Kansas City Royals CF Lorenzo CainIt would be a complete coup if Alderson and the Mets could find a way to scoop up speedy outfielder Lorenzo Cain from the Kansas City Royals.
Cain has been a leader both in clubhouse and on the field for the Royals, placing third in the National League MVP vote during their 2015 World Series title run. He posted an impressive .307/.361/.477 line, paired with 101 runs, 34 doubles, six triples, 16 home runs, 72 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases. That solid five-tool ability would make him a perfect complement to current power outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce.
During an injury plagued 2016 season, Cain still managed 19 doubles, nine homers, 56 RBIs, 14 steals and a .287 average over 397 at-bats.
But besides his strengths at the plate, Cain is a more than capable canter fielder, possessing the speed necessary to run balls down in the gap – turning extra-base hits into singles in the process. He only committed three errors last season as well.
So when combining his quickness, his ability to get on-base, and his experience in center, Cain would prove to be a perfect fit in Queens.
Just imagine him batting leadoff and starting in center. Beautiful sight, isn’t it?