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Michael Lorenzen

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2017 Stats

W-L

8-4

ERA

4.45

WHIP

1.35

K

80

SV

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2017 ADP:  443.93

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 217   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 3, 2017  –  Michael Lorenzen News

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Lorenzen allowed two RBI singles in the sixth inning Wednesday to blow a 2-0 Reds lead but got the win when the Reds rallied to go back ahead. He pitched 1.1 innings, allowing those two hits and one run (the other run was an inherited runner) with no walks or strikeouts.

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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
2016 24 AAA LOU 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.50
2016 24 MAJ CIN 35 0 0 50.0 41 16 5 48 13 2 1 0 2 10 2.88 1.08
2017 25 MAJ CIN 70 0 0 83.0 78 41 9 80 34 8 4 2 5 18 4.45 1.35
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3-Year Averages     31 10 0 81.7 86 42 11 65 35 3 5 0 1 5 4.63 1.48
Career  (View All)     132 21 0 246.3 250 125 32 211 104 14 14 2 4.57 1.44

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Michael Lorenzen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 29 @ChC 0.7 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 L 0 1 0 4.45 1.35
Sep. 27 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.32
Sep. 26 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.34
Sep. 24 Bos 0.3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.37 1.36
Sep. 21 StL 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.16 1.34
Sep. 19 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.99 1.32
Sep. 17 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.04 1.33
Sep. 15 Pit 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.09 1.35
Sep. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.18 1.35
Sep. 9 @NYM 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.37
Sep. 4 Mil 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.17 1.36
Sep. 2 @Pit 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.11 1.37
Aug. 31 NYM 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.16 1.36
Aug. 27 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.28 1.38
Aug. 26 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.36
Aug. 24 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.41 1.38
Aug. 22 ChC 1.7 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.48 1.39
Aug. 19 @Atl 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.31 1.38
Aug. 17 @ChC 1.3 3 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.37
Aug. 15 @ChC 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.04 1.35
Aug. 14 @ChC 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.11 1.34
Aug. 11 @Mil 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 4.13 1.33
Aug. 9 SD 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.90 1.30
Aug. 7 SD 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.99 1.33
Aug. 4 StL 1.3 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.11 1.35
Aug. 2 @Pit 1.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 4.04 1.31
Jul. 28 @Mia 2.3 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.98 1.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 5 6 6 1 3 5 0 1 0 0-1 1 1 1 9.00 1.33
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
13.7 11 9 8 2 5 13 0 1 0 0-2 1 2 3 5.27 1.17
Last 60 Games (Team)
27 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
31.0 32 19 18 3 12 32 1 4 0 3-2 1 3 7 5.23 1.42

Michael Lorenzen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017164331935716.246
201610016818201.202
20152293731641629.332

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017197471543503.242
201610232523304.245
20152864626671919.262

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201744.3302421934.471.38
201624.311019353.701.03
201567.32405330114.541.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201738.7540381564.421.32
201625.7100291002.101.13
201546.0250302776.651.89
Michael Lorenzen vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2016 24 AAA LOU 4 0 4.0 15.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.30 .318
2016 24 MAJ CIN 35 0 50.0 8.64 2.34 3.69 0.90 5.38 77.6% 96.2 MPH 2.88 3.72 .279
2017 25 MAJ CIN 70 0 83.0 8.67 3.69 2.35 0.98 2.71 68.9% 96.4 MPH 4.45 4.06 .309
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3-Year Averages     31 10 81.7 7.16 3.86 1.86 1.21 71.8% 4.63 4.64 .312
Career     132 21 246.3 7.71 3.80 2.03 1.17 71.1% 4.57 4.48 .311

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Michael Lorenzen Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 113.3 1 8 1 0 67 0 0 0
2016 P 50 1 4 1 0 24 0 0 0
2017 P 83 -1 8 -1 0 44 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 1 0 0 -1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Michael Lorenzen    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.35 K/BB
WEAK
8.67 K/9
WEAK
3.69 BB/9
WEAK
96.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
2.71 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.45 ERA
POOR
1.35 WHIP
WEAK
4.06 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.309 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Lorenzen may be given a shot to win a rotation spot in 2018, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Lorenzen has a 2.93 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 42 strikeouts in 37 appearances this season.

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Lorenzen has a 1.64 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 22 innings since the start of May.

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Lorenzen pitched one inning in relief for the win Wednesday against Cleveland.

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Lorenzen (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner and struck out three batters to collect his second win of the season during Monday's win over Pittsburgh.

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Lorenzen gave up a three-run, game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night against the Cubs.

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Lorenzen pitched a scoreless ninth inning with just a single walk allowed and a strikeout to pick up his first save of the season during Saturday's win over Milwaukee.

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Lorenzen threw three perfect innings in relief Monday against the Pirates, earning his first win. He came into the game in the third inning with the bases loaded and no outs, worked out of that jam, and pitched the fourth and fifth innings to boot. Despite his success in the bullpen, however, he still wants to start, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Lorenzen hit the Reds' go-ahead pinch-hit homer in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Most pitching prospects need to spend significant chunks of time at each minor league stop on the prospect ladder in order to be fully ready to contribute at the big league level. This is especially important if the prospect in question isn't that polished to begin with. All of this applies to Lorenzen, who was thrown into the Reds' rotation in late April, but appears to have not been ready for the task. Lorenzen played the outfield and pitched relief in college before the Reds converted him to starting. While Lorenzen had a 1.88 ERA in six Triple-A starts, his strikeout ratio was a microscopic 4.0 K/9, a harbinger for his struggles against major league hitters. Lorenzen could benefit from spending a half-season in Louisville in 2016, but it's uncertain whether he'll get it given the lack of veteran starting pitchers in the organization.

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.