Tony Cingrani, LH Relief Pitcher, 2nd Year Arb Eligible
Cingrani was a surprisingly successful pick up at this past trade deadline. The former Reds starter and one-time closer is the front office’s latest reclamation project that appears will pay dividends down the line. Cingrani was effective down the stretch for the Dodgers, as he posted a 2.79 ERA after the trade along with a 1.078 WHIP and 13 K’s/9. Overall, he had a less impressive 4.22 ERA in 47 games, with 1.219 WHIP. Look for Cingrani to be an integral part of the LA bullpen in 2018.
COMP: Justin Wilson, CHC
Wilson is a good comparison to Cingrani when we look at his 2016 platform year. Wilson in 2016 had a 4.14 ERA in 66 games, a 1.330 WHIP, and 10K’s/9. Wilson received $2.7 million after that season. Cingrani earned 1.825 million last year. I think a figure similar to Wilson’s is a fair estimate for Cingrani.
PREDICTION: $2.7 million