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Birth Date4-13-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.32010
-0.02011
1.32012
1.42013
2.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIL 24 43 158 147 17 45 11 1 1 61 9 28 1 1 0 13 7 1 .306 .348 .415 .293 11.1 1.8 1.3
2011 KCA 25 6 23 22 4 6 1 0 0 7 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .304 .318 .216 0.1 -0.5 -0.0
2012 KCA 26 61 244 222 27 59 9 2 7 93 15 56 3 4 0 31 10 0 .266 .316 .419 .265 9.6 2.7 1.3
2013 KCA 27 115 442 399 54 100 21 3 4 139 33 90 4 6 0 46 14 6 .251 .310 .348 .245 5.1 7.9 1.4
2014 KCA 28 77 309 290 31 86 18 3 3 119 14 68 3 2 0 37 14 3 .297 .333 .410 .257 7.3 6.2 1.5
Career302117610801332966091541972246111301284510.274.322.388.25833.218.15.5

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 HEL Rk 6 28 .195 .287 .378 .447 .308 .278 101 -1.3 0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.4 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2006 WVA A 132 603 .280 .258 .335 .380 .265 .372 109 10.3 14.0 -5 16.6 2.8 23.6 4.2 23.6 4.2
2007 BRV A+ 126 533 .250 .268 .337 .393 .260 .339 95 -6.3 17.2 -3.8 7.6 -0.4 10.2 1.7 10.2 1.7
2008 BRV A+ 80 356 .283 .255 .328 .374 .250 .346 99 8.9 10.5 -3.3 2.8 0.3 17.4 2.0 17.4 2.0
2008 HUN AA 40 172 .282 .265 .346 .396 .252 .356 108 4.1 5.1 0.4 -2.4 -0.3 9.3 0.7 9.3 0.7
2008 NAS AAA 6 22 .178 .280 .340 .437 .258 .231 110 -2.1 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2009 WIS A 15 61 .232 .261 .335 .380 .258 .270 106 -1.8 1.8 0.2 0.7 -1.0 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2009 HUN AA 42 160 .222 .253 .328 .376 .263 .252 94 -7 4.9 0.4 1.4 0.6 -2.7 -0.1 -2.7 -0.1
2009 BRR Rk 3 11 .403 .243 .318 .325 .250 .444 96 1.8 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.0 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2010 MIL MLB 43 158 .293 .251 .322 .391 .265 .370 96 5.2 4.4 0.3 1.8 1.9 11.1 1.3 11.1 1.3
2010 HUN AA 62 280 .308 .264 .337 .392 .264 .400 100 14.4 8.1 0.6 2.6 3.6 24.8 2.8 24.8 2.8
2010 NAS AAA 22 100 .253 .282 .348 .445 .264 .366 107 -0.8 3.0 0.3 2.4 1.3 3.8 0.6 3.8 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 6 23 .216 .287 .330 .450 .273 .333 104 -1 0.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2011 OMA AAA 128 549 .300 .283 .352 .444 .267 .366 99 26.2 17.0 -0.6 -6.6 0.6 45.2 3.7 45.2 3.7
2012 KCA MLB 61 244 .265 .257 .316 .404 .258 .319 101 1.1 6.7 0.1 2.7 0.6 9.6 1.3 9.6 1.3
2012 NWA AA 7 24 .230 .238 .303 .368 .250 .235 102 -0.7 0.7 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 OMA AAA 7 31 .307 .261 .330 .397 .264 .333 95 1.6 0.9 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1
2013 KCA MLB 115 442 .245 .255 .317 .399 .265 .309 100 -6.4 11.6 0 7.9 -1.3 5.1 1.4 5.1 1.4
2014 KCA MLB 77 309 .257 .252 .312 .390 .256 .376 105 -1 8.0 -0.5 6.2 1.2 7.3 1.5 7.3 1.5
2014 OMA AAA 2 7 .006 .257 .318 .409 .245 .000 99 -2 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 HEL Rk 28 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .208 .321 .208 .000 .195 -0.6 0.0 -0.0
2006 WVA A 603 91 162 36 4 6 60 58 104 34 11 .307 .386 .425 .118 .280 23.6 16.6 4.2
2007 BRV A+ 533 67 133 21 3 2 44 37 97 24 9 .276 .336 .344 .068 .250 10.2 7.6 1.7
2008 HUN AA 172 21 41 9 5 4 17 19 41 6 2 .277 .365 .486 .209 .282 9.3 -2.4 0.7
2008 NAS AAA 22 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 .158 .273 .158 .000 .178 -2.3 0.4 -0.2
2008 BRV A+ 356 50 91 22 4 7 41 29 68 19 4 .287 .359 .448 .161 .283 17.4 2.8 2.0
2009 WIS A 61 3 10 4 0 0 3 9 15 0 0 .192 .311 .269 .077 .232 -0.7 0.7 -0.0
2009 BRR Rk 11 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .444 .500 .556 .111 .403 2.5 -0.1 0.2
2009 HUN AA 160 17 31 6 0 4 15 10 35 3 3 .214 .277 .338 .124 .222 -2.7 1.4 -0.1
2010 HUN AA 280 45 79 6 6 3 18 34 52 21 2 .324 .407 .434 .111 .308 24.8 2.6 2.8
2010 NAS AAA 100 13 26 5 3 0 9 11 17 5 1 .299 .380 .425 .126 .253 3.8 2.4 0.6
2010 MIL MLB 158 17 45 11 1 1 13 9 28 7 1 .306 .348 .415 .109 .293 11.1 1.8 1.3
2011 OMA AAA 549 84 152 28 7 16 81 40 102 16 6 .312 .380 .497 .185 .300 45.2 -6.6 3.7
2011 KCA MLB 23 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .273 .304 .318 .045 .216 0.1 -0.5 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 244 27 59 9 2 7 31 15 56 10 0 .266 .316 .419 .153 .265 9.6 2.7 1.3
2012 OMA AAA 31 4 9 3 0 1 6 2 4 0 0 .321 .355 .536 .214 .307 1.7 -0.2 0.1
2012 NWA AA 24 4 5 1 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 .208 .208 .375 .167 .230 -0.4 0.3 -0.0
2013 KCA MLB 442 54 100 21 3 4 46 33 90 14 6 .251 .310 .348 .098 .245 5.1 7.9 1.4
2014 OMA AAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .006 -2.0 0.0 -0.2
2014 KCA MLB 309 31 86 18 3 3 37 14 68 14 3 .297 .333 .410 .114 .257 7.3 6.2 1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 642 0.5405 0.4688 0.8439 0.6398 0.2678 0.8919 0.7089 0.1561
2011 83 0.5542 0.5060 0.7857 0.6739 0.2973 0.9355 0.3636 0.2143
2012 1003 0.5095 0.4336 0.7465 0.5616 0.2988 0.8676 0.5102 0.2535
2013 1743 0.5135 0.4406 0.8164 0.6112 0.2606 0.8995 0.6109 0.1823
2014 1129 0.4925 0.5018 0.7739 0.6817 0.3264 0.8971 0.5241 0.2244
Career46000.5120.45920.7940.62280.28670.89150.57690.2051

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-17 2014-05-05 15-DL 18 17 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-08-09 2013-09-04 15-DL 26 26 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-28 2013-08-01 DTD 4 3 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-09-14 2012-10-04 DTD 20 19 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-04-27 2012-04-27 On-Alr 0 0 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor Severe - -
2012-04-11 2012-07-09 60-DL 89 79 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-04-07 2011-04-14 Minors 7 7 Groin Strain -
2010-04-26 2010-05-13 Minors 17 0 Groin Strain -
2009-04-24 2009-07-21 Minors 88 0 Left Knee Sprain PCL -
2009-04-09 2009-04-20 Minors 11 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $546,000
2013 KCA $503,175
2012 KCA $480,850
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$984,025
2011Current$546,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,530,025
3 yrTotal$1,530,025

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 74 dJoshua Kusnick1 year/$0.546M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.546M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$503,175 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13.
  • 1 year/$480,850 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Kansas City 3/11. Optioned to Triple-A 3/27/11. Recalled 9/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwuakee 11/18/09. Re-signed 2/23/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/19/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Greinke deal).
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2004 (17-496) (Tallahassee CC) (draft and follow).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .322 .343 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .308 .375 .247
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.015 .032 .001
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .238 .314 .303 .230
31 vs R (2013) .256 .308 .368 .245
38 Split (2013) .019 -.006 .065 .014
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lorenzo Cain or Shane Victorino for ROS?
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
Kind of a coinflip, but I'll lean Cain. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Some of my fantasy guys are really struggling early. What's your short and long term prognosis for Mike Moustakas? Will Aaron Hicks relax and stick around? Does Lorenzo Cain have what it takes to be a star? Leonys Martin?
(Jim from Seattle)
I like Moustakas, although he's taking his time to develop. Then again, he's only 24, so he's got time. Hicks we've covered, Cain is useful but not exciting. Martin seems like a high-risk/high-reward type, but the sample is so limited at the big-league level, I don't have a good feel for him yet. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lots of exciting young outfielders getting a shot this year. Of this group who do you like best for 2013 and beyond?: Lorenzo Cain, Leonys Martin, and Aaron Hicks.
(Jim from Chicago)
I like 'em in that order. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Scoresheet keeper league round 21 or 22: Lorenzo Cain or Peter Bourjos?
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
Hey hotstatrat, I miss your city... best dim sum I've ever had (but I get to see Rush inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF next month, so I can't complain). Those are the tough rounds. In my combined league, both went in round 17, with Bourjos coming six picks after Cain. The former gives you sick defense, while the latter might have some untapped offensive upside. If this is AL-only, there's a remote chance that Cain becomes a keeper. I'd take him first. (Geoff Young)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your assessment of Lorenzo Cain? 15/15 season? 20/20?
(Nick from Kansas City)
Hey Nick,

Every time I look Cain up I realize he's older than I assume. If we're talking about 2013 then I think 20/20 is optimistic; 15/15 probably is, too. He should get the steals but I don't know if he'll hit 15 home runs in his first full big-league season. I feel more comfortable betting on the steals being there than the power. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Lorenzo Cain has been tearing it up in Spring. Is he the real deal and worth a flyer in 10-team mixed leagues?
(brantparsons from Orlando)
Orlando!! Cain is a slasher with real speed and would work well as a 5th outfielder on the steals alone. I'm a bit worried about Bourgeois taking some PT away from him if Cain struggles but not enough to pass on him. (Jason Collette)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the great chat today. Do you see Melky Cabrera having a season closer to last year or the previous years? Looking at his information, we is still younger than I remembered.
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
Good point about Cabrera’s age—he’s not even a full two years older than Lorenzo Cain. That being said, I doubt Cabrera replicates last season. He has put together some solid seasons in the past—not good, but solid—so his biggest problem is just doing that year in and year out. Even if he’s just a one-to-two-win player, that has value. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Lorenzo Cain will be a reliable CF for the royals this year?
(Eric from Kc)
I do. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team mixed, 11 keepers each...need to settle on my 11th keeper. Is there any justification for keeping Lorenzo Cain over Brandon Belt (keep for the next 3 years?) Belt is the better prospect but his 2011 failure and inconsistant playing time worry me. Thanks!
(bateman19 from st. louis)
No, I think I'd have to go for Belt, especially if you're looking to compete more in 2013 than 2012. Cain's a nice player, but Belt's upside is higher. The PT is worrisome, but he played well at Triple-A last year, and I'd have to think he gets a real shot this season. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What young player(s) on the Royals are you most excited about?
(Lucas Apostoleris from Massachusetts)
Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon (does he still count?), Greg Holland. I'm curious to see if Lorenzo Cain is the real deal. Now that the Royals have some legitimate hitting stars on the corners again, I'd really like to see them solidify the middle of the defense with players who can contribute on both sides of the ball. Obviously the Royals aren't going to have every position filled with a star, but if Cain can be a solid regular in the field and in the lineup, that helps a lot. (Mike Fast)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can Lorenzo Cain play an acceptable MLB centerfield? And is he the Royals best option for CF next year?
(Paul from DC)
Yes and Yes and I'm baffled as to why the Royals seem intent on burying him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)When should we expect to see some of the more advanced prospects that seem to be ready such as Desmond Jennings, Brandon Allen, Lorenzo Cain called up?
(tsq3373 from CT)
The talk I've heard from the Rays guys has been that Jennings should be up in July after Super Two is safely past, since he has some service time already.

In general, I'm probably not your guy for prospect questions, but I'll try to answer if I know anything. (Mike Fast)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's Lorenzo Cain's 25th birthday. Is there any room for him in KC's bright future ?
(Jordan from DC)
Yes. Not a star, but he can provide a service for an affordable price at a position of need. (Jason Parks)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can Lorenzo Cain hit .280 / .360 / .400 this year?
(baseball from usa)
He can at least come close to that. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben Is Omar Infante a starter next year? Also, who starts for the Brewers, Lorenzo Cain or Carlos Gomez? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Marc Normandin informs me that he totally knew Infante would be a productive full-time player before the Braves did. Infante has an affordable club option for next season that will almost certainly be picked up, but he'd have to beat out another capable player in Martin Prado to start at second. Shedding Alex Gonzalez and starting Infante at short might be the best possible alignment with the Braves' current assets.

As for the Brewers situation--sounds like a spring training battle to me! I'll give you the Brewers fan perspective if I get a chance to ask one before the chat is over.

As for thr B (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)What’s the deal with Lorenzo Cain? He seems to be hitting a lot better now that he’s out of Brevard County; is he a legit sleeper at this point or will his K rate doom him?
(TomG from Salem)
The guy is a pretty crazy athlete, so that allows for a little more optimism. I'm certainly keeping an eye on him and he's more than a ligit sleeper, he's a prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)


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