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Michael Lorenzen
Popularity: ↑ 2%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 217LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: CBA, #38, Cincinnati Reds | Cal State Fullerton
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 1 4.28 18 2 0 33.2 35 1.40
6 Seasons 22 21 3.97 268 26 10 444.1 385 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 18 3-1 4.28 33.2 35 1.40
6 Seasons 268 22-21 3.97 444.1 385 1.37

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Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 1997 369 20 5.4 89 10 38.8 .295 .472 .377 .374 .410 35.8 16.1 11.1 5.40 5.83
2016 755 135 5 3.7 86.4 2.1 30.4 .250 .336 .281 .300 .350 30.4 23.8 6.4 2.88 3.59
2017 1366 243 11 4.5 85.3 4.4 30.0 .242 .376 .300 .309 .359 29.8 22.2 9.4 4.45 3.90
2018 1292 253 12 4.7 87.3 6.1 33.6 .261 .387 .311 .326 .345 33.2 15.7 9.9 3.11 4.35
2019 1335 228 7 3.1 85.5 11.7 32.5 .222 .349 .277 .282 .337 29.7 24.8 8.2 2.92 3.32
2020 608 94 4 4.3 84.4 12 28.7 .206 .313 .300 .271 .296 26.6 23.8 11.6 4.28 3.31
ALL 7353 1322 59 4.5 86.8 7.8 33.5 .254 .389 .317 .321 .361 31.9 20.1 9.6
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lorenzen relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(33.1%) ,
Changeup
(17.8%) ,
Cutter
(17.6%) ,
Slider
(17.4%) ,
Sinker
(7.6%) ,
Curveball
(6.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 201 107 94 33.1 96.8 53 40 3 3 0 0 0 16 25 .075 .083 .075 .115 .205 .221 86.7 13 2528 35.2 22.2
2020 Changeup 108 18 90 17.8 86.7 28 26 7 4 1 1 1 7 19 .269 .234 .500 .369 .341 .285 77.7 4 2149 45.5 14.9
2020 Cutter 107 46 61 17.6 92.7 31 30 14 9 4 0 1 1 30 .467 .324 .700 .490 .488 .334 85.3 8 2541 16.4 33.3
2020 Slider 106 102 4 17.4 85.0 19 19 2 1 0 0 1 10 9 .105 .131 .263 .290 .148 .165 77.0 35 2527 52.1 24.4
2020 Sinker 46 33 13 7.6 95.8 7 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 .750 .541 .750 .587 .673 .580 84.6 -6 2454 26.7 0.0
2020 Curveball 40 3 37 6.6 82.6 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 .125 .301 .125 .371 .109 .289 95.0 12 2442 33.3 8.3
2019 Cutter 344 201 143 26.5 93.8 77 68 17 16 0 0 1 6 65 .250 .284 .294 .397 .271 .327 84.2 12 2596 24.1 20.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 276 142 134 21.3 97.2 69 61 15 5 6 1 3 24 38 .246 .211 .525 .426 .345 .308 92.6 21 2538 29.3 21.8
2019 Changeup 253 91 162 19.5 87.4 78 74 8 3 3 0 2 33 41 .108 .134 .230 .201 .165 .173 84.6 12 2150 44.7 26.4
2019 Sinker 204 137 67 15.7 96.4 54 47 15 12 2 0 1 5 43 .319 .303 .426 .449 .351 .356 84.1 7 2372 14.6 13.2
2019 Slider 127 121 6 9.8 87.1 27 25 7 4 1 0 2 5 20 .280 .280 .560 .472 .369 .346 82.6 19 2635 46.4 21.7
2019 Curveball 94 55 39 7.2 83.8 26 22 4 4 0 0 0 8 15 .182 .131 .182 .156 .222 .194 82.8 -11 2531 30.3 20.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup CIN R 108 86.7 26.7 -3.2 -11 15.9 2.2 16
2020 Curveball CIN R 40 82.6 55 6.7 14 4.7 -3 -39
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 201 96.8 12.7 0.9 7 10.9 3.3 43
2020 Cutter CIN R 107 92.7 21.9 -0.6 -3 0.2 -2.1 -111
2020 Slider CIN R 106 85 39.4 3.2 9 8.7 3.8 78
2020 Sinker CIN R 46 95.8 15.9 -4.2 -21 16 1 7
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 276 97.2 13 1.3 9 10.7 2.6 32
2019 Cutter CIN R 344 93.8 21.5 1.6 7 1.4 -3.3 -171
2019 Changeup CIN R 253 87.4 27.1 -3.2 -11 15.6 1.6 11
2019 Slider CIN R 127 87.1 35.7 1.3 4 5.7 1.6 37
2019 Sinker CIN R 204 96.4 18.1 -2.9 -14 15.3 -0.1 -1
2019 Curveball CIN R 94 83.8 50.7 2.5 5 2.4 -4.9 -67
2018 Changeup CIN R 96 87.4 26.6 -3.2 -11 13.3 -0.4 -3
2018 Curveball CIN R 65 81.7 56.2 4.6 9 5.2 -2.8 -35
2018 Sinker CIN R 514 95 19.2 -1.8 -9 14.5 -0.2 -2
2018 Slider CIN R 135 86.6 37.6 1.7 5 3.4 -0.7 -17
2018 Cutter CIN R 328 90.9 27.2 -1.3 -5 2.4 0.3 12
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 153 95.4 14.9 0.4 3 9.7 1.9 24
2017 Curveball CIN R 160 82.7 43.9 -4.1 -9 3 -4.4 -59
2017 Cutter CIN R 266 92.7 21.2 0 0 0.9 -1.2 -56
2017 Sinker CIN R 371 96.3 17.4 -1.3 -7 16.7 1.1 7
2017 Changeup CIN R 30 88.5 21.7 -5.1 -19 13 -0.7 -5
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 330 96.2 11.9 0.9 7 13.3 4.9 58
2017 Slider CIN R 204 88.1 32.4 1.4 4 2.8 -0.2 -6
2016 Changeup CIN R 8 88.7 20.9 -5.4 -21 12 -1.5 -11
2016 Curveball CIN R 45 80.7 50.5 0.9 2 3.3 -3.7 -53
2016 Sinker CIN R 172 96.5 14.7 -2.5 -15 14.8 -0.2 -1
2016 Slider CIN R 294 91.4 23.6 -0.9 -4 1.5 0.3 28
2016 4-Seamer CIN R 232 96.4 12 0.5 4 9.1 -0.2 -2
2015 Changeup CIN R 139 85.6 24.8 -4.1 -14 12.8 -0.7 -5
2015 4-Seamer CIN R 1107 94.6 12.7 1.4 10 10.7 1.7 19
2015 Slider CIN R 315 86.6 30.5 -1.9 -6 1.7 -0.7 -30
2015 Curveball CIN R 193 80.7 49.4 -0.5 -1 3.1 -4.3 -58
2015 Sinker CIN R 106 95 15.4 -3.4 -18 14.7 -0.4 -2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Sinker 5.2 2 46 7.6 7 .750 .750 .686 26.7 0.0 0.0 .541 .587 .580 50.0
2020 Curveball -2.3 -1 40 6.6 8 .125 .125 .113 33.3 12.5 8.3 .301 .371 .289 71.4
2020 Slider -2.0 -2 106 17.4 19 .105 .263 .153 52.1 52.6 24.4 .131 .290 .165 11.1
2020 Changeup 1.6 2 108 17.8 28 .269 .500 .352 45.5 25.0 14.9 .234 .369 .286 15.8
2020 Cutter 1.6 2 107 17.6 31 .467 .700 .503 16.4 3.2 33.3 .324 .490 .334 36.7
2020 4-Seamer -2.1 -4 201 33.1 53 .075 .075 .226 35.2 30.2 22.2 .083 .115 .224 12.0
2019 Curveball -1.1 -1 94 7.0 26 .182 .182 .228 30.3 30.8 20.5 .131 .156 .195 20.0
2019 Slider 3.5 4 127 9.5 27 .280 .560 .413 46.4 18.5 21.7 .280 .472 .347 30.0
2019 Sinker -1.8 -4 204 15.3 54 .319 .426 .361 14.6 9.3 13.2 .303 .449 .358 27.9
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 4 276 20.7 69 .246 .525 .355 29.3 34.8 21.8 .211 .426 .309 47.4
2019 Cutter -3.0 -10 344 25.8 77 .250 .294 .282 24.1 7.8 20.0 .284 .397 .327 27.7
2019 Changeup -2.6 -7 253 19.0 78 .108 .230 .181 44.7 42.3 26.4 .134 .201 .173 22.0
2018 Curveball -2.5 -2 65 5.0 16 .133 .133 .120 17.2 6.3 2.9 .304 .373 .295 26.7
2018 Changeup 2.1 2 96 7.4 18 .353 .529 .400 36.6 38.9 23.3 .215 .320 .258 40.0
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 135 10.4 33 .281 .406 .309 20.3 15.2 9.3 .257 .350 .278 22.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 2 153 11.8 45 .289 .421 .357 17.4 26.7 20.3 .249 .346 .330 26.9
2018 Cutter -0.6 -2 328 25.4 88 .244 .359 .332 18.6 15.9 23.0 .260 .422 .343 28.1
2018 Sinker -0.8 -4 514 39.8 142 .254 .361 .317 10.0 10.6 12.2 .268 .399 .339 40.5
2018 N/A 0.0 0 1 0.1
2017 Changeup 4.6 1 30 2.2 6 .400 .600 .475 38.5 16.7 10.0 .207 .301 .305 25.0
2017 Curveball 2.0 3 160 11.7 45 .205 .455 .284 35.9 55.6 27.8 .164 .379 .235 36.8
2017 Slider -0.7 -1 204 14.9 52 .216 .373 .260 36.7 30.8 27.1 .234 .393 .278 37.1
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 0 330 24.2 74 .281 .406 .367 9.9 8.1 9.0 .304 .459 .379 30.5
2017 Cutter 0.8 2 266 19.5 76 .324 .471 .393 29.3 15.8 26.7 .285 .405 .339 31.6
2017 Sinker -1.8 -7 371 27.2 101 .186 .221 .262 17.1 18.8 20.9 .212 .289 .288 22.1
2017 N/A 0.0 0 1 0.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 39 82.6 84 18.0 6:45 6:30 15
2020 Changeup 104 86.7 98 18.8 2:00 2:00 0
2020 Slider 104 85.0 35 10.3 7:30 8:30 -60
2020 Sinker 45 95.8 92 21.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Cutter 102 92.7 53 9.0 12:45 12:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 196 96.8 95 19.6 1:15 1:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 193 742 -7 -9 2 2 -13
2017 352 1358 2 -19 11 5 -2
2018 339 1281 -7 -13 10 5 -5
2019 329 1293 -7 -16 5 6 -13
2020 155 641 -1 -11 5 4 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1997 46.7 68.3 84.5 26.2 66.3 39.3 57.1 45.9 21.1 7.0 80.7
2016 755 48.5 61.2 87.9 31.1 57.0 44.0 61.9 45.7 22.9 7.8 66.1
2017 1366 49.4 66.6 83.5 26.0 56.1 45.5 51.8 46.1 24.3 7.5 69.9
2018 1292 52.3 62.1 89.0 26.6 68.3 42.4 58.7 45.2 16.8 8.7 68.8
2019 1335 45.1 71.2 75.8 30.3 56.0 42.8 62.7 48.6 31.0 7.2 81.9
2020 608 41.0 67.1 75.4 31.2 48.2 39.8 57.8 45.9 35.5 5.1 74.2
ALL 7353 47.6 66.4 83.2 28.0 59.9 42.2 57.9 46.3 24.2 7.4 74.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 42.5 14.1 39.3 4.1 30.6 41.2 28.2 2.7 34.1 19.2 29.8 6.0 5.4
2016 63.7 5.2 26.7 4.4 39.3 36.3 24.4 3.0 51.9 11.1 27.4 1.5 3.7
2017 56.8 15.2 23.9 4.1 29.6 46.1 24.3 7.4 39.1 16.9 25.9 3.7 4.5
2018 51.8 17.0 25.3 5.9 33.2 41.9 24.9 4.3 40.3 18.2 26.1 4.0 4.7
2019 46.5 21.9 25.0 6.6 33.3 37.3 29.4 3.9 37.7 22.4 21.5 7.0 3.1
2020 51.1 23.4 20.2 5.3 29.8 41.5 28.7 7.4 34.0 30.9 22.3 1.1 4.3
ALL 50.4 16.0 28.7 5.0 32.2 41.1 26.7 4.5 38.7 19.1 26.2 4.5 4.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 1 3 7 17 0 33 38 23 24 20 7 34 1 77 77 47
2016 93 54 27
2017 64 59 72 76 47 61 76 91 75 55 31 49 64 84 61 68
2018 35 24 55 79 18 64 82 77 68 8 24 2 35 66 81 57
2019 85 78 88 90 80 92 97 99 93 61 48 83 85 84 94 55
2020 77 81 87 86 64 65 84 97 96 53 21 90 77 82 94 39
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.1 9 6.4 2.6 7 5 2 22.2
2020 25.6 3 2.8 0.2 1 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 5 12 5 8 5 6 6 7 8 9 6 4 5 7 8 5 4 6 7 5 5 6 6 5 9 6 6 8 4 9
2020 3 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 3 3 3 2 4 4 2 3 3 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.7 96.5 1.8 95.3 -1.2 93.7 -1.6 95.5 1.8 95.4 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 88.7 3.1 88.5 -0.2 87.4 -1.1 87.4 0 86.7 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 84.4 90 5.6 85.7 -4.3 85 -0.7 85.7 0.7 84.3 -1.4
Exit Velocity 89 86.4 -2.6 85.3 -1.1 87.3 2 85.5 -1.8 84.4 -1.1
Launch Angle 10 2.1 -7.9 4.4 2.3 6.1 1.7 11.7 5.6 12 0.3
Barrel % 5.4 3.7 -1.7 4.5 0.8 4.7 0.2 3.1 -1.6 4.3 1.2
Hard Hit % 35.8 30.4 -5.4 29.8 -0.6 33.2 3.4 29.7 -3.5 26.6 -3.1
Sweet Spot % 38.8 30.4 -8.4 30 -0.4 33.6 3.6 32.5 -1.1 28.7 -3.8
xBA .295 .25 -0.045 .242 -0.008 .261 0.019 .222 -0.039 .206 -0.016
BA .292 .224 -0.068 .244 0.02 .258 0.014 .221 -0.037 .236 0.015
xwOBA .374 .3 -0.074 .309 0.009 .326 0.017 .282 -0.044 .271 -0.011
wOBA .377 .281 -0.096 .3 0.019 .311 0.011 .277 -0.034 .3 0.023
xSLG .472 .336 -0.136 .376 0.04 .387 0.011 .349 -0.038 .313 -0.036
SLG .503 .333 -0.17 .372 0.039 .371 -0.001 .355 -0.016 .362 0.007
K% 16.1 23.8 7.7 22.2 -1.6 15.7 -6.5 24.8 9.1 23.8 -1
BB% 11.1 6.4 -4.7 9.4 3 9.9 0.5 8.2 -1.7 11.6 3.4
Swing % 45.9 45.7 -0.2 46.1 0.4 45.2 -0.9 48.6 3.4 45.9 -2.7
Whiff% 21.1 22.9 1.8 24.3 1.4 16.8 -7.5 31 14.2 35.5 4.5
In Zone Swing % 46.7 48.5 1.8 49.4 0.9 52.3 2.9 45.1 -7.2 41 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 53.3 51.5 -1.8 50.6 -0.9 47.7 -2.9 54.9 7.2 59 4.1
First Pitch Swing % 27 28.7 1.7 25.8 -2.9 26.2 0.4 31.5 5.3 32 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 61.9 4.8 51.8 -10.1 58.7 6.9 62.7 4 57.8 -4.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 200 .284 101 0 0.0 99 20 20.2
2017 356 .300 196 4 2.0 160 24 15.0
2018 342 .311 195 2 1.0 147 16 10.9
2019 335 .278 191 8 4.2 144 59 41.0
2020 146 .300 70 7 10.0 76 38 50.0

Pitch Distribution