Mark Canha Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/15/1989 (32)
Mark Canha Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mark Canha News
Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Houston Astros and right-hander Jake Odorizzi. In 621 plate appearances this season, Canha is hitting .232 with a .357 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and 12 stolen bases. Instead, Seth Brown is batting fifth and starting in left field. Fantasy managers in need of home runs should consider Brown as a streaming option. The outfielder is only hitting .210 with a .272 on-base percentage in 298 plate appearances this season, but he's also connected on 18 home runs.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Mariners on Thursday. Like most of the A's hitters, Canha was ice-cold coming into the game as he had just three hits in his previous 31 at-bats. The veteran outfielder was a fantasy baseball MVP in the first half of the season, but he's been brutal since the All-Star break. Canha's OPS (.826-to-.671) and wOBA (.361-to-.308) both cratered in the second half and he's produced just a .203 batting average and four measly homers in that span. Things won't get easier for Canha and the A's as tough matchups with the Astros loom next.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha launched his 17th homer of the season in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday. It was a two-run homer to bring Canha's RBI total up to 55 on the season to go with 84 runs scored, 12 stolen bases, and, of course, his 17 homers. He's batting just .237 on the season, but Canha sports an elite walk rate to post a .363 on-base percentage, giving him more value in fantasy leagues that reward OBP. He's a start-worthy outfielder in all leagues, however, with one more good matchup versus Texas on Sunday followed by a trip to Kansas City.
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.