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Lorenzo Cain
Birthdate: 4/13/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: OF
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 17, Pick: 5, Overall: 496, Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: $17.5M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Cain was scratched from the Royals' lineup Tuesday due to left-side tightness, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. (3/28/2017)
Injury: Side, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Cain has the potential to be a top-10 fantasy option if he can stay healthy like he did in 2015 when he was a five-category contributor. In every other season, Cain has spent time on the disabled list with some sort of strain. Besides last year's strain, he missed the last month with a wrist injury but didn’t go on the DL. When on the field, the 30-year-old has been productive. He's posted a .300 average over the past three seasons while averaging 10 home runs, 23 stolen bases, and 513 plate appearances. These stats are reasonable expectations for 2017, but the upside exists for him to have more than 600 trips to the plate. His value will be slightly higher in shallow leagues where a decent replacement can be found. With Cain on the wrong side of 30, some rust is beginning to show. First, his stolen base success rate is dropping from 85% to 82% to 75%. At some point, his speed will disappear, and he’ll lose quite a bit of fantasy value. It may not be next season, but it will be ugly when it happens. His .121 isolated slugging percentage was below his career mark of .129. Most of the drop came from fewer doubles and triples, so his speed loss could also be limiting his extra-base potential. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Cain can be a top-25 fantasy player if he stays healthy. If.

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