Tony Cingrani now has two starts under his belt in the Major Leagues and the results have been quite strong: 12 innings, 2.25 ERA, 10 hits, 3 walks and 17 strikeouts. That is flat out getting things done. The two starts have both been good, but they have been quite different from each other. In his first start he lasted just 5 innings as he struggled with his control at times, while in the second start he lasted 7 innings and was much more pitch efficient.
Pitch Types and Movement
As we have covered and discussed here before, Tony Cingrani is throwing a breaking ball that depending on who you ask you will get a different answer about what the pitch is exactly. Well, thanks to the Pitch F/X data, we have a better idea of exactly what he is throwing. Let’s take a look at how his pitches are moving through two starts in the Major Leagues.
All data provided by MLB Advanced Media
His fastball is a 4-seamer with a good amount of rise and horizontal movement as well. When you couple the mo...