Tony Cingrani – Cincinnati Reds
Tony Congrani once appeared to be on his way to establishing himself as a staple in the Reds’ rotation. In 2013 he burst onto the scene posting a 2.92 ERA in 18 starts. Since then he’s been hit by injuries and ineffectiveness.
This year the Reds shifted Cingrani to the bullpen, and he has become a big part of it. He has a 3.38 ERA and is holding left-handed hitters to a .226 average. He’s run into some trouble in July, but in the first three months, he had an ERA under three.
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Cingrani has a power arm that routinely sits in the 94-95 mile per hour range. His arm would give the Dodgers and added dimension since they don’t have a hard throwing left-hander reliever.
He does have some injury concern but then again, isn’t every pitcher a ticking time bomb? The Dodgers could also use Cingrani as more than just a situational left-hander since right-handers hit just .250 off of him, which isn’t great but it’s not horrible either.
The Dodgers need more depth from their current assortment of left-handed relievers so adding a flamethrower like Cingrani would give Dave Roberts a welcomed addition.