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

Draft: 2013 | Rd: CB-A, #38, Cincinnati Reds | Cal State Fullerton
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 5.59 27 0 4 29.0 21 1.38
7 Seasons 23 23 4.07 295 26 14 473.1 406 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 27 1-2 5.59 29.0 21 1.38
7 Seasons 295 23-23 4.07 473.1 406 1.37

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 1997 369 18 4.9 88.9 110.9 10.1 35.2 .258 .410 .377 .334 .354 32.8 16.1 11.1 5.40 4.91
2016 24 755 135 5 3.7 86.4 107 2.1 30.4 .239 .326 .281 .287 .330 30.4 23.8 6.4 2.88 3.55
2017 25 1366 243 11 4.5 85.2 109.1 4.3 30 .234 .362 .300 .296 .339 29.6 22.2 9.4 4.45 3.81
2018 26 1292 253 12 4.7 87.3 113.8 6.1 34 .254 .375 .310 .317 .333 33.2 15.7 9.9 3.11 4.33
2019 27 1335 228 7 3.1 85.5 108 11.7 32 .209 .325 .277 .266 .311 29.7 24.8 8.2 2.92 3.13
2020 28 608 94 4 4.3 84.4 109.8 12 28.7 .207 .317 .304 .279 .307 26.6 23.8 11.6 4.28 3.28
2021 29 481 89 3 3.4 88.5 108.4 9.7 31.5 .247 .341 .301 .307 .314 42.7 16.8 11.2 5.59 4.01
7834 1411 60 4.3 86.8 113.8 7.9 32.5 .239 .362 .316 .302 .333 31.8 19.9 9.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lorenzen relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(29.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(26.3%) ,
Changeup
(18.3%) ,
Slider
(13.8%) ,
Sinker
(9.8%) ,
Curveball
(2.5%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Cutter 141 43 98 29.4 92.0 32 27 8 6 2 0 0 4 23 .296 .301 .370 .372 .351 .357 89.8 3 2526 5.7 31.2 14.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 126 34 92 26.3 96.7 41 39 8 5 2 0 1 12 29 .205 .208 .333 .330 .222 .223 91.5 23 2409 5.7 20.3 18.2
2021 Changeup 88 4 84 18.3 87.2 25 20 5 3 1 0 1 3 17 .250 .226 .450 .301 .374 .325 81.8 -1 1943 5.8 25.6 9.4
2021 Slider 66 66 0 13.8 85.3 14 12 3 3 0 0 0 2 10 .250 .220 .250 .341 .289 .306 85.3 12 2554 5.9 40.7 10.5
2021 Sinker 47 27 20 9.8 95.7 11 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 .222 .355 .222 .409 .286 .406 78.4 -5 2244 5.8 11.8 0.0
2021 Curveball 12 1 11 2.5 82.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .111 .000 .120 .000 .118 95.2 -16 2455 5.8 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 201 107 94 33.1 96.8 53 40 3 3 0 0 0 16 25 .075 .081 .075 .116 .208 .224 86.7 13 2529 5.8 34.8 22.2
2020 Changeup 108 18 90 17.8 86.7 28 26 7 4 1 1 1 7 19 .269 .235 .500 .367 .347 .289 77.7 4 2116 5.9 44.6 14.9
2020 Cutter 107 46 61 17.6 92.7 31 30 14 9 4 0 1 1 30 .467 .331 .700 .506 .496 .356 85.3 8 2529 5.8 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 .289 .151 .175 77.0 35 2508 6.0 52.1 24.4
2020 Sinker 46 33 13 7.6 95.8 7 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 .750 .540 .750 .592 .682 .593 84.6 -6 2443 5.8 26.7 0.0
2020 Curveball 40 3 37 6.6 82.6 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 .125 .304 .125 .377 .110 .293 95.0 12 2442 5.9 33.3 8.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 3 30.6 17.6 26.6 5.4 4.9
2016 63.7 5.2 26.7 4.4 39.3 36.3 24.4 3 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 7.8 39.5 16.9 25.9 3.7 4.5
2018 51.8 17 25.3 5.9 33.2 41.9 24.9 5.1 40.3 18.2 26.1 4 4.7
2019 46.5 21.9 25 6.6 33.3 37.3 29.4 4.4 37.7 22.4 21.1 7 3.1
2020 51.1 23.4 20.2 5.3 29.8 41.5 28.7 7.4 34 30.9 22.3 1.1 4.3
2021 44.9 23.6 28.1 3.4 29.2 48.3 22.5 6.7 36 23.6 23.6 6.7 3.4
50 16.4 28.6 4.9 32 41.5 26.4 5 37.6 19 25.1 4.5 4.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup CIN R 88 87.2 28.1 -1.7 -6 15.1 0.8 6
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 126 96.7 13.8 0.2 2 10.1 2.2 28
2021 Slider CIN R 66 85.3 40.3 4.4 12 11.1 5.7 105
2021 Curveball CIN R 12 82.4 55.3 7.1 15 6.9 -1.6 -19
2021 Sinker CIN R 47 95.7 18.8 -2.2 -10 15.4 0.1 1
2021 Cutter CIN R 141 92 25 -1.2 -5 1.2 -0.6 -34
2020 Cutter CIN R 104 92.7 22 -0.6 -3 0.2 -2.1 -112
2020 Sinker CIN R 45 95.8 16 -4.3 -21 16 0.9 6
2020 Slider CIN R 102 85 39.4 3.2 9 8.7 3.9 80
2020 Curveball CIN R 40 82.6 55 6.7 14 4.7 -3.1 -40
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 198 96.8 12.8 0.9 7 10.9 3.2 42
2020 Changeup CIN R 104 86.7 26.7 -3.1 -10 16 2.3 16
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 276 97.2 13 1.3 9 10.7 2.6 32
2019 Changeup CIN R 253 87.4 27.1 -3.1 -10 15.6 1.6 11
2019 Slider CIN R 127 87.1 35.7 1.2 4 5.7 1.6 37
2019 Cutter CIN R 344 93.8 21.5 1.6 7 1.4 -3.3 -170
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 2.4 5 2.4 -4.9 -67
2018 Curveball CIN R 65 81.7 56.2 4.6 9 5.2 -2.8 -34
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 153 95.4 14.9 0.4 3 9.7 1.9 24
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 1.8 5 3.4 -0.7 -17
2018 Changeup CIN R 96 87.4 26.6 -3.2 -11 13.3 -0.4 -3
2018 Cutter CIN R 328 90.9 27.2 -1.4 -5 2.4 0.2 11
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 330 96.2 11.9 0.9 7 13.3 4.9 58
2017 Cutter CIN R 267 92.7 21.3 -0.1 0 0.9 -1.2 -57
2017 Slider CIN R 206 88.1 32.4 1.4 4 2.8 -0.2 -7
2017 Sinker CIN R 371 96.3 17.4 -1.3 -7 16.7 1.1 7
2017 Curveball CIN R 160 82.7 43.9 -4.1 -9 3 -4.4 -59
2017 Changeup CIN R 30 88.5 21.7 -5.1 -19 13 -0.7 -5
2016 Slider CIN R 294 91.4 23.6 -0.9 -4 1.5 0.2 19
2016 Sinker CIN R 172 96.6 14.7 -2.5 -15 14.8 -0.2 -2
2016 Changeup CIN R 8 88.7 20.9 -5.4 -21 12 -1.5 -11
2016 4-Seamer CIN R 232 96.4 12 0.4 4 9.1 -0.2 -2
2016 Curveball CIN R 45 80.7 50.5 1.1 2 3.3 -3.6 -53
! 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 %
2021 Curveball 0.9 0 12 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .12 .118 100
2021 Sinker 1 0 47 9.8 11 .222 .222 .291 11.8 0 0 .355 .409 .408 22.2
2021 Slider 0.1 0 66 13.7 14 .25 .25 .357 40.7 14.3 10.5 .22 .341 .305 50
2021 Changeup 3.2 3 88 18.3 25 .25 .45 .378 25.6 12 9.4 .226 .301 .327 23.5
2021 Cutter -0.9 -1 141 29.3 32 .296 .37 .356 31.2 12.5 14.3 .301 .372 .358 47.8
2021 4-Seamer -1.1 -1 127 26.4 42 .205 .333 .237 20.3 28.6 17.9 .208 .33 .235 51.7
2020 Sinker 4 2 46 7.6 7 .75 .75 .686 26.7 0 0 .54 .592 .589 50
2020 Curveball -2.3 -1 40 6.6 8 .125 .125 .113 33.3 12.5 8.3 .304 .377 .293 71.4
2020 Slider -1.9 -2 106 17.4 19 .105 .263 .153 52.1 52.6 24.4 .131 .289 .175 11.1
2020 Changeup 1.5 2 108 17.8 28 .269 .5 .352 44.6 25 14.9 .235 .366 .29 15.8
2020 Cutter 1.5 2 107 17.6 31 .467 .7 .503 16.4 3.2 33.3 .331 .506 .356 36.7
2020 4-Seamer -2.4 -5 201 33.1 53 .075 .075 .226 34.8 30.2 22.2 .081 .116 .224 12
2019 Curveball -1.3 -1 94 7 26 .182 .182 .228 29.4 30.8 20.5 .121 .144 .187 20
2019 Slider 3.4 4 127 9.5 27 .28 .56 .413 46.4 18.5 21.7 .276 .456 .335 30
2019 Sinker -2 -4 204 15.3 54 .319 .426 .361 14.6 9.3 13.2 .301 .435 .35 27.9
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 4 276 20.7 69 .246 .525 .355 29.1 34.8 21.8 .203 .402 .299 47.4
2019 Cutter -2.9 -10 344 25.8 77 .25 .294 .291 23.9 7.8 20 .272 .38 .312 27.7
2019 Changeup -2.6 -7 253 19 78 .108 .23 .181 44.7 42.3 26.4 .13 .195 .167 22
2018 Curveball -2.4 -2 65 5 16 .133 .133 .12 17.2 6.3 2.9 .275 .35 .272 26.7
2018 Changeup 2 2 96 7.4 18 .353 .529 .4 36.6 38.9 23.3 .22 .327 .261 40
2018 Slider -1.2 -2 135 10.4 33 .281 .406 .309 20 15.2 9.3 .257 .347 .275 22.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 2 153 11.8 45 .289 .421 .369 17.4 26.7 20.3 .245 .342 .322 26.9
2018 Cutter -0.7 -2 328 25.4 88 .244 .359 .331 17.6 15.9 23 .246 .399 .325 28.1
2018 Sinker -0.9 -5 514 39.8 142 .254 .361 .31 9.9 10.6 12.2 .263 .387 .333 40.5
2018 N/A 1 0.1
2017 Changeup 4.4 1 30 2.2 6 .4 .6 .475 38.5 16.7 10 .189 .291 .288 25
2017 Curveball 2.9 5 160 11.7 45 .205 .455 .316 35.9 55.6 27.8 .165 .384 .268 36.8
2017 Slider -1 -2 206 15.1 54 .208 .358 .25 36.6 31.5 28.3 .216 .36 .252 36.1
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 330 24.2 74 .281 .406 .367 9.9 8.1 9 .289 .43 .358 30.5
2017 Cutter 0.8 2 267 19.5 76 .324 .471 .377 29.3 15.8 26.7 .281 .394 .328 31.6
2017 Sinker -2.1 -8 371 27.2 101 .186 .221 .253 17 18.8 20.9 .205 .281 .278 22.1
2017 N/A 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 Changeup 91 86.8 99 18.6 2:00 2:00 0
2020 Curveball 37 82.7 84 17.9 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Cutter 91 92.6 52 8.9 12:45 12:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 189 96.8 95 19.6 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Sinker 38 95.9 92 21.2 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 97 85 32 10.2 7:30 8:30 -60
2021 Changeup 88 87.2 98 17.2 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 Curveball 12 82.4 81 18.8 7:00 6:45 15
2021 Cutter 141 92 40 6.8 12:30 11:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 126 96.7 92 18.2 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 46 95.7 92 19.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 66 85.3 31 12.9 7:30 8:30 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 509 1969 -6 5 11 7 17
2016 202 755 -9 -7 1 4 -11
2017 356 1364 2 -21 12 5 -2
2018 342 1291 -8 -13 10 5 -6
2019 331 1298 -7 -17 4 6 -14
2020 157 645 -2 -11 5 4 -4
2021 125 481 -3 -2 1 4 1
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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 68.8 83.9 26.3 66.3 39.3 57.1 46.1 21 6.9 80.4
2016 755 48.3 61.9 87.2 31.3 56.6 44 61.9 46.1 22.7 7.7 67.2
2017 1366 49.4 66.9 83.1 26 56.1 45.5 51.8 46.3 24.2 7.5 70.9
2018 1292 52.3 63 87.8 26.8 67.9 42.4 58.7 45.7 16.4 8.7 69.6
2019 1335 45.1 71.3 75.6 30.6 55.5 42.8 62.7 48.8 30.8 7.2 81.9
2020 608 41.4 67.1 74.6 31.5 48.2 39.8 57.8 46.2 35.2 5.1 74.2
2021 481 45.5 71.7 82.2 28.2 54.1 42.6 73.6 48 26.4 7.7 78.4
7834 47.5 67.2 82.6 28.1 59.3 42.2 58.9 46.7 24.2 7.4 75
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 12 22 26 33 4 38 52 24 50 20 7 34 12 78 78 48
2016 93 55 28
2017 67 63 73 77 50 62 76 92 77 55 31 50 67 84 61 68
2018 34 27 55 81 18 65 82 78 68 8 24 2 34 66 81 58
2019 89 83 92 93 84 92 98 99 93 61 48 83 89 84 95 55
2020 78 79 84 84 62 65 84 97 96 53 21 91 78 84 95 40
2021 69 89 51
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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 6.6 2 7 6 2 22.2
2020 25.6 3 2.9 0 1 3 0 0
2021 21.5 2 0.6 1 4 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 4 13 5 10 5 8 6 6 8 8 7 5 6 7 9 4 5 7 8 5 5 5 5 5 10 6 5 8 4 10
2020 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 1 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 2 4 4 2 3 3 3
2021 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.7 96.5 1.8 95.3 -1.2 93.7 -1.6 95.5 1.8 95.4 -0.1 94.4 -1
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 88.7 3 88.5 -0.2 87.4 -1.1 87.4 0 86.7 -0.7 87.2 0.5
Breaking Velocity 84.4 90 5.6 85.7 -4.3 85 -0.7 85.7 0.7 84.3 -1.4 84.8 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.9 86.4 -2.5 85.2 -1.2 87.3 2.1 85.5 -1.8 84.4 -1.1 88.5 4.1
Launch Angle 10.1 2.1 -8 4.3 2.2 6.1 1.8 11.7 5.6 12 0.3 9.7 -2.3
Barrel % 4.9 3.7 -1.2 4.5 0.8 4.7 0.2 3.1 -1.6 4.3 1.2 3.4 -0.9
Hard Hit % 32.8 30.4 -2.4 29.6 -0.8 33.2 3.6 29.7 -3.5 26.6 -3.1 42.7 16.1
Sweet Spot % 35.2 30.4 -4.8 30 -0.4 34 4 32 -2 28.7 -3.3 31.5 2.8
xBA .258 .239 -0.019 .234 -0.005 .254 0.02 .209 -0.045 .207 -0.002 .247 0.04
BA .292 .224 -0.068 .244 0.02 .258 0.014 .221 -0.037 .236 0.015 .241 0.005
xwOBA .334 .287 -0.047 .296 0.009 .317 0.021 .266 -0.051 .279 0.013 .307 0.028
wOBA .377 .281 -0.096 .3 0.019 .31 0.01 .277 -0.033 .304 0.027 .301 -0.003
xSLG .41 .326 -0.084 .362 0.036 .375 0.013 .325 -0.05 .317 -0.008 .341 0.024
SLG .503 .333 -0.17 .372 0.039 .371 -0.001 .355 -0.016 .362 0.007 .343 -0.019
K% 16.1 23.8 7.7 22.2 -1.6 15.7 -6.5 24.8 9.1 23.8 -1 16.8 -7
BB% 11.1 6.4 -4.7 9.4 3 9.9 0.5 8.2 -1.7 11.6 3.4 11.2 -0.4
Swing % 46.1 46.1 0 46.3 0.2 45.7 -0.6 48.8 3.1 46.2 -2.6 48 1.8
Whiff% 21 22.7 1.7 24.2 1.5 16.4 -7.8 30.8 14.4 35.2 4.4 26.4 -8.8
In Zone % 46.7 48.3 1.6 49.4 1.1 52.3 2.9 45.1 -7.2 41.4 -3.7 45.5 4.1
Out of Zone % 53.3 51.7 -1.6 50.6 -1.1 47.7 -2.9 54.9 7.2 58.6 3.7 54.5 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 31.3 5 26 -5.3 26.8 0.8 30.6 3.8 31.5 0.9 28.2 -3.3
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 28.7 1.1 26 -2.7 27.3 1.3 31.8 4.5 32.7 0.9 43.2 10.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 61.9 4.8 51.8 -10.1 58.7 6.9 62.7 4 57.8 -4.9 73.6 15.8
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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 .310 195 2 1.0 147 16 10.9
2019 335 .278 191 8 4.2 144 59 41.0
2020 146 .304 70 7 10.0 76 38 50.0
2021 125 .301 52 3 5.8 73 28 38.4

Pitch Distribution