Canaan Smith-Njigba

RF,OF · Pittsburgh Pirates

Bats L Throws R
DOB 1999-04-30 Age 24.9

Season Projections

Source5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC-$2411373348201441128.710.232.313.346.659.114
Steamer-$22520172410022627.600.241.325.379.704.138
THE BAT-$2411383448201431129.010.227.302.345.647.118
Zeile-$2312403648201441230.010.222.300.361.661.139

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Pirates Outright Canaan Smith-Njigba; Ali Sanchez Elects Free Agency

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    8:54AM: Sanchez chose to reject the outright assignment and become a free agent, as per his personal MLB.com profile page. 8:28AM: The Pirates have outrighted outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba and catcher Ali Sánchez to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to the team's official transactions feed.  The two players were designated for assignment on Opening Day but have now...

    Mar 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Ali Sanchez Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • Pirates Designate Canaan Smith-Njigba, Jackson Wolf, Ali Sánchez For Assignment

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    The Pirates announced a series of Opening Day roster moves, selecting the contracts of right-handers Jared Jones, Ryder Ryan and Hunter Stratton. All three of those moves were previously reported. In corresponding 40-man moves, outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba, catcher Ali Sánchez and right-hander Jackson Wolf were designated for assignment. More to come.

    Mar 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Canaan Smith-Njigba Hunter Stratton Jackson Wolf
  • Offseason In Review: Pittsburgh Pirates

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    The Pirates’ ongoing rebuild showed some encouraging signs last year but it didn’t prompt the front office to go out and win the offseason. They made some modest additions as their focus remains clearly on the future, but did sign another core member of their club to a sizable extension. Major League Signings LHP Aroldis…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Pittsburgh Pirates Chase Anderson Gilberto Celestino Bubba Chandler Aroldis Chapman Oneil Cruz Henry Davis Josh Fleming Marco Gonzales Yasmani Grandal Ben Heller Brent Honeywell Termarr Johnson Jared Jones Mitch Keller Jake Lamb Eric Lauer Andrew McCutchen Billy McKinney Edward Olivares Johan Oviedo Wily Peralta Michael Plassmeyer Quinn Priester Bryan Reynolds Ryder Ryan Connor Sadzeck Paul Skenes Canaan Smith-Njigba Jack Suwinski Michael A. Taylor Rowdy Tellez Jared Triolo
  • Pirates Claim Canaan Smith-Njigba Off Waivers From Mariners

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Monday and placed right-hander JT Brubaker (elbow) on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster for Smith-Njigba. The Mariners had claimed Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Pirates, so he'll be returning to Pittsburgh for the start of the 2024 season. The 24-year-old is most likely to begin the year at Triple-A Indianapolis if he sticks with the team. In just 18 big-league games for the Bucs the last two years, he has gone 5-for-37 (.135) with no homers, five RBI and one steal. Brubaker, 30, is unlikely to pitch until the second half of the season in 2024 after having Tommy John surgery last year.

    Feb 19 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Seattle Mariners JT Brubaker Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • Mariners Claim Levi Stoudt, DFA Canaan Smith-Njigba

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    The Seattle Mariners have claimed right-handed pitcher Levi Stoudt off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. To create room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba was designated for assignment. Adding Stoudt to the team is a noteworthy move for the Mariners. Seattle originally drafted him in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft before shipping him to Cincinnati in the Luis Castillo trade. Now 26, Stoudt struggled between the bullpen and rotation last year, allowing 11 runs over 10+ innings of work. Perhaps a return to the Mariners is exactly what the doctor ordered, though even if he does make the Opening Day roster, he'll remain off the fantasy radar. The same goes for Smith-Njigba, whose status is now in limbo. The outfielder spent less than two weeks in the Mariners' organization and went just 4-for-32 with 16 strikeouts while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. It's possible that another team with an open 40-man roster spot could take a chance on him via trade or waiver claim.

    Feb 18 · Source via Seattle Mariners Cincinnati Reds Canaan Smith-Njigba Levi Stoudt
  • Mariners Claim Canaan Smith-Njigba Off Waivers From Pirates

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    The Seattle Mariners claimed outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday and designated right-hander Darren McCaughan for assignment in a corresponding move. Smith-Njigba is the older brother of Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The 24-year-old outfielder has played in only 18 games at the big-league level the last two years with the Pirates and has gone 5-for-37 (.135) with no home runs, five RBI and four runs scored. In 105 games with Triple-A Indianapolis in 2023, Smith-Njigba slashed .280/.366/.473 with an .839 OPS, 15 home runs, 74 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 57 runs scored in 445 plate appearances. He will give the Mariners additional organizational depth in 2024 and will likely start out with Triple-A Tacoma.

    Feb 8 · Source via Seattle Mariners Pittsburgh Pirates Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • Mariners Claim Canaan Smith-Njigba, Designate Darren McCaughan

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    The Mariners announced Wednesday that they’ve claimed outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Pirates. Right-hander Darren McCaughan was designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster. At least for the time being Smith-Njigba will head to the same city as his younger brother, Jaxon — a wide receiver for the NFL’s…

    Feb 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Seattle Mariners Darren McCaughan Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • Pirates Designate Canaan Smith-Njigba For Assignment

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    The Pirates announced Wednesday that they’ve designated outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to newly signed reliever Aroldis Chapman, whose previously reported one-year $10.5MM deal is now official. One of four players the Pirates acquired in the trade sending Jameson Taillon to the Yankees, Smith-Njigba made the team’s…

    Jan 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • Pirates Designate Canaan Smith-Njigba For Assignment

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba for assignment in order to make 40-man roster space for reliever Aroldis Chapman, whose one-year, $10.5 million deal has become official. The 24-year-old appeared in just 15 games for the Bucs in the 2023 season, hitting just .125 with one stolen base, five RBI, and a big-time 43.2% K% across a small 37-plate-appearance sample size. He spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A where he hit a solid .280 with 15 home runs, 21 SB, and an .839 OPS across 105 games, production which graded out to 10% above the Triple-A average, as per his 110 wRC+. Smith-Njigba can either be traded or placed on outright or unconditional release waivers within the next seven days.

    Jan 31 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Canaan Smith-Njigba
  • SeasonTeam5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2022PIT-$27375111000100.000.200.429.400.829.200
    2023PIT-$1715363234110541644.410.125.222.219.441.094
    2024 ATC-$2411373348201441128.710.232.313.346.659.114
    2024 Steamer-$22520172410022627.600.241.325.379.704.138
    2024 THE BAT-$2411383448201431129.010.227.302.345.647.118
    2024 Zeile-$2312403648201441230.010.222.300.361.661.139

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    SeasonTeamLFRFOF
    2022PIT202
    2023PIT21012
    DateOppResultOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Jun 9vs NYMW 14-72a000000000000
    Apr 23vs CINW 2-07220000000150.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 19at COLW 14-34a11000001000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 18at COLW 5-36330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 17at COLW 14-34a000000000000
    Apr 16at STLL 4-55541000011240.000.000.200.000.200.000
    Apr 15at STLW 6-39a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Apr 14at STLL 0-37440100000125.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 12vs HOUL 0-74a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Apr 11vs HOUW 7-46330000010266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 9vs CWSW 1-06331101000133.300.333.3331.0001.333.667
    Apr 4at BOSW 4-174410000004100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 3at BOSW 7-6632011002100.000.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Apr 1at CINL 2-67a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Mar 30at CINW 5-45550100000360.000.200.200.200.400.000
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