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Tony Cingrani

#54 | LHP
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Tony Cingrani
Name: Anthony Michael Cingrani
Born: Jul 5, 1989 in New Lenox, Ill. USA
High School: Lincoln-Way Central HS, New Lenox, Ill.
College: Rice
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 217 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (114th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 (signed for $210,000)
Tony Cingrani broke former big leaguer Tim Byrdak's single-season and career strikeout records at South Suburban (Ill.) JC, then followed Byrdak's path and transferred to Rice. After he posted an 8.59 ERA in six starts as a junior, the Owls overhauled Cingrani's delivery and moved him to the bullpen, and his transformation has been dramatic. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound lefthander has quickened his arm action and is staying more compact and on top of his pitches, and he's working at 92-94 mph and touching 97 with his fastball. He finished the regular season with a 1.92 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 52 innings. He pitches mostly off his heater, though the hope is that his below-average slider will improve once he gets more consistent innings in pro ball. He's one of the more attractive senior signs in the draft.
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