Michael Lorenzen, Relief Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, #21
Date of Birth: 1/4/1992
Birthplace: Anaheim, California
College: California State University, Fullerton
Michael Lorenzen, relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was first drafted in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Rays but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he was drafted by the Reds. He pitched in the Reds' minor league system in 2013 and 2014. During that time, he pitched 141.2 innings in 46 games and he had a 5-7 record with 103 strikeouts to 57 walks.
Lorenzen pitched in 27 games with the Reds in 2015. He finished the season with a 4-9 record, 83 strikeouts to 57 walks, and a 5.40 ERA in 113.1 innings.
In 2016, Lorenzen pitched in 35 games with the Reds as a relief pitcher. He finished the season with a 2.88 ERA, 2 wins to 1 loss, and 48 strikeouts to 13 walks in 50.0 innings.
Lorenzen pitched in 70 games in 2017. He finished the season with 8 wins and 4 losses, 2 saves, 80 strikeouts to 34 walks, and a 4.45 ERA in 83.0 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Lorenzen through 2017 include:
- 132 games played
- 246.1 innings pitched
- 14-14 win-loss record
- 211 strikeouts to 104 walks
- 4.57 ERA