Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
4 days ago

Cingrani is working on another pitch to add to his repertoire in 2017, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw has relied on his mid 90s four-seam fastball heavily throughout his career, throwing it more than 87 percent of the time in 2016. He is working on a breaking pitch in order to mix things up and keep batters guessing. He led the Reds with 17 saves while posting a 4.14 ERA in 65 appearances last season, although he'll likely see fewer save opportunities in 2017 as the Reds are contemplating a four-man closer committee.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
5 days ago

Cingrani could get a few saves in 2017, with the team contemplating a four-man closer committee.

EDGE Analysis

Judging from manager Bryan Price's quote, however, Cingrani is the fourth option, based on the possible game situation. "I would really like to see this particular game plan we have in place work out," Price said on Sunday. "We want to look at the end of the year and we see Storen and Iglesias and Lorenzen, in particular, with some saves. That may mean Cingrani as well, if he's the best guy we have for that situation in the ninth inning."

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
1 month ago

Cingrani agreed to a one-year, $1.825 million contract with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was one of the worst regular closers in baseball throughout much of the year, posting a 4.14 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and six blown saves. The 27-year-old gave way to Raisel Iglesias more down the stretch, and with Drew Storen now on the team, it's looking like Cingrani may be confined primarily to a setup role to begin 2017.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
2 months ago

Cingrani may begin 2017 as part of a closer committee, MLB.com reports. "...I do think the game is looking at finding more than one person who is comfortable throwing in the ninth inning, more than one person who is capable of throwing multiple innings in a setup role," manager Bryan Price said.

EDGE Analysis

Cingrani led the Reds with 17 saves in 2016, but he gave way to Raisel Iglesias quite a bit down the stretch with Price deploying Cingrani occasionally earlier in games depending on the matchups. Iglesias was used for multiple innings 17 times (32 appearances), and it sounds like Price wants to keep fluid back-end roles, using his best relievers in the highest-leverage situations, regardless of the inning, and sometimes for multiple frames. With Michael Lorenzen also in the back-end mix, the Reds' closer situation is murky as we approach spring training -- perhaps the most unappealing in baseball for fantasy purposes.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
6 months ago

Cingrani worked around a pair of walks to record his 16th save Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It hasn't always been pretty, but Cingrani has now converted 11 straight save opportunities dating back to early June. The righty has held opponents scoreless in 11 of his last 12 appearances, but an implosion on Aug. 8 (five runs in 0.2 innings) still has Cingrani's ERA skewed to appear unimpressive at 3.54.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
6 months ago

Cingrani notched his 15th save of the season by striking out one in a clean ninth inning Wednesday home contest against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marked the first time all season in which Cingrani picked up the save on back-to-back nights. He's now converted his last 10 save chances, and hasn't allowed a run in 15 of his last 18 appearances. The closer has fared much better at home this season, posting a 2.60 ERA compared to his 4.94 ERA on the road.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
7 months ago

Cingrani picked up the loss Monday night against the Cardinals, giving up five runs on three hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch, recording just two outs.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds have experienced so many rough losses at Busch Stadium, their house of horrors since the new stadium opened, but this was among the most surreal. It doesn't count as a blown save because the inning started with a 4-0 lead. The game ended when Ross Ohlendorf, who came in with the game 4-3, hit yet another batter after walking a batter with the bases loaded to tie the game.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
7 months ago

Cingrani pitched a clean ninth inning in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Padres, recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds closer was razor-sharp, firing 11 of 16 pitches for strikes. The 27-year-old now has four straight scoreless outings and has converted three consecutive save chances.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
7 months ago

Cingrani allowed a hit, but he earned his 12th save of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 11 of his 17 pitches for strikes on his way to inducing a ground out, fly out and foul out. Cingrani has converted his last seven save opportunities since June 10. He also has a 1.86 ERA this month.

Tony Cingrani
RP CIN
7 months ago

Cingrani has come pretty close to abandoning his slider since the beginning of June, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, throwing it just 3.7 percent of the time.

EDGE Analysis

In its place, Cingrani instead is throwing a splitter that's roughly five mph slower than his fastball, but he's throwing that just five percent of the time. Otherwise he's mostly just throwing his fastball, with good results - a 2.08 ERA over his last 20 appearances, beginning June 1.