Lorenzo Cain

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Milwaukee Brewers Center Field Age: 35-241d Exp: 9.099 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 17 (#496 overall), 2004 College: Tallahassee CC (FL) Agent(s): Joshua Kusnick (All Bases Covered Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Lorenzo Cain signed a 5 year / $80,000,000 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $80,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,000,000. In 2022, Cain will earn a base salary of $18,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $17,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 32 $14,000,000 $300,000 $14,300,000 $14,300,000 $13,300,000($13,300,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 33 $15,000,000 $25,000 $15,025,000 $15,025,000 $14,025,000($27,325,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $16,000,000 - $15,000,000 $5,555,556 $5,555,555($32,880,555)
    2021 Contract details by year 35 $17,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000($48,880,555)
    2022 Contract details by year 36 $18,000,000 - $16,000,000 $17,000,000 $17,000,000 $17,000,000($65,880,555)
    2023 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2018: Full no trade clause
    • 2019: 15 team trade block
    • 2020: 7 team trade block
    • 2021-2022: 5 team trade block
    • $5M bonus deferred to 2023-2027
    • All Star: $300,000
    • League MVP: $500,000 (2nd-5th: $250,000, 6-10: $125,000)
    • World Series MVP: $50,000
    • LCS MVP: $25,000
    • Gold Glove/Silver Slugger: $25,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Upcoming Deferred Contract

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
      Year Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2023 Contract details by year 37 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 38 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 39 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 40 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year 41 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2017

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $17,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,750,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,725,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,725,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $546,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $546,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $503,175
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $503,175
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $480,850
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $480,850
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2004-2004Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $95,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $95,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings - $95,000 - $95,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $480,850 - - $480,850
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $503,175 - - $503,175
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $546,000 - - $546,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,725,000 - $100,000 $2,825,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $300,000 $13,300,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:CF $14,000,000 - $25,000 $14,025,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,555,556 - - $5,555,555
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $70,310,581 $95,000 $425,000 $70,830,580
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000
    2023* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2024* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2025* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2026* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2027* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    $92,310,581 $95,000 $425,000 $92,830,580
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $48,555,556 $95,000 - $48,975,555
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $21,755,025 - - $21,855,025
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/25/2015 Player contract details by year Fighting 2 games $29,781 Role in a brawl against Chicago (CWS)
    2 $29,781
  • Transactions

    Aug 1 2020Opted out of 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Jan 25 2018Signed a 5 year $80 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Nov 6 2017Kansas City (KC) extended a $17.4 million Qualifying Offer for 2018
    Jan 15 2016Signed a 2 year $17.5 million contract with Kansas City (KC), avoiding arbitration
    Apr 25 2015Suspended 2 games for his role in a brawl against Chicago (CWS), forfeiting $29,781 in 2015 salary with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 3 2015Signed a 1 year $2.725 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 1 2014Signed a 1 year $546k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 20 2013Signed a 1 year $503,175 contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 18 2012Signed a 1 year $480k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Dec 19 2010Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Milwaukee (MIL) with Jake Odorizzi , Alcides Escobar and Jeremy Jeffress for Zack Greinke, Yuniesky Betancourt and cash considerations
    Apr 24 2005Signed a contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Jun 24 2004Drafted by Milwaukee (MIL): Round 17 (#496 overall)

  • Injuries

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  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 MIL 78 69 257 40 66 13 0 8 36 26 13 48 .257 .329 .401 .730 2.24
    2020 MIL 5 5 18 4 6 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 .333 .429 .389 .818 0.21
    2019 MIL 148 134 562 75 146 30 0 11 48 50 18 106 .260 .325 .372 .697 2.83
    2018 MIL 142 137 539 90 166 25 2 10 38 71 30 94 .308 .395 .417 .812 6.9
    2017 KC 155 154 584 86 177 27 5 15 50 54 26 100 .303 .366 .443 .809 5.32
    2016 KC 103 101 397 56 115 19 1 9 56 31 14 84 .290 .341 .411 .752 2.97
    2015 KC 140 139 551 101 168 35 6 16 72 37 27 98 .305 .359 .477 .836 7.18
    2014 KC 133 122 471 55 142 29 4 5 53 24 28 108 .301 .339 .412 .751 4.85
    2013 KC 115 107 399 54 100 21 3 4 46 33 14 90 .251 .310 .348 .658 3.09
    2012 KC 61 55 222 27 59 9 2 7 31 15 10 56 .266 .316 .419 .735 1.65
    2011 KC 6 6 22 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 .273 .304 .318 .622 0
    2010 MIL 43 36 147 17 45 11 1 1 13 9 7 28 .306 .348 .415 .763 2.03
    Totals 1,129 1,065 4,169 609 1,196 221 24 86 446 354 187 818 0.287 0.347 0.413 0.760 39.27