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Scouting Video: Mike Lorenzen (2013 Draft)

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March 25, 2013

Hey look, it’s Mike Lorenzen, back on Baseball Beginnings, which is back from being called Baseball Prospect Report and really kinda feeling better about itself. Onto the baseball…

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Baseball Beginnings on Mike Lorenzen, No. 221, (Tampa Bay Rays)

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June 8, 2010

Today the Tampa Bay Rays selected Mike Lorenzen with the #221 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. Baseball Beginnings has been scouting Lorenzen from the start of the draft cycle. Enjoy links to the content we have published on him through the year.

Read Mike Lorenzen Scouting Update
Watch Mike Lorenzen Scouting Video
Read Mike Lorenzen Scouting Report
Read Mike Lorenzen Q&A
Read earlier Mike Lorenzen Scouting Update
Watch more Mike Lorenzen Scouting Video

Scouting Update: Mike Lorenzen, OF, Fullerton (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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May 12, 2010

I had a quick six-inning look at Mike Lorenzen last week.

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Scouting Video: Mike Lorenzen, OF, Fullerton (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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May 7, 2010

Mike Lorenzen is a better hitter than the high school at-bat video at the beginning of this clip. With the wood in the previous summer, you see the focus on the pull and lift power, which is what is going to get him drafted good. He also projects as an above-average thrower and defender.

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Scouting Report: Mike Lorenzen, OF, Fullerton (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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April 13, 2010

The reason scouts like Mike Lorenzen is they want the three-tool package of right-handed power, plus speed and plus arm. It’s a rare set of skills to find, which makes him a coveted player.

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Q&A with Mike Lorenzen, OF, Fullerton (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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April 1, 2010

Fullerton High School has a long history of sending players to professional baseball. Mike Lorenzen fits into that tradition, with his prime tools being his arm, power potential and speed. Most times when you see Lorenzen in a showcase, he’s in right field, though his heart is in center where he can command the defense and close the gaps. Time will tell where he ends up, but he has the right body size and physical projection to give it a run. Baseball Beginnings caught up with Lorenzen for this Q&A.

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Scouting Update: Mike Lorenzen, OF, Fullerton HS (2010 Draft)

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March 26, 2010

I’ve seen Mike Lorenzen at Area Codes, Aflac, Fall Ball and now in a high school double-header. Man, I hate metal bats, because they make good hitters fall into bad traps.

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Wilson leads 2010 Draft Prospect Position Players at MLSB Showcase

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February 14, 2010

Austin Wilson, Christian Yelich, Tony Wolters and Dominic Ficociello were among the 2010 draft prospects that helped themselves Saturday at the Major League Scouting Bureau’s Southern California Invitational Showcase at the Urban Youth Academy.

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Angels Elite player summaries (Part 1)

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November 25, 2009

Today begins our two-part series on player summaries from the 2009 Angels Elite Fall Season. These are not player rankings and we have not listed the players in any preference or order. This follows the professional scouting model, where at this time of the year, the scout is in follow mode and letting the players dictate which players are on the rise entering the spring.

These summaries have been compiled from personal scouting done this fall. In each case, the players have been seen multiple times. 

Be sure to come back Thanksgiving Thursday for the completion of the list.

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Lorenzen hits Lazers: First look at OF Mike Lorenzen

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October 2, 2009

Mike Lorenzen has a chance to be one of the first high school outfielders to come off the board in the 2010 draft. He has multiple tools to work with, but it starts with the bat, as you’ll see in this BP video.

He’s consistent in his gap-to-gap approach. He’s not going to have 80 power, but he might have 60 power. He’s not going to be an 80 hitter, but he might be a 70 hitter. In either case, that’s a pretty good bet on a player. Lorenzen is also an average to slightly-better than average runner. His arm is above average, but not in the off-the-charts major league range. You may think I’m nit picking this kid, but in reality, these are some pretty high compliments I’m giving him.

In this video, it’s not until the end of the round that he starts to feel the swing work. It is after a long summer and it’s fair to say he’s a little creaky. Not everyone feels perfect on the first day of Fall Ball. 

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