J Hamilton's comments on Chapman were fascinating. It's not the sheer velocity, it's that the ball seems to come out of nowhere. Or words to that effect.
Sometimes a pitcher is just deceptive for whatever reason. Yes, the experts can probably pinpoint it. But it's not necessarily measurable; it's something in the delivery combined with good stuff and command.
Similarly, sometimes a pitcher who seems to have good stuff will deceive nobody; hitters will know what he's got and will hit it.
Cingrani just may be that unusual pitcher whose effectiveness can't be measured by objective criteria. There may just be something in his delivery that deceives the hitters. And he seems to have good command.
I would definitely keep him in the rotation for now. Reds have plenty of great arms in the pen right now, this guy is trained as a starter, let's see how it works out.
Exciting prospect IMO.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-05-2013 at 04:45 PM.