Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain (CF,RF)

Kansas City Royals - 90% owned
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Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with one run scored in the Royals 2-1 victory over the Twins. He is now hitting .292 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has had a pretty solid year despite some lingering injuries. Look for him to finish hitting around .300 his year.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base on Friday night. Cain is 11-for-27 with two doubles, four runs scored, and five RBI over the last sevend days. He has a .728 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has a six-game hitting streak, and hits in eight of his last 10 games, registering three multi-hit games in that time span. He also had a run of three straight games with an RBI this week and his stolen base total is up to 10, showing that he is ready for a big push at the end of the season.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBI on Sunday. Cain is 6-for-25 with two doubles, five runs scored, and five RBI over the last seven days. He has a .718 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Judging by the fact that Cain only has six hits over the last seven days and four came yesterday, this was a much needed Sunday boost for fantasy owners. He still has the potential to be an impact player in the stretch run, but do not expect for him to be more than an OF2.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI against the Blue Jays on Friday. Cain is 5-for-19 with two RBI over the last seven days. He has a .743 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Cain's injury, he returned on July 29 after missing a month, and lack of production has seen his value drop, he does have hits in four consecutive games. The triple was his first extra-base hit since a double on June 26, but Cain could be a OF2 for the remainder of the season.

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Lorenzo Cain will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate. (Source: The Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Cain should be back in roughly a week if all goes well on rehab assignment. It will be a nice addition for the Royals and fantasy owners, who will be looking for Cain to pickup where he left off prior to his injury. After a slow start to the season, Cain improved his totals to a .752 OPS with eight HR and six SB over 73 games.

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Lorenzo Cain ran on Saturday, testing his injured hamstring, and if all goes well on Sunday, he could be sent out on a rehab stint on Monday. Cain last played on June 28 and has a .752 OPS this season. (Source: Josh Vernier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Cain has a relatively low .752 OPS this season, he did have a four-game hitting streak before going on the disabled list and has a .290 batting average this season. If he can come back healthy, fantasy owners can expect him to regain his power stroke, as he only had 20 extra-base hits in 286 at-bats this season, giving him a chance to be a top OF2 for the remainder of the season.

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Lorenzo Cain is eligible to return from the disabled list after the All-Star break, and he's expected to be able to do so.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has recently resumed running, and he continues to be on track to return after the break. Hopefully, his return to production won't be derailed by the injury. He was showing much improvement of late after a slow start to the season, collecting eight hits in four games prior to the injury.

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The Royals have placed Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list due to his strained left hamstring. The extent of the injury isn't clear at this time.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's length of absence will be dependent on what grade of strain he's dealing with. Owners will need to monitor this to determine how to handle him. He had been heating up at the plate after a slow start, showing his power/speed upside.

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Lorenzo Cain made an early exit from Tuesday's game and was later diagnosed with a strained hamstring. (Source: Joel Goldberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's a very good chance Cain will hit the disabled list as a result, though nothing has been confirmed by the team. He'll likely at minimum miss a few games, as the team will want to give him time off to fully recover in order to ensure this isn't a lingering issue. While injuries are never wanted, the timing is pretty bad considering Cain had been picking things up at the plate after a rough start to the season.

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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Cain is finally breaking out with multi-hit games in four of his last five played. He has four extra-base hits and nine RBI over that span, bumping his OPS up over .800. It's great to see him heating up, as he is one of the better power/speed combos available in the fantasy OF.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against the Twins on Wednesday. Cain has a .440 batting average over the last seven games and is 3-for-6 with a home run against the White Sox probable starter on Thursday, Miguel Gonzalez. He has a .770 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has a .356 batting average and 17 RBI in May, being tremendously productive over the last 10 games in particular. He has hits in eight of his last 10 games, and in the two games that he did not have a hit, he had a run and RBI respectively. Combining his successful run and his successes against Miguel Gonzalez, Cain should be valued as an OF2 tonight. The only cautionary tale are his splits, as he has a .950 OPS against left-handed pitchers and .727 OPS against right-handed pitchers (Gonzalez is a right-handed pitcher) and that his OPS is nearly 400 points better on the road (.935 vs. .537) and the game is in Kansas City.

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Lorenzo Cain has been up and down all season, with a 4-for-20 line over the last seven days, but he has a .319 batting average against Jose Quintana in 47 career at-bats and a .323 batting average in May.

Fantasy Impact: Although Cain could be a good player to pick on Friday, there are a couple reasons to fear his selection in DFS. He only has one extra-base hit in seven games since his three home run performance against the Yankees and has not had a multi-hit game since that May 10 game as well. That being said, six of Cain's 15 hits against Quintana are doubles, he has 20 RBI and five stolen bases this season, and has scored nine runs already this month.


Lacking any real venom at the plate over the first month of the season, Lorenzo Cain's series against the Yankees proved why he is a top-40 player. He hit three home runs on Tuesday, scored four runs, drove in seven runs, and had a hit in each game. He has hit safely in each of his last seven games and in nine of the last ten games. Cain and the Royals will face the Braves in a three-game series starting on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: This hot streak for Cain has seen his batting average jump from .231 to .276 over the past 10 games, with a boost to his counting statistics as well. Even though he has been on fire, remember that four of his six extra-base hits in 2016 have come over the last five games. Cain has yet to face Julio Teheran, the Braves' starter on Friday, and is 7-for-15 with a double against the Braves in his career.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 2-for-4 with a double and run scored on Sunday, his third straight multi-hit game and the fourth in his last five games. Cain has hits in nine of his last 10 games and has seen his batting average jump from .203 to .259. He also stole a base on May 1, moving his stolen base total on the season to three.

Fantasy Impact: Cain was seen as a great combination of speed and power coming into the 2016 season, but only has three extra-base hits in 112 at-bats in 2016 and his double on Sunday was the first of the season. His .635 OPS is disappointing for fantasy owners, but his hot streak over the last two weeks needs to be assessed as well. He has scored 14 runs this season, but his 32 strikeouts this season show that he is not comfortable at the plate.

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Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals lineup Wednesday against the Angels. (Source: Baseballpress.com)

Fantasy Impact: Just a standard day off for Cain. He should be back in the lineup the next time the Royals take the field.


Lorenzo Cain went hitless in Monday's game, resulting in his average on the season dropping to .200. He struck out twice in the loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has struggled to the tune of a .577 through the start of the season. While he's shown that he can be a five-tool player, providing speed and power, he's really struggled in the early going. Owners can take some solace in the fact that Cain seems due to regress positively considering his .255 BABIP which is well below his career average.

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Lorenzo Cain went hitless again Tuesday in three at-bats, including a strikeout. He did walk for the eighth time this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's average is again falling toward the Mendoza line. He's done a nice job getting on base considering his low average, but he's only totaled one stolen base and two extra-base hits over his first 13 games.

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Lorenzo Cain goes 1-for-4 in win

Thu, Apr 14th 10:23am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Lorenzo Cain collected a single Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cain's average is hovering around .200 as he's now struck out 11 times in 29 at-bats. He has hit two HRs and has six runs scored to go with four RBI over his first eight games of the season.

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo-homer against the Twins on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Cain got the opportunity to face a very hittable pitcher in the Twins' Tommy Milone, and he didn't waste it, hammering a home run off him in the fourth. Cain has started this season a bit slow, but he's a legit power/speed combo guy when on form. Cain has another great matchup against Ricky Nolasco on Sunday.

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Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against the Twins on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a great day for Cain or his fantasy owners, as he struggled against the likes of Ervin Santana and the Twins bullpen. Now batting .200 early on, Cain will look to turn that around against two pitchers in the next two games that are barely replacement level, in Tommy Milone and Ricky Nolasco. If he struggles against them... your worries might be slightly justified.

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-4 with a single, two strikeouts, and a stolen base against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cain recording his first SB Tuesday was a pretty likely outcome, as Syndergaard is known for allowing bag stealers to do their thing. Look for Cain to have a big outing in the next Royals game on Friday, as he has had a great history against Twins SP Tommy Milone (.348 with one HR in 23 AB).

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and two runs scored against the Mets on Opening Day. He also had one strikeout in the game.

Fantasy Impact: While Cain didn't show off his power or speed in the first game of the season, fantasy owners should be encouraged by his continued ability to get on base, as he did three times in the opener. Cain has a good chance at snagging a SB on Tuesday, as Mets SP Noah Syndergaard was in the top-25 in most SB allowed last year.

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Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-2 with a walk, RBI-single, and a two-run homer against San Diego on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the third home run of Spring Training for Cain, as he continues to rake to the tune of a .366 average. While it would be nice to see Cain steal a base (none this Spring), as that is where a lot of his value comes from, he has been impressive in all other areas thus far. Believe the hype (53rd overall ADP).

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Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with two singles and a RBI against the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Cain made the leap last year, reaching 16 homers (previous high of 7), equaling his high of 28 SB, scoring 101 runs, and driving in 72 (with a .307 average to boot). While some might say that the power at least might regress, Cain's underlying numbers are actually in line with previous years. While Cain only played 61 games in 2012, his IsoP (.153 '12, .171 '15) and G/F rate (0.89 '12, 0.86 '15) do show sustainability. Look for Cain to get his second full slate of AB in 2016, and produce similar numbers to last season (20th OF, 52 overall ADP).

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Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Angels on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The main thing to note here is that Cain was back on the field and that his foot seems to be fine after the HBP. Draft him as you normally would.

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Lorenzo Cain left the game on Friday night after being hit by a pitch on his right foot. He walked off the field under his own power, but was limping slightly.

Fantasy Impact: The injury didn't look too serious, as Cain did leave the field under his own power, but he was clearly in pain. It is uncertain at this point if he will miss any time, but most likely he'll just need to rest for a couple days. Monitor his status for now.

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Cain went 1-for-4 with a walk in Game 3. His lone hit was a solo HR to drive in one of the two runs the Royals would score in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Cain is a very good hitter with a combination of speed and power.

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Cain went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the 3-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Cain is a talented speedster with a high batting average and some power. He is an attractive option in long term leagues.

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Cain went 1-for-6 with four strikeouts on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He is still talented with a batting average of .304 for the season so this performance is not a proper representation of his value.

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Lorenzo Cain has a .310 batting average and six extra-base hits to open September. Cain has scored 15 runs and has 10 RBI (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cain is a top-five OF this season, scoring 95 runs, slugging 53 extra-base hits, and stealing 27 bases. He has been outstanding in the second half as well, with a .305 batting average, 41 runs scored, and 22 extra-base hits. Fantasy teams have been built around Cain this season and he does not look like he is slowing down, as he has a .979 OPS over the last seven days.


Cain went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base as the Royals fell to the Rays 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Cain continues to rake at the plate, picking up three hits, two stolen bases, two walks, and two RBI over the weekend against the Rays. He's quietly become one of the top OF options in both season long and daily leagues.

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Cain went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in the Royals 4-1 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Despite going hitless in the Royals loss to the Red Sox, Cain is still hitting 0.328 in August with eight extra base hits and five stolen bases.

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Cain went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the Royals 7-6 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Cain has hit the ball extremely well of late, going 14-for-29 with six RBI, a HR, a triple, five doubles, and six runs over his past seven games. He is completely locked in at the plate and is a tremendous option in fantasy. His price is still modest compared to his production in daily leagues and he makes a great trade target for the home stretch in season long.

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Cain went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Royals 5-2 loss Sunday to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a quiet game with a single hit, Cain went 5-for-15 with two doubles, five runs, and a stolen base in the Royals four game set against the Blue Jays. He continues to consistently produce making him a great season long and daily fantasy option, especially in cash games.

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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: espn.com)

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: Mlb.com)

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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