Mark Canha, Outfield, Oakland Athletics, #20
Date of Birth: 2/15/1989
Birthplace: San Jose, California
College: University of California, Berkeley
Current Salary: $545,000
Mark Canha, outfielder for the Oakland Athletics, played baseball at the University of California at Berkeley when he was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2010. He played in the Marlins' minor league system from 2010 through 2014. During that time, he batted .285 with 499 hits, 109 doubles, 303 RBIs, and 388 strikeouts to 232 walks in 496 games. As a first baseman, he made 212 assists, 245 double plays, 2,718 putouts, and 24 errors in 336 games.
On December 11, 2014, Canha was claimed by the Colorado Rockies. He didn't last even one day with them, being traded to the Athletics on the same day. On April 8, 2015, his first day in the major leagues, he had three hits and four RBIs. In 124 games with the Athletics in 2015, he had 112 hits, 22 doubles, 16 home runs, and a .254 batting average. He led all American League rookies in RBIs with 70. Defensively, he played 75 games at first base and 58 games in left field.
Canha spent most of the 2016 season on the DL, playing in just 16 games with the Athletics.