Originally Posted by holster10
I am sorry.... there was no "going off". I only called you on your opinion. It's called on-line discussion. I am sorry you misread it as such....
No problem. For the record, I think if Cingrani can just develop an average breaking ball and change that he can throw enough to keep his FB% below 70%, he'll be a beast. More than just a solid starter IMO.
Right now, a lot of guys are chasing his Fastball up out of the zone. Call me skeptical of that continuing all year and I think he'll need something else to keep them from sitting on Fastballs in the hitting zone. Given the Reds roster of solid starting pitchers for all 5 spots, I'd let him finish his development and keep him on call if some one else goes down.
There could be a valid point that AAA is too easy for him and won't force him to use his other stuff though.