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Griffin Canning

Griffin Canning

Age: 24College: UCLABats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #116
Best / Worst #73 / #387
ADP #293




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Griffin Canning (elbow) throwing live batting practice sessions

Griffin Canning (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice sessions of up to 55 pitches.

Fantasy Impact

So has teammate Shohei Ohtani. Canning was dealing with an elbow issue this spring and didn't pitch at all in the Cactus League. It's unclear at the moment if the 24-year-old will be ready for action if/when play resumes in 2020.

Griffin Canning (elbow) throwing off the mound, ramping up activity

Griffin Canning is throwing off the mound, "ramping up intensity and volume," per Angels' GM Billy Eppler.

Fantasy Impact

Canning suffered elbow discomfort in late February and was shut down immediately after. It was reported that he was throwing off the mound and continues to make progress in his recovery. With the MLB 2020 season slated to start in July, Canning could return and claim a spot in the Angels' rotation. The 24-year-old owned a (5-6) record with 4.52 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 96:30 K:BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings in 2019. Canning is currently 122nd among all pitchers in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Brad Camara3 weeks ago
Griffin Canning cleared to throw bullpen sessions

Griffin Canning (elbow) has been throwing off the mound and is cleared to start throwing bullpen sessions.

Fantasy Impact

Canning is continuing to recover from elbow discomfort that has sidelined him since late February. With the MLB currently suspended, Canning could return when the season resumes. The 23-year-old will continue to rehab his elbow and is day-to-day. Canning owned a (5-6) record with 4.52 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 96:30 K:BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings in 2019.

Brad Camara4 weeks ago
Griffin Canning (elbow) resumes throwing

Griffin Canning (elbow) has been cleared to resume throwing.

Fantasy Impact

Canning is currently building up intensity and could be on a mound by the end of April. He was diagnosed with "chronic changes" to his UCL back in February before receiving a PRP injection to help the healing process. Obviously the team is hopeful Canning will ultimately be able to avoid surgery.

Griffin Canning (elbow) could resume throwing soon

Angels GM Billy Eppler says Griffin Canning (elbow) could resume throwing "in a week or so".

Fantasy Impact

Canning was shut down from throwing after being diagnosed with UCL damage in his pitching elbow back in February. The team is trying to have Canning rehab without undergoing surgery, but we won't have a good idea about his health until he throws off a mound. Expect the Angels to play things extra safe with Canning once MLB activities resume.

Griffin Canning


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