Lorenzo Cedrola began the 2021 season in Double-A with the Chattanooga Lookouts. Through his first nine games of the season he had just six hits and was hitting .207. But in the second half of May be started to heat up and hit .302 and picked up his first home run to close out the month. Not only did he pick things up from there, but he went next-level in June. The outfielder had 12 multi-hit games out of 24 games played and put up a .365/.378/.531 line in 98 plate appearances. He also hit three home runs, giving him four on the season – matching a career high.
Things slowed down a little bit in July for Cedrola, though it’s tough to expect someone to continue to hit .365. In the 24 games during the month he hit .286/.320/.398 with six extra-base hits that included a home run that set a new career high with five. August saw an uptick in offense as the Venezuelan-born outfielder hit .333 with another home run – capped off by a 5-hit game on the 25th against Tennessee (the final game of the month as the remaining series was cancelled).
In 15 games with the Lookouts in September Cedrola hit .360/.431/560 with three home runs, which ran his now career high to nine. That ended the Double-A season, but Cincinnati promoted him up to Triple-A Louisville for the “final stretch”. Over those nine games Cedrola picked up nine more hits and his 10th homer of the season.
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Lorenzo Cedrola Scouting Report
Position: Outfield | B/T: R/R
Height: 5′ 8″ | Weight: 152 lbs | Acquired: Trade (Boston, 2018)
Born: January 12, 1998
Hitting | He has a slightly above-average hit tool.
Power | He has below-average power.
Speed | Has above-average to plus speed.
Defense | He has above-average defense.
Arm | His arm is average.
Lorenzo Cedrola has always hit for a high average. For his career the lowest average he posted at any stop in the minors where he spent more than two weeks was when he hit .277 in Daytona during the 2019 season. What he hasn’t always done, or ever really done, is show any semblance of power. At 5′ 8″ and listed at 152 lbs., it’s not surprising that the power isn’t there. Still, scouts had always said there was more power in there than he was showing and in 2021 it began to show up. After having a career high of four home runs entering the season, Cedrola clubbed 10 of them during the year. He can and does use the entire field. His power is mostly limited to pull side – at least when it comes to home runs. The speed has allowed him to rack up infield hits and boost his average.
Defensively Cedrola has played all three outfield spots and he can handle all three of them with good range. Center isn’t an issue for him as his speed plays well there. His arm doesn’t stand out in right field, but he can cover you there if asked.
For Lorenzo Cedrola it seems that if there’s a path to him being a starter it’s going to have to be in center. His bat simply doesn’t profile enough to be in the corners. The lack of power and walks just makes that a tough sell. In center you can get away with a lesser bat profile. Cedrola makes plenty of contact and there’s a chance he could carry a high enough average to make things work in the right scenario. But more likely he profiles in a bench role where his defense, ability to be a pinch runner, and a pinch hitter who can make contact at the big league level.
Lorenzo Cedrola Spray Chart
Interesting Stat on Lorenzo Cedrola
He had 32 infield hits, but only 3 of them were bunt singles.
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