Young pitchers can be a wild card, especially if they are pitching in their first several games of their careers. However, a number of them can prove to be successful, and that has been the case so far for some of the pitchers Cano has faced.
First, there's Wei-Yin Chen of the Baltimore Orioles. Before signing with the Orioles this season, Chen had pitched in Japan, for the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball. In 2009, he captured the Central League's ERA title, recording an ERA of 1.84, the lowest of any pitcher in NPB since 1968. So far, he's done well for the Orioles. In three starts, he's won one game, and has allowed five runs in 17.1 innings.
In three plate appearances, Cano has made contact once.
Another is Felix Doubront of the Boston Red Sox. Although Doubront has made appearances since 2010, they were mostly in relief and late in the season. It's only now that he's part of the starting rotation. He's been decent. In three games, he's allowed seven runs over the course of 16 innings.
In four career plate appearances, Cano has yet to record a hit off of him. He's struck out three times (the fourth at-bat was a walk).
A third pitcher to mention is David Price. Though more experienced than both Chen and Doubront, I added him on here because he's still very young, at 26 years old. We all know how talented David Price is; he's already a two-time All-Star, and finished second in the AL Cy Young Award voting. But how he has stacked up against Cano?
In 34 career at-bats against Price, Cano has hit just seven times, for a batting average of just .204. In three plate appearances this season, he's hitless.
Other young left-handed pitchers that have troubled Cano are the Baltimore Orioles' Troy Patton (4 career AB, 0 H, 1 BB) and the Tampa Bay Rays' Jake McGee (4 career AB, 0 H, 1 BB).