Kansas City Royals: Crushing Fantasy Expectations

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Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) – Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Lorenzo Cain

For years, Lorenzo Cain was a promising piece of the Zack Greinke trade who just couldn’t stay healthy. The outfielder who didn’t play organized baseball until high school figured it out soon enough with the help of Olympic track coach AL Hobson.

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  • Cain has now emerged into a potential five-tool player (power’s a stretch, but there’s no reason he can’t be a consistent 15 HR/25 steal guy), and currently ranks in the top 20 in the AL in runs, hits, doubles, RBIs, stolen bases, average, and on-base percentage.

    Oh, and not that it matters for fantasy, but he’s also arguably the best center fielder in baseball.  So there’s that. With an average draft position over 200, this will be the last year Cain’s a steal for fantasy owners.


    Overall, this year is much different than year’s past when it comes to the Kansas City Royals and fantasy baseball. Normally, not many Royals are in people’s lineups, or even on people’s teams. This year though, you’ll have to get in line if you want some of the best hitters and pitchers in Kansas City.

    It truly is a beautiful sight.

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