Just as Doug promised...
Just as Doug promised...
This year, Cingrani has added an intriguing new 11-5 sweeping curveball. It’s a slow breaker with tight rotation and consistent shape that he can throw for strikes.
With the addition of his curveball, Cingrani’s development is now tied to his changeup and his ability to improve his command. - Fangraphs
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Wow, below average control and even worse command according to this guy? Huh. The Cingrani Holy Conquest will have to march on....
When it comes to Cingrani and his control and command, it is interesting to me that through June of last year, I would have told you his command was good and his control was outstanding. He could pop the mitt on the corners most of the time. But down the stretch he lost that ability. Still within the strikezone with the fastball, but was missing his spots some. So far this year? Wild in the zone, but still in the zone. Poor command, good control.
Also, here is the "curveball" or the "slider" or the "slurve" or the "Fred" depending on what you want to call it. Anywhere from 71-75 MPH.
You mean the "breaking ball", right?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
Well that didn't sound too optimistic. Oh well, something's working for him. I'm ready to see what it is.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
2013 Attendance Record 2-1 (4/3 Angels 5-4) (5/24 Cubs 7-4) (6/5 Rockies 4-12) (8/23 Brewers 4-6)
I love Cameron and Fangraphs, but I'm usually disappointed by the articles written by others on the site. This is no exception.
"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
Not a very good report. I guess we'll have to see for ourselves. I was planning to go to AAA to watch him with a buddy, but looks like we will get to watch on FSO later in the week. Nice to see a lefty which seemed to be the one missing link in the Reds in 2013.
And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!