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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Friday against the Rangers.
The outfielder also stole his nineteenth base. Hitting near the bottom of the Royals' lineup, Cain has done a nice job this season. He's hitting .293/.331/.402 to go with those nineteen steals. He's also knocked in 40 runs and scored 38. Even if he's not really a fantasy contributor, he's a fine real world ballplayer. Aug 23 - 1:45 AM

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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's setback against the A's.

Kansas City got pounded 8-3, but it wasn't Cain's fault. He now has three multi-hit games in his last six. Cain didn't start on Friday. The outfielder continues to rake in his breakout season, slashing .296/.331/.409. He has as many WAR right now (3.2) as he's ever accrued in a full season.
Aug 2 - 10:07 PM

Lorenzo Cain finished 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Cain also walked on the evening, reaching base in all five plate appearances. The triple was his third of the year. Cain has especially enjoyed hitting in the leadoff spot, as he's 23-for-63 (.365) with eight runs scored while hitting atop the Royals lineup. When he's hitting like this, it's a good bet that Royals manager Ned Yost will continue penciling him in there for the near future.
Jul 8 - 11:09 PM

Lorenzo Cain had two hits and two stolen bases in Monday's game versus the Royals.

Cain is quietly hitting .311 this season, which thus far has more than made up for a disappointing walk rate (52/11 K/BB in 238 at-bats). He'd be a much nicer option in mixed leagues if he could secure the leadoff spot on a full-time basis, but he probably isn't going to get on base consistently enough to remain an effective player there.
Jul 7 - 10:16 PM

Lorenzo Cain finished 2-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base and two runs scored against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Cain opened the bottom of the first inning with a home run, the Royals' first leadoff homer of the season. The blast was his third of the year. He later stole his seventh base as well, and the talented outfielder is batting .310 with a .770 OPS and appears primed for a productive second half if he can stay healthy.
Jun 25 - 11:49 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Cain continues his assault on American League pitching, as he's now batting .331/.369/.441 on the year. The RBI was his 24th of the season, and he's driven in nine runs in his last nine games. Now, if only Ned Yost would move him higher than seventh in the lineup, he might be able to do some real damage.
Jun 8 - 6:10 PM

Lorenzo Cain had an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

It was actually a routine grounder to center field, but Cain took second base after nobody was covering the bag. One of just a couple of bright spots in the Royals' lineup, the 28-year-old outfielder is batting .319/.360/.413 with two home runs, 22 RBI, and six stolen bases through 39 games this season. He's worth using in most mixed leagues as long as he's healthy.
Jun 7 - 12:07 AM

Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Coming off a monster night where he homered and drove home four, you would have expected to see Cain's name on the lineup card, but it's Jarrod Dyson who will get the call in center field and hit eighth for the Royals. Salvador Perez is also getting the day off, being a day game after a night game.
May 31 - 9:52 AM

Lorenzo Cain homered and drove home four runs on Friday, leading the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Cain got the Royals on the board with an RBI single in the first inning, and delivered another RBI knock in the sixth to increase the Royals lead to 4-1. He wasn't done yet though, as he deposited a J.A. Happ offering over the wall in left for a two-run blast in the seventh inning. The 3-for-4 effort brings him up to .339/.388/.441 in his first 33 games.
May 30 - 11:41 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-4 with a steal and an RBI in Monday's 9-2 loss to the Astros.

Cain hit .333 with a .364 on-base percentage in 12 games before a groin injury in mid-April cost him three weeks. His numbers have been down since his return -- Cain entered this evening batting .279 with a .348 on-base percentage in 17 games since his activation -- but not horribly so. The outfielder, certainly an attractive AL-only option, has six stolen bases and a .327/.376/.402 line over 107 at-bats this year.
May 26 - 11:42 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Cain showed that the left groin strain that bothered him in April is a thing of the past, swiping both second and third base off White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers and reliever Frank Francisco in the eighth inning. Cain also had an RBI single and a run scored on a wild pitch in that three-run inning. The outfielder has now got five stolen bases and a .314/.368/.395 line in 25 games this year.
May 21 - 12:54 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Cain hit a two-run home run off Rockies starter Franklin Morales for his first homer of the year. He isn't as hot as he was before a groin strain that cost him three weeks, but the outfielder is still hitting .318/.370/.409 on the season.
May 13 - 11:56 PM

Royals activated OF Lorenzo Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain missed three weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin. He was batting .333 with a .364 on-base percentage in 12 games before the injury and should be a decent source of stolen bases going forward.
May 5 - 12:05 PM

Lorenzo Cain (groin) is expected to start his rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Omaha.

Cain said he thinks he'll need around 20 at-bats before being ready to return. He hasn't played since suffering a Grade 1 left groin strain on April 16. He'll likely be ready to be activated sometime in the middle of next week.
Apr 30 - 11:53 PM

Royals GM Dayton Moore said Monday that Lorenzo Cain (groin) could rejoin the active roster this week.

Cain is making quick progress from his Grade 1 left groin strain, which sent him to the disabled list on April 17. He was hitting .333 with two steals before the injury.
Apr 28 - 11:58 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Billy Butler
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Jayson Nix
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Michael Mariot
9Luke Hochevar