Griffin Canning

Griffin Canning

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Angels
Out
Injury Back
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Angels in June of 2017.
Set to resume throwing
PLos Angeles Angels
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November 9, 2022
The Angels announced Wednesday that Canning (back) has been cleared to start a throwing program, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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Canning missed the entirety of 2022 while he rehabbed from a stress fracture in his lower back, but he's now ready to throw for the first time since May. The 26-year-old had a 5.60 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 62:28 K:BB in 62.2 innings across 14 outings in 2021 prior to the injury. Even if he's healthy to begin 2023, he's likely to face some workload limitations.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
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-8%
BAA vs LHP
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-17%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .243 233 50 29 49 12 0 8
Since 2020vs Right .276 282 68 22 70 11 4 14
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .252 125 23 18 27 6 0 4
2021vs Right .273 152 39 10 38 6 2 10
2020vs Left .232 108 27 11 22 6 0 4
2020vs Right .278 130 29 12 32 5 2 4
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-15%
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-28%
ERA on Road
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-1%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.22 1.43 60.1 5 3 0 7.8 3.3 1.9
Since 2020Away 4.45 1.43 58.2 2 4 0 10.1 4.4 1.4
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 6.59 1.64 28.2 4 2 0 7.8 4.7 2.2
2021Away 4.76 1.35 34.0 1 2 0 9.8 3.4 1.9
2020Home 3.98 1.23 31.2 1 1 0 7.7 2.0 1.7
2020Away 4.01 1.54 24.2 1 2 0 10.6 5.8 0.7
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Griffin Canning
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June 26, 2021
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June 19, 2021
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitchers for the upcoming week, where Miami's Trevor Rogers has officially arrived as he cracks the Top 5.
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June 12, 2021
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Rays ace Tyler Glasnow is leaps and bounds ahead of the pack.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: The Calm after the Storm
June 5, 2021
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching, as Shane Bieber is one of the few two-start options in a week with fewer games scheduled.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Canning was one of the players who benefitted from the shortened season. March drafters did not know what to do with him after he came down with a balky elbow early in camp and received PRP injections. He was a wild card for drafts because many assumed he would go the way of Garrett Richards, Shohei Ohtani and Andrew Heaney before him and eventually have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Canning, in fact, made a full 11 starts in 2020, albeit with lesser results than his impressive 2019 debut. He lost one mph off his fastball, and the league had an easier time with the pitch as it hit .305 off it (.235 xBA). He also cut back his slider usage in favor of more curves, which is understandable given the barking elbow. If he can regain that zip on his fastball with a normal offseason of recovery, things could get interesting in 2021. Health is a risk, but taking on that risk could come with a nice reward.
After three lights-out starts at Triple-A, Canning, the Angels' top pitching prospect, was summoned to the majors in April to bolster a banged-up rotation. He offered immediate aid, posting a 3.06 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 34:9 K:BB across his first six starts. Canning actually did a better job of keeping the ball in the yard thereafter (1.2 HR/9), but a correction in his BABIP and strand rate plus a slight uptick in walks saddled him with a 5.43 ERA over his final 12 turns before he was shelved with elbow inflammation. All in all, it was a promising debut season for Canning, who established himself as a mainstay in the rotation moving forward. Canning's lack of a dominant offering in his four-pitch arsenal probably hinder his chances of emerging as a bona fide ace down the road, but at just 23 years old, there's certainly time for him to improve his skills and change that narrative.
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.
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Expected to avoid surgery
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October 1, 2022
Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad indicated this week that Canning (back) remains on track to avoid surgery, MLB.com reports.
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Won't pitch this season
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August 4, 2022
Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said Thursday that Canning (back) has been shut down for the rest of the season, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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Slated for checkup soon
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June 17, 2022
Canning is expected to have a checkup on his injured back soon, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Avoiding surgery for now
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May 24, 2022
Canning (back) said he won't undergo surgery on his back after visiting a specialist Monday, and he hopes to pitch again this season, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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Visiting specialist
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May 21, 2022
Canning (back) will visit a specialist Monday and may require surgery, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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