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There's a reason why I picked this guy as my Adopt A Marlin. Look at his minor league career so far.

 

 

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB

2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--Rk FLA 20 80 70 10 17 3 1 4 10 1 1 8 14 .243 .325 .486 .811 34 0 1 0 1 0

2010 21 Marlins GULF Rk FLA 6 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 .176 .286 .176 .462 3 0 1 0 1 0

2010 21 Jamestown NYPL A- FLA 14 59 53 7 14 3 1 4 9 0 0 6 13 .264 .339 .585 .924 31 0 0 0 0 0

2011 22 Greensboro SALL A FLA 16 66 54 18 21 4 0 2 12 1 0 8 5 .389 .485 .574 1.059 31 0 3 0 1 0

2 Seasons 36 146 124 28 38 7 1 6 22 2 1 16 19 .306 .397 .524 .921 65 0 4 0 2 0

He's 22 and can play right, left, and 1B.

 

Here's some pre-draft scouting:

 

I saw Mark Canha playing for Brewster in the Cape Cod League in 2009 and then picked him up when Cal played at USC. My impression is that Canha helped himself between then and now. He’s stronger and it shows. The tool for Canha will be right-handed power and it’s got a chance to play all the way. Historically, Cal has done a nice job picking first basemen with pro power projection.

Mark Canha, 1B

6-2, 205

Bats :R, Throws: R

Cal

Games Seen: 2, Innings 18

 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Broad, sloping shoulders and full chest, strong hands and forearms; really put-together upper body and back. Average height, average center of gravity, has really filled out since summer on Cape.

 

STRENGTHS: Legit RHH power for 1B. Firm front, good hands and strong forearms. Keeps weight back, loads swing and creates aggressive torque and lift. Two-handed finish, ability to adjust from at-bat to at-bat. Shows offensive aptitude and pitch selection. Soft hands around the bag on ground balls.

 

WEAKNESSES: Below-average runner and thrower. Needs to bend knees more on groundballs. Mostly pulling here; saw nothing hit to RF.

 

SUMMARY: Power plays and will take him as far as he’s going. Have seen offensive growth from summer 2009 to spring 2010. Really like how he keeps weight back, lifts the ball and drives it. Believe there is projection in his power. Should be average defender at worst. Should be a very solid draft pick.

 

GRADES (Present/Future):

Hit 30/50

Power 40/65

Run 30/30

Arm 30/30

Field 40/50

Overall Future Potential (OFP): 45

Adjusted Overall Future Potential: 55

Most scouts list him as a C prospect but he sure has played above and beyond that so far. He's absolutely murdering Sally league pitching right now, hitting in the same neighborhood as Bryce Harper. For a seventh rounder, 66 PAs or not, I'd say this is a pretty pleasant surprise.

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Anyone know why he's on the DL in GBO

 

They’ll be without a couple of their key players on the trip. Closer Sean Watson is out for up to three weeks with an elbow injury. First baseman Mark Canha, who had been the team’s hottest hitter, has a ligament sprain in his hand and will miss about 10 days. Replacing them on the roster are pitcher Jordan Conley and catcher-first baseman Aaron Dudley.

http://gsohoppers.mlblogs.com/

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he went to college, in my mind he is the same as a 20 year old, give him a year or 2. college is a different game, I mean coghlan didn't make a splash till he was 23 or even 24.

 

 

 

Coghlan's offense wouldn't be so valuable, if he would've stayed in LF.

 

In the minors, however, he was seen as a more legit prospect because he was playing 2B. And right now, his offense is valuable because he's combining it with a very impressive year in CF, defensively.

 

Canha is a corner OF'er.

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he went to college, in my mind he is the same as a 20 year old, give him a year or 2. college is a different game, I mean coghlan didn't make a splash till he was 23 or even 24.

 

 

 

Coghlan's offense wouldn't be so valuable, if he would've stayed in LF.

 

In the minors, however, he was seen as a more legit prospect because he was playing 2B. And right now, his offense is valuable because he's combining it with a very impressive year in CF, defensively.

 

Canha is a corner OF'er.

The only comparison to Coghlan is his age and the fact that they're both college guys. Canha is outhitting what Coghlan did when he first broke in (SUPER SMALL SAMPLESIZE).

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Canha will fly through the minors too, as long as he's hitting. He'll be in AA by the end of the year and, considering what AAA is in this franchise, could get an invite to ST as early as 2012, as long as he keeps hitting.

 

 

 

The guy is a 22-year old with 158 plate appearances in his minor league career. He hasn't even reached AA yet.

 

You realize this, right?

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Canha will fly through the minors too, as long as he's hitting. He'll be in AA by the end of the year and, considering what AAA is in this franchise, could get an invite to ST as early as 2012, as long as he keeps hitting.

 

 

 

The guy is a 22-year old with 158 plate appearances in his minor league career. He hasn't even reached AA yet.

 

You realize this, right?

His "career" started last year when he was drafted, he's a college guy. That's perfectly on track for a college guy.

 

You expect him to be in AA half a season from being drafted?

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Canha will fly through the minors too, as long as he's hitting. He'll be in AA by the end of the year and, considering what AAA is in this franchise, could get an invite to ST as early as 2012, as long as he keeps hitting.

 

 

 

The guy is a 22-year old with 158 plate appearances in his minor league career. He hasn't even reached AA yet.

 

You realize this, right?

His "career" started last year when he was drafted, he's a college guy. That's perfectly on track for a college guy.

 

 

Sure, but I think it's ridiculous to start predicting a ST invite in '12 already.

Give the guy more than 158 PA's and let him actually get to AA before making predictions like that.

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Check the stats. Guy is completely mashing single A. He needs a callup to Jacksonville.

 

If anything a promotion to high A would be more warranted, besides Skipworth, the Marlins rarely have a player skip Jupiter :blink:

Would be nice to see him and Jensen together in the same line-up!

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