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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
60-49 8-2 L1
59-50 4-6 W1
44-65 3-7 L1
44-65 6-4 L2
44-66 4-6 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .276 9 46 .788 6

Top Ian Happ News

  • Cubs' Ian Happ: On bench for nightcap

    Happ isn't starting the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

    Happ started the first game of the twin bill and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He'll get a breather for the nightcap while Nelson Velazquez takes over in left field and bats sixth.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Singles four times

    Happ went 4-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 15-2 win over Philadelphia.

    Happ knocked an RBI single during the Cubs' six-run fifth inning followed by another in the eighth. Over his previous nine games, the 27-year-old was hitting just .206 with one multi-hit performance. Friday's big outing improved his season slash line to .281/.369/.448 with 44 RBI and 42 runs scored through 91 games.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Returns after ejection

    Happ is starting as the designated hitter and batting third in Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Happ was ejected from the second game of Saturday's doubleheader for arguing balls and strikes. He went 0-for-7 across the twin bill, so he'll look to turn things around Sunday after a frustrating few games. The outfielder has still had a nice first half with an .811 OPS through 89 games along with nine home runs and 41 RBI.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Ejected from Game 2 Saturday

    Happ was ejected from the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets for arguing balls and strikes, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Happ was 0-for-7 across the twin bill, and clearly had seen enough of the strike zone. While it was a frustrating day, Happ is still batting .274/.365/.446 this season, and is headed to his first All-Star Game as a reserve for the National League. Since he will likely be playing Tuesday, it's possible Happ could get a breather Sunday.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Blasts ninth home run

    Happ went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

    The Cubs only mustered two runs, and Happ accounted for half of them in the first inning with his ninth home run of the season through 85 games. The outfielder hit a career-best 25 long balls last year, so he'll have to really get going if he wants to reach or surpass that figure. However, he's having a strong year overall with a .276 average and .824 OPS so far.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Reaches twice in loss

    Happ went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

    Happ was also caught stealing, the first time he'd been nabbed on the basepaths since June 19. The outfielder has only attempted two stolen bases since then and has attempted nine steals all season (successful on six of them), so speed isn't a huge part of his game, but he can run when needed. Happ has been fairly productive overall with a .282/.378/.454 slash line, eight home runs, 38 RBI and 38 runs scored across 81 games.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Steals base, scores twice Tuesday

    Happ went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers. He also stole a base.

    Happ did a little bit of everything Tuesday, including notching his sixth stolen base of the season on eight attempts. He set a career high with nine steals last year and could top that number in 2022. As impressively, the outfielder is batting .283 after never hitting above .264 coming into the season. Happ has been a solid contributor for fantasy managers, as he also has eight home runs and 38 RBI across 79 games.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Collects three hits Friday

    Happ went 3-for-5 with two doubles in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

    Despite the three hits, Happ managed to not score or record any RBI in the 6-5 Cubs win. It was still a good performance for the outfielder, who has six hits across his last three games and is now batting .286 this year. Happ's career best for batting average in a season is .264, which he recorded across 58 games back in 2019. He hit just .226 across 148 games last year.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Reaches three times Wednesday

    Happ went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

    Happ displayed good patience at the plate Wednesday and helped lead the Cubs to an 8-3 win. The outfielder is displaying a better eye at the plate this season, walking roughly 13 percent of the time and lowering his strikeout rate to 19.6 percent, which would be a new career best. As a result, Happ is also batting a career-high .275 following Wednesday's production.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Blasts eighth home run

    Happ went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

    Happ was replaced defensively by Nelson Velazquez in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Cubs up 10-1, but the former did some damage while he was in there. The outfielder went deep in the second inning with a runner on, giving him eight home runs and 34 RBI this season through 67 games. Happ also has a robust .870 OPS, making him a solid fantasy option in all formats.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Bright spot in blowout

    Happ went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

    Happ recorded Chicago's only extra-base hit and RBI in the 12-1 loss. While his team struggles, the outfielder is enjoying a solid season at the plate so far with a .290 batting average and .855 OPS. The batting average would be a new career high for Happ, who hit just .226 last year. A key factor has been more consistent contact, as he's lowered his strikeout rate from 29.2 percent in 2021 down to 19.8 percent so far in 2022.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Logs three hits in blowout loss

    Happ went 3-for-4 with a walk in Wednesday's 19-5 loss to the Padres.

    Chicago has now dropped nine consecutive games, but it's been through no fault of Happ. The 27-year-old has slashed .361/.439/.583 during the losing streak and has now recorded at least one hit in all but one of his last 14 starts. He'll serve as Chicago's designated hitter and No. 3 batter in Thursday's series finale.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Posts big line Sunday

    Happ went 3-for-3 with a walk, a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

    Happ was a bright spot in Chicago's 18-4 loss. The outfielder now has seven home runs and 30 RBI this season, and he's been locked in lately with a .378 batting average across his last 10 games. The Cubs are struggling at 23-36, but Happ should remain a strong fantasy contributor as one of the team's best hitters, particularly if he keeps swinging the bat like this.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Steals base in defeat

    Happ went 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 13-inning loss to the Yankees.

    The stolen base, which came in the first inning after Happ singled against New York starter Luis Severino, was the fifth of the season for the outfielder on six attempts. He's never been a huge speed guy, as his career high for steals in a season is nine, which he recorded last year. If Happ keeps up his current pace, he may at least be able to top that mark and get to double figures for the first time.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Big day in twin bill

    Happ went 3-for-7 with two walks, two doubles, two RBI and a stolen base across both games of Saturday's doubleheader split with the Cardinals.

    The 27-year-old was productive in both ends of the twin bill, but he did most of his damage in the Cubs' 6-1 win during the matinee. Happ has hit safely in six straight games, batting .450 (9-for-20) with three doubles, a triple and a homer during that stretch, and the tear has boosted his slash line on the season to .272/.377/.451 with six home runs, four steals, 27 runs and 29 RBI through 52 contests.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Goes deep Thursday

    Happ went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Happ came into the contest in a 2-for-17 slump over his previous five games, and this was his first multi-hit effort since May 23. The outfielder still has a solid .258 average and .802 OPS this season, which are up from the .226 and .757 marks he posted last year, respectively. He has his ups and downs, but Happ should remain a productive fantasy asset so long as he stays healthy.

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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Sitting Game 1

    Happ is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

    Happ will get a breather after starting seven straight games, batting .214 with five extra-base hits including two homers over that stretch. Clint Frazier will start in his place in left field and bat sixth in the early game Monday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 27
School: Cincinnati
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: S, R