On Tuesday, Dayn Perry of Eye on Baseball published a list of his top 10 hitters and pitchers under the age of 25 in Major League Baseball.
One of the players who made the cut is Reds southpaw Tony Cingrani. The 24-year-old checked in at No. 10 on the list right behind Cardinals hurler Shelby Miller.
Here's the excerpt Perry included beside Cingrani's name:
You won't find too many starters like Cingrani. Despite throwing his fastball 81.5 percent of the time last season (!), Cingrani struck out an astounding 37.5 percent of the batters he faced. He checks in with a career ERA of 2.70.
Through two starts, both of which have come against St. Louis, Cingrani has tallied 14 strikeouts, six walks, and a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings pitched. Due to a lack of run support, he has nothing to show for it by way of his record (0-1), but that will change over time as the law of averages begins to play out. Well, at least I hope so.
You can find both top 10 rankings by going here.