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Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Lamar Cain (CrunchWrap)

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, 17,386th 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 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$17.5M (16-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.074, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Joshua Kusnick [*]
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Standard Batting

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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 140 604 551 101 169 34 6 16 72 28 6 37 98 .307 .361 .477 .838 125 263 16 12 0 4 4 *8/9D AS,MVP-3
2016 30 KCR AL 103 434 397 56 114 19 1 9 56 14 5 31 84 .287 .339 .408 .747 97 162 15 2 0 4 3 89
7 Yrs 601 2407 2209 314 635 124 17 42 272 101 23 150 468 .287 .337 .416 .753 104 919 55 26 0 22 11
162 Game Avg. 162 649 595 85 171 33 5 11 73 27 6 40 126 .287 .337 .416 .753 104 248 15 7 0 6 3
KCR (6 yrs) 558 2249 2062 297 590 113 16 41 259 94 22 141 440 .286 .336 .416 .752 104 858 54 25 0 21 11
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 (6 yrs) 558 2249 2062 297 590 113 16 41 259 94 22 141 440 .286 .336 .416 .752 104 858 54 25 0 21 11
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 140 604 20 6 0 18 3 47 5.1 21 68 7.2 .536 .531 5.3 2.3 50 $2,725,000 *8/9D AS,MVP-3
2016 30 KCR AL 103 434 -1 2 -1 10 0 10 1.2 16 26 2.7 .510 .507 1.6 1.2 16 89
7 Seasons 601 2407 12 14 -0 95 3 124 14.0 86 209 22.3 .522 .516 11.8 11.1 114 $4,255,025
KCR (6 yrs) 558 2249 9 13 -1 85 3 109 12.4 81 189 20.2 .521 .516 10.8 10.0 104 $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

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
2015 29 KCR AL ALDS HOU W 5 22 20 5 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 .250 .318 .450 .768 9 1 0 0 0 2
2015 29 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 6 26 20 3 6 0 0 0 5 2 1 5 3 .300 .423 .300 .723 6 0 0 0 1 0
2015 ❍ 29 KCR AL WS NYM W 5 26 22 3 5 1 0 0 4 4 0 4 6 .227 .346 .273 .619 6 0 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (7 Series) 31 142 122 24 36 7 0 1 19 8 1 16 23 .295 .376 .377 .753 46 1 1 1 2 3
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
2 ALDS 8 36 33 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 8 .212 .250 .333 .583 11 1 0 0 1 2
2 ALCS 10 44 35 8 14 2 0 0 6 3 1 7 6 .400 .488 .457 .946 16 0 0 1 1 0
2 WS 12 56 48 7 13 3 0 0 8 4 0 7 9 .271 .375 .333 .708 16 0 1 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2010 MIL NL 24 OF 39 36 31 323.1 106 101 3 2 2 .981 1 10 4 37 2.89 2.67 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 MIL NL 24 CF 38 34 30 306.1 100 96 2 2 2 .980 0 9 0 35 2.88 2.58 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 MIL NL 24 LF 1 1 0 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 135 0 3.38 3.00 .987 1.80 1.80
2010 MIL NL 24 RF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 13 120 3.00 3.00 .987 2.10 2.10
2011 KCR AL 25 OF 6 6 6 51.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 0 23 1.22 1.17 .986 2.28 2.27
2011 KCR AL 25 RF 4 4 4 34.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 3 35 1.30 1.25 .986 2.10 2.08
2011 KCR AL 25 CF 2 2 2 17.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -7 0 1.06 1.00 .990 2.59 2.60
2012 KCR AL 26 OF 60 55 51 493.0 151 144 3 4 1 .974 8 8 18 19 2.68 2.45 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 KCR AL 26 CF 50 45 41 403.0 124 117 3 4 1 .968 5 6 16 18 2.68 2.40 .989 2.58 2.56
2012 KCR AL 26 RF 9 9 9 80.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 2 2 24 30 2.48 2.44 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 KCR AL 26 DH 1 0
2012 KCR AL 26 LF 1 1 1 10.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 72 0 4.50 5.00 .984 1.98 1.90
2013 KCR AL 27 OF 113 106 91 948.0 306 296 7 3 0 .990 16 24 20 30 2.88 2.68 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 KCR AL 27 CF 92 88 77 761.1 255 247 7 1 0 .996 11 17 17 27 3.00 2.76 .990 2.66 2.65
2013 KCR AL 27 RF 32 18 14 186.2 51 49 0 2 0 .961 5 7 34 45 2.36 1.53 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 KCR AL 27 DH 1 1
2014 KCR AL 28 OF 133 122 81 1111.2 348 338 8 2 0 .994 18 24 19 25 2.80 2.60 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 KCR AL 28 CF 93 93 52 723.1 239 234 4 1 0 .996 14 14 23 23 2.96 2.56 .989 2.69 2.69
2014 KCR AL 28 RF 77 29 29 388.1 109 104 4 1 0 .991 4 10 12 31 2.50 1.40 .982 2.08 2.07
2014 KCR AL 28 DH 1 0
2015 KCR AL 29 OF 137 137 123 1192.1 407 391 6 10 2 .975 7 18 7 18 3.00 2.90 .987 2.20 2.19 AS,MVP-3
2015 KCR AL 29 CF 136 136 122 1173.1 405 389 6 10 2 .975 7 18 8 18 3.03 2.90 .990 2.68 2.66 AS,MVP-3
2015 KCR AL 29 RF 5 1 1 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -19 0 0.95 0.40 .985 2.04 2.00 AS,MVP-3
2015 KCR AL 29 DH 3 2 AS,MVP-3
2016 KCR AL 30 OF 101 101 93 874.1 263 257 3 3 0 .989 8 10 11 13 2.68 2.57 .986 2.15 2.12
2016 KCR AL 30 CF 72 72 66 614.2 201 196 2 3 0 .985 6 8 11 15 2.90 2.75 .988 2.46 2.44
2016 KCR AL 30 RF 29 29 27 259.2 62 61 1 0 0 1.000 2 2 9 9 2.15 2.14 .986 2.10 2.08
7 Seasons OF 589 563 476 4994.1 1588 1534 30 24 5 .985 57 94 14 22 2.82 2.66 .987 2.21 2.19
7 Seasons CF 483 470 390 3999.0 1326 1281 24 21 5 .984 43 72 13 21 2.94 2.70 .989 2.63 2.61
7 Seasons RF 157 91 85 977.1 254 245 6 3 0 .988 13 23 16 28 2.31 1.60 .983 2.08 2.06
4 Seasons DH 6 3
2 Seasons LF 2 2 1 18.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 100 0 4.00 4.00 .985 1.90 1.85
7 Seasons TOT 589 563 476 4994.1 1588 1534 30 24 5 .985 57 94 14 22 2.82 2.66 .987 2.21 2.19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2015 AL (3, 54%)
0.54 Career Shares (435th)

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2015 AL  7.2 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2015 AL  7.2 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2015 AL  5.3 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  2.8 (2nd)
2014 AL  2.7 (2nd)
2015 AL  2.3 (4th)
Active  11.1 (14th)
Career  11.1 (177th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2014 AL  .301 (8th)
2015 AL  .307 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2015 AL  101 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  28 (8th)
2015 AL  28 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2015 AL  12 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  84.85 (9th)
2015 AL  82.35 (5th)
Active  81.45 (17th)
Career  81.45 (34th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2015 AL  20.4 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2015 AL  3.8 (8th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2013 AL  16 (5th)
2014 AL  18 (4th)
Active  57 (21st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  389 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  4 (4th)
2015 AL  10 (1st)
Active  21 (16th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  2 (5th)
2015 AL  2 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2015 AL  391 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2015 AL  10 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  11 (5th)
2014 AL  14 (1st)
2016 AL  6 (5th)
Active  43 (7th)
Career  43 (34th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.00 (3rd)
2014 AL  2.96 (4th)
2015 AL  3.03 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  2.76 (3rd)
2015 AL  2.90 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  5 (5th)
Active  13 (24th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  16 (4th)
2014 AL  18 (2nd)
Active  57 (8th)
Career  57 (61st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2013 AL  2.88 (4th)
2015 AL  3.00 (3rd)
2016 AL  2.68 (4th)
Active  2.82 (2nd)
Career  2.82 (19th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  2.68 (4th)
2015 AL  2.90 (1st)
2016 AL  2.57 (5th)
Active  2.66 (1st)
Career  2.66 (28th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 15 (1231), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (873), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1572), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (114th), 22.3 career WAR/22.3 7yr-peak WAR/22.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 19) = 71.1 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 26 Kansas City Royals $480,850 0.074 contracts
2013 27 Kansas City Royals $503,175 1.074 contracts
2014 28 Kansas City Royals $546,000 2.074 contracts
2015 29 Kansas City Royals $2,725,000 3.074 contracts
201630Kansas City Royals$6,500,0004.074
201731Kansas City Royals$11,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,255,025Does not include future salaries ($17.5M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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