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Michael Lorenzen

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

4-9

ERA

5.40

WHIP

1.66

K

83

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 ADP:  685.22

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 203   DOB: 1/4/1992   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: Cal State Fullerton   DRAFTED: 100th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Reds in June of 2013.

August 31, 2015  –  Michael Lorenzen News

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Lorenzen took a no decision Monday against the Cubs as he allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out five.

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Michael Lorenzen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2013 21 A+ BAK 7 0 0 5.2 6 4 1 6 5 0 1 2 0 0 6.35 2.12
2013 21 R GOO 7 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 21 A DAY 7 0 0 8.1 7 0 0 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 0.00 1.11
2013 21 AA PEN 7 0 0 6.0 6 3 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
2014 22 AA PEN 24 24 0 120.2 112 42 9 84 44 4 6 0 0 0 3.13 1.30
2015 23 AAA LOU 6 6 1 43.0 34 9 3 19 8 4 2 0 0 0 1.88 0.98
2015 23 MAJ CIN 27 21 0 113.3 131 68 18 83 57 4 9 0 0 1 5.40 1.66
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3-Year Averages     27 21 0 113.3 131 68 18 83 57 4 9 0 0 1 5.40 1.66

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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 3 @Pit 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.40 1.66
Oct. 1 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.43 1.66
Sep. 27 NYM 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.48 1.67
Sep. 24 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.50 1.68
Sep. 16 @SF 3.0 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.55 1.69
Sep. 11 StL 5.0 10 2 2 1 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.45 1.68
Sep. 6 Mil 5.3 8 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.54 1.65
Aug. 31 @ChC 4.7 6 5 5 1 1 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.65
Aug. 11 @SD 1.3 7 7 7 0 2 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.46 1.65
Aug. 6 StL 5.0 4 3 3 0 4 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.84 1.58
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
4.7 4 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 1.93 0.86
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 2.6 IP/G
18.0 28 8 8 2 3 13 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 1 4.00 1.72
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 2.9 IP/G
29.0 45 23 23 3 10 24 2 1 0 1-3 0 0 1 7.14 1.90

Michael Lorenzen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Michael Lorenzen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2013 21 A+ BAK 7 0 5.2 10.38 8.65 1.20 1.73 70% 6.35 8.01 .366
2013 21 R GOO 7 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2013 21 A DAY 7 0 8.1 7.78 2.22 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.21 .306
2013 21 AA PEN 7 0 6.0 7.50 9.00 0.83 1.50 81.8% 4.50 6.70 .296
2014 22 AA PEN 24 24 120.2 6.29 3.29 1.91 0.67 77.6% 3.13 4.02 .288
2015 23 AAA LOU 6 6 43.0 3.98 1.67 2.38 0.63 84.6% 1.88 3.78 .233
2015 23 MAJ CIN 27 21 113.3 6.59 4.53 1.46 1.43 1.59 70.6% 5.40 5.47 .323
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3-Year Averages     27 21 113.3 6.59 4.53 1.46 1.43 70.6% 5.40 5.31 .323

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2015 Stat Review for Michael Lorenzen    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.46 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.59 K/9
WEAK
4.53 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.59 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.66 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.47 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.323 BABIP
HIGH
70.6% Strand Rate
LOW

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Michael Lorenzen

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Michael Lorenzen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lorenzen has been officially recalled to start Monday's game against the Cubs.

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Lorenzen will be recalled to start Monday's game against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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The Reds might recall Lorenzen for Monday's start, replacing David Holmberg.

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Lorenzen was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Lorenzen failed to make it out of the second inning Tuesday against the Padres and fell to 3-8 after allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out one.

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Lorenzen went five innings Thursday against the Cardinals, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks, striking out five.

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Lorenzen allowed five runs on six hits, walking three and striking out six over 5.2 innings of a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

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Lorenzen was crushed by the Rockies on Sunday, giving up eight runs on seven hits (including two homers) and two walks over 2.1 innings.

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Lorenzen took a no decision Monday against the Cubs as he allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out five.

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Lorenzen (3-4) went six innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking four in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

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Lorenzen will start Thursday's game against the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Lorenzen doesn't fit the mold of most prospects. Many organizations were interested in the Cal-State Fullerton attendee as an outfielder, but the Reds drafted him in the supplemental first round in 2013 as a relief pitcher, then converted him into a starter beginning at the Arizona Fall League. He got pounded there, but that frequently happens in a high-offense environment against many advanced hitting prospects, especially with pitchers with less experience like Lorenzen. The Reds quickly got him out of High-A Bakersfield, instead allowing him to develop at a higher level in Double-A Pensacola, albeit at a much friendlier ballpark for pitchers. He blossomed there, posting a 3.13 ERA over 120.2 innings while allowing just nine homers all season. The one question is whether Lorenzen can convert his stuff (94 mph fastball, good slider) into a better strikeout rate as he becomes more experienced. Thus, the Reds aren't likely to promote Lorenzen aggressively to the majors in order to get him to learn how to employ his range of pitches better.