Tony Cingrani is an American professional baseball. Tony Cingrani is now a pitcher for the major league baseball team Lexington Legends. He has previously participated in Major League Baseball (MLB) games with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds.
Against the top-ranked team in the state in 2007, Tony threw a no-hitter with 20 strikeouts.
He set the South Suburban College career strikeout record (195k in 143 13 IP) there.
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Early life, Nationality, and Education
Tony Cingrani was born on July 5, 1989, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States to Anthony Cingrani Jr. and Deborah Cingrani
Sadly, Tony hasn’t revealed all that much about his private life.
Anything pertaining to the whereabouts of his parents and his youth is kept a secret.
Similar to him, there is very no information available on his siblings.
Their identities are unknown, not even their names.
Additionally, Cingrani is of white origin and American nationality.
Tony received his education at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, Illinois, in the United States.
He attended South Suburban College, a junior college in South Holland, Illinois, after receiving his diploma.
Tony later changed schools to Rice University.
Net Worth & Earnings
Tony Cingrani’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $3 million.
Similarly, Cingrani has earned a total of $6,142,106 over the course of his MLB career.
Prior to this, he had a $2,650,000 deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which he was guaranteed $2,650,000 and earned an average salary of $2,650,000 each year.
Facts of Tony Cingrani
|Anthony Michael Cingrani
|July 5, 1989
|Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Anthony Cingrani Jr.
|Lincoln-Way Central High School; Rice University
|32 Years Old
|6 ft. 4 in. (or 193 cm)
|217 pounds (or 98 kg)
|Position in team
|Cincinnati Reds (Former), Los Angeles Dodgers (Former), St. Louis Cardinals (Current)
|Twitter: @TonyCingrani52Instagram: @grani_31
|Autographed Items, Jersey
Career as an Amateur
Against the top-ranked team in the state in 2007, Tony threw a no-hitter with 20 strikeouts. He set the South Suburban College career strikeout record (195k in 143 13 IP) there.
He was a member of Rice University’s baseball team, the Rice Owls. In his junior year, or in his first year at Rice University, Tony struggled as a starting pitcher.
In six games he started, he pitched to an 8.59 ERA, giving up 16 walks while striking out just 13 batters.
Tony expressed his concerns to the coaches and wondered if they would be better off without him, but the coach thought he could improve, so Tony continued with the team.
He didn’t start for the Owls because of the inconsistent nature of his off-speed deliveries. He switched to relief pitching for his senior year.
With 12 saves, he also tied the school record. In 57 innings thrown, he struck out 66 batters while walking only 10, and he also had a 4-2 win-loss record and a 1.74 ERA.
The 114th pick overall in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft went to the Cincinnati Reds, who selected Tony in the third round.
He pitched in the starting rotation for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie-level Pioneer League to begin his professional career.
In addition, he started 13 games and had a 1.75 ERA. He was selected MLB.com’s Short-Season Starting Pitcher of the Year for his efforts.
Additionally, Tony pitched for Rookie Billings and struck out 80 batters in 51.1 innings, limiting opponents to a.190 average. Later, from August 22 to August 29, he was selected Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week.
In addition, Baseball America dubbed him the eighth-best prospect in the Pioneer League and a Rookie All-Star.
Tony gained promotion to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Class AA Southern League in the middle of the 2012 season after starting the year with the Class A-Advanced California League’s Bakersfield Blaze.
In all of minor league baseball, he had a 1.73 ERA. The Cincinnati Reds elevated him to the major leagues on September 4, 2012.
In addition, he pitched three bullpen innings on September 9 to make his major league debut.
He won the title of Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the group. Notably, the managers selected his fastball as the finest in the California League.
Additionally, Tony made history by being the second reliever in franchise history to make at least five strikeouts in a single game.
He shared the record for the longest outing by a Reds bullpen that year with Alfredo Simon (3.0 innings), and he also shared the record for the most strikeouts in a game with Aroldis Chapman (5 in a game) for the entire season.
Johnny Cueto, a starter for the 2013–2014 season, was put on the disabled list. On April 18, 2013, the Cincinnati Reds summoned Tony up to fill the opening in the starting rotation as a result.
In July, he alternated between the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona League Reds teams.
Tony was recalled on July 23, optioned on July 24, then recalled on July 28. He was also optioned to the AZL Reds on July 17.
During this time, he didn’t take part in any AZL Reds games. Due to a left shoulder injury in 2014, Tony missed the most of the season.
Prior to being optioned to Class AAA Louisville on June 20, he started the season with the Cincinnati Reds and posted a 2-8, 4.55 ERA in 11 starts and 2 relief appearances. On June 26, he was placed on the disabled list.
2015 – 2017
The Cincinnati Reds announced that Tony would pitch in relief in 2015 during spring training.
During his two games with the Cincinnati Reds, he made a career-high 35 pitches. Tony also stranded 16–25 inherited runners, retired 19–34 first batters and had two save opportunities missed.
Later, he was given a berth on the Opening Day roster, and in 24 bullpen appearances, he had a 3.47 ERA before going on the disabled list on June 15 due to a strained left shoulder. His ERA as a pitcher was 5.67.
Tony had a 4.14 earned run average (ERA) in 2016. He had a career-high 65 applications and a team-best 17 saves.
Additionally, Tony had a 5.40 ERA in 2017 while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds.
Dodgers of Los Angeles
On July 31, 2017, Tony was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched for the Dodgers in 22 games and 19 13 innings in 2017, compiling a 2.79 ERA.
He made two starts in the NLDS and two starts in the NLCS during the postseason, allowing just a single and a hit by a pitch while allowing no runs.
He played in just three games in the 2017 World Series, going three innings while giving up one run on two hits and two strikeouts.
After the season, Tony agreed to a $2.3 million one-year deal with the Dodgers.
He and three other pitchers pitched a collective no-hitter on May 4, 2018, as the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0. His career’s high point was that.
Additionally, he was only able to make 30 appearances during the season and had a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 4.76.
Cingrani sustained a shoulder injury in the second part of 2018 that prevented him from playing the balance of the year.
Sadly, he was sidelined for Spring Training in 2019 after sustaining yet another injury in March.
He began working with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes team on a rehab assignment on May 4.
His rehabilitation assignment was transferred to Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 8.
He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a left labrum rupture in June 2019 and was out for the whole campaign.
Cardinals of St. Louis
On July 31, 2019, the Dodgers dealt Tony to the St. Louis Cardinals.
He became a free agent later that day, on October 31, 2019.
Legends of Lexington
On May 13, 2021, Tony inked a contract with the Lexington Legends of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Due to left shoulder impingement, Cingrani was placed on the 10-day disabled list in March 2019.
His performance in 2018 was also hampered by the same recurring issue.
For the injury, he underwent shoulder surgery.
Personal & Dating Life
Tony Cingrani has maintained a quiet profile in his personal life. Whether he is married or not is unknown.
Few speculations about his having a wife or a partner exist.
He keeps a low profile and keeps his personal and work lives apart.
Height, Age, and Physical Description
Tony Cingrani is currently 32 years old.
Cingrani also possesses amazing physical characteristics.
He is an astonishing 6 feet 4 inches (or 193 cm) tall and weighs around 217 pounds (or 98 kg).
Not to mention, he maintains a rigorous eating plan to be healthy and active so he can keep playing baseball.
Aside from this, Tony’s other distinguishing physical characteristics include his short brown hair and blue eyes, which go well with his flawless skin.
Tony has a strong social media presence and uses these channels frequently.
He has 355 followers on Twitter and 1007 followers on Instagram.