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Michael Lorenzen

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2018 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

2.30

WHIP

1.21

K

21

SV

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lorenzen was the reliever that Reds manager Bryan Price trusted the most to get games to closer Raisel Iglesias, though that didn't always manifest itself in a traditional setup role. That was especia...

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2018 ADP:  494.5

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 203   DOB: 1/4/1992   DRAFTED: 100th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Lorenzen Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.3125 million deal with the Reds in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

July 1, 2018  –  Michael Lorenzen News

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Despite Lorenzen hitting a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday's win over the Brewers, the Reds are not planning to change Lorenzen's role, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "I think the way you use Mike is kind of what we're doing," Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said on Sunday. "Try to pitch him in two- or three-inning segments where we're not going to use him the next day and/or two days, and then have him available to hit when needed. ... We don't have any thoughts or plans yet to even discuss doing anything with him except what we're doing now. We're not going to look to have him start a game at something other than pitcher."

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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
2018 26 AA PEN 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2018 26 MAJ CIN 21 0 0 31.3 26 8 0 21 12 1 0 1 1 6 2.30 1.21
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3-Year Averages     44 7 0 82.1 83 41 10 70 34 4 4 0 2 9 4.49 1.42
Career  (View All)     153 21 0 277.7 276 133 32 232 116 15 14 3 4.31 1.41

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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
Jul. 14 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.30 1.21
Jul. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 1.19
Jul. 8 @ChC 2.7 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.23
Jul. 6 @ChC 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.36 1.28
Jul. 4 CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 1.27
Jul. 3 CWS 1.3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.19 1.26
Jun. 29 Mil 3.0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.20
Jun. 26 @Atl 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.77 1.28
Jun. 25 @Atl 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.37 1.22
Jun. 23 ChC 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 1.16
Jun. 21 ChC 0.7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 1.11
Jun. 20 Det 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.56 0.98
Jun. 15 @Pit 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.59 1.00
Jun. 10 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 1.00
Jun. 8 StL 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.00
Jun. 6 Col 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.64 0.91
Jun. 1 @SD 4.0 2 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.00 0.89
May. 28 @Ari 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
May. 26 @Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
May. 25 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
May. 23 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
8.0 8 3 3 0 2 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 3.38 1.25
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
17.3 17 5 5 0 7 12 1 1 0 0-0 0 1 5 2.60 1.38
Last 60 Games (Team)
21 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
31.3 26 8 8 0 12 21 1 2 0 1-0 1 1 6 2.30 1.21
Michael Lorenzen Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
May. 20 Jackson 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00

Michael Lorenzen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185614611210.224
2017164331935716.246
201610016818201.202

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018717615210.242
2017197471543503.242
201610232523304.245

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.70007701.981.46
201744.3302421934.471.38
201624.311019353.701.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.710114502.551.02
201738.7540381564.421.32
201625.7100291002.101.13
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
2018 26 AA PEN 3 0 4.0 6.75 2.25 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.45 .108
2018 26 MAJ CIN 21 0 31.3 6.03 3.45 1.75 0.00 2.38 78.9% 95.1 MPH 2.30 3.10 .278
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 7.73 3.55 2.18 0.76 70.1% 4.16 3.77 .307
Rest Of Season     0 0 33.0 7.98 3.60 2.22 0.85 70.3% 4.22 3.85 .308
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3-Year Averages     44 7 82.1 7.67 3.73 2.06 1.10 71% 4.49 4.32 .311
Career     153 21 277.7 7.52 3.76 2.00 1.04 71.9% 4.31 4.32 .307

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Michael Lorenzen Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 83 0 - -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 31.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.03 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.45 BB/9
WEAK
95.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.38 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.30 ERA
GREAT
1.21 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.10 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.278 BABIP
AVERAGE
78.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Lorenzen wasn't available to pitch Wednesday after pitching the previous two games against the Braves, but he was used as a pinch hitter and was available to play in the field, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Lorenzen (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

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Manager Jim Riggleman stated that Lorenzen (shoulder) should return from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Lorenzen (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning with a strikeout in his first rehab appearance Monday with Double-A Pensacola, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

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Lorenzen (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment at Double-A Pensacola on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Lorenzen (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday.

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Lorenzen (shoulder) threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Rebuilding clubs often need to push prospects into big league situations sooner than they otherwise would. Lorenzen, who struggled in the majors in 2015 and missed the first two and a half months of 2016, definitely fell into that category. The Reds needed any help they could get and so the 24-year-old was sent to the majors as soon as his elbow healed up. After two years experimenting as a starter, Lorenzen was moved back to the bullpen and looked much sharper in the role. His average fastball velocity moved up to 96.2 mph, he struck out 48 batters in 50 innings and he cut his ERA nearly in half from the year before. The Reds have decided not to mess with success -- they will keep Lorenzen in the bullpen in 2017. He may see some high-leverage relief work, but Drew Storen and Raisel Iglesias will be the top candidates for save opportunities.

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.