He never did lose a MLB game however.
to play the Devil's advocate,see Guevara, Carlos whose leaving the Reds organization was criticized by some (ie me). Not a stuff guy, crazy k/9 stats .
Interesting stat line, I'd be curious as to his story, Advantages Cingrani has clearly by stats though: Lefty, 6'4 v 5'11, younger for his level, starter vs relief, 7.7 K/BB v 3.3, .89 v 1.23 WHIP.
I think it just frustrates me how many bullpen guys we have had besides chapman that have low K numbers, even in the minors.
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I can't follow his logic here:
"I threw the curveball until my junior year in college and then started throwing the slider 'cause the curveball doesn't really go with how I throw right now. If I had a slider, then I could throw a curveball, but I don't have a consistent slider. If I have a curveball, hitters can sit back on it, hit it, because it would be so much slower."
Last edited by malcontent; 06-16-2012 at 06:59 AM.
i'll believe he's the reds best pitching prospect if redsof72 says he is. interestingly enough, it doesn't look like he's even opened this thread.
Interesting comments from Goldstein via twitter this evening when asked about Tony Cingrani. Hopefully it's not if he can improve on the breaking ball but when he does.Kevin Goldstein@Kevin_Goldstein
Very weird prospect. How long can he pitch like that w/ below average breaking ball? RT @dbert: @Kevin_Goldstein Tony Cingrani?
LOL at the people worrying about his breaking ball. That can be taught. What CAN'T be taught is all the other impressive attributes Cingrani brings to the table: 6-4 lefty with a powerful fastball that he commands well.
Back of the baseball card (even at AA) doesn't lie. Dude is our top pitching prospect IMO. And what I love is there are plenty of others real close to him like Corcino, Lotzkar and Stephenson.
Last edited by Blitz Dorsey; 06-28-2012 at 11:26 AM.
Lol at the people who think a breaking ball can be taught to everyone. If it could be taught there would be a whole bunch of really good starting pitchers.
And no, back of the baseball cards don't lie*
*When the back of the card has Major League stats on it
Last night, according to Cingrani himself, was the best his offspeed stuff has ever been. He threw about 5 good breaking balls in the game. He threw about 5 really poor ones too. That is the BEST they have ever been.
But can you possibly teach someone how to throw a good breaking ball? Yes. Everyone that walks the planet? No. Hopefully this clears it up.