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 starter Griffin Canning will take the mound Thursday against the Mariners. Canning is coming off a solid month of May, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.60 ERA over his last five starts. The right-handed starter will have a favorable matchup Thursday against a Seattle lineup that Canning tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts against on May 1. Canning has allowed four home runs over his last three starts but, for the season, has struck out 45 hitters through 40 innings pitched. The 25-year-old could provide value against an opponent whom he has had success against a month ago.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning will make his spring debut Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Canning performed respectably in 2020 by posting a 3.99 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 56 strikeouts across 56 1/3 innings pitched. He will be part of an Angels six-man rotation in 2021, so his innings will likely be limited, but the ERA and strikeout upside are there for this young arm and he is certainly worth his current 245 ADP.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning had a slow start last season but posted a 3.14 ERA in his last five starts of 2020, capped by a career-high 10-strikeout performance against a potent Padres lineup while holding them to one run and two hits over six innings. The 24-year-old had a 47 percent whiff rate -- compared to 34 percent in 2019 -- on his revamped curveball. The right-hander relied more on his slider (28.9 percent) than his curve (16 percent) in his rookie season in 2019, but he turned more to the curveball (22.9 percent) in 2020 than his slider (20.7 percent). There's some injury risk with the 24-year-old from UCLA, but Canning is well worth his current price (308 ADP) in the later rounds of drafts after his strong finish to the 2020 campaign.
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.