Michael Lorenzen

Michael Lorenzen #21

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3" /217
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Michael Lorenzen 2018 Spring Training Stats

4 0-0 8.38 9.2 10 1.97

Michael Lorenzen Spring Training Career Stats

22 6-1 4.17 45.1 28 1.63

Michael Lorenzen MLB Career Stats

132 14-14 4.57 246.1 211 1.44

Michael Lorenzen Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Clifton Lorenzen
  • Nickname: Zen Master
  • Born: 1/4/1992 in Anaheim, CA
  • Draft: 2013, Cincinnati Reds, 1st rd. (38th overall)
  • College: Cal State Fullerton
  • Debut: 4/29/2015
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2018 Spring Training Stats 0 0 8.38 4 3 0 9.2 10 1.97
Spring Training Career Stats
6 1 4.17 22 6 0 45.1 28 1.63
MLB Career Stats 14 14 4.57 132 21 2 246.1 211 1.44


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Michael Lorenzen Stats

*Since 2006

Michael Lorenzen Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Michael Lorenzen Statcast Events


Michael Lorenzen 2018 Projections

Rest of Season
3 3 3.93 55 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 52 27 24 7 3 21 0 53 1.33
3 3 3.93 55 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 52 27 24 7 3 21 0 53 1.33
Rest of Season
3 3 3.93 55 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 52 27 24 7 3 21 0 53 1.33
3 3 3.93 55 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 52 27 24 7 3 21 0 53 1.33

Michael Lorenzen News

Michael Lorenzen Fantasy News

March 21, 2018 at 12:12 PM ET

Lorenzen shut down with muscle strain

The Reds' pitching depth must absorb another blow as Michael Lorenzen has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of the teres major muscle near his right shoulder.

March 12, 2018 at 8:48 PM ET

DeSclafani dealing with left oblique injury

Were there some thought that the Reds were "due" to get through a Spring Training camp unscathed on the starting-pitching injury front, well, a hard lesson to the contrary has arrived this week. Anthony DeSclafani's ongoing, uphill climb to get back to the big league rotation through much injury adversity has hit another snag with the left oblique injury that will cost him an Opening Day roster spot.


Michael Lorenzen Awards

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Pensacola SOU

Michael Lorenzen Leaderboards


Season G Rank
2017 70 15th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2017 18 18th in NL

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
August 19, 2016 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Michael Lorenzen from the bereavement list.
August 16, 2016 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Michael Lorenzen on the bereavement list.
June 22, 2016 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Michael Lorenzen from the 60-day disabled list.
June 13, 2016 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Michael Lorenzen on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
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

Was selected by the Reds with the fifth pick of the June 2013 draft's Competitive Lottery Round A...was the team's second selection (behind OF Phillip Ervin) and the draft's 38th pick overall...in 2014 was a Southern League All-Star...in the springs of 2014 and 2015, following each of his first 2 professional seasons, was a non-roster invitee to Major League training camp...in 2016, was the Reds' nominee for MLB's prestigious Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions on and off the field and the club's nominee for the MLBPA's Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award...wears uniform #21 in honor of Clemente...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)...with 35 career saves established 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.



Led the pitching staff with 8 wins and 70 apps, both career highs...ranked T5th in the National League in wild pitches (12) and 15th in apps...posted a 2.93 ERA prior to the All-Star break (37g) and a 6.32 ERA during the season's second half (33g)...earned his first 2 Major League saves, in the 7-5 win on 4/15 vs Mil and in the 5-2 win on 9/17 vs Pit...in 20 of his 70 apps threw more than 1.0 inning...twice threw a season-high 3.0 innings (4/10 at Pit, 5/30 at Tor), once threw 2.1 innings (7/28 at Mia) and 9 more times threw 2.0 innings...10 times pitched on consecutive days...never in his career has pitched 3 straight days...inherited the bases loaded 4 times, a staff high, and stranded 11 of the 12 runners...in the 7-1 win on 4/10 at Pit combined with Cody Reed (3ip) and Wandy Peralta (1ip) to throw 7.0 perfect innings...Reds relievers threw 7.0 hitless innings in a game for the first time in modern franchise history...in his first appearance of the second half (7/15 vs Wsh) allowed 6 earned runs, his career high out of the bullpen, while recording just 1 out...following that outing, his season ERA rose from 2.93 to 4.08 and didn't drop below 3.78 (7/22) the rest of the season...from 7/23-8/4 allowed at least 1 run in a career-high 5 consecutive relief apps (7ip, 11h, 6r, 5er, 2bb, 8k, 1hr)...3 times was used as a pinch hitter, on 4/6 vs Phi (HR off Adam Morgan), 4/16 vs Mil (6-3 off Wily Peralta) and 6/6 vs StL (1-3 off John Gant)...iIn the sixth inning of the 7-4 win 4/6 vs Phi produced a pinch-hit HR off Adam Morgan that snapped the 4-4 tie...was the first pinch-hit HR by any Major League pitcher since Cin's Micah Owings homered off StL's Ryan Franklin on 5/10/09 and the first pinch-hit HR by any Reds batter since Adam Duvall on 8/31/15 off Chi's Justin Grimm...was the club's nominee for the MLBPA's Marvin Miller Award, which goes to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community most inspire others to higher levels of achievement...retired the first batter in 50 of his 70 relief apps...stranded 19 of his 29 inherited baserunners...converted 2 saves in 8 chances...the Reds went 36-34 in games in which he pitched.


In his first full season as a reliever posted a 2.88 ERA over 35 apps...in 12 of his 35 apps threw at least 2.0 innings, with a career-high of 3.0 innings in relief on 6/30 at Wsh, and 15 times threw more than 1.0 inning...the day before Opening Day went on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow that limited him to 1 spring training appearance...didn't make his season debut for the Reds until 6/24 vs SD...his father, Clif Lorenzen, died on 8/17...2 days later came off the bereavement list, threw 1.2 scoreless innings in that night's 9-2 win vs LAD and also hit his first career home run (3-run off Pedro Baez)...was the only home run by a Reds pitcher all season...his 3-run HR off Pedro Baez was the first by a Reds relief pitcher since Micah Owings homered on 5/7/10 vs Cubs off Carlos Silva...was the Reds' nominee for Major League Baseball's prestigious Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions on and off the field...MLB and the Players' Association donated $7,500 to the Dragonfly Foundation in Michael's name...also was the club's nominee for the MLBPA's Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.


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.