He's got to be in consideration for ROY. He's been nothing less than phenomenal, and he seems to be adjusting, developing his secondary pitches. He absolutely dominated the Dodgers.
And as a teasing comparison...Code:GP GS IP H R ER HR BB SO W L WHIP BAA ERA 17 12 77.2 53 26 25 10 30 90 4 1 1.07 .195 2.90
Matt Harvey in 2012
No I am not saying Cingrani is the next Matt Harvey, but he might be. Matt Harvey this year:Code:GP GS IP H R ER HR BB SO W L WHIP BAA ERA 10 10 59.1 42 19 18 5 26 70 3 5 1.15 .200 2.73
The Mets' park is a pitcher's haven, but Harvey is so good that his benefit, if it exists is miniscule. He's good in any park. Cingrani's HR totals at home, compared to the road are even untill you see he's pitched twice as many innings on the road vs. at home.Code:GP GS IP H R ER HR BB SO W L WHIP BAA ERA 21 21 145.0 99 35 34 7 29 164 8 2 0.88 .192 2.11
But he's going to have a better rookie year than Harvey did, at least he's on pace for a better year. Plus he's doing this for a contending team and the pressure of pitching for a contender. It's very impressive. He's been the Reds best starter in the month of July, with Arroyo a close second. Any talk of trading him for Peavy should be completely dismissed. Add this year's stats, IP to his stats at Louisville:
He's pitched just over 100 innings this year. ESPN has him projected for 6 more starts, Id say combined he finishes around 145 IP. (assuming Cueto comes back and Cingrani goes to the pen) That'd put him in line for about 170 IP next year.Code:GP GS IP H R ER HR BB SO W L WHIP BAA ERA 6 6 31.1 14 4 4 1 11 49 3 0 0.80 .133 1.15
I cannot imagine anyone expected this performance from him this season. regardless of how he was pressed into duty, he's responded better than anyone could reasonably expect, and is putting forth a better rookie campaign than CUeto, Bailey, Leake, Arroyo or Latos did.