Michael Lorenzen Pitching Report: June

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 29: Michael Lorenzen #50 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park on April 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Lorenzen’s Month of May

JUNE

  • 29 IP/31 H/14 R/12 ER/14 BB/21 SO/5 HR
  • ERA 3.72/WHIP 1.55
  • RATES: 24.03% H/10.85% R/10.85% BB/16.28% SO/3.88% HR
  • PER 9: 9.62 H/4.34 R/4.34 BB/6.10 SO/3.21 HR
  • PER PA: 4.16 PA/H, 9.21 PA/R, 9.21 PA/BB, 6.14 PA/SO, 25.80 PA/HR
  • PITCHER RATING: 83.33
  • STRIKEOUT TO WALK RATIO: 1.50

2015

  • 61.1 IP/56 H/25 R/23 ER/33 BB/39 SO/10 HR
  • ERA 3.38/WHIP 1.45
  • RATES: 20.72% H/8.76% R/12.35% BB/15.54% SO/3.98% HR
  • PER 9: 8.02 H/3.39 R/4.78 BB/6.75 SO/4.09 HR
  • PER PA: 4.71 PA/H, 10.56 PA/R, 8.00 PA/BB, 6.77 PA/SO, 26.40 PA/HR
  • PITCHER RATING: 83.56
  • STRIKEOUT TO WALK RATIO: 1.18

GOOD

  • 3 Quality Starts in June, including two of the last three starts
  • 3 starts with 2 or less runs allowed
  • 3 starts with 3 or less walks allowed
  • 4 starts with 3 or more strikeouts allowed

BAD

  • June 11th start against the Chicago Cubs
    • 4.1 IP/5 H/6 R/5 ER/3 BB/6 SO/2 HR
    • ERA 10.38/WHIP 1.85
    • RATES: 22.73% H/27.27% R/13.64% BB/27.27% SO/9.09% HR
    • PER 9: 10.38 H/12.46 R/6.23 BB/10.80 SO/3.00 HR
    • PER PA: 4.40 PA/H, 3.67 PA/R, 7.33 PA/BB, 3.67 PA/SO, 11.00 PA/HR
    • PITCHER RATING: 80.91
    • STRIKEOUT TO WALK RATIO: 2.00

IDEAL JULY START

  • 6+ innings
  • 1-3 hits
  • 0-1 runs
  • 0-2 walks
  • 5-6 strikeouts
  • No Home Runs allowed

LINE CHARTS

ERA

Lorenzen’s next start is July 2nd against the Brewers. Lorenzen has appeared in 12 games as starter/reliever and saw an increase in ERA in June. The ERA went as high as 31.05% and declined at 15.71% to finish the month of June. Lorenzen is 10th among MLB rookie starters and 6th among National League rookie starters.

WHIP

One thing that Lorenzen still has to work and is not improving is allowing the walks in hits. Lorenzen’s walks per inning is at 0.54 (declined in June) while hits per inning is at 0.91 (increased in June), resulting at a 1.45 WHIP. The WHIP had one decline, but will end up being in the 1.41-1.58 range this season.

RATES

  • The H Rate in May was 18.52%, it had increased up to 13.81% and is at 21.21%
  • The R Rate in May was 8.15%, it had increased up to 18.44% and is at 9.47%
  • The BB Rate in May was 14.07%, it had decreased up to 11.34% and is at 12.50%
  • The SO Rate in May was 13.33%, it had increased up to 11.51% and is at 14.77%
  • The HR Rate in May was 3.70%, it had increased up to 4.39% and is at 3.79%

PER 9

  • The H/9 in May was 6.96, it increased up to 16.94% and is at 8.22
    • 13th among MLB rookie starters, 3rd among NL Rookies starter (Iglesias 4th)
  • The R/9 in May was 3.06, it increased up to 22.05% and is at 3.67
  • The BB/9 in May was 5.29, it decreased up to 8.22% and is at 4.84
    • 30th among MLB rookie starters  (34 rookies qualified for this stat)
  • The SO/9 in May was 5.01, it increased up to 14.88% and is at 5.72
    • 18th among MLB rookie starters (Iglesias 3rd), 10th among NL Rookies starters (DeSclafani 9th)
  • The HR/9 in May was 1.39, it increased up to 7.88% and is at 1.47
    • 32nd among MLB rookie starters(Iglesias 4th), worst among NL Rookie starters (DeSclafani 6th)

STRIKEOUT TO WALK RATIO

After the huge collapse in May with his debut at a 5.00 K/BB ratio, Lorenzen raised his K/BB up to 24.21% and is at 1.18. The current ratio is within normal standards of Lorenzen’s 2015 season. Lorenzen is 68th among all MLB rookies in this category.

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