Kansas City Royals: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not for Week One

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2. Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain truly broke through last season, posting a .301/.339/.412 batting line, stealing 28 bases and tracking down virtually anything within a five zip code radius. The fact that Cain was not eligible for a Gold Glove award, just because of his splitting his time between center and right.

Through the first week, Cain picked up where he left off. He continued his stellar defensive play, tracking down virtually anything hit near center field. That breakthrough at the plate has also carried over, as Cain has posted a .417/.517/.625 batting line, swatting two doubles and a home run.

Perhaps even more impressively, Lorenzo Cain has displayed a much better batting eye. While the Kansas City Royals as a whole have displayed an uncharacteristic proclivity towards the base on balls thus far this year, Cain has been markedly better in that department. After drawing only 28 walks last season, he already has three in 2015.

It is just that one week, but Cain appears to be taking that next step in his development. If this is a sign of things to come, the Kansas City Royals may have found their next extension target.

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