Cain joins the Brewers off of a solid 2017 season batting .300 with 14 home runs 49 RBI’s, and 26 stolen bases in 155 games. Defensively, Cain primarily plays center field, but has gotten innings in right field throughout his career. He still has the speed to cover center, but it is still up in the air who will play where in 2018 for the Milwaukee outfield.
Cain turned 31 this past year, but some Brewers fans may remember him from the past. Milwaukee drafted him back in 2004 in the 17th round of the June Amateur draft out of Madison County High School in Tallahassee, Fl. He also appeared in 43 games for the Brewers in 2010 before being traded as a part of the Zack Greinke trade.
In 7 years in Kansas City, Cain averaged .289 with an on base percentage of .342 and 120 stolen bases while fueling the multiple playoff runs, and ultimately a World Series ring in 2015.
He definitely is a great addition to the team offensively, defensively, and as a clubhouse guy. He will bring playoff experience that is hard to find on the young Milwaukee roster, with the skill set to take them to the next level.
No one will really know how this signing will pay off until the games are played, but what are your thoughts on the Lorenzo Cain signing?