Mark Canha Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/15/1989 (34)
Mark Canha Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mark Canha News
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Mark Canha (wrist) has returned to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Washington Nationals. This is the first time that Canha has played since exiting early on Tuesday due to wrist soreness. The good news is that the MRI has ruled out any structural damage. The 34-year-old will cover right field and bat sixth versus right-hander Jake Irvin on Friday. Fantasy managers who have Canha rostered should get him back in their lineups.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Mark Canha (wrist) remains out of action on Thursday with the team taking on the visiting Miami Marlins. Canha received a cortisone injection in his sore left wrist on Wednesday and will continue to be held out until he feels better. He should be considered day-to-day for now, and the hope is that the 34-year-old will be able to return at some point this weekend for a series against the Washington Nationals. With Canha out again, third baseman Josh Donaldson is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth for the Brew Crew. Since joining Milwaukee in a midseason trade from the New York Mets, Canha has played well, going 37-for-122 (.303) with four home runs, 21 RBI and 18 runs in 36 games.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Mark Canha (wrist) left Tuesday's contest against the Miami Marlins prematurely after dealing with left wrist soreness, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Before his exit, he walked in his only plate appearance while scoring a run. The 34-year-old has been a boring fantasy option this season, split between the New York Mets and the Brewers, as he's hit .264 with 10 bombs, 46 runs, 50 RBI, and eight steals over 125 games. Only fantasy managers in the OBP leagues should be concerned with this news, considering his solid .360 OBP. Check back in for more updates.
As the years have gone on, Mark Canha has developed into quite a good player. The peak of his performance came in the 2019 season, where everything seemed to click, and he ended up with a whopping 146 wRC+ in 126 games. Canha's power had quietly been developing in that span, and in 2019 he set new career highs in barrel (9.5%) and hard-hit rate (41.1%) en route to his power increase. He also developed into something of a walk machine, with a 13.5% walk rate, among the best in the game. Fast forward to 2020 and Canha was still an on-base machine, but the encouraging power output from the prior season was nearly gone. Things still look similar in the hard hit department (39.4%), and his groundball rate was even lower than 2019 (33.8% vs. 41%), so his power struggles don't appear to be a result of regression in those two areas. Rather, it appears that Canha wasn't hitting his fly balls and line-drives as well as previously. He lost two miles-per-hour on those batted-ball types from 2019 to 2020, as well as 13 feet of fly ball distance on average, which likely impacted his power output. Overall, Canha still has a very good eye at the plate, and he has one of the lowest chase rates in the game, so he should still be excellent in that department going forward, but for him to have mainstream fantasy appeal, he'll need to recuperate some of that lost power from the 2019 season.