Michael Lorenzen

Detroit Tigers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Michael Lorenzen threw 9,476 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Change (86mph), Sinker (94mph), Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Cutter (91mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (81mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His sinker generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His cutter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, has well above average velo, has little cutting action and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement.