Mark Canha
Mark Canha
30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Canha quietly had a nice season for Oakland, finishing two wins above replacement according to FanGraphs. He muscled 39 extra-base hits in 411 plate appearances, good for an even .200 ISO. He shaved his strikeout rate by more than eight percentage points from his 2017 sample (to 21.4%) and walked at an above-average 8.3% clip. However, Canha really did nothing to shed the "platoon" label, slashing just .227/.323/.343 against right-handed pitching. Thirteen of his 17 homers came in just 149 at-bats against lefties. So while it's nice to see the year-to-year improvements with approach and plate discipline, realistically, Canha is what he is entering his age-30 season. We are seeing more and more teams platoon at more positions, but short-end platoon players are still primarily league-specific considerations. In mixed leagues, Canha is the type of player you pick up here and there to plug a gap, and hope for the best. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Athletics in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Rips second round tripper
OFOakland Athletics
April 9, 2019
Canha went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs in a loss to the Orioles on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Canha launched his second home run of the season in the fifth, an impressive 436-foot shot to left center. The veteran continues to split time between first base and the outfield, and he's now hit safely in each of his last three starts. Canha has also displayed improved plate discipline, albeit over a small sample, thus far this season. The 30-year-old has already drawn eight walks over his first 27 plate appearances.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+93%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .808 266 34 14 33 0 .254 .312 .496
Since 2017vs Right .698 377 50 10 37 3 .223 .318 .379
2019vs Left .646 25 2 0 0 0 .238 .360 .286
2019vs Right 1.250 20 6 2 4 0 .250 .500 .750
2018vs Left .941 163 29 13 28 0 .282 .337 .604
2018vs Right .665 248 31 4 24 1 .227 .323 .343
2017vs Left .581 78 3 1 5 0 .203 .244 .338
2017vs Right .689 109 13 4 9 2 .212 .275 .414
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .709 313 36 12 34 1 .207 .304 .406
Since 2017Away .777 330 48 12 36 2 .263 .327 .450
2019Home .842 29 3 1 3 0 .238 .414 .429
2019Away .938 16 5 1 1 0 .250 .438 .500
2018Home .715 194 25 8 25 1 .202 .304 .411
2018Away .832 217 35 9 27 0 .289 .350 .482
2017Home .657 90 8 3 6 0 .207 .267 .390
2017Away .631 97 8 2 8 2 .209 .258 .374
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Mark Canha compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
1.00
 
BB Rate
22.2%
 
K Rate
22.2%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.212
 
AVG
.242
 
OBP
.422
 
SLG
.455
 
OPS
.877
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Athletics Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mark Canha
FanDuel MLB: Monday Breakdown
2 days ago
Kevin Payne is giddy over setting up a Coors Field stack for FanDuel's Monday slate. Charlie Blackmon and others should be in your lineup.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Breakdown
7 days ago
Kevin Payne surveys Wednesday's slate and thinks now is the time to roster Jose Ramirez, before his salary rises back up.
FanDuel MLB: Friday Breakdown
12 days ago
Adam Zdroik looks over Friday's FanDuel slate, recommending a discounted Red Sox stack against Baltimore.
DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
15 days ago
Adam Zdroik looks over Tuesday's DraftKings offering, providing his best routes toward DFS success.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Breakdown
22 days ago
Chris Bennett checks out Tuesday's slate and sees some stacking possibilities with the Mets, anchored by hot-hitting rookie Pete Alonso.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Since his promising 2015 campaign, Canha has disappointed, though last season's .644 OPS was an improvement on 2016's disastrous .481 mark. To be fair, Canha was battling back issues throughout the entire 2016 campaign. Last season, he just couldn't get it in gear. The Athletics love their platoon pieces, but back in 2015, the righty swinger was more effective versus same-side pitching and in limited playing time since, he's been equally ineffective versus all pitchers. Canha's primary issues the past two seasons were a high strikeout rate and low walk rate, both contrary to what he exhibited while progressing through Oakland's system. Coming off surgery to remove a cyst from his wrist, Canha should be healthy this spring. There is some pop in his bat, but he's going to need to hit in exhibition play to make the Opening Day roster since defensively, he's limited to first base and corner outfield.
A year after being a Rule 5 surprise for the Athletics, Canha encountered his fair share of problems in 2016. Things got off to a rocky start, as a back issue delayed his spring training debut, and his performance was lackluster at best once he was able to return. This led to him being placed on the short side of a platoon with Yonder Alonso at first base, where the 27-year-old only mustered a .122/.140/.341 slash line. Canha was then forced to miss the remainder of the season after his back problems flared up and a new hip injury appeared which required surgery. His excellent eye at the plate and solid power should work in his favor as he tries to work his way back into the fold for playing time next season, but his health issues and high strikeout rates could keep him from re-emerging now that Oakland's top prospects are knocking at the door of the major leagues and Alonso is back for another season.
Canha was taken by the A's in the Rule 5 draft and surprised everyone with a productive campaign, hitting 16 bombs with 70 RBI over 441 at-bats. Canha spent much of the first four months splitting time in the outfield and first base, but really broke out with full-time at-bats over the final two months. After Aug. 1, Canha hit .280 and slugged .474 over his 211 at-bats. His strong finish to the season should put him in the mix for nearly full-time at-bats in 2016, possibly cycling between first base, outfield and DH. He could be a sneaky late pick for those looking for power in deeper leagues.
Canha reached Triple-A New Orleans in 2014, his fifth season in the Marlins' organization since being selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. He continued to show steady improvement in his age-25 season, posting career-best .303/.384/.505 over 127 games while spending time at first base, third base and left field. Canha has displayed a solid eye at the dish, posting a walk rate over 10% in each of his five professional seasons while also exhibiting decent pop with 68 career home runs over 2,054 minor league at-bats. Acquired by the A's after the Rockies selected him in the Rule 5 draft, Canha will look to secure a bench role in Oakland during spring training. If he sticks, it's reasonable to think that Canha might end up on the small side of a platoon at the big league level to begin 2015.
More Fantasy News
Smacks first homer
OFOakland Athletics
March 31, 2019
Canha went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in a win over the Angels on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
First base plans shifting?
OFOakland Athletics
March 27, 2019
Canha may not see as much playing time at first base during Matt Olson's (hand) season-opening absence in the wake of the Wednesday acquisition of Kendrys Morales from the Blue Jays, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Hot heading into regular season
OFOakland Athletics
March 27, 2019
Canha went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run home run and three RBI overall in a seven-inning exhibition win over the Giants on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Set for time at first base
OFOakland Athletics
March 23, 2019
Canha is expected to see time at first base with Matt Olson out 6-to-8 weeks with a broken hamate bone, Martin Gallegos of the Mercury News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
On base all night Wednesday
OFOakland Athletics
March 7, 2019
Canha went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks and two runs overall in a 7-4 Cactus League win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.