Griffin Canning
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Canning was one of the great in-season helium prospects early on in 2018, but some of that air was let out of the balloon after he advanced to Triple-A. After Canning posted a minuscule 1.97 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 10 starts for Double-A Mobile, he struggled to a 5.49 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with Salt Lake (13 starts). Part of it was just the change in park factors going from the Southern League to the Pacific Coast League -- his HR/FB more than doubled with the jump in levels. However, Canning also lost something from his K-rate (from 27.2% to 24.5%) and the explosion in his opponents' BABIP (from .229 to .376) wasn't all luck and park related as his line-drive rate jumped from 18.3% all the way to 26%. Canning doesn't have any one standout offering, but he has a decent four-pitch mix (fastball, slider, curveball change) and fringe-average command. The Angels will need arms this season, and Canning appears a likely candidate to start at some point. Read Past Outlooks
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Gets extra day between starts
PLos Angeles Angels
June 26, 2019
Canning is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at home against the Athletics.
ANALYSIS
Due to an off day Monday, the Angels had the opportunity to reorder their rotation, but they'll elect to break in a new fifth starter (Jaime Barria) for Wednesday's series finale with the Reds rather than waiting until the weekend to do so. As a result, Canning will return to the hill Thursday on five days' rest instead of his normal four and draw a different opponent than fantasy managers may have anticipated heading into the week. The extra day of rest should at least prove beneficial to Canning, who has surrendered 13 runs in 23.1 innings over his last four starts.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .156 107 29 9 15 1 2 5
Since 2017vs Right .259 121 28 4 29 9 1 5
2019vs Left .156 107 29 9 15 1 2 5
2019vs Right .259 121 28 4 29 9 1 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.49 0.95 28.1 1 1 0 9.2 1.6 1.0
Since 2017Away 4.28 1.10 27.1 1 3 0 9.2 2.6 2.3
2019Home 3.49 0.95 28.1 1 1 0 9.2 1.6 1.0
2019Away 4.28 1.10 27.1 1 3 0 9.2 2.6 2.3
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Griffin Canning compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 40 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.38
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
3.88
 
WHIP
1.02
 
BABIP
.254
 
GB/FB
0.87
 
Left On Base
76.7%
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.9%
 
Spin Rate
2270 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.9%
 
Swinging Strike
15.2%
 
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Little support in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
June 22, 2019
Canning (2-4) took the loss Friday as the Angels were downed 5-1 by the Cardinals, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings while striking out three.
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Fans seven in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
June 16, 2019
Canning (2-3) allowed four runs on six hits and struck out seven over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Rays.
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Quality start against Dodgers
PLos Angeles Angels
June 10, 2019
Canning threw six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Monday, giving up three earned runs on five hits, striking out five and walking none in a 5-3 victory for the Angels.
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Starting Monday
PLos Angeles Angels
June 8, 2019
Canning will start Monday's game against the Dodgers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Fans career-high eight in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
June 5, 2019
Canning (2-2) took the loss Tuesday as the Angels fell 4-2 to the A's, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings while striking out eight.
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