Mark David Canha was originally signed by Marlins scout John Hughes…is married, Marci…is an avid foodie and regularly documents his food experiences on Instagram @bigleaguefoodie…supports the A's Fitness Sluggers program to promote healthy living and eating…graduated from Bellarmine College Prep where he earned 2007 West Coast Athletic League MVP honors…attended the University of California, Berkeley where he was a two-time All Pac-10 selection…hit .333 with 22 home runs and 118 RBI in his Cal career.
Started games at five different positions and batted a career-high .273 with a career-high 26 home runs and 58 RBI in 126 games… also had career highs in runs (80), walks (67), extra-base hits (45), OPS (.913), on-base percentage (.396), slugging percentage (.517), games and strikeouts (107) and matched his best in hits (112) and triples (3)…was hit by a pitch a career-high 18 times, which tied for second in the American League and was fourth-most in Athletics history…finished the year with 497 plate appearances, which left him five short of qualifying for the league leaders…based on a minimum of 450 plate appearances, he had the fourth-highest on-base percentage in the AL…started 55 games in center field, 25 in right field, 13 at designated hitter, 11 at first base, eight in left field…the A's had a 75-37 (.670) record with him in the starting lineup, 22-28 (.440) when he didn't start…started nine of the A's 25 games at first base from March 31-April 28 when Matt Olson first went on the IL, eight of the A's 10 games at designated hitter from May 20-31 with Khris Davis injured, 19 of the A's 20 games in right field from July 2-26 while Stephen Piscotty was on the IL and 50 of the A's final 54 games in center field while Ramón Laureano was on the IL and when Laureano moved to right field following his return…batted .297 (83-for-279) against right-handed pitchers compared to .221 (29- for-131) against left-handers…hit .310 with a 1.035 OPS at home compared to .238 with a .796 OPS on the road…had a .300 batting average and 18 of his 26 home runs with the bases empty… batted .221 with runners in scoring position…hit .232 with a .369 on-base percentage before the All-Star Break, .301 with a .415 on-base percentage after the break…ranked third in the AL in on-base percentage after the break…hit .315 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 56 games while playing center field and .300 with seven home runs and 12 RBI in 16 games as the designated hitter…batted .211 with seven home runs and 14 RBI at all other positions…including .125 (1-for-8) with a home run, two RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch as a pinch hitter…is now 9-for-46 (.196) in the pinch in his career but five of the nine hits are for extra bases (two doubles, three home runs)… committed two errors, both in his 90 games as an outfielder (.990 fielding percentage)…started games at every spot in the order except first, third and ninth…made 40 starts hitting clean-up and a team-leading 37 starts in the five spot.
OAKLAND: Was on the A's Opening Day roster and was batting .200 with two home runs and four RBI in 18 games when he was placed on the 10-day injured list April 29 with a sprained right wrist…went 1-for-8 (.125) with a double, RBI, sacrifice fly and three strikeouts on a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on May 10 and 11 and was reinstated May 13…hit his third career pinch-homer May 21 at Cleveland (had two in 2018)…homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his career from May 21-24 to start a 15-game streak through June 8 where he batted .319 with five home runs…finished May with seven home runs and 13 RBI in just 16 games…the home runs were his most ever in a month and tied for 10th in the AL in May…hit .207 with two home runs over his final 19 games before the All-Star Break from June 9 to July 7… committed his first error of the season June 16 against Seattle, which snapped a 152-game errorless streak as an outfielder…the streak was fifth-longest in Oakland history by an outfielder…it was his first error since June 1, 2017…had three straight multiple-hit games against Chicago July 12-14 to begin post-All-Star Break play and batted .331 with 10 home runs, 23 RBI and a 1.009 OPS over a 38-game stretch from July 12 to Aug. 26…had his first career two-homer game July 17 against Seattle…added another on Aug. 25 against San Francisco…was hit by a pitch an Oakland-record-tying two times July 20 at Minnesota…did it again on Sept. 17 against Kansas City…went 3-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases Aug. 1 against Milwaukee…it was the second two-steal game of his career (June 12, 2015 at Los Angeles-AL)…that started a season-ending streak where he reached base safely in each of his final 23 home games…went 33-for-83 (.398) with 12 walks and six hit by pitches (.505 on-base percentage) in those games…reached base safely in a career-high 23 consecutive games from Aug. 13 to Sept. 8…hit .318 with a .442 on-base percentage during the streak…had a 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 14 to 26, which fell one short of his career-high…went 19-for-42 (.452) with five home runs, 11 RBI, and seven multiple-hit games during the streak…was named American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 19-25 after going 9-for-19 (.474) with five runs, a double, four home runs, seven RBI and four multiple-hit games in five games…it was his first weekly honor…hit .347 with a .434 on-base percentage, .602 slugging percentage and 1.036 OPS in August…the batting average and on-base percentage were the best single-month marks of his career…went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and a hit by pitch Sept. 7 against Detroit…the four strikeouts matched his career-high (third time, last: June 1, 2017 at Cleveland)…then hit .313 with a .429 on-base percentage over his final 18 games…had the game-ending RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning Sept. 18 against Kansas City…it was his fourth career walk-off RBI (two doubles, two home runs)…started in center field in the Wild Card game on Oct. 2 against Tampa Bay and went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Started games at five different positions for the A's and batted .249 with a career-high 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games… also had career bests in on-base percentage (.328), slugging percentage (.449), OPS (.778), walks (34) and hit by pitches (10) and matched his best in doubles (22)…hit .282 (42-for-149) with 13 of his 17 home runs against left-handed pitchers compared to .227 (49-for-216) against right-handers…tied for second in the American League in home runs against lefties…slugged .604 against lefties, .343 against righties…hit .291 or better in four months (.308 in April, .299 in June, .291 in July, .303 in September) and .183 or lower in the other two (.183 in May, .135 in August)…was batting .261 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 75 games before the All-Star Break…then hit .225 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 47 games after the break…batted .268 with runners in scoring position but that increased to .375 with RISP and two outs…12 of his 17 home runs were solo shots…had a .289 batting average on the road, .202 at home…started games at all three outfield positions (53 in center field, 28 in left field, eight in right field) and also made nine starts at first base and two at designated hitter… did not commit an error in 108 games and 202 total chances overall in the outfield and was one of five qualifying outfielders in the majors to go errorless…the total chances were third most in Oakland history among outfielders with no errors in a season (Javier, 335 in 1995; Crisp, 309 in 2013)…now has a 139-game errorless streak as an outfielder dating back to his last error on June 1, 2017…that is the sixth longest errorless streak by an outfielder in Oakland history…had just one assist in 821.0 innings and his average of 0.01 assists per nine innings was second lowest
in Oakland history among outfielders (Crisp, 0 in 900.2 innings in 2014)…hit 11 home runs in 62 games as a center fielder, six home runs in his other 60 games…was 6-for-14 (.429) with a double, two home runs, five RBI and two walks as a pinch hitter…tied for second among AL pinch hitters in hits and home runs, tied for third in RBI and tied for fourth in extra base hits (3)…was just 2-for-24 (.083) in his career in the pinch entering the season…started games in every spot in the batting order except leadoff…made a team-leading 34 starts batting seventh.
OAKLAND: Began the season at Triple-A Nashville and was 2-for-8 (.250) with a home run and RBI in two games when he was recalled by Oakland April 8…spent the remainder of the season with the A's…went 3-for-12 (.250) over his first four games but then hit safely in each of his next eight contests from April 16-24 (11-for-29, .379), which was the longest hitting streak of his career at the time…finished April with a .308 batting average, four home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games… then hit .183 in 25 games in May…hit his fifth home run of the season May 2 at Seattle, giving him a .339 batting average and 13 RBI over his first 17 games…then had a .183 average with two home runs and eight RBI over his next 35 games from May 3 to June 16…had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from June 17 to July 3…went 13-for-39 (.333) with four home runs and 11 RBI during the streak…that began a 23-game stretch leading into the All-Star Break where he hit .312 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games…batted .299 in June and .291 in July…hit his first career pinch home run July 14 at San Francisco, a two-run go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of the A's 4-3 win…added his second Sept. 21 against Minnesota a two-run game tying shot in the bottom of the sixth…stole home for the second time in his career July 31 against Toronto (Aug. 5, 2017 at Los Angeles-AL)…has two stolen bases over his last 168 games dating back to May 17, 2017 and both are steals of home…is the only Athletic with multiple steals of home over the last 25 years…went 8-for-62 (.129) over a 24-game stretch from Aug. 3 to Sept. 14…hit .135 with two doubles and no RBI in 18 games in August…had 57 plate appearances, which are the most by an Athletic in the month of August with no RBI since Eddie Joost in 1948 (62 PA)… then hit .303 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games in September…started
just five of the A's final 22 games beginning Sept. 5 but went 8-for-25 (.320) with three doubles, a home run and six RBI in 15 games total over that span…including 3-for-6 (.500) with a hit by pitch, double, home run and three RBI as a pinch hitter…had a pinch hit single to lead off the eighth inning Sept. 28 at Los Angeles (AL) for the 70,000th hit in Oakland history…pinch hit in the ninth inning of the Wild Card game at New York on Oct. 3 and struck out.
Split his season between Oakland and Triple-A Nashville…hit .208 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 57 games over four stints with the A's in his third season in the majors…also batted .283 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI in 75 games with the Sounds…had 36 hits with Oakland, 19 of which were for extra bases (52.8%)…22 of his 41 hits (53.7%) over the last two years are for extra bases… struck out 56 times and had just seven walks for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.0…that was the third highest mark in Oakland history among players with 150 or more plate appearances (Picciolo, 31.5 in 1980 and 15.0 in 1979)…now has 76 strikeouts and seven walks over the last two years (10.86 strikeout-to-walk ratio)…batted .191 in 29 games over two stints before the All-Star Break (Opening Day-April 14 and May 9-June 8), .226 in 28 games over two stints after the break (Aug. 2-10 and Aug. 25-present)…had a .212 (21-for-99) batting average and four of his five home runs against right-handed pitchers, .203 (15-for-74) against left-handers…hit .125 with runners in scoring position…started games at four different positions (16 in center field, 16 in right field, 12 in left field, two at designated hitter)…committed five errors in 53 games as an outfielder and his .953 fielding percentage was the worst among Major League outfielders with 50 or more games…went 1-for-8 (.125) as a pinch hitter and is 2-for-24 (.083) in his career.
OAKLAND: Was on the A's Opening Day roster and went 0-for-9 over his first three games before doubling in the sixth inning April 9 at Texas…it was his first hit since April 25, 2016 at Detroit and it snapped a career-high 0-for-25 streak (previous: 20, May 9-21, 2015)…was 2-for-19 (.105) in six games when he was optioned to Nashville April 15…was recalled May 9 and hit .214 with three home runs and seven RBI in 23 games during his second stint that ran through June 8…went 10-for-21 (.476) over his first seven games, 5-for-49 (.102) over his final 16…hit his first career walk-off home run May 19 against Boston and it was his second game-ending RBI (double, Aug. 2, 2015 vs. Cleveland)…also doubled and tripled for the first three extra-base hit game of his career…was a single short of the cycle…went 0-for-4 with a career-high tying four strikeouts June 1 at Cleveland (also April 24, 2016 at Toronto)…also committed his fifth error of the season in that game, his 22nd game as an outfielder…did not make an error in his final 31 games in the outfield…was optioned to Nashville June 9…was recalled a third time Aug. 2 and went 5-for-16 (.313) in five games before he was optioned to Nashville Aug. 11…stole home Aug. 5 at Los Angeles (AL) to become the first A's player to steal home since Carlos Gonzalez on June 22, 2008 against Florida…was recalled again by Oakland Aug. 25 and spent the rest of the season with the A's, hitting .206 over his final 23 games…tied an Oakland record when he was hit by a pitch twice Sept. 16 at Philadelphia…hit his second walk-off home run of the season in the A's final home game Sept. 27 against Seattle…it marks the 12th time in Oakland history and the 13th time in Athletics history a player had two or more walk-off home runs in a season…had successful arthroscopic surgery to remove a cyst from his right wrist following the season…the surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on Nov. 7.
NASHVILLE: His 75 games with Nashville marked his first minor league action since 2014…hit .298 (67-for-225) with 11 of his 12 home runs against right-handed pitching compared to .213 (10-for-47) against left-handers…had a .948 OPS against righties, .679 against lefties…batted .238 before the break, .360 after the break…had a .388 batting average with runners in scoring position…went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and nine RBI with the bases loaded…hit .304 with a .400 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…appeared in 61 games in right field, eight in center field, four at designated hitter and three in left field…committed one error in 71 games overall in the outfield for a .993 fielding percentage…hit in every spot in the batting order except first and ninth…hit safely in 10 of his first 11 games with Nashville following his April 15 option (.302)…reached base safely in 22 consecutive games from April 22 to June 17…hit just .213 over that stretch but had a .371 on-base percentage as he went 16-for-75 with 16 walks…homered in three straight games April 24-28…went 3-for-30 (.100) over a nine-game stretch from April 30 to May 8 and was batting .219 in 20 games when he was recalled by Oakland a second time May 9… returned to Nashville June 10 and went 7-for-44 (.159) over his first 14 games…then hit .362 over an 18-game stretch from June 26 to July 15…had a season-best eight-game hitting streak from July 24 to Aug. 1…went 13-for-30 (.433) with three home runs and 11 RBI during the streak…that including a 5-for-5 performance against Las Vegas July 25 when he doubled, homered twice and drove in four runs…added his second four-RBI game of the season July 30 against Salt Lake when he connected for a grand slam in the first inning…batted .330 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 26 games in July…was called up by the A's again Aug. 2 but returned to Nashville Aug. 12 and hit .375 in nine games before returning to Oakland for good Aug. 25…had four hits, including a pair of doubles, Aug. 17 at Memphis.
Missed nearly the entire season after undergoing surgery on his left hip…appeared in just 16 games and batted .122 with six RBI…collected five hits but three of those were home runs…struck out 20 times in 44 plate appearances…started nine games at five different positions (three at first base, two in right field, two in left field, one at third base, one at designated hitter)…hit .160 on the road, .063 in Oakland… batted .167 at night, .059 during the day…made his first career Opening Day start on April 4 against Chicago (AL)…went 0-for-3 and became the A's fifth different Opening Day starter at first base in the last five years…homered in back-to-back games April 21 at New York and April 23 at Toronto…struck out four times in a game for the first time in his career in an 0-for-4 performance at Toronto April 24…was in a 0-for-14 slump when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 10 (retroactive to May 9) with a back strain…had surgery on May 24 at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Col…the surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon, who took down the CAM and pincer lesion that were causing the hip impingement and also performed a labral repair to Cahna's left hip…was transferred to the 60-day DL June 11.
Was selected by Colorado in the Rule 5 draft prior to the season and traded to the A's…spent the entire season with Oakland, batting .254 with 16 home runs and 70 RBI in 124 games…led American League rookies and ranked fourth among Major League rookies in RBI…his 70 RBI were eighth most in Oakland history by a rookie…also tied for second among AL rookies in doubles (22), ranked third in runs (61) and extra base hits (41), tied for third in home runs, fourth in hits (112), tied for fourth in total bases (188), fifth in walks (33) and tied for fifth in multiple hit games (28)…batted .271 (79-for-292) with 13 of his 16 home runs against right-handed pitching compared to .221 (33-for-149) against left-handers… slugged .486 against righties, .309 against lefties…hit .109 off lefties through July 2, .306 with all three of his home runs off southpaws after that…had a .227 batting average, eight home runs and 35 RBI over his first 77 games through Aug. 7…then hit .289 with eight home runs and 35 RBI over his final 47 contests…batted .283 with runners in scoring position…hit 10 of his 16 home runs in the sixth inning or later…started 57 games at first base, a team-leading 48 in left field and one in right field…also appeared in one game at third base…did not have an assist in 61 games overall in the outfield, which were the fourth most games played in Athletics history by an outfielder with no assists…had two errors as an outfielder (.982 fielding percentage) and four as a first baseman (.993)…hit .297 as a first baseman, .217 as an outfielder…went 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and a RBI as a pinch hitter…the 11 at bats were the most in the AL and tied for second most in the majors among pinch hitters with no at bats… they tied for fifth most among hitless pinch hitters in Oakland history…made a team-leading 57 starts batting second in the order.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A New Orleans where he batted a career-high .303 with 20 home runs and 82 RBI in 127 games…added 57 walks for a career-high .384 on-base percentage…also had career highs in at bats (465), runs (83), hits (141), extra base hits (51) and strikeouts (112) and matched his best in triples (3)…ranked sixth in the Pacific Coast League in runs, eighth in on-base percentage, ninth in hits and RBI and 10th in total bases (235)…ranked second in the Marlins farm system in home runs,fourth in RBI and seventh in batting…led the Zephyrs in runs, hits, walks and on-base percentage…hit.311 (103-for-331) against right-handed pitching compared to .284 (38-for-134) against left-handers…had a .331 batting average with runners in scoring position…12 of his 20 home runs came with runners on base…batted .259 when leading off an inning…appeared in 61 games in left field, 40 at first base and18 at third base…had five assists as an outelder…committed two errors as an outfielder (.983 fielding percentage), two as a first baseman (.994) and three as a third baseman (.909)…hit .400 with eight homeruns and 32 RBI in his 40 games at first base…saw his most action with 78 games batting third in theorder…hit in every spot in the order except rst, second and eighth…hit .100 with a home run and seven RBI in 17 games for Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League following the season.
Spent entirety of fourth professional season at Double-A Jacksonville, establishing career highs in games played (128), at-bats (425) and doubles (32)...Led Suns in games, at-bats, runs (63), hits (116), doubles, hit-by-pitch (15) and RBI, while ranking second in home runs (13)...Started season with one hit in first 24 at-bats for a .042 average...Went on to post 14 hits over next eight games, batting .452 with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and seven RBI over stretch...Tallied consecutive three-hit games in middle of streak, April 16 and 17 at Pensacola...Finished four-game series against Blue Wahoos with eight hits in 17 at-bats (.471)...Went 5x6 on July 21 to establish season high in hits...Strung together season-long nine-game hitting streak from July 20-29. Hit .576 (19x33) with eight runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI over streak...Owned four three-RBI games, first of which came on July 22 at Tennessee...Equaled season-high on August 1 vs. Chattanooga, Aug. 23 at Montgomery and September 2 vs. Mississippi...Hit left-handed pitching at .313 (35x112) clip, compared to a .259 (81x313) mark against right-handers...Posted a .370 (27x73) average in 24 games over month of July, with six doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI.