Canaan Smith-Njigba
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 0" 230LBS | Age: 24
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 4, #122, New York Yankees | Rockwall-Heath (TX) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 7 5 1 1 0 0 .200 .429 .400 .829
2023 37 32 3 4 0 1 .125 .216 .219 .435
2 Seasons 44 37 4 5 0 1 .135 .250 .243 .493
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .200 0 0 .829
2023 .125 0 1 .435
2 Seasons .135 0 1 .493
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2022 23 27 5 1 20.0 14.3 93.3 107.1 0.7 20.0 .213 .446 .381 .401 .279 80.0 0.0 14.3
2023 24 159 17 2 11.8 5.4 87.0 106.9 0.2 23.5 .155 .276 .199 .239 .356 41.2 43.2 10.8
Player 186 22 3 13.6 6.8 88.4 107.1 0.3 22.7 .163 .299 .228 .264 .338 50.0 36.4 11.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 60.0 0.0 40.0 0.0 60.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 14.3
2023 64.7 11.8 17.6 5.9 52.9 29.4 17.6 5.9 52.9 11.8 11.8 5.9 11.8 5.4
Player 63.6 13.6 18.2 4.5 54.5 22.7 22.7 4.5 54.5 13.6 9.1 4.5 13.6 6.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -1 56 35.2 12 .143 .143 .308 33.3 33.3 17.4 .175 .203 .347 25.0
2023 Slider -1.5 0 32 20.1 7 .143 .429 .229 42.9 71.4 38.5 .187 .475 .274 100.0
2023 Curveball -3.6 -1 27 17.0 5 .000 .000 .140 70.0 80.0 40.0 .035 .035 .172 0.0
2023 Changeup -8.8 -1 15 9.4 6 .000 .000 .150 33.3 33.3 40.0 .069 .080 .064 25.0
2023 Sinker -4.0 -1 14 8.8 4 .250 .250 .225 14.3 25.0 25.0 .251 .384 .269 66.7
2023 Cutter 10.2 1 12 7.5 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 20.0 0.0 -- .571 1.627 .899 100.0
2023 Sweeper -17.5 0 2 1.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .063 .084 .061 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 0 12 44.4 4 .333 .667 .488 0.0 0.0 0.0 .290 .573 .452 66.7
2022 Slider 2.0 0 7 25.9 2 .000 .000 .350 66.7 0.0 0.0 .086 .106 .391 100.0
2022 Curveball -6.9 0 3 11.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .111 .402 .208 100.0
2022 Sinker 0.2 0 3 11.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Changeup 2.5 0 2 7.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 37 159 -2 -4 1 1 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 27 37.0 70.0 100.0 23.5 50.0 33.3 14.3 40.7 18.2 7.4 100.0
2023 159 50.3 62.5 74.0 26.6 38.1 44.0 18.9 44.7 36.6 6.9 81.8
Player 186 48.4 63.3 77.2 26.0 40.0 42.5 18.2 44.1 34.1 7.0 84.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2022 29 38
2023 27 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2023 -- 0 0.7 -1 0 2 0 --
Player -- 0 0.8 -1 1 2 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2023 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0
Player 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 93.3 87.0 -6.3
Launch Angle 0.7 0.2 -0.5
Barrel % 20.0 11.8 -8.2
Hard Hit % 80.0 41.2 -38.8
Sweet Spot % 20.0 23.5 3.5
xBA .213 .155 -0.058
BA .200 .125 -0.075
xwOBA .401 .239 -0.162
wOBA .381 .199 -0.182
xSLG .446 .276 -0.170
SLG .400 .219 -0.181
K% 0.0 43.2 43.2
BB% 14.3 10.8 -3.5
Swing % 40.7 44.7 4.0
Whiff% 18.2 36.6 18.4
In Zone % 37.0 50.3 13.3
Out of Zone % 63.0 49.7 -13.3
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 26.6 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 14.3 18.9 4.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 64.9 7.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 7 2 28.6 .396 .344
2023 Shades L 37 15 40.5 .175 .235
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 12 14.2 58.3% 8.3% 2 24.9 0.0% 0.0%
2023 45 15.3 42.2% 0.0% 30 18.3 10.0% 0.0%
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