Date of Birth: 02/01/1994
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: Rice University
Resides: Houston, TX
McCanna is entering his eighth season of professional baseball and his second season with the Explorers.
Kevin McCanna is returning to Sioux City after pitching for the X’s back in 2017. He appeared in 27 games with two being starts and authored a 5-0 record and a 2.95 ERA. He struck out 51 batters in 39.2 innings and allowed only 38 hits in that time.
The right hander did not finish the season with the X’s as his contract was transferred to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization where he finished the remainder of the campaign with the Low-A, Hillsboro Hops.
The former Rice Owl, has spent every year outside of the 2020 season with the D-Backs reaching as high as Triple-A Reno in both 2019 and 2021. Last season he pitched in six games, four being starting efforts, going 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA. He fanned 12 batters in 15.2 innings and a pair of walks holding a WHIP of 0.957.
Prior to joining the X’s five years ago the native Texan was drafted by his hometown Houston Astros in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He spent two seasons with the Astros bouncing between three different levels of A-Ball.