Matt Lorenzo
25
RHP
6-3, 208
Hartville, Ohio
(Uniontown Lake)

2007: Added to Hickory roster 5/4 after beginning season on disabled list.

2006: Released by Atlanta during Spring Training....signed free agent contract with Pittsburgh Pirates 6/6....assigned to Class AA Altoona Curve (Eastern League)....reassigned to Class A Lynchburg Hillcats (Carolina League) 6/19.

2005: Promoted to Class AA Frisco (Texas League)....re-assigned to Class A Bakersfield (California League) 5/30....traded to Atlanta Braves organization in exchange for Kevin Gryboski 7/21 and assigned to Class A Myrtle Beach (Carolina League)....released following the season.

2004: Assigned to Class A Clinton (Midwest League)....Named Minor League Pitcher of Month for April by Texas Rangers organization working 20 innings with a 1.35 ERA while striking out 32, walking just three, and allowing batters to hit only .145 against him....promoted to Class A Stockton (California League) 7/14 after striking out 105 batters in just 80 innings with Clinton....pitched for Peoria Saguaros of Arizona Fall League....named AFL Pitcher of the Week for Nov. 1-6....compiled the league's eighth-best ERA (2.63).

2003: Posted 6-5 record with 3.64 ERA in 13 starts for Kent State....Drafted by Texas Rangers in fifth round of 2003 First Year Player Draft....signed professional contract 6/11....assigned to Class A Spokane (Northwest League).

2002: Went 6-3 with a 5.37 ERA in 13 outings at Kent State....earned save in only relief appearance....also led staff with two complete games.

2001: Allowed just one run in three innings of relief in collegiate debut 2/24 vs. Elon....went distance in first collegiate start with seven-inning shutout of Oakland 2/28....worked five innings of scoreless relief to gain win 3/27 vs. Mercer....worked seven innings out of bullpen against Georgia Southern to get win 4/10....struck out season-high eight over six innings to beat East Tennessee State in only other start 5/7....named to the Dean's List for spring semester....transferred to Kent State for sophomore season Aug. 2001.

High School: Four-year letter-winner for coaches Bob Starcher and Mark Kremer at Uniontown Lake High School....Also played third base....A three-time MVP at Uniontown Lake....As a senior, led his team to the Federal League Championship....Went 7-2 with a 1.30 ERA as a junior....Finished his career with better than 300 strikeouts and tossed three no-hitters....Rated the No. 4 prospect in Ohio by the Buckeye Scout News....A two-time MVP of the Federal League and a all-league pick in 1999 and 2000....A first-team all-state selection as a senior....Led Uniontown Lake to sectional championships in 1999 and 2000....A two-year team captain at Uniontown Lake....A four-year member of the honor roll at Uniontown Lake.

Personal: Matthew Robert Lorenzo....Born June 21, 1982....Son of Bruce and Polly Lorenzo....Enjoys playing table-tennis....Majored in Management while at Tech.

 At Georgia Tech
 Year     G-GS   W-L  SV  CG  SH   ERA    IP     H    R  ER  BB  SO  Avg.
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 2001    12-2    4-0   0   1   1  2.82   38.1   32   15  12  18  26  .229


 Professional Career
 Year  Team          W-L   ERA   G  GS CG SHO GF SV  IP     H   R  ER  BB   SO
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 2003  Spokane       5-1  2.53  16  12  0   0  1  0  57.0  43  19  16  22   54
 2004  Clinton       4-7  3.71  19  14  0   0  3  0  80.0  67  36  33  24  105 
       Stockton      1-3  4.81   9   8  0   0  1  1  43.0  42  27  23  11   39
 2005  Frisco        3-5  7.14  10   9  0   0  0  0  46.2  71  39  37  22   28
       Bakersfield   1-4  4.02   9   9  0   0  0  0  53.2  60  31  24  21   55
       Myrtle Beach  1-4  3.72   9   5  0   0     0  36.1  41  20  15  13   17
 2006  Altoona       0-1 15.00   1   1  0   0  0  0   3.0   4   5   5   4    1 
       Lynchburg     2-4  4.39  14  14  0   0  0  0  67.2  70  42  33  28   45
 2007  Hickory