• Full name Canaan Elijah Smith-Njigba
  • Born 04/30/1999 in Dallas, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Rockwall-Heath
  • Debut 06/14/2022
  • Drafted in the 4th round (122nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2017 (signed for $497,500).
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    Scouts hoping to get a good look at Canaan Smith this spring didn't always get to see him swing the bat. Smith, also the quarterback for Rockwall-Heath High in Rockwall, Texas, has punished enough opponents with his lefthanded power that teams pitched him very carefully this year. Smith wasn't going to chase pitches out of the zone, so he racked up walks at a furious pace. He finished the year with 57 walks, ninth most in a single season in high school history. When he wasn't getting a free pass, Smith has shown above-average bat speed and power potential. Smith has played catcher, first base and outfield while in high school, but he's more likely to play in the outfield than catcher if he signs coming out of the draft. He's committed to Arkansas.

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  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the New York Yankees in 2020
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the New York Yankees in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Canaan Smith-Njigba to Indianapolis Indians.
  • Indianapolis Indians activated CF Canaan Smith-Njigba.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Canaan Smith-Njigba to Indianapolis Indians.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates recalled CF Canaan Smith-Njigba from Indianapolis Indians.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates recalled CF Canaan Smith-Njigba from Indianapolis Indians.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Canaan Smith-Njigba to Indianapolis Indians.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Canaan Smith-Njigba to Indianapolis Indians.

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