When Lorenzo Cain hit over .300 in 2014, most Fantasy owners thought, "That was pretty cool. I wonder if he'll do it again." Turns out he had a few more tricks up his sleeve, not only repeating the batting average but rediscovering the power stroke that had eluded him since his days at Triple-A Omaha. So while the 16 home runs may appear to have come out of nowhere at age 29, they do fit his long forgotten prospect profile and, thus, probably deserve due credence, especially since he was consistent with him all year. And we already knew he could steal bases. What you have, then, is a five-category player whose full spectrum of contributions made him a top-12 outfielder in points leagues as well. He may fall outside of the top 15 on Draft Day, but he'll go in the early rounds.
Cain signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the Royals on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. Cain has established himself as one of the game's premier outfielders over the past two seasons, showing elite defensive skills while getting it done at the plate with back-to-back seasons batting over .300. He'll rejoin the Royals on a short-term deal and is set to hit the free agent market after the 2017 season.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Twins. Cain continues to battle through a bone bruise in his knee, and it will reportedly cause him issues throughout the postseason. Jarrod Dyson will replace him in center field Sunday, however, batting ninth for the Royals.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain is just day-to-day with a knee bruise, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports. Thankfully for the Royals, Cain's knee issue is relatively minor in nature. He shouldn't miss too much time because of it, but Paulo Orlando will replace him in center field Thursday.
A bruise sustained when he fouled a ball off his knee Wednesday has Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain out Thursday against the host White Sox, reports Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. With the division title long locked up, the Royals don't mind sitting Cain as they prep for the postseason.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers. It will be the second straight day off for Cain, though there is no indication of any issues at this point. Paulo Orlando will draw the start in center field in his place and bat eighth in his stead.