Griffin Canning
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2020
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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Resumes throwing
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
November 11, 2019
Canning (elbow) has resumed throwing, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Canning was shut down in late August due to right elbow inflammation, ending a rookie season in which he allowed a 4.58 ERA in 90.1 innings. The issue was described as mild at the time, and the fact that he's already resumed throwing suggests that he'll have a good shot to be at full strength heading into the 2020 campaign.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
86
Last 10 Games
81
Last 5 Games
80
How many pitches does Griffin Canning generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Griffin Canning generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .204 188 45 20 33 4 2 8
Since 2017vs Right .263 196 51 10 47 13 2 6
2019vs Left .204 188 45 20 33 4 2 8
2019vs Right .263 196 51 10 47 13 2 6
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
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-22%
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 4.12 1.19 54.2 4 2 0 9.2 3.0 1.0
Since 2017Away 5.30 1.26 35.2 1 4 0 10.1 3.0 2.0
2019Home 4.12 1.19 54.2 4 2 0 9.2 3.0 1.0
2019Away 5.30 1.26 35.2 1 4 0 10.1 3.0 2.0
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 2019 data (min 120 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
3.20
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
93.9 mph
 
ERA
4.58
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.294
 
GB/FB
0.99
 
Left On Base
70.8%
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2283 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.5%
 
Swinging Strike
13.9%
 
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Shifts to 60-day injured list
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
September 24, 2019
Canning (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
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Shut down with elbow inflammation
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
August 22, 2019
Canning was diagnosed with mild inflammation of his right elbow joint, and he will be shut down for the rest of the season.
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Back on IL
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
August 21, 2019
Canning was placed on the injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Fans eight in win
PLos Angeles Angels
August 18, 2019
Canning (5-6) allowed one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings Sunday, striking out eight and earning the win over the White Sox.
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Scuffles in return to rotation
PLos Angeles Angels
August 14, 2019
Canning did not factor into the decision against the Pirates on Tuesday, tossing four innings and giving up three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two.
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