Mark Canha Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/15/1989 (33)
Mark Canha Season Stats
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New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha made a huge impact during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in the come back victory. The right-handed slugger crushed a three-run home run off Connor Brogdon in the seventh inning. Then, Canha delivered a two-run homer off reliever David Robertson in the ninth inning. This marked his third multi home run game of his career. There is some deep league value in his bat, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect this power surge to continue.
New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Canha also sat out Friday night's win over the Phillies, but he'll almost certainly return for the nightcap in Game 2. The 33-year-old isn't flashy, but he's had a solid year in his first year with the Mets, slashing .272/.372/.392 with eight home runs, 42 RBI, 51 runs scored and two stolen bases in 324 at-bats. Tyler Naquin will get a second straight start in left field and will hit seventh against Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler in Game 1. Naquin went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in Friday night, although he's hitting .278 (10-for-36) with three home runs and six RBI in 15 games in August, and he's been much better against righties in 2022.
New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies. It appears to just be a normal day off for Canha, who has gone 11-for-40 (.275) with a homer, eight RBI and eight runs scored in 16 games so far in the month of August. The 33-year-old is having a fine season in his first year in the Big Apple, slashing .272/.372/.392 with eight round-trippers, 42 RBI, 51 runs scored and two stolen bases in 324 at-bats. Tyler Naquin is starting in left field and batting seventh against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. Naquin has been much better against right-handed pitchers in 2022, going 48-for-177 (.271) with eight of his 10 home runs in 66 games.
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.