Two-time All-Star Lorenzo Cain is renowned for his superior defensive abilities.
He won a ring the following season with the Kansas City Royals after being named the 2014 ALCS Most Valuable Player for his glovework in addition to his powerful bat.
He was honored in 2019 with his first Gold Glove after winning the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year and Fielding Bible Awards.
Cain was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers as a draft-and-follow out of high school in the 17th round of the 2004 draft.
The following year in junior college, he made enough of an impression for scout Doug Reynolds to sign him.
He led the Arizona League in slugging, runs scored (45, tied with Antoan Richardson), hits (73), extra-base hits (28), doubles (18), total bases (116), and was second only to Ariel Nunez in slugging.
He went 5 for 24 for the Helena Brewers and hit .356/.418/.566 for the AZL Brewers. He was the third-ranked prospect among position players in the league according to Baseball America.
For the 2006 West Virginia Power, Lorenzo had a .307/.398/.425 slash line. In 45 attempts, he stole 34 bases while driving in 91 runs and hitting 36 doubles.
He finished fourth in the South Atlantic League in average and doubles while leading the league in hits (178), tying Michael Mooney for most outfield assists (15), and turning the most double plays of any outfielder with six.
He also led Milwaukee minor leaguers in hits (178) and doubles (172). However, with 11 mistakes, he was one short of taking the lead among SAL outfielders.
Did Lorenzo Cain Retire?
After five years with the Brewers, Cain is now a free agent. Even though Cain could retire, he hasn’t decided on his next step yet.