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"It’s facile to say that the Royals made their leap because Lorenzo Cain made his, but the two are inextricably linked. In 2014, Cain hit .301/.339/.412, stole 28 bases in 33 attempts, and was one of the best defensive outfielders in the sport. He was the personification of the 2014 Royals, a team that played great defense, ran the bases with abandon and efficiency, and was just good enough at the plate to make it all work."