Canha went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Canha has been surprisingly active on the basepaths this season. Through 33 games, he is already within one of tying his career-best mark of seven steals set back in his rookie 2015 campaign. The veteran outfielder is contributing in other ways as well, knocking five home runs and ranking third in the league with 27 runs scored. The overall numbers make Canha a viable fantasy asset despite the fact that he is batting an unexciting .252.
Canha went 1-for-4 with a home run in Thursday's loss against the Blue Jays.
Canha launched his fifth homer of this season when he took Hyun Jin Ryu deep in the first inning, but he was quiet the rest of the game. The slugger is only hitting .248 through 117 at-bats, but his .380 OBP has led to 27 runs scored and five steals.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk in Saturday's loss against the Orioles.
Canha launched his fourth homer of the season Saturday in the seventh inning off reliever Cole Sulser, and this also means he has hit safely in four of the team's last five games. The veteran outfielder is hitting only .263 with a .754 OPS in that span, though.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, three runs and a hit-by-pitch in the 7-2 win over the Orioles on Saturday.
Canha came into Saturday refreshed after receiving his first rest day of the season Friday. He was all over the stat sheet, playing a part in five of the team's seven runs. His two hits give him six multi-hit games this season and two in a row. The 32-year-old is slashing .274/.424/.466 with three home runs, seven RBI, 23 runs scored and four stolen bases in 20 games.
Canha is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Baltimore.
Canha has started all 19 games this season but will head to the bench Friday, giving him two straight days of rest following Thursday's scheduled off day. Seth Brown, Ramon Laureano and Stephen Piscotty will start from left to right in the outfield for Oakland.
Canha went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk, a stolen base and three total runs scored Saturday in a win over Detroit.
Canha accounted for one of Oakland's three homers off Detroit starter Casey Mize with a solo shot to left field in the second inning. The long ball was Canha's third this season, tied for most on the team. He is slashing .268/.414/.500 with five RBI and two stolen bases.
Canha went 1-for-3 with three walks and a run scored in Thursday's 8-4 win over Detroit.
The outfielder has thrived in the leadoff spot this season, hitting .280 with a .419 OBP largely driven by 10 walks in 50 at-bats. Canha is second only to Ronald Acuna in the majors with 14 runs scored, which is largely attributable to the resurgence of two-hitter Jed Lowrie. There's nothing especially flashy about Canha's game, but he will remain a valuable fantasy asset as long as he continues finding ways to get on base and score runs.
Canha went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a steal and two runs scored in Monday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Canha reached in each of his first two at-bats, as he doubled down the left-field line in the first and drew a walk in the third. Canha has gotten on at least twice in each of his last four games, slashing .375/.500/.625 with a home run, two RBI and six runs scored over that span. His stolen base Monday was a rarity, as his career high in steals was seven during his rookie year in 2015. Most of his fantasy value is derived from his power and above-average on-base ability.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over Houston.
Canha singled and scored on a Matt Olson homer in the eighth inning, then added his own long ball to cap the scoring in the ninth. The veteran outfielder has three multi-hit games on the campaign and is slashing .265/.390/.529 overall. Friday's long ball was his first of the campaign.
Canha went 1-for-3 with two walks in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.
The Athletics' season is off to a nightmarish start, but Canha's work out of the leadoff spot has been encouraging. The veteran has a .361 on-base percentage and 11.1 percent walk rate through his first 36 plate appearances. Three of Canha's seven hits -- a double, a triple and a home run -- have gone for extra bases as well, making him a well-rounded option atop the order.
Canha went 2-for-5 with a home run in Monday's loss against the Dodgers.
Canha, who launched his first homer of the season in this game, continues to work as the Athletics' leadoff hitter, and while he's not a prototypical fit at the top of the order, the experiment has worked thus far -- he has reached base safely in every single game while recording back-to-back multi-hit appearances. In fact, he was the only Oakland player who recorded two or more knocks in this game.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.
Canha led off in each installment of the season-opening four-game set versus the Astros, hitting safely in three of those games and reaching safely in all of them. The veteran doesn't have the speed of a traditional leadoff hitter, but he more than makes up for it with a solid power stroke and a discerning eye at the plate that's led to double-digit walk rates each of the last two seasons.
Canha is hitting .176 (3-for-17) with seven walks, a stolen base and one run across his first nine Cactus League games.
The veteran notched back-to-back one-single performances March 7 and 9, but he's just 1-for-7 over his subsequent four games and is still in search of his first extra-base hit this spring. However, the seven bases on balls do corroborate Canha's batting eye is as sharp as ever after he generated the two highest walk rates of his career the last two seasons (13.5 percent and 15.2 percent). Canha presumably still remains a candidate to lead off on occasion after being labeled as such early in spring training, with his respective .396 and .387 on-base percentages in 2019 and 2020 certainly helping make his case as a viable top-of-the-order option.
Canha is a leading candidate to bat first for the Athletics this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Marcus Semien and Tommy La Stella led off in all but four games for the Athletics last season, but neither of them are on the team this year. Canha primarily batted fifth and never hit higher than third, though he does seem like a natural fit for the role. He doesn't have the speed of a traditional leadoff man but has the on-base ability that managers look for. He owns a 14.1 percent walk rate over the last two seasons, helping him to an elite .393 on-base percentage, a number that ranks eighth among qualified hitters over that stretch. If he does indeed lead off, he'll trade a few RBI for a few runs. More importantly he'd see a bump in total plate appearances, which would slightly boost his fantasy value.
Canha signed a one-year, $6.925 million contract with Oakland on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 31-year-old receives a sizable raise from his $4.8 million figure for 2020 as he enters his final season of arbitration eligibility. Canha had a .246/.387/.408 slash line with five homers, 33 RBI and four stolen bases in 59 games last season.
Canha went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Canha hit a solo homer in the second inning off Jose Urquidy. The 31-year-old broke out of his postseason slump, as he'd recorded only one hit in the playoffs prior to Wednesday. The veteran slashed .246/.387/.408 during the regular season.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and four RBI in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Mariners.
Canha's RBI groundout tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. The outfielder later belted a two-run double to extend Oakland's lead to 5-2 in the seventh. He drove in one more run with a bases-loaded walk an inning later. Canha concludes the regular season with five homers and 33 RBI to go along with a .249 batting average and .785 OPS.
Canha went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a pair of walks during Friday's win over the Mariners.
With the score tied 1-1 in the 10th inning, Canha came through in the clutch with a two-run walkoff homer against Joey Gerber, scoring Ramon Laureano in the process. It was the fifth long ball of the year for Canha, who leads the A's in batting average (.235) and on-base percentage (.375).
Canha went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
The veteran snapped out of a 1-for-18 skid that had encompassed his last five games with Tuesday's effort. Canha's average was sitting at .292 as recently as Aug. 21, but he's slashed just .172/.308/.264 across the 27 games he's suited up for in the subsequent month since that point.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI during a 9-0 win over the Mariners in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
After going 0-for-3 in the matinee, Canha took Brady Lail deep in the sixth inning of the nightcap to pad a comfortable 6-0 lead. The 31-year-old outfielder has three multi-hit performances in his last seven games but went 0-for-11 in the other four, and on the year he's slashing .247/.388/.409 with four homers, four steals, 25 runs and 25 RBI through 47 games.
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|05/09||vs TB||L 3-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/08||vs TB||W 6-3||3||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|05/07||vs TB||W 2-1||2||0||1||0||0||1||1|
|05/06||vs TOR||L 4-10||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|05/05||vs TOR||L 4-9||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs TOR||W 4-1||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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|2014||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||127||465||83||141||28||3||20||82||57||112||3||1||.303||.384||.505|
|2019||AAA-Las Vegas Aviators||2||8||0||1||1||0||0||1||--||3||0||0||.125||.111||.250|