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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 is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon contest against the Tigers.
It looks as though it's simply a routine day off for Cain. Jarrod Dyson will get the call in center field and bat ninth for the Royals in a critical matchup against their division-leading rivals. Sep 20 - 10:20 AM

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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Wednesday against the White Sox.

The homer was just Cain's fifth in 436 at-bats this season, but he's been a very good regular for the Royals with his .298 average and his Gold Glove-caliber defense. He's also 25-for-29 stealing bases.
Sep 17 - 11:10 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single, but the Royals were topped by the Red Sox on Thursday.

Cain has had three multi-hit games in his last five, including a three-hit game on Wednesday. He's had a strong season, slashing .299/.335/.410 with 25 stolen bases.
Sep 12 - 12:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain finished 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI single as the Royals downed the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday.

Cain pushed the Royals' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning with an RBI single, then scored his club's third run after tripling to lead off the ninth inning. Cain had been slumping over the last week and a half, but Wednesday's effort couldn't have come at a better time as it helped the Royals move back into first place ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Cain owns a solid .297/.333/.407 slash line with four home runs, 45 RBI, and 25 stolen bases on the season.
Sep 10 - 11:28 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul 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
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar