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Lorenzo Cain

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

AVG

.295

HR

13

RBI

40

R

73

SB

23

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Coming off a breakout 2015 campaign, much was expected from Cain. However, even prior to suffering a mid-August wrist injury which slowed down the outfielder before truncating his campaign in Septembe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/13/1986   BORN: Valdosta, GA   COLLEGE: Tallahassee (FL) CC   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lorenzo Cain Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the Royals in January of 2016.

August 16, 2017  –  Lorenzo Cain News

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Lorenzo Cain Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 20 A A 132 585 527 91 162 46 36 4 6 60 34 11 58 104 0 0 0 .307 .384 .425 .809
2007 21 A BRE 126 519 482 67 133 26 21 3 2 44 24 9 37 97 0 0 0 .276 .338 .344 .682
2008 22 A BRE 80 349 317 50 91 33 22 4 7 41 19 4 29 68 1 2 0 .287 .358 .448 .806
2008 22 AA HUN 40 172 148 21 41 18 9 5 4 17 6 2 19 41 1 2 2 .277 .363 .486 .849
2008 22 AAA NAS 6 22 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .158 .273 .158 .431
2009 23 R AZL 3 11 9 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .444 .455 .556 1.011
2009 23 A WIS 15 61 52 3 10 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 9 15 0 0 0 .192 .311 .269 .580
2009 23 AA HUN 42 160 145 17 31 10 6 0 4 15 3 3 10 34 1 1 3 .214 .277 .338 .615
2010 24 AA HUN 62 280 244 45 79 15 6 6 3 18 21 2 34 52 1 0 1 .324 .409 .434 .843
2010 24 AAA NAS 22 100 87 13 26 8 5 3 0 9 5 1 11 17 1 0 1 .299 .384 .425 .809
2010 24 MAJ MIL 43 158 147 17 45 13 11 1 1 13 7 1 9 28 0 1 1 .306 .348 .415 .763
2011 25 AAA OMA 128 549 487 84 152 51 28 7 16 81 16 6 40 102 4 3 15 .312 .380 .497 .877
2011 25 MAJ KC 6 23 22 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .273 .304 .318 .622
2012 26 AA NOR 7 24 24 4 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .208 .208 .375 .583
2012 26 AAA OMA 7 31 28 4 9 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .321 .355 .536 .891
2012 26 MAJ KC 61 244 222 27 59 18 9 2 7 31 10 0 15 56 0 4 3 .266 .316 .419 .735
2013 27 MAJ KC 115 442 399 54 100 28 21 3 4 46 14 6 33 90 0 6 4 .251 .310 .348 .658
2014 28 AAA OMA 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 28 MAJ KC 133 502 471 55 142 38 29 4 5 53 28 5 24 108 0 3 4 .301 .339 .412 .751
2015 29 MAJ KC 140 604 551 101 169 56 34 6 16 72 28 6 37 98 0 4 12 .307 .361 .477 .838
2016 30 AAA OMA 2 8 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750
2016 30 MAJ KC 103 434 397 56 114 29 19 1 9 56 14 5 31 84 0 4 2 .287 .339 .408 .747
2017 31 MAJ KC 119 504 455 73 134 38 22 3 13 40 23 2 43 84 0 2 4 .295 .359 .442 .801
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3-Year Averages     125 512 473 70 141 40 27 3 10 60 23 5 30 96 0 3 6 .298 .346 .431 .777
Career  (View All)     720 2,911 2,664 387 769 221 146 20 55 312 124 25 193 552 0 24 30 .289 .341 .420 .761

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Lorenzo Cain Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 20 Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .359 .442 .801
Aug. 19 Cle 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .361 .444 .805
Aug. 18 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .358 .441 .799
Aug. 16 @Oak 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .293 .358 .442 .800
Aug. 15 @Oak 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .291 .354 .434 .788
Aug. 14 @Oak 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .351 .432 .783
Aug. 13 @CWS 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .289 .352 .435 .787
Aug. 12 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .352 .436 .788
Aug. 11 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .353 .439 .792
Aug. 10 @StL 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .293 .356 .443 .799
Aug. 9 @StL 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .351 .436 .787
Aug. 8 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .348 .432 .780
Aug. 7 StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .350 .435 .785
Aug. 6 Sea 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283 .349 .434 .783
Aug. 6 Sea 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .346 .432 .778
Aug. 4 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .343 .425 .768
Aug. 3 Sea 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .275 .344 .427 .771
Aug. 2 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .340 .425 .765
Jul. 31 @Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .274 .343 .428 .771
Jul. 30 @Bos 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .344 .427 .771
Jul. 29 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 .341 .420 .761
Jul. 28 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .337 .411 .748
Jul. 26 @Det 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .338 .413 .751
Jul. 25 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .336 .408 .744
Jul. 24 @Det 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .339 .413 .752
Jul. 23 CWS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .338 .413 .751
Jul. 22 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .338 .413 .751
Jul. 21 CWS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .337 .414 .751
Jul. 20 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .339 .417 .756
Last 7 Games 28 4 11 1 0 1 4 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 .393 .469 .536 1.005
Last 14 Games 57 9 23 3 0 1 5 3 10 4 1 2 0 0 .404 .452 .509 .961
Last 30 Games 116 23 44 7 1 2 10 6 17 8 2 2 0 2 .379 .419 .509 .928

Lorenzo Cain: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 118 118
2016 101 72 29
2015 137 136 5 3
2014 133 93 77
2013 113 92 32 1
2012 60 1 50 9 1
2011 6 2 4
2010 39 1 38 1

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Lorenzo Cain Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017111294123.252.450.776
201689213153.371.5961.016
2015185427268.335.568.959

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173444492820.308.439.809
20163083564111.263.354.668
20153665994620.292.432.777

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172203031411.305.427.788
2016189303297.280.407.728
20152675594615.337.532.909

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201723043102612.287.461.821
2016208266277.293.409.764
20152844672613.278.426.772
Lorenzo Cain vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Lorenzo Cain Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 20 A A 585 527 9.9% 17.8% 0.56 80% .374 .118
2007 21 A BRE 519 482 7.1% 18.7% 0.38 80% .342 .068
2008 22 A BRE 349 317 8.3% 19.5% 0.43 79% .344 .161
2008 22 AA HUN 172 148 11% 23.8% 0.46 72% .352 .209
2008 22 AAA NAS 22 19 13.6% 27.3% 0.50 68% .231 .000
2009 23 R AZL 11 9 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .400 .112
2009 23 A WIS 61 52 14.8% 24.6% 0.60 71% .270 .077
2009 23 AA HUN 160 145 6.3% 21.3% 0.29 77% .250 .124
2010 24 AA HUN 280 244 12.1% 18.6% 0.65 79% .402 .110
2010 24 AAA NAS 100 87 11% 17% 0.65 80% .371 .126
2010 24 MAJ MIL 158 147 5.7% 17.7% 0.32 81% .370 .109
2011 25 AAA OMA 549 487 7.3% 18.6% 0.39 79% .366 .185
2011 25 MAJ KC 23 22 4.3% 17.4% 0.25 82% .333 .045
2012 26 AA NOR 24 24 0% 25% 0.00 75% .235 .167
2012 26 AAA OMA 31 28 6.5% 12.9% 0.50 86% .333 .215
2012 26 MAJ KC 244 222 6.1% 23% 0.27 75% .319 .153
2013 27 MAJ KC 442 399 7.5% 20.4% 0.37 77% .309 .097
2014 28 AAA OMA 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2014 28 MAJ KC 502 471 4.8% 21.5% 0.22 77% .380 .111
2015 29 MAJ KC 604 551 6.1% 16.2% 0.38 82% .347 .170
2016 30 AAA OMA 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .000
2016 30 MAJ KC 434 397 7.1% 19.4% 0.37 79% .341 .121
2017 31 MAJ KC 504 455 8.5% 16.7% 0.51 82% .336 .147
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3-Year Averages     512 473 5.9% 18.8% 0.31 80% .354 .133
Career     2,911 2,664 6.6% 19% 0.35 79% .343 .131

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Lorenzo Cain Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 1173.3 37 363 26 37 588 14 224 2
2015 RF 19 0 2 0 0 13 1 2 0
2016 CF 614.7 17 186 11 17 316 3 83 0
2016 RF 259.7 4 58 3 4 108 2 58 2
2017 CF 1004.7 25 322 11 25 507 11 425 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 14 1 11 0 0 -1 -2 21 0 18
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CF 4 5 2 0 0 -1 0 9 0 8
2016 RF 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
2017 CF 3 -1 10 0 0 -4 0 12 0 8

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2017 Stat Review for Lorenzo Cain    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.51 BB/K
GOOD
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.801 OPS
GOOD
.359 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.295 AVG
GREAT
.336 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.442 SLG
AVERAGE
.147 ISO
WEAK

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Lorenzo Cain: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cain went 2-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base Sunday against the White Sox.

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Cain went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a steal and a run scored against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Cain went 2-for-3 with an RBI, one run, two steals and a walk Thursday against Seattle.

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Cain (hamstring) is batting second and manning center field for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Manager Ned Yost said that Cain was excluded from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles due to the outfielder suffering from a hamstring cramp in Tuesday's loss, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Cain is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

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Cain went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a loss to Boston on Saturday.

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Cain went 3-for-6 with a double and three runs scored in Wednesday's 16-2 rout of the Tigers.

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Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

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Cain went 1-for-5 with a walkoff RBI single in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

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Cain finished the first half of 2017 hitting .274 with 11 home runs and 15 stolen bases, the sixth-most swipes in the AL.

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Cain was ejected Saturday for arguing balls and strikes in the seventh inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Last season was the career year everyone had been waiting to get out of Cain, as he finally put together the power to go along with the speed game that he has always had. He is one of just six full-time players to hit over .300 each of the last two seasons, and a legit threat to be a 20-20 player in 2016. He is a low-risk player because he has cut his strikeouts down quite a bit and his speed buys him hits that slower players do not get. That said, he also turns 30 near the start of the season, which is hard to believe, considering he has only had three full seasons of major league play under his belt. The power production could eclipse the speed production in short order, but for now, hes a safer option to own over someone like Adam Jones.

2015

Cain had a career-year in 2014 for the Royals, driving in 53 runs and stealing 28 bases, to go along with a .301/.339/.412 slash line. Although he started the season near the bottom of the batting order, manager Ned Yost moved him up to the three-hole in mid-September and never looked back, keeping him there for most of their playoff run. The outfielder saw his walk rate dip a bit (4.8%) and his strikeout rate increase (21.5%), but a .380 BABIP helped him hit above the .300 mark for the first time in his major league career. Cain may not bring much to the table from a power standpoint (just five home runs), but his ability to hit for average and prowess on the basepaths make him a solid fantasy outfielder. If he maintains that position in the batting order, he should be able to drive in more runs, as well as score more often this time around.

2014

It was another year of disappointment for Cain and his owners, as injuries continually disrupted his campaign He did not get off to a fast start and hit just .259 with four home runs and 10 stolen bases over 286 at-bats in the first half. Before he even had a chance to turn things around, an oblique injury landed him on the disabled list for part of July and most of August; and when he did finally return, he failed to earn his job back and fell into a platoon with Jarrod Dyson and David Lough. Cain should open the 2014 season as the Royals' starting center fielder and still has that 15-15 potential, but until he can stay healthy for a full season and hit for more power, he remains a mid- to low-end fantasy option.

2013

Expectations ran high for Cain in 2012 after he won the starting center field job with a torrid spring, but an early-season groin injury followed immediately by a strained hip flexor completely derailed his season and limited him to just five games in the first half. He batted .275 with seven home runs and 10 stolen bases when he returned after the All-Star break, but had his season cut short in mid-September by yet another leg injury, this time a strained hamstring. Cain has legitimate 15-15 potential, but will need to work on his plate discipline to achieve that level. It is not that he is up at the plate hacking away at pitches outside the zone, but his contact rates are slightly below average and he swings through a lot of pitches, as evidenced by his increasing swinging-strike rate, which rose for the third straight season and topped out at 11.1 percent. Once again, he will be the favorite to earn the starting center field job in 2013 and, if he can stay healthy, just might live up to that potential the Royals saw when they acquired him in the Zack Greinke deal after the 2010 season.

2012

When Cain came over from Milwaukee to Kansas City as part of the Zack Greinke deal, many thought he would immediately jump into the team's center field role and run with it. Instead, he spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Omaha where he hit .312/.380/.497 with 16 home runs and steals. He was blocked at the major league level by Melky Cabrera, who turned in a career year, so the move was understandable at the time. With Cabrera getting traded to San Francisco, the door has opened for Cain to step in and finally claim the center field position. The fact that Ned Yost likes his players to stay active on the basepaths plays right into Cain's skill set as he can hit for average and has shown good speed in the past (33 stolen bases in 2010 between Double-A, Triple-A and the majors with Milwaukee). That combination alone should have fantasy owners excited about what 2012 holds for Cain.

2011

Cain rebounded from a lost 2009 season to make his way to the majors and put himself in a position to be Milwaukee's starting center fielder in 2011. Cain hit .306/.348/.415 in 43 games with seven stolen bases for the Brewers after a late season callup and played above average defense. His .373 BABIP average should give fantasy owners a reason to pause before selecting him. Traded to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal in December, Cain should have every opportunity to secure the starting job this spring as the rebuilding efforts in Kansas City continue.

2010

Cain was on track to get a shot at a starting center-field job in 2010, but then missed half of last season with a partially torn MCL and played poorly after he returned. When healthy, he's shown an improving ability to get on base and a moderate amount of power. Combining that with the ability to play center field leads to a capable major league player. The Brewers' trade for Carlos Gomez indicates that they don't feel Cain is ready for prime-time duty just yet. He'll likely play next season at Triple-A Nashville where a good season can put him back on track for a roster spot in Milwaukee.

2009

Cain finally came through on the potential tag that has been hanging on him for the past few years with a solid 2008 season. Prompted to Double-A Huntsville halfway through the season, he hit .277/.363/.486 in 40 games. He followed that up with a 1.017 OPS in 18 Arizona Fall League games. Cain's ability to play center and a 25 of 31 success rate on stolen bases last season only enhances his chances of moving quickly through the Milwaukee system. The Brewers will likely start him off at Double-A in 2009, but don't be shocked if he finds himself in Milwaukee before the season is out.

2007

Cain is an intriguing sleeper prospect for the Brewers. In 2006 he hit .307/.384/.425 with 34 SB for Low-A West Virginia as a 20 year old. Right now he doesn't hit for much power, but most scouts think he'll fill out as he gets older and the power will develop. If that power stroke does come around, Cain will be one of the brighter prospects in the Milwaukee system.