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Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Lamar Cain

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 13, 1986 in Valdosta, GA
High School: Madison County HS (Madison, FL)
School: Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed April 24, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 16, 2010 (Age 24.094, 17,388th in MLB history)   vs. ATL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Brewers 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$2.73M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.074, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Joshua Kusnick [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 24 MIL NL 43 158 147 17 45 11 1 1 13 7 1 9 28 .306 .348 .415 .763 105 61 1 1 0 1 0 8/79
2011 25 KCR AL 6 23 22 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .304 .318 .623 73 7 0 0 0 0 0 /98
2012 26 KCR AL 61 244 222 27 59 9 2 7 31 10 0 15 56 .266 .316 .419 .734 98 93 4 3 0 4 0 8/9D7
2013 27 KCR AL 115 442 399 54 100 21 3 4 46 14 6 33 90 .251 .310 .348 .658 80 139 10 4 0 6 2 *89/D
2014 28 KCR AL 133 502 471 55 142 29 4 5 53 28 5 24 108 .301 .339 .412 .751 109 194 9 4 0 3 2 *89/D
2015 ★ 29 KCR AL 92 391 354 68 111 24 5 11 46 19 4 26 64 .314 .371 .503 .874 138 178 12 8 0 3 3 *8/D AS
6 Yrs 450 1760 1615 225 463 95 15 28 190 78 16 108 350 .287 .336 .416 .752 106 672 36 20 0 17 7
162 Game Avg. 162 634 581 81 167 34 5 10 68 28 6 39 126 .287 .336 .416 .752 106 242 13 7 0 6 3
KCR (5 yrs) 407 1602 1468 208 418 84 14 27 177 71 15 99 322 .285 .335 .416 .751 106 611 35 19 0 16 7
MIL (1 yr) 43 158 147 17 45 11 1 1 13 7 1 9 28 .306 .348 .415 .763 105 61 1 1 0 1 0
AL (5 yrs) 407 1602 1468 208 418 84 14 27 177 71 15 99 322 .285 .335 .416 .751 106 611 35 19 0 16 7
NL (1 yr) 43 158 147 17 45 11 1 1 13 7 1 9 28 .306 .348 .415 .763 105 61 1 1 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 24 MIL NL 43 158 2 1 1 10 1 15 1.6 5 20 2.0 .537 .510 1.0 1.1 10 8/79
2011 25 KCR AL 6 23 -1 0 0 1 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .504 .500 0.0 0.1 0 /98
2012 26 KCR AL 61 244 1 2 -1 8 1 10 1.1 9 19 2.0 .518 .507 1.2 0.9 11 $480,850 8/9D7
2013 27 KCR AL 115 442 -12 1 0 24 1 14 1.7 16 30 3.2 .513 .509 0.5 2.8 6 $503,175 *89/D
2014 28 KCR AL 133 502 3 2 0 24 -1 28 3.3 18 46 5.1 .523 .519 2.3 2.7 22 $546,000 *89/D
2015 ★ 29 KCR AL 92 391 18 5 -0 15 2 40 4.4 14 54 5.8 .547 .527 4.2 1.9 39 $2,725,000 *8/D AS
6 Seasons 450 1760 11 11 1 82 2 107 12.1 63 170 18.2 .526 .515 9.0 9.5 88 $4,255,025
KCR (5 yrs) 407 1602 9 10 -0 72 1 92 10.6 58 150 16.2 .525 .516 8.1 8.4 78 $4,255,025
MIL (1 yr) 43 158 2 1 1 10 1 15 1.6 5 20 2.0 .537 .510 1.0 1.1 10

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 24 MIL NL 158 105 23 5.8 102 .370 .306 .262 .348 .332 .415 .413 .763 .745 105 .610 1.2 0.1 .740 .211 .109 1.8
2011 25 KCR AL 23 16 2 3.4 98 .333 .273 .257 .304 .322 .318 .407 .623 .729 73 .357 -0.8 -0.1 .500 .091 .045
2012 26 KCR AL 244 171 31 4.9 100 .319 .266 .258 .316 .323 .419 .416 .734 .739 98 .526 -0.7 -0.1 .725 .266 .153 8.2
2013 27 KCR AL 442 321 43 3.6 100 .309 .251 .260 .310 .325 .348 .411 .658 .736 80 .394 -10.4 -1.0 .584 .201 .098 6.2
2014 28 KCR AL 502 346 67 5.2 96 .380 .301 .258 .339 .322 .412 .398 .751 .720 109 .585 5.0 0.5 .714 .210 .110 8.5
2015 29 KCR AL 391 262 65 6.6 98 .355 .314 .258 .371 .319 .503 .412 .874 .731 138 .678 18.8 1.9 .876 .305 .189 13.9
6 Yrs 1760 1221 231 5.1 98 .347 .287 .259 .336 .323 .416 .408 .752 .731 106 .559 13.1 1.3 .716 .235 .129 41.2
162 Game Avg. 634 440 83 5.1 98 .347 .287 .259 .336 .323 .416 .408 .752 .731 106 .559 5 0 .716 .235 .129 15
KCR (5 yrs) 1602 1116 208 5.0 98 .344 .285 .258 .335 .322 .416 .408 .751 .730 106 .553 11.8 1.2 .714 .237 .131 39.1
MIL (1 yr) 158 105 23 5.9 102 .370 .306 .262 .348 .332 .415 .413 .763 .745 105 .610 1.2 0.1 .740 .211 .109 1.8
AL (5 yrs) 1602 1116 208 5.0 98 .344 .285 .258 .335 .322 .416 .408 .751 .730 106 .553 11.8 1.2 .714 .237 .131 39.1
NL (1 yr) 158 105 23 5.9 102 .370 .306 .262 .348 .332 .415 .413 .763 .745 105 .610 1.2 0.1 .740 .211 .109 1.8

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 28 KCR AL ALWC OAK W 1 6 6 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL ALDS LAA W 3 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .154 .143 .154 .297 2 0 0 0 1 0
2014 MVP 28 KCR AL ALCS BAL W 4 18 15 5 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 .533 .588 .667 1.255 10 0 0 1 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL WS SFG L 7 30 26 4 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 .308 .400 .385 .785 10 0 1 0 0 0
1 Yr (4 Series) 15 68 60 13 20 5 0 0 8 2 0 5 9 .333 .388 .417 .805 25 0 1 1 1 0
1 ALWC 1 6 6 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 3 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .154 .143 .154 .297 2 0 0 0 1 0
1 ALCS 4 18 15 5 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 .533 .588 .667 1.255 10 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 7 30 26 4 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 .308 .400 .385 .785 10 0 1 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 KCR AL 29 as RF 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 24 MIL NL 158 0.6% 17.7% 5.7% 8.2% 29% 3.11 5.3 147.0 11.3 0.71 0.85 75% 24% 1.7% 13%
2011 25 KCR AL 23 0.0% 17.4% 4.4% 4.4% 17% 4.00 5.5 22.0 0.89 0.86 78% 22% 0.0% 11%
2012 26 KCR AL 244 2.9% 23.0% 6.2% 7.4% 31% 3.73 4.0 31.7 7.2 0.89 1.04 67% 18% 8.6% 10%
2013 27 KCR AL 442 0.9% 20.4% 7.5% 6.3% 28% 2.73 4.4 99.8 8.7 0.98 1.16 70% 22% 2.9% 14%
2014 28 KCR AL 502 1.0% 21.5% 4.8% 7.6% 27% 4.50 4.4 94.2 8.9 1.07 1.34 72% 26% 3.3% 13%
2015 29 KCR AL 391 2.8% 16.4% 6.7% 10.2% 36% 2.46 5.5 32.2 7.7 0.85 1.10 72% 30% 7.5% 7%
6 Yrs 1760 1.6% 19.9% 6.1% 7.8% 30% 3.24 4.6 57.7 8.5 0.93 1.14 71% 25% 4.8% 12%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.5% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 2.45 4.6 36.0 8.5 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 24 MIL NL 1.2 0.1 169 0.7 3.1 -2.4 .96 0.5 0.2 7.3 0.7 0.98 4.1 0.49 4
2011 25 KCR AL -0.8 -0.1 23 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 .89 -0.2 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 0.90 -2.1 0
2012 26 KCR AL -0.7 -0.1 254 -0.1 4.7 -4.8 1.06 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.0 0.93 0.4 1.00 3
2013 27 KCR AL -9.9 -1.0 467 -0.3 8.3 -8.5 1.10 -1.1 0.8 -8.4 -0.8 0.99 -11.5 1.16 3
2014 28 KCR AL 4.4 0.4 537 -0.5 9.0 -9.5 1.08 0.5 -1.0 7.5 0.7 0.98 4.9 0
2015 29 KCR AL 18.8 1.9 423 2.8 8.3 -5.6 .93 1.8 1.2 13.4 1.3 0.93 19.8 1
6 Yrs 13.0 1.3 1873 2.3 33.6 -31.2 1.03 1.6 0.6 18.4 1.8 0.96 15.6 0.77 11

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 24 MIL NL 3 0 30% 60 7 1 88% 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 42% 7 5 2 0 0 0 5 2 3
2011 25 KCR AL 0 0 57% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 67% 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
2012 26 KCR AL 4 0 28% 89 10 0 100% 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 2 40% 11 7 3 5 2 2 4 1 3
2013 27 KCR AL 3 0 38% 166 14 6 70% 13 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 10 48% 23 14 9 6 4 2 15 5 10
2014 28 KCR AL 3 0 30% 203 28 5 85% 25 4 3 1 0 0 2 2 6 1 1 1 3 9 55% 18 10 8 4 2 2 18 6 12
2015 29 KCR AL 5 0 43% 142 19 4 83% 12 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 12 65% 20 12 8 4 1 3 13 0 13
6 Yrs 18 0 35% 667 78 16 83% 62 13 16 2 0 1 4 3 15 3 5 3 4 43 53% 81 49 31 20 9 10 55 14 41

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 24 MIL NL 158 30% 45 9 1 4 2 0 0 0.49 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0% 35 1 3% 14 5 36% 102 14 14% 6 2 33% 6 3 50% 0
2011 25 KCR AL 23 26% 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 14 1 7% 2 1 50% 0 0 0
2012 26 KCR AL 244 33% 59 5 0 3 1 1 2 1.00 7 0 3 4 3 3 4 0 0 0 37 4 11% 17 4 24% 140 24 17% 13 7 54% 6 4 67% 0
2013 27 KCR AL 442 31% 100 16 0 3 1 0 0 1.16 4 1 16 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 92 10 11% 43 13 30% 294 42 14% 30 17 57% 21 13 62% 0
2014 28 KCR AL 502 28% 142 31 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 12 2 3 3 2 1 1 0 0% 84 9 11% 42 12 29% 305 50 16% 36 23 64% 17 7 41% 0
2015 29 KCR AL 391 34% 111 14 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 5 6 5 6 5 0 0 0 96 12 13% 41 12 29% 219 39 18% 20 13 65% 15 9 60% 0
6 Yrs 1760 31% 463 78 2 11 5 1 2 0.77 28 1 39 17 11 16 12 1 2 0 0% 345 36 10% 158 46 29% 1074 170 16% 107 63 59% 65 36 55% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 24 MIL NL 158 643 4.07 419 65.2% 28.2% 13.4% 29.8% 28.6% 71.8% 0.0% 46.8% 81.4% 20.3% 2.5% 4 0 12.7% 20 6 10.1% 16 8 4 24 14.3% 0 0 0
2011 25 KCR AL 23 83 3.61 57 68.7% 26.3% 17.5% 24.6% 31.6% 73.7% 0.0% 50.6% 76.2% 43.5% 0.0% 0 0 13.0% 3 2 13.0% 3 3 1 3 25.0% 0 0 0
2012 26 KCR AL 245 1004 4.10 648 64.5% 32.9% 17.4% 23.5% 26.2% 67.1% 0.0% 43.3% 74.0% 14.7% 3.7% 9 1 10.2% 25 5 8.2% 20 10 9 47 16.1% 0 0 0
2013 27 KCR AL 442 1760 3.98 1148 65.5% 32.8% 13.4% 26.4% 27.4% 67.2% 1.0% 44.0% 80.1% 14.9% 3.8% 17 0 12.4% 55 8 8.6% 38 24 26 64 28.9% 0 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL 504 1853 3.68 1233 66.8% 25.6% 17.8% 26.9% 29.7% 74.4% 1.3% 49.7% 76.1% 28.8% 4.0% 20 0 10.1% 51 14 5.2% 26 16 25 83 23.1% 0 0 0
2015 29 KCR AL 393 1478 3.76 951 64.9% 23.0% 15.0% 31.1% 30.8% 77.0% 2.3% 49.9% 80.5% 27.7% 5.3% 21 2 13.7% 54 20 9.9% 39 29 11 53 17.2% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1765 6821 3.86 4456 65.6% 28.2% 15.6% 27.4% 28.8% 71.8% 1.1% 47.1% 78.3% 22.5% 4.0% 71 3 11.8% 208 55 8.0% 142 90 76 274 21.7% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.6% 15.8% 27.1% 29.5% 72.4% 1.5% 46.2% 78.2% 27.0% 4.7% 13.9% 8.4% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 24 43 158 147 17 45 11 1 1 13 7 1 9 28 .306 .348 .415 .763 105 61 1 1 0 1 0
2011 25 49 181 169 21 51 12 1 1 14 7 1 10 32 .302 .343 .402 .745 101 68 1 1 0 1 0
2012 26 110 425 391 48 110 21 3 8 45 17 1 25 88 .281 .327 .412 .739 100 161 5 4 0 5 0
2013 27 225 867 790 102 210 42 6 12 91 31 7 58 178 .266 .318 .380 .698 90 300 15 8 0 11 2
2014 28 358 1369 1261 157 352 71 10 17 144 59 12 82 286 .279 .326 .392 .718 97 494 24 12 0 14 4
2015 29 450 1760 1615 225 463 95 15 28 190 78 16 108 350 .287 .336 .416 .752 106 672 36 20 0 17 7

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 24 43 159 148 18 46 11 1 1 14 7 9 28 .311 .352 .419 .771 22 43
2011 25 6 23 22 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 .273 .304 .318 .623 2 6
2012 26 61 245 223 28 60 9 2 7 32 10 15 56 .269 .318 .422 .740 30 61
2013 27 115 446 402 57 103 22 3 4 48 14 34 90 .256 .316 .356 .672 45 115
2014 28 133 511 479 60 150 31 4 5 58 30 25 108 .313 .350 .426 .776 71 133
2015 29 92 398 360 74 117 25 5 12 50 20 27 64 .325 .382 .522 .904 70 92
6 Yrs 450 1782 1634 241 482 99 15 29 203 81 111 350 .295 .344 .427 .771 240 450
162 Game Avg. 162 642 588 87 174 36 5 10 73 29 40 126 .295 .344 .427 .771 86 450



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2014 AL ALCS MVP

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2015 Jul 19th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2015 AL  5.8 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2015 AL  5.8 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2015 AL  4.2 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  2.8 (2nd)
2014 AL  2.7 (2nd)
2015 AL  1.9 (3rd)
Active  9.6 (19th)
Career  9.6 (243rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
2014 AL  .301 (8th)
2015 AL  .314 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2015 AL  68 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
2015 AL  24 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
2015 AL  5 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  28 (8th)
2015 AL  19 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2015 AL  .678 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2015 AL  8 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  84.85 (9th)
Active  82.98 (11th)
Career  82.98 (24th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2015 AL  13.9 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2015 AL  2.8 (6th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1246), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1642), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (141st), 18.2 career WAR/18.2 7yr-peak WAR/18.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.0 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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