2015 Reds, 1990 Score style: Michael Lorenzen
The first round draft pick for the Reds in 2013, Michael Lorenzen is one of the top pitching prospects in Cincinnati’s farm system. Pitching for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League in 2014, Lorenzen posted a 4-6 record with a 3.13 ERA while striking out 84 batters. While it is doubtful he will debut in Cincinnati right out of spring training, a September call-up is not out of the question for 2015.
A product of Cal State Fullerton, Lorenzen is the youngest of four brothers. The oldest, Jonathan Lorenzen, was a 14th round draft pick in 2000 and pitched in the Dodgers system until Tommy John surgery derailed his dream.
Speaking of surgery, I will not be posting much over the course of the next couple of weeks as I will be recovering from eye surgery. There may be a couple of scheduled posts, but should be back to normal by mid-March if all goes according to plan.