Mark Canha remains one of MLB's most underrated players

NBC Sports EDGE's Drew Silva explains how Oakland A's OF Mark Canha could wind up being one of the top late-round gems of the 2021 fantasy baseball season.

Video Transcript

DREW SILVA: Asking people to identify the most underrated player in baseball is always going to be a convoluted experiment. It depends on how closely a person follows the sport and what teams and divisions they're primarily focused on, but outfielder Mark Canha of the Oakland A's is a pretty good pick. The only players with a .380 plus on-base percentage in each of the last three seasons are Mike Trout, Juan Soto, and Mark Canha.

And since the beginning of 2019, Canha has accumulated more wins above replacement than fantasy darlings like Bryce Harper, Tim Anderson, Nelson Cruz, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Jose Abreu, Corey Seager, Marcell Ozuna, Whit Merrifield. The list goes on and on.

Canha hasn't always been the greatest source of counting stats, but here in 2021, he does have 10 home runs and six stolen bases through 48 games. He's also currently on pace for 129 runs scored as the A's primary leadoff hitter. That's not bad for a guy who had an ADP in the 3.00s this spring on Yahoo.