Michael Lorenzen

Cincinnati Reds

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Michael Lorenzen threw 5,437 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Cutter (91mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (96mph), Change (88mph) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is blazing fast and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His cutter generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has well above average velo, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His fourseam fastball has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His change is much firmer than usual. His slider results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and has primarily 12-6 movement.