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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Brewers 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$546k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.074, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Joshua Kusnick [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1574. Joe Foy… #1575. Buck Jordan… #1576. Eddie Burke… #1577. LORENZO CAIN… #1578. Ray Morgan… #1579. Gates Brown… #1580. Joe Yeager… 

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 79 315 296 31 87 19 3 3 37 14 3 14 70 .294 .330 .409 .739 103 121 8 3 0 2 2 *89
5 Yrs 304 1182 1086 133 297 61 9 15 128 45 10 72 248 .273 .321 .388 .709 93 421 23 11 0 13 4
162 Game Avg. 162 630 579 71 158 33 5 8 68 24 5 38 132 .273 .321 .388 .709 93 224 12 6 0 7 2
KCR (4 yrs) 261 1024 939 116 252 50 8 14 115 38 9 63 220 .268 .317 .383 .701 92 360 22 10 0 12 4
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 (4 yrs) 261 1024 939 116 252 50 8 14 115 38 9 63 220 .268 .317 .383 .701 92 360 22 10 0 12 4
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 -0 0 24 1 13 1.6 16 28 3.1 .512 .509 0.3 2.8 5 $503,175 *89/D
2014 28 KCR AL 79 315 -1 0 0 16 -1 15 1.8 11 26 2.9 .521 .510 1.1 1.8 10 $546,000 *89
5 Seasons 304 1182 -10 3 -0 59 1 53 6.0 42 95 10.1 .519 .509 3.5 6.7 36 $1,530,025
KCR (4 yrs) 261 1024 -13 2 -1 49 0 38 4.5 37 75 8.1 .516 .508 2.6 5.6 26 $1,530,025
MIL (1 yr) 43 158 2 1 1 10 1 15 1.6 5 20 2.0 .537 .510 1.0 1.1 10

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 -2 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 79 76 56 692.2 224 216 7 1 0 .996 11 16 19 27 2.90 2.82 .986 2.24 2.23
2014 KCR AL 28 CF 56 56 36 455.1 150 146 3 1 0 .993 7 10 18 26 2.95 2.66 .989 2.66 2.65
2014 KCR AL 28 RF 41 20 20 237.1 74 70 4 0 0 1.000 5 6 23 30 2.81 1.80 .981 2.06 2.05
5 Seasons OF 297 279 235 2508.2 794 764 20 10 3 .987 36 59 17 28 2.81 2.64 .987 2.22 2.21
5 Seasons CF 238 225 186 1943.0 631 608 15 8 3 .987 23 42 14 25 2.89 2.62 .989 2.63 2.62
5 Seasons RF 87 52 48 547.2 155 148 5 2 0 .987 12 17 25 37 2.51 1.76 .982 2.06 2.05
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
5 Seasons TOT 297 279 235 2508.2 794 764 20 10 3 .987 36 59 17 28 2.81 2.64 .987 2.22 2.21
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.
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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-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 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 1938 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 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) 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 1938 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  2.8 (2nd)
2014 AL  1.8 (5th)
Active  6.7 (41st)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2013 AL  16 (5th)

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)

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

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  11 (5th)
2014 AL  7 (4th)
Active  23 (16th)
Career  23 (63rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.00 (3rd)
2014 AL  2.95 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  2.76 (3rd)
2014 AL  2.66 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  5 (5th)
2014 AL  5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  16 (4th)
2014 AL  11 (2nd)
Active  36 (20th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2013 AL  2.88 (4th)
2014 AL  2.90 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  2.68 (4th)
2014 AL  2.82 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (232nd), 10.1 career WAR/10.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
2014 StatusPre-Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,530,025
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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Name and misspellings: Lorenzo Lamar Lorenzo Cain

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