Michael Lorenzen Cincinnati Reds

Age: 29 (January 04, 1992) | 6' 3" | 217lbs. | Throws: Right P-45 OF-1 RF-1 PH-14 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CIN NL 2017 8 4 2 18 70 0 83.0 78 9 34 80 4.45 1.35 1.31 3.7 8.7 .309 55/20/25 6 6
CIN AA 2018 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 1 0 1 3 0.00 0.50 0.38 2.2 6.8 .108 n/a
CIN NL 2018 1 0 1 3 15 0 23.1 18 0 10 12 1.93 1.20 0.99 3.9 4.6 .251 50/26/24 4 3
CIN NL 2019 1 4 7 21 73 0 83.0 68 9 28 85 2.93 1.16 1.15 3.0 9.2 .284 44/23/32 12 11
CIN NL 2020 3 1 0 2 18 2 33.2 30 3 17 35 4.28 1.40 1.28 4.5 9.4 .311 48/17/34 5 7
CIN NL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
Career 7yrs 19 19 10 44 238 23 386.0 366 44 159 343 4.03 1.36 1.33 3.7 8.0 .302 n/a
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As we see in the Fangraphs stats at the beginning of the thread, Lorenzen threw his fastball even faster last year but considerably less often. All of his other pitchers -- slider, cutter, curveball & changeup -- were deployed more often, with the changeup usage going from 7.4% in 2018 to 19.3% last year.

The changeup's velocity was the same each season: 87.4.

The average exit velocity of all his pitches (I'm now looking at the Statcast numbers) was 84.5.

Which is slow. Two pitchers who faced at least 200 batters last year had slower exit velocities: Julio Uras (83.2) and Ryan Yarbrough (84.1).

One pitcher had greater separation between average fastball velocity and average exit velocity: Aroldis Chapman. His fastball averaged 98.7, the exit velocity averaged 85.9, for a difference of 12.5.

The difference for Lorenzen (throwing not nearly as many fastballs): 12.4.

When you sort all pitchers with at least 200 TBF last year by the difference between the speed of their fastballs and the speed of the baseball going the other way, you get a very impressive top 10.

1. Chapman (12.5 V-EV)

2. Lorenzen (12.4)

3. Urias (12.0)

4. Lou Trivino (12.0) 

5. Felipe Vazquez (11.6)

6. Noah Syndegaard (11.4)

7. Diego Castillo (11.2)

8. Jacob deGrom (11.1)

9. Jose Leclerc (11.1)

10.  Brandon Woodruff (10.7)

10. Robert Osuna (10.7)

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 28 '20

Seems to have been left out of last weeks excel file.

carter carter GypsySoul
Mar 20 '20

Michael Lorenzen (P) CIN - Feb. 20

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=737620

Lorenzen was clocked at 97.7 mph with his fastball in Thursday's live batting practice, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Lorenzen wants to be able to throw 103 mph this season, and is ahead of other pitchers in Reds camp right now in terms of velocity. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 21 '20

Avoided arbitration, agreeing to $3.725 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.3 FIP 4.16 SIERA 4.60 FB 52% FBv 95.1 HR/FB 10% Hard 34% LOB 78%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.2 FIP 3.66 SIERA 3.91 FB 36% FBv 96.9 HR/FB 13% Hard 33% LOB 81%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19