|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||17.00||.291||62.00||76.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||21||9||0|| .455|| .619|| .429|
|vs Buckner (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||102||33||1|| .379|| .480|| .324|
|05/22/2013||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Corey Hart, 1B MIL
|Michael Cuddyer, RF COL|
|05/21/2013||Chase Headley, 3B SD|
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
|Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL
|05/21/2013||Alex Rodriguez, 3B NYY|
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF BOS
Andre Ethier, RF LAD
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Bryce Harper, LF WAS
Edward Mujica, RP STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Lorenzo Cain not fulfilling his promise|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/21/13) Even though he's no longer starting regularly in center field for the Royals, Lorenzo Cain's ownership and activation rates have remained steady. He's maintaining a .299 batting average and has produced six steals, so at least Rotisserie owners ostensibly have a reason to keep Cain in the lineup.
That could change, though. Cain has become prone to hitting grounders, turning 57 percent of his hit balls into worm-burners. With the relatively few flies he is hitting, Cain is batting .261, but unless he starts hitting with more home run power, that mark is likely to plummet.
Cain's appeal on Draft Day was the promise of speed and power, but he's looking like a poor bet to deliver on the latter, and he may also see his batting average dip. Even in Rotisserie leagues, at the very least, it's time to start hunting around for a replacement.
|Lorenzo Cain gets season-high three RBI|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain had a season-high three RBI Wednesday against the Angels and has six in his last four games.
Cain also doubled twice Wednesday, which ended a streak of 15 games without one. Cain is batting .319 (15 for 47) with two doubles, two triples, 10 runs and 10 RBI in 12 May games.
|Lorenzo Cain to split time at leadoff spot|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Royals manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star that outfielder Lorenzo Cain will take over the leadoff spot in the lineup on days when Jarrod Dyson does not play. Cain will also see a solid share of playing time in left field, while Jeff Francoeur continues to struggle at the plate.
"It’s definitely not new to me," Cain said. "I'll just go up there and try to get on base as much as possible."
Cain, who was the No. 1 hitter just 14 times last season, leads the team with a .328 average and a .386 on-base percentage. He is hitting .333 (13 for 39) in 10 May games.
|Lorenzo Cain to see more playing time|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) With Jeff Francoeur struggling, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain will see the bulk of the playing time in left field.
Jarrod Dyson will continue starting in center. Cain has delivered this season, hitting .328/.386/.440 in 116 at-bats. Even with the strong play of Dyson, Cain has found a way to stay in the lineup. He'll face Angels starter Jason Vargas Tuesday.
|Lorenzo Cain collects three hits |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain had three hits Monday against the Angels.
Cain hit three singles and drove in two. He also scored two runs during the game. Cain has gotten off to a great start this year, hitting .328/.386/.440 in 116 at-bats. He'll take on Angels starter Jason Vargas Tuesday.
Hamilton, Conger homer as Angels shut out Royals
Josh Hamilton and Hank Conger homered to back Billy Buckner's first major league win since 2009, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.
Trout stays hot as Angels win sixth straight
Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games.
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Lorenzo Cain not fulfilling his promise
Athletics 2, Royals 1
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
|The Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants last offseason partly because they had Lorenzo Cain raring to go, but that plan quickly backfired when Cain went down in early April with a strained groin. He would end up missing the next three months, forcing the Royals to make due with Quadruple-A speedsters like Jason Bourgeois and Jarrod Dyson. And if that wasn't bad enough, even when Cain returned after the All-Star break, he didn't quite live up to expectations. Yeah, if you project his numbers out over a full season, he would have been a 15-homer, 20-steal guy, but his mediocre batting average prevented him from getting on base enough to be the table setter the Royals wanted him to be. While refrains of "oh, he was a first-time starter" and "give him more time" would normally apply in this situation, Cain is already in the prime of his career. He turns 27 soon after opening day. It's pretty much now or never for him. The good news is Cain will be cheap on Draft Day, so if you want to give him one last chance, you won't have much competition for his services. The bad news is he no longer has the allure of the unknown. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/26/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/27/13||STL||2:10 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/28/13||STL||8:10 pm||Tyler Lyons|
|5/29/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|5/30/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Gast|
|5/31/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Tepesch|
|6/1/13||@ TEX||4:05 pm||Martin Perez|