Lorenzo Cain, Center Field, Kansas City Royals, #6


Date of Birth: 4/13/1986
Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia
College: Tallahassee Community College
Current Salary: $11,000,000

Lorenzo Cain, center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004. He played in the Brewers' minor league system from 2005 through most of 2010, playing in just 43 games with the Brewers in 2010.

In December, 2010, the Brewers traded Cain to the Royals. He continued playing in the minor leagues through most of 2012, joining the Royals for 6 games in 2011 and 61 games in 2012. In February, 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the Royals.

Cain spent time on the DL in 2013, playing in just 115 games with the Royals. He batted .251 with 100 hits and 21 doubles. Defensively, he played 92 games in center field and 32 games in right field.

Cain had a strong 2014 season, finishing with 142 hits, 29 doubles, 53 RBIs, 28 stolen bases, and a .301 batting averagein 133 games. He performed even better in the postseason with 20 hits, 5 doubles, 8 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a .333 batting average in 60 at-bats in 15 games.

Cain had his best season so far in 2015, finishing with career highs in hits (169), doubles (34), home runs (16), stolen bases (28), RBIs (72), and batting average (.307) in 140 games. As a center fielder in 136 games, he made 389 putouts and 10 errors. In the postseason, he had 16 hits, including 2 doubles and a home run, and 11 RBIs in 62 at-bats in 16 games.

In 2016, Cain batted .287 with 114 hits, 19 doubles, and 56 RBIs in 103 games. Defensively, he played 72 games in center field and 29 games in right field. He made 257 putouts and 3 errors.

Career batting statistics for Cain through 2016 include:

  • 601 games played
  • 635 hits
  • 124 doubles
  • 101 stolen bases
  • 272 RBIs
  • 468 strikeouts to 150 walks
  • .287 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Cain as a center fielder through 2016 include:

  • 483 games played
  • 1,281 putouts
  • 21 errors
  • .984 fielding percentage

Personal Life

Cain and his wife Jenny have one son.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Lorenzo Cain
ESPN - Lorenzo Cain