Found November 14, 2012 on
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Over at MiLB.com Tony Cingrani was a recent interviewee with Robert Emrich about his rise through the Reds system. These two things jumped out to me from the interview the most:
MiLB: Some scouts think you’ll wind up in the bullpen in the Majors because they consider you a two-pitch pitcher. What would you say to that?
Cingrani: The numbers speak for themselves. Give me a chance to be a starter and we’ll see what happens. Until I fail, I should get a chance. I should be good to go next year.
MiLB.com: Do you feel your slider needs work?
Cingrani: Yeah. Everything is a work in progress — changeup, too. It’s a good enough changeup to work off my fastball. For me, my fastball gets me through everything.
My biggest concern with Cingrani has been his over reliance on his fastball. The pitch is very good, but even Justin Verlander has to throw other pitches 35% of the time.
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