Griffin Canning Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1996 (25)
Griffin Canning Season Stats
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Griffin Canning News
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Griffin Canning (back) is out for the remainder of the season, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Griffin hasn't appeared in a major league game since the beginning of July and was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on July 3. He made one start in the minors before landing on the IL with a lower back strain. Canning, who the Angels expected to be a key member of their pitching staff, struggled mightily this year, posting a 5.60 ERA with 62 strikeouts, 28 walks, and 14 HRs allowed over 62.2 innings. Fantasy managers should have already dropped Canning in almost every league, but he should now only be stashed in dynasty leagues.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning(back) has been placed on the minor league injured list with a lower back strain Thursday, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. There's no timetable yet for his return and the significance of the injury is unknown. It's been a disappointing season for Canning, as he's posted a bloated 5.60 ERA, 5.48 FIP and 4.61 xERA over 13 starts with the Angels. He was eventually demoted to Triple-A on July 3. This is yet another blow to Canning's fantasy value, and he should be left to the waiver wire in mixed leagues for the time being.
Los Angeles Angels starter Griffin Canning will take on the A's in Oakland on Wednesday. After an incredibly bumpy start to this season, Canning has been able to post some quality outings of late. He has a 3.86 ERA over his last seven starts and is coming off pitching six innings of one-run baseball in his last start against the Royals. Canning will be a middling DFS option Wednesday and has 31 strikeouts through 24 innings pitched on the road this season.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning didn't take the step forward in his second season that many had hoped for. In fact, his WHIP took a slight downturn to 1.37 due to an elevated walk rate of 9.7%. Otherwise, his peripherals were mostly the same as 2019 and produced a ho-hum profile from a fantasy perspective. There are some silver linings, though. First, he never got truly beat up, never yielding more than four earned runs in a start. Also, he was at his best in his final two starts of 2020, giving up one ER in each while striking out 17 in his final 11 innings.Canning may not be ready to make huge strides to fantasy stardom but he offers a high degree of safety at the back end of a rotation. He is still experimenting with his four-pitch mix to keep hitters off balance but must throw more strikes to last longer into games. Canning's ADP of 305 makes him an afterthought in most drafts. He offers more safety than other young hurlers going around that range such as Mitch Keller and Domingo German but the ceiling may not high enough to entice drafters.