Not many Reds players are more entertaining than Michael Lorenzen.
If you’re looking for entertainment, look no further than Cincinnati Reds pitcher/ outfielder/ pinch hitter/ pinch runner Michael Lorenzen. There aren’t many things on a baseball field that Lorenzen can’t do. His versatilely and athleticism make him one of the most entertaining players in all of Major League Baseball.
A centerfielder in college, Lorenzen is battling the likes of Tejay Antone and José De León to be the team’s fifth starter in 2021. After starting his career as a starter in 2015, Lorenzen found a comfortable spot in the Reds bullpen over the past few seasons. However, with Trevor Bauer and Anthony DeSclafani both taking up residence in California, now is Lorenzen’s time to shine.
Inserting Lorenzen into the starting rotation may give the right-hander more opportunities to showcase the type of ability we saw from him during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019. Taking over in right field, Lorenzen got an incredible jump on a laser-like line drive and made an outstanding defensive play to rob Melky Cabrera of a extra-base hit.
Mikey Biceps may also get the chance to be an extra bat off the bench, and he’ll certainly be able to hit during the games that he starts, as the universal DH is not in play during the 2021 season. David Bell could play Lorenzen all over the place.
In terms of entertainment, there are certainly more players to choose from. Joey Votto is always entertaining to watch and Shogo Akiyama could turn some heads this season. Amir Garrett, Eugenio Suárez, and Michael Lorenzen can easily be considered the most entertaining players on this year’s Cincinnati team, but it’s hard to argue against Luis Castillo.