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 had another big game on Wednesday to help complete a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks. The A's leadoff hitter went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI triple and two runs scored, bringing his runs total to a league-leading 49. Canha has done it all this season as he's also got 11 homers, 23 RBI, and seven stolen bases. He's striking out at the lowest rate of his career and boasts a strong .384 on-base percentage. Canha is a must-start option in all fantasy formats with a four-game set with Kansas City next on the schedule.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha reached base four more times on Friday to set the table for a nine-run outburst for the A's in Colorado. Canha went 2-for-3 and also walked twice while scoring two runs and driving in two. Superlatives are running thin for Canha who has a legitimate claim as the most valuable player to his team. The A's leadoff hitter has a .390 on-base percentage which ranks 12th in baseball and he's scored a league-leading 46 runs. It's not just the scoring that makes Canha valuable, however. He's got 11 homers and is sporting a strong .478 slugging percentage and a .222 ISO, both of which rank 13th among 44 hitters to have at least 50 at-bats in the leadoff spot. Leave Canha locked into fantasy lineups for two more games in Coors Field.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha went 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday. Canha opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-RBI single, which would be all the run support starter Sean Manaea would need. Canha wasn't done there, however, as he knocked in another run with a groundout later in the game. The 32-year-old outfielder has been excellent this season batting atop a strong A's order. He's batting just .250, but his on-base percentage is .382 and he's scored 42 runs. Canha has one more matchup with the Mariners before a weekend series in Colorado.
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.