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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||465.00||7.00||.267||55.00||49.00||23.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||27||10||0|| .393|| .593|| .370|
|vs Bassitt (Career)||1||0||0||0||.500||0|
|vs RHP||337||100||2|| .331|| .389|| .297|
|12/26/2014||Jose Bautista, RF TOR||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Allen Craig, LF BOS
|12/26/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
Michael Morse, LF MIA
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Lorenzo Cain, CF KC
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|Adam Jones, CF BAL|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|12/25/2014||Geovany Soto, C CHW|
Jon Singleton, 1B HOU
R.A. Dickey, SP TOR
|Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Bubba Starling, CF KC
|Last 10 Games|
Royals' Yost: Cain, Gordon, Hosmer, Rios all candidate to bat second
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Royals manager Ned Yost listed Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios as viable candidates to bat second in the lineup this season, reports the Kansas City Star.
Gordon, Rios never batted second last season. Cain had only only 13 plate appearances at the No. 2 spot in 2014. Hosmer played 33 games and logged 144 plate appearance at the No. 2 spot in 2014, slashing .275/.326/.344 in those appearances.
Yost: Royals might bat Lorenzo Cain third in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/4/15) The Royals had a lot of success late last season when manager Ned Yost reshuffled the top of his batting order to feature Alcides Escobar, Norichika Aoki and Lorenzo Cain, per MLB.com.
"It worked," Yost said. "But we may try some different things this year. We'll see."
Well, Yost will certainly have to find a new No. 2 batter since Aoki is now with the Giants. However, Yost hinted Cain could stay in the third spot in the lineup.
"It could be Lorenzo," Yost said. "I mean, what he did last year in that spot was phenomenal."
Cain hit .321 with a .367 on-base percentage and .429 slugging percentage batting third over the final 14 regular-season games. He then hit .333 with a .388 on-base percentage and .417 slugging percentage batting third in the playoffs.
"I don't remember ever batting third before that," Cain said. "But whatever helps make us go, I'm for it. Once he changed the lineup, we kind of took off. But whatever works, I'm for it.
"I know it requires a guy to drive in some runs. We'll see. We got a few more power guys now. I might be hitting in the eight-hole next season. You never know. I mean, I only hit five home runs last year."
Royals avoid arbitration with Lorenzo Cain
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/3/15) The Royals avoided arbitration with outfielder Lorenzo Cain after agreeing to a one year, $2.725 million contract, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Cain filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, while the Royals offered $2 million. He'll receive a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 505 at-bats and another $50,000 by making the All-Star team.
In 2014, Cain hit .301 with five home runs and 53 RBI in 471 at-bats.
Royals swap arbitration figures with Lorenzo Cain, Kelvin Herrera
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, while pitcher Kelvin Herrera has filed for $1.9 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.
Cain, who's in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $2 million after hitting .301/.339/.412 with five home runs, 53 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 471 at-bats in 2014. Herrera, who's also in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $1.15 million after posting a 1.41 ERA and 59:26 K:BB ratio in 70 innings in 2014.
Royals' Lorenzo Cain won't stop hitting
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/23/14) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain continued to assault baseballs Wednesday against the Giants.
Cain has been on a tear during the postseason, and that didn't stop Wednesday. After doubling in his first at-bat, Cain would come around to score the team's first run of the night. He would later single to lead off the sixth inning, and would come around to score again later in the frame. Cain finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and no RBI.
|2014 summary: Lorenzo Cain saw his most consistent playing time last season, and it was also the first time the Royals fully unleashed him on the basepaths, as he stole 28 bases in 33 attempts. He used his speed to boost his batting average as well, as a career-high 31 infield hits helped lift Cain to a .301 mark over 471 at-bats.
Playing time status: Though Cain played more regularly in 2014 than he ever had before, he has yet to be an everyday player over an entire season. There is no apparent replacement for Cain in center field, and his defense should keep him in the lineup, even if he falters at the plate. Barring injury, he should approximate 500 at-bats for a second straight year.
2015 outlook: Despite a relative lack of run and power production, Cain finished 2014 as a top 40 Rotisserie outfielder, but he could have a hard time maintaining that ranking in 2015. As fast as he is, Cain probably won't hit .326 on ground balls again, and with fewer base hits, he'll have fewer stolen base opportunities. It's fair to expect some decline from Cain, so he shouldn't be targeted before the very late rounds in standard mixed Roto leagues. Cain can be avoided altogether in three-outfielder leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/28/15||@ ARI||4:10 pm|| |
|3/29/15||CHC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/30/15||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||@ SD||10:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||LAD||3:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ HOU||8:05 pm|| |
|4/4/15||@ HOU||4:05 pm|| |