Griffin Canning
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Canning was one of the great in-season helium prospects early on in 2018, but some of that air was let out of the balloon after he advanced to Triple-A. After Canning posted a minuscule 1.97 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 10 starts for Double-A Mobile, he struggled to a 5.49 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with Salt Lake (13 starts). Part of it was just the change in park factors going from the Southern League to the Pacific Coast League -- his HR/FB more than doubled with the jump in levels. However, Canning also lost something from his K-rate (from 27.2% to 24.5%) and the explosion in his opponents' BABIP (from .229 to .376) wasn't all luck and park related as his line-drive rate jumped from 18.3% all the way to 26%. Canning doesn't have any one standout offering, but he has a decent four-pitch mix (fastball, slider, curveball change) and fringe-average command. The Angels will need arms this season, and Canning appears a likely candidate to start at some point. Read Past Outlooks
Moves up to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 21, 2018
Canning was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of reports.
Canning started 10 games for Double-A Mobile this season, posting an impressive 1.97 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with a 49:19 K:BB across 45.2 innings. The 22-year-old will be transferring to a higher rung of the Angels' organizational ladder for the second time in 2018 after starting the year at High-A Inland Empire.
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Contributes to second no-hitter of season
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
May 15, 2018
Canning struck out eight and walked two over 4.1 scoreless innings as part of a combined no-hitter in Double-A Mobile's 9-0 victory Monday over Birmingham.
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Second pitcher from class to reach Double-A
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
April 19, 2018
Canning surrendered three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three in 3.2 innings in his debut for Double-A Mobile.
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Dominates in Cal League debut
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
April 6, 2018
Canning tossed four scoreless innings in his California League debut, allowing three baserunners while striking out six San Jose Giants.
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Goes to Angels in Round 2
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 12, 2017
The Angels have selected Canning with the 47th overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.
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