Griffin Canning Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1996 (26)
Griffin Canning Season Stats
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Griffin Canning News
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Griffin Canning (back), who is currently on the 60-day injured list due to a lower back stress fracture, felt some soreness after a two-inning simulated game on May 9, so he will pause his throwing program for a few days. Canning was set to head to Arizona as part of his rehab, but he will instead remain at Angel Stadium to work with team trainers. He's eligible to be activated on June 6, but he might not be ready for that date now after his setback. The 26-year-old has yet to pitch this season for the Halos after going 5-4 with a career-high 5.60 WHIP and 1.48 WHIP while walking 28 and striking out 62 in 14 games (13 starts) covering 62 2/3 innings last year in his third big-league season.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Griffin Canning (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. A month ago, he had a setback with his lower back strain while throwing a bullpen session, delaying his 2022 regular season debut. The 25-year-old is competing for a spot in Los Angeles' six-man rotation after missing most of last year with a back issue. He isn't eligible to return from the 60-day injured list until June 1. The right-hander posted a respectable 3.99 ERA and a 56:23 K: BB over 56 1/3 innings in 2020. Canning will continue to work his way from his back issue and remains an IL stash in deep-league formats.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning (back) had a setback with his lower back strain while throwing a bullpen session a month ago and is expected to miss the start of the regular season. The right-hander was set to compete for the sixth spot in the starting rotation after missing most of 2021 with the same injury. He's scheduled to start playing catch in around a week, but he won't throw off a mound again for four weeks. Jaime Barria and Reid Detmers are now the top candidates to take the Angels final rotation spot, although Janson Junk, Packy Naughton and Jhonathan Diaz could be in the mix as well. Canning had a 5.60 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 14 outings (13 starts) over 62 2/3 innings last year before his back flared up.
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.