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Lorenzo Cain (CF,RF)

Kansas City Royals - 94% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Cain went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs in the Royals 9-4 win over the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Cain continues to heat back up, reaching base three times against the Indians and scoring all three times. He also had a flashy play where he threw Jason Kipnis out at home for a double play, although that doesn't help for fantasy. The Royals offense as a whole is clicking, in large part to Cain's hot streak.


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Cain went 2-for-4 with a HR, run, and RBI in the Royals 5-1 win over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: After going 3-for-21 in his previous five games, Cain bounced back with a solid two hit outing, one of which was a solo HR. He's a safe bet to turn things around.


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Cain went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Royals 3-1 win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Cain had an off day, but you shouldn't hold it against him going against a strong pitcher in Gerrit Cole. Cain remains one of the top outfield options in fantasy.


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Cain went 3-for-4 with a HR, double, two runs, and three RBIs in the Royals 9-7 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's huge game came off Ray's ace Chris Archer, which shows you just how locked in he is at the plate. He's on a hot streak and continues to be a great under the radar fantasy option.


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Cain went 2-for-4 with a single, triple, and a run in the Royals 6-5 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: After a few days off with hamstring issues, Cain has gotten back in the groove and continued his hot streak with a triple and a run. With Hosmer out and Dyson hitting well, Cain has been slotted in the DH role and continues to produce.


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Cain hit third for the Royals going 0-for-4 with a K, also going 0-for-2 with RISP as the Royals fell to the Astros 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Despite going 0-for-4 and not playing the field, it's good to see Cain back in the lineup as he deals with hamstring issues. McCullers is a tough pitcher though, so don't get too worried about his hitless day.


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Cain pinch hit for Eric Hosmer in the eighth inning and picked up a single during the Royals 5-3 win over the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Cain didn't start after tweaking his hamstring stealing a base Saturday, but it was good so see he was able to pinch hit off the bench. Cain has been hot lately so hopefully this hamstring injury doesn't become an issue.


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Cain went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a walk in the Royals 13-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Cain continued his strong play of late, reaching base three times with a walk and two hits and two RBIs. After stealing three bases the day before, Cain should be targeted in all league formats while he's hot.


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Cain went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, two walks, a run, and an RBI in the Royals 10-2 win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: After hitting home runs in the last two games, Cain continued his hot streak with two extra base hits, a run, and an RBI. He's a great target in daily and season long leagues while he's on a roll.


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Lorenzo Cain hits another HR

Wed, Jun 17th 10:11am EDT
By Patrick McGinnis

Lorenzo Cain hit his sixth HR of the year, going 1-for-4 with a run and 2 RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Cain continues to heat up at the plate, hitting his second home run in as many games and posting a 0.429 wOBA and 0.333 ISO in the last seven days.


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Cain hit a fifth inning HR off Kyle Lohse for his fifth HR of the year. Cain went 2-for-5 with a run, HR, and two RBIs in the Royals 8-5 win.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has put together strong performances in back-to-back games for the Royals with four Hs, a HR, SB, one run, and 2 RBIs. Hopefully this is the beginning of a hot streak for the Royals' center fielder.


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Cain went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal against the Cardinals Saturday in the Royals' 3-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Although Cain has reached base in all but one game in the month of June, it has been a quiet month for him until Saturday. He put up a single, a double, and a steal. Hopefully this helps get him going.


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Lorenzo Cain in a slump

Thu, Jun 11th 6:58am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Since his strong game on May 29th, Cain's average has dropped around 20 points. On top of the average, he has scored only two runs, had four RBI and worst of all has not stolen any bases.

Fantasy Impact: In shallow leagues, he should not be owned. In deeper leagues I would suggest more patience while keeping him on your bench as he will score some runs and has potential break out speed if he starts running more.


Cain went 1-4 with a two-run home run off Trevor Bauer in the 3rd inning as the Royals fell to the Indians 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's HR was the lone bright spot for a Royals offense that has slowed down of late, but Cain keeps chugging along. He's reached base in his last six games with two doubles and six runs, remaining a strong play in season long and daily leagues.


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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with one rbi and two runs scored. To go along with the hitting, he also added his ninth stolen base of the season. He is now hitting .304 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain had been in a bit of a slump, but with a game like this he seems to be turning things around. Fantasy owners can relax and keep Cain in their lineup. He has been consistent for over one season now and is a solid option in any league.


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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 and had five RBI in the Royals blow out victory over the Yankees. Cain helped blow the game wide open with a two run single in the sixth inning. Cain is now hitting .326 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain looks like he is getting back into the groove and could be a dangerous hitter over the next few games. He should be looked at as a nice sleeper pick in most fantasy leagues.


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Lorenzo Cain 1-for-4 versus Rangers

Wed, May 13th 10:55pm EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-4 Wednesday in the Royals 5-2 loss to the Rangers. He also scored one of the Royals two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's batting average has come back down to earth a bit and he is now hitting .312. As long as he does not fall into a slump, he should be able to keep his average over .300. He remains a starter in larger fantasy leagues.


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Lorenzo Cain's mini slump continues

Fri, May 1st 6:05pm EDT
By CD Hill

On Thursday, Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-5 with one run scored and stole one base in an 8-1 Royals win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's batting average is still well over .300 (.329), but it has dipped a bit in the past week. With that said, he's still a must-own fantasy player right now as long as this slump doesn't continue. You may want to consider other options (if you have any) for now, though, in your outfield and/or utility/flex positions as long as his bat continues to go cold.


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CF Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 and scored a run in the victory over the Athletics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Lorenzo Cain is on fire. He already has three steals and two home runs. He only connected with five long-balls in the entire 2014 season. Currently he is hitting .462 AVG and 1.250 OPS.


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Lorenzo Cain went 5-12 in the Royals opening series against the White Sox. He showed both speed and power by hitting his first home run of the year and also stealing a base. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cain seems to be starting right where he left off last year and is becoming a sleeper fantasy option. If he continues to have a high average and steal bases he will become a starter in most leagues.


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In an effort to improve their power numbers, Royals manager Ned Yost has said that Lorenzo Cain "is strong enough and experienced enough to hit around 10-15 homers". (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Royals center fielder has never hit more than 7 home runs. He batted .301 with 5 HR & 28 SB last year. An extra 5-10 HR will boost his value significantly.


2 more hits for Lorenzo Cain

Sat, Mar 21st 7:44am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Royals' CF Lorenzo Cain has a .407 AVG after going 2-for-4 with a run & an RBI in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Lorenzo Cain to build on his breakout season of 2014. A repeat of his .301 AVG with 5 HR & 28 SB would provide good roto value for a late round pick.


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