rotoquest wrote: RedHopeful wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:I'm not counting on Cingrani being more than a guy who is going to get maybe a small handful of starts on my team. Everything I read about him paints him as a guy who is overly reliant on his fastball (which is albeit, very good), and still needs a third offering before he can be a reliable pitcher every fifth day. I like him against the Marlins, sure, but wouldn't be surprised if that's the first and last time he starts for me (okay if he pitches well against the Marlins I'd trot him out again depending on the opponent, but you get my drift). Basically, don't go dropping someone you intend on being on your roster the rest of the way, because it's unlikely that Cingrani is going to be. That's how I'm proceeding at least.
Agreed. It's why I only targeted him in deeper leagues.
I'm a little more optimistic or delusional...because its been stated that Cueto will miss at least about 4 starts. So figure around May 10th the earliest. By then, Leake will be viewed as the weakest link and Cingrani stays up and develops in the bigs. Not out of the realm of possibilities.
I've never seen the guy pitch, but everything I read suggests that this is a real long shot right now. FanGraphs pegs him as an effectively wild guy who gets by on fastball only in AAA, and throws it more often than every single MLB starter last season. That's not a recipe for getting guys out regularly right now. Apparently he's got a new curveball that is really helping him out, but he will still need a third pitch if he wants to be an MLB starter (which he's apparently projected as a 3/4 type of guy only anyway?).
Hey, I snagged him, so I'm hoping for the best. But my expectations are severely tempered.