks. It often just resembles a flat low 80's fastball. Every now and again he can snap off one that may be an average pitch.
But the biggest concern is that he simply has no faith to throw the other pitches. Listen to him talk about his stuff. "I throw the fastball. With the fastball." I like Cingrani, quite a bit and think there is a chance that he actually does do something as a starter. I also think there is a real good chance he is going to go through some big growing pains at some point when he reaches the point where guys can hit his fastball.