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Lorenzo Cain

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.301

HR

5

RBI

53

R

55

SB

28

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ord...

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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:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.725 million contract with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 15, 2015  –  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
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3-Year Averages     103 395 364 45 100 27 19 3 5 43 17 3 24 84 0 4 3 .275 .322 .385 .706
Career  (View All)     358 1,369 1,261 157 352 98 71 10 17 144 59 12 82 286 0 14 12 .279 .326 .392 .718

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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
Sep. 28 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .339 .412 .751
Sep. 27 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .341 .415 .756
Sep. 26 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .304 .341 .416 .757
Sep. 25 @CWS 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .342 .417 .759
Sep. 24 @Cle 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .337 .409 .746
Sep. 23 @Cle 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .339 .411 .750
Sep. 22 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .299 .338 .411 .749
Sep. 21 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .299 .339 .413 .752
Sep. 20 Det Did not play.
Sep. 19 Det 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .338 .413 .751
Sep. 17 CWS 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .413 .750
Sep. 16 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .334 .404 .738
Sep. 15 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .336 .407 .743
Sep. 14 Bos 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .335 .409 .744
Sep. 13 Bos 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .299 .336 .411 .747
Sep. 12 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .335 .410 .745
Sep. 11 Bos 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .335 .410 .745
Sep. 10 @Det 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297 .333 .407 .740
Sep. 9 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .329 .399 .728
Sep. 8 @Det 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .333 .403 .736
Sep. 7 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .331 .394 .725
Sep. 6 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .331 .394 .725
Sep. 5 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .334 .398 .732
Sep. 3 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .401 .738
Sep. 2 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .402 .739
Sep. 1 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .402 .739
Aug. 31 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .403 .740
Aug. 30 Cle 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .302 .341 .407 .748
Aug. 29 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .338 .404 .742
Aug. 28 Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .338 .405 .743
Last 7 Days 30 4 10 2 0 0 3 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .400 .733
Last 14 Days 53 6 17 2 0 1 7 2 11 3 1 1 0 0 .321 .357 .415 .772
Last 30 Days 105 13 33 5 1 2 12 5 21 7 2 1 0 0 .314 .351 .438 .789

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Lorenzo Cain: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014134143166.313.470.827
2013122110132.238.303.617
201272133123.306.486.844

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143374123722.297.389.720
20132774343312.256.368.676
2012150144197.247.387.681

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142202732614.305.418.767
2013197273266.234.350.623
2012108173178.352.500.890

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142512822714.299.406.736
2013202271208.267.347.690
2012114104142.184.342.588
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% .347 .161
2008 22 AA HUN 172 148 11% 23.8% 0.46 72% .359 .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% .444 .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% .252 .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% .373 .109
2011 25 AAA OMA 549 487 7.3% 18.6% 0.39 79% .369 .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% .348 .215
2012 26 MAJ KC 244 222 6.1% 23% 0.27 75% .327 .153
2013 27 MAJ KC 442 399 7.5% 20.4% 0.37 77% .315 .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% .383 .111
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3-Year Averages     395 364 6.1% 21.3% 0.29 77% .345 .110
Career     1,369 1,261 6% 20.9% 0.29 77% .350 .113

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2014 Stat Review for Lorenzo Cain    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.301 AVG
ELITE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.383 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.412 SLG
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.111 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.8% BB Rate
POOR
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.751 OPS
GOOD
.339 OBP
GOOD

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Lorenzo Cain

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

Cain agreed to a one-year, $2.725 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Cain went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI against the White Sox on Friday night.

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Cain stayed hot Thursday, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs.

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Cain is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Cain was the hero Monday, hitting a walk-off infield single to give the Royals the win.

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Cain broke out of his funk at the plate Monday, going 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run.

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Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

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Cain isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rangers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Cain is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Twins, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Cain is expected to start Tuesday and Wednesday against the Rockies, who will be starting a couple lefties, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.