2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Lorenzo Cain
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Is this the beginning of the end for Lorenzo Cain ? At 34 years old, age certainly isn’t on his side, some of his numbers are dissipating, and it doesn’t bode well. However, he still runs, and in 2020, guys that steal bases automatically jump a few spots where they would typically be otherwise. Overall, his second season in Milwaukee wasn’t as productive as his first one. In 2019, he hit 11 home runs with 18 stolen bases and a .260/.325/.372 slash line. In 2018, for comparison’s sake, he hit ten home runs with 30 stolen bases and a .308/395/.417 slash line. What happened in 2019 that caused the reduction in some of his numbers, sans the home run total? There’s a few things that can be explained, which don’t translate to future success, but there are some others that point to a rebound closer to 2018 than 2019. Let’s jump in!
That .260 batting average last year was the second-lowest mark of his career and quite frankly, it shouldn’t have been that low. His expected batting...