Mark Canha Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/15/1989 (33)
Mark Canha Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mark Canha News
New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha is out of the starting lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies. Starling Marte is making his return from the bereavement list in the game. He'll be batting second and covering right field. Joining him in the outfield will be Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil. Canha is off to a nice start to the 2022 season. Over 30 games, he's slashing .294/.376/.392 with three home runs, 14 RBI and 16 runs. Expect to see him back in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday.
New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and an additional run scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals. He took Steve Cishek deep in the ninth inning for his second long ball of the season. The 33-year-old is slashing .313/.376/.398 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 10 runs over 24 games in 2022. Canha continues to be a solid option for fantasy managers in 2022 and should be rostered in all league formats.
New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha are not in the Game 1 lineup on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants for the first game of a doubleheader. Both players have been on the COVID-19 list, but the Mets activated Nimmo on Tuesday. It's possible that he'll be back in the starting lineup for Game 2. The 29-year-old hasn't played since last Wednesday. Canha wasn't activated on Tuesday, but he could return as early as Wednesday after going on the COVID-19 list last Friday with Nimmo. Jeff McNeil will continue to play left field and lead off in Game 1 on Tuesday, while Travis Jankowski is back in center field and batting eighth against Giants right-hander Alex Cobb.
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.