Originally Posted by holster10
What I find the most intriguing is how Cingrani pitches to MLB hitters who are DEAD RED fastball hitters since Cingrani relies heavily on his fastball. Ransom and Soriano are very good fastball hitters and both had good nights against Cingrani.
Yeah. This doesn't really bode well IMO. Once the league gets a good read on him, he could struggle. There are lots of good fastball hitters around. Cingrani would probably upgrade the pen right now, but he's an unfinished product as a starter and does not need to take anyone's job in the rotation. Once Cueto is back, if everyone is healthy, Cingrani needs to go back to AAA even though his stats may say otherwise. Of course, if the Reds wanted to upgrade one of the 2 or 3 dead spots in the pen with him as a move to try to win this year, I'd be OK with that. As a starter, he needs more seasoning IMO.
Could be pretty darned good in a couple years though.