Griffin Canning

Born: 05/11/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAA)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 12, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Mobile BayBears
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average build up top, thin legs, some weight in backside. Twitchy, moves well, above-average athlete.
Mechanical Notes
Slightly effortful 3/4 FWU w hard acceleration in drive, shoulder tilt, open landing, pronounced spine tilt to clear arm, extension to HP, head movement from effort. Arm action: clean break, short and quick arm circle, above-average arm speed, online followthrough.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 45 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Plays up because of two distinct looks, 4S and 2S. Worked up and down with them. Projection for command improvement.
Plays up because of two distinct looks, 4S and 2S. Worked up and down with them. Projection for command improvement.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 89-94 4sm 92-94, 2sm 89-91. Held velo through whole outing.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Plus sink on 2sm; 4sm has average life w minimal tail.
Plus sink on 2sm; 4sm has average life w minimal tail.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Spotty; eventually found spots w 2S. The delivery isn't easy to repeat but I like the athleticism.
Spotty; eventually found spots w 2S. The delivery isn't easy to repeat but I like the athleticism.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 76-79 76-79 11-5; took velo on and off, either 76 or 79. Has feel and average depth; lacked location; pocketed it for SL.
11-5; took velo on and off, either 76 or 79. Has feel and average depth; lacked location; pocketed it for SL.
Slider
Slider 50 55 83-85 81-86 Took velo on and off; more of cutter look in upper velo band. Late 11-7 slide gets chases. Inconsistent location.
Took velo on and off; more of cutter look in upper velo band. Late 11-7 slide gets chases. Inconsistent location.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 85 84-86 Good armspeed, fade at present. Gets firm when it's up; lack of separation gives small margin for error. Will play up w deep repertoire.
Good armspeed, fade at present. Gets firm when it's up; lack of separation gives small margin for error. Will play up w deep repertoire.
Cutter
Cutter 45 50 87-89 87-89 At best, above-average vertical cutting action different than 4S, 2S, and SL. Mixes in as weak contact pitch against LH. Lacked consistent control.
At best, above-average vertical cutting action different than 4S, 2S, and SL. Mixes in as weak contact pitch against LH. Lacked consistent control.
Control
Control 45 50 Needs delivery refinement and repetition to reach average, missed 4S up. Showed feel to locate secondaries in zone that can step forward.
Needs delivery refinement and repetition to reach average, missed 4S up. Showed feel to locate secondaries in zone that can step forward.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Fast-moving, polished #4 with a lot of ways to get outs and feel to pitch. Good athlete, projecting command to step forward.