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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder | #6

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tallahassee (FL) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 17 (0) / MLW
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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a run scored and a stolen base Thursday against the Tigers.
The steal was Cain's second of the year. It's been a rough few weeks for Cain, who has just two extra-base hits, both homers, through 15 games. He's batting .222/.333/.333 overall but is too talented to be held down for too much longer. Apr 21 - 11:08 PM

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Astros.

Cain clocked a three-run shot off Astros starter Mike Fiers in the very first inning. Those three runs would be the only ones the Royals scored on the evening. They managed to secure the win, anyway. This was Cain's second home run of the young campaign. He has gotten off to a slow start with a .200 batting average (5-for-25), but should be a reliable fantasy option in both mixed and AL-only formats as the season progresses.
Apr 13 - 12:20 AM

Lorenzo Cain hit his first home run of the season against the Twins on Saturday.

Cain also walked twice in the contest. The star outfielder is hitting .231/.412/.462 with one homer and one stolen base in the season's first week.
Apr 9 - 10:40 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

Nothing doing for Cain on offense Wednesday. Despite the hit-less day, he has been nothing short of phenomenal this spring, hitting .362 (15-for-43) with a trio of homers and a pair of doubles to his name. Last season, Cain posted career bests across the board in hitting .307/.361/.477 with 16 homers, 72 RBI and 28 steals. He contributes in all categories, making him something of a fantasy Swiss Army Knife.
Mar 30 - 5:32 PM

Lorenzo Cain hit his third homer of the spring and reached base in all three plate appearances on Monday against the Padres.

Cain took Drew Pomeranz deep in the first inning and later added an RBI single and a walk. It will be interesting to see whether Cain can repeat or perhaps even build upon last year's power outbreak. He has three homers in 41 at-bats this spring.
Mar 28 - 7:01 PM

Lorenzo Cain singled and belted a two-run homer on Monday against the White Sox.

He had one of the Royals' three longballs on the day, as Alex Gordon and Travis Snider also went deep. The home run was Cain's first of the spring, but he's collected six hits in 19 at-bats for a .316 average.
Mar 14 - 7:12 PM

Lorenzo Cain was forced to leave Friday's Cactus League contest against the Padres after being hit by a pitch on his foot.

Cain was able to walk off the field under his own power and remained on the bench with his team for the remainder after getting checked out in the clubhouse, so it's unlikely there's anything to worry about here. With Jarrod Dyson set to begin the season on the disabled list, the Royals can ill-afford any additional injuries in their outfield.
Mar 4 - 11:06 PM

Royals and OF Lorenzo Cain avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $17.5 million contract extension.

He'll make $6.5 million in 2016 and $11 million in 2017, with the deal buying out Cain's remaining two years of arbitration eligibility. Cain, who will turn 30 just after Opening Day, had his best season to date in 2015, batting .307/.361/.477 with 16 home runs, 72 RBI and 28 stolen bases. He'll hit in the middle of the Royals' order again in 2016.
Jan 18 - 4:22 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Royals and Lorenzo Cain have agreed to a two-year deal.

Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports first reported that the two sides were close to a deal for $17.5 million. By signing Cain for two seasons, they buy out his final two seasons of arbitration eligibility.
Jan 15 - 7:50 PM

Lorenzo Cain requested $7.85 million and was offered $5 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Cain to earn $6.1 million, so it would seem reasonable for the two sides to settle somewhere in the middle. Cain batted .307/.361/.477 with 16 homers and 28 stolen bases last season.
Jan 15 - 5:08 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with a run scored, three RBI and a pair of stolen bases as the Royals topped the Mets 7-2 on Sunday to secure their first World Series title since 1985.

They trailed the entire evening, staring at a 2-0 deficit entering the ninth inning against Matt Harvey. Cain got things started with a leadoff walk and a stolen base, and came around to score on an RBI double by Eric Hosmer. He then put the exclamation point on the season with a bases-clearing three-run double in the 12th inning. Cain wraps up a strong postseason batting .258/.365/.339 with a homer, 11 RBI and six stolen bases.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain is starting in center field and batting third for the Royals in Sunday's World Series Game 5.

Manager Ned Yost is rolling out the same lineup again that has Kendrys Morales on the bench with no designated hitter spot available. Kansas City's full lineup is as follows: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF, Edinson Volquez P.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's victory over the Blue Jays, extending his postseason hitting streak to 10 games.

That puts him just one game shy of the team record, owned by Amos Otis. He also swiped a base in the contest. Cain is now hitting .250/.308/.417 with a homer and three RBI this postseason.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain is starting in center field and batting third for the Royals Friday in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Manager Ned Yost went with the same lineup for all five ALDS games and is sticking with the same one as they kick off the ALCS. Cain will be preceded by Alcides Escobar and Ben Zobrist and followed by Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon and Alex Rios.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain blasted a go-ahead home run off Dallas Keuchel in the fourth inning on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Royals to victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Cain's solo shot gave the Royals an early 1-0 lead, but wouldn't be nearly enough against Keuchel and company. Cain finished the afternoon 1-for-4 plus a walk, striking out as the tying run to end the ballgame.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Danny Duffy
6Chien-Ming Wang
7Tim Collins
8Miguel Almonte