After the 2019 season, Cincinnati Reds reliever/outfielder/pinch hitter Michael Lorenzen said he was going to use the offseason to try and add some velocity. He was already one of the hardest throwers in the game, ranking 16th in baseball among 149 qualified relievers with at least 50 innings thrown last season.

While there are times where a radar reading will say 100, it’s going to round up or down. According to Brooks Baseball, Michael Lorenzen’s hardest pitch in a Major League game registered 100.08 MPH back in July of 2017. He’s come very close to triple digits in the past, but that’s the time he got there.

Earlier today he did so again, but not in a game. During an instagram live bullpen session, the Reds reliever/super athlete was broadcasting to the world when he unleashed one at 100.3 MPH according to the app on his phone.


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Grunting makes you throw harder. ??

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“That’s triple digits, Trevor.”

Lorenzen then followed up 100.3 with a 100.1 pitch before the video ends. If that’s what is coming for Michael Lorenzen when we get baseball back, and you toss in the adrenaline from being on the mound in a truly competitive environment, sign me up right now.

4 Responses

  1. Charles Lackey

    As a Reds fan I would like to see Manager Bell use Lorenzen as a pitcher not an outfielder. The Reds have a crowded outfolield so it would seem logical they would start
    every game. That’s just my opinion. Hopefully MLB will start up soon and I sincerely hope Votto comes out getting hits as he use to do. I believe he will bounce back after a so-so 2019 season. GO REDS FOR 2020?

  2. Tom Mitsoff

    Yes, I saw the video of Greene working with Bauer, clearly a DriveLine advocate. Glad they had that opportunity!

  3. Don

    hopefully he gets to show that off in real games in 5 or so weeks.