Kansas City Royals Top Five Center Fielders

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5.  Lorenzo Cain (2011-present, 9.2 WAR)

Back when the Kansas City Royals traded away Zach Greinke, they received a package that included Alcides Escobar and a raw, but toolsy, player named Lorenzo Cain. We knew that Cain would take time to develop, but if he did, he could turn out to be quite the player.

As it turns out, Cain has been even better than we could have imagined. His offensive game has blossomed before our eyes, and Cain has become a truly special player on defense. Presently, Cain has produced a .276/.323/.389 batting line, hitting 16 home runs and stealing 52 bases. Those numbers, as Cain continues to develop, should only continue to get better.

Defensively, Lorenzo Cain could make the Northeast Greenland National Park seem like a small patch of grass. His astonishing ability to track down virtually anything within three zip codes may be unrivaled in baseball. If there was a Gold Glove given for ‘outfield,’ it would certainly belong to Cain.

That defensive acumen is a large part of what has driven the Royals success over the past couple of seasons, and if Cain can remain healthy, should remain a part of the Royals success going forward. Right now, Lorenzo Cain is only fifth on this list. However, with a few more seasons like what he produced in 2013 and 2014, he should continue to rise.

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