Michael Lorenzen

Michael Lorenzen #21

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/215
  • Age: 24

Michael Lorenzen MLB Career Stats

4-9 5.40 113.1 83 1.66

Michael Lorenzen Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Clifton Lorenzen
  • Born: 1/4/1992 in Anaheim, CA
  • Draft: 2013, Cincinnati Reds, 1st rd. (38th overall)
  • College: CSU Fullerton
  • Debut: April 29, 2015
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MLB Career Stats 4 9 5.40 27 21 0 113.1 83 1.66
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day


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Michael Lorenzen Stats

*Since 2006

Michael Lorenzen Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Michael Lorenzen Statcast Events


Michael Lorenzen 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
0 0 4.26 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 6 4 3 1 0 3 0 5 1.42
0 0 4.26 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 6 4 3 1 0 3 0 5 1.42
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Michael Lorenzen News

Michael Lorenzen Fantasy News

May 17, 2016 at 7:43 PM ET

Lorenzen could return to Reds in relief role

Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen has incrementally advanced his throwing program from playing catch to long tossing and has now worked off of a mound twice. When he does return to the Reds this season, there is strong chance it could be as a reliever.

April 26, 2016 at 8:16 PM ET

Lorenzen in early stages of throwing program

Right-hander Michael Lorenzen has progressed to a long toss program in his return from elbow tendinitis and mononucleosis.


Michael Lorenzen Awards

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Pensacola SOU

Michael Lorenzen Leaderboards

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2015 57 19th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 18 25th in NL

Michael Lorenzen Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 25, 2016 Cincinnati Reds transferred RHP Michael Lorenzen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right elbow sprain
April 3, 2016 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Michael Lorenzen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2016. Right elbow sprain
August 31, 2015 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Michael Lorenzen from Louisville Bats.
August 14, 2015 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Michael Lorenzen to Louisville Bats.
April 29, 2015 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Michael Lorenzen from Louisville Bats.
April 7, 2015 RHP Michael Lorenzen assigned to Louisville Bats from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
January 12, 2015 Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster RHP Michael Lorenzen to spring training.
July 16, 2014 Pensacola Blue Wahoos activated RHP Michael Lorenzen from the temporarily inactive list.
July 6, 2014 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed RHP Michael Lorenzen on the temporarily inactive list.
January 29, 2014 Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster RHP Michael Lorenzen to spring training.
August 16, 2013 RHP Michael Lorenzen assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Bakersfield Blaze.
August 1, 2013 Michael Lorenzen assigned to Bakersfield Blaze from Dayton Dragons.
July 6, 2013
June 21, 2013 Michael Lorenzen assigned to AZL Reds.
June 20, 2013 Cincinnati Reds signed RHP Michael Lorenzen.

Michael Clifton Lorenzen Bio Info

Graduated from Fullerton (CA) High School...pitched and played outfield at Cal State-Fullerton, where in 2013 he posted 19 saves in 22 apps as a pitcher (3-0, 1.99, 22.2ip, 17h, 4bb, 20k) and in 59 apps as an outfielder hit .335 (7hr, 53rbi, 12sb)...his 35 career saves is a school record...following the 2013 collegiate season was 1 of 5 finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association Stopper of the Year Award, 1 of 12 players named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award watch list, a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, a Louisville Slugger first-team All-America selection and All-Big West Conference for the second straight season...follow on Twitter at @Lorenzen55.


In his Major League debut made 21 starts and 6 relief apps...was 1 of 9 rookie pitchers who combined for 110 starts for the Reds, both single-season modern club records... the Reds' season-ending streak of 64 consecutive starts by rookies, beginning 7/29, is a modern Major League record...was 1 of 5 Reds pitchers to start in his Major League debut (Raisel Iglesias, John Lamb, Jon Moscot, Josh Smith)...among National League rookie pitching leaders ranked 10th in ERA, T5th in starts, seventh in innings pitched and strikeouts and 10th in opponents' BA (.292)...made his first 3 apps of the season for the Reds as a starter (1-1, 2.81), followed by relief apps on 5/15 and 5/20...from 5/26-9/16 made 18 consecutive apps as a starter (3-8, 5.92) and then beginning 9/24 finished the season with 4 relief apps (4.2ip,1 er)...posted 7 quality starts...began the season at Louisville (3gs, 2-1, 2.84)...was promoted on 4/29 and in that night's 8-3 loss started vs the Brewers in his Major League debut after just 49 minor league apps...on 8/13 returned to the Bats for 3 minor league starts and went 2-1, 1.13 before he was promoted again on 8/31...following a 5-3 loss at SF on 9/16, returned to the bullpen after going 1-1, 6.00 in 4 starts following that 8/31 promotion...in his big league debut on 4/29 vs Mil, his first strikeout victim was pitcher Matt Garza... with 2 outs in the bottom of the second inning singled off Garza to become the first Reds pitcher with a hit in his first career plate appearance since Jose Arredondo on 7/29/11 vs SF...in his second start, a 7-1 win at Pit on 5/5, earned his first Major League victory...went 1-1, 2.81 in his 3 starts before a relief appearance vs SF on 5/15...in the fifth inning of that 10-2 loss to the Giants, grounded out as a pinch hitter and then pitched the sixth and seventh innings...excluding non-pitchers, became the first player to pinch hit and pitch in the same game since SF's David Huff on 5/26/14 vs Cubs and the first Red to do it since Micah Owings on 6/15/2010 vs LAD...on 6/6 vs SD produced his first career 2-hit game, both singles off Andrew Cashner...in spring training went 3-0, 1.80 in 2 starts and 4 relief apps (15ip, 12h, 10bb, 9k)...was a non-roster invitee to Major League spring training camp...as one of the final roster moves prior to Opening Day was reassigned to minor league camp the day the team left Goodyear.


In his first professional season pitched at 4 different levels and in 1 start and 21 relief apps combined to post a 3.00era and 4 saves...following the season pitched for Glendale in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (6gs, 0-3, 11.42, 17.1ip, 29h, 12bb, 5k)...participated in the AFL's Fall Stars Game.