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33 J.A. Happ SP

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March 10, 2020 01:28 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Hurls another solid outing
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Happ allowed one run in four innings against Philadelphia on Monday, giving up three hits while striking out five.

Mikie Mahtook went deep against Happ in the third inning, but the hurler was otherwise excellent in his fourth Grapefruit League outing. Happ has solidified his hold on the No. 3 spot in the Yankees' Opening Day rotation with a dominant spring in which he has posted a 1.38 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 11.1 K/9 over 13 innings.

March 5, 2020 09:04 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Continues strong spring
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Happ pitched four scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League outing against the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out six.

Happ's numbers this spring include one earned run allowed in nine innings, along with 11 strikeouts. Following injuries to James Paxton (back) and Luis Severino (elbow), Happ is lined up to be the Yankees' third starter to open the season in spite of a rocky 2019 campaign. He's far from a sure thing, but he could be a fantasy sleeper if he's able to return to the solid numbers he posted from 2016-2018.

February 19, 2020 02:20 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Starting Grapefruit League opener
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Happ will likely be the starter in the Yankees' initial spring training contest against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Though opening the spring training slate pales in comparison to starting on Opening Day, it does help Happ get a jump on solidifying his grasp on the fifth-starter role. The 37-year-old is currently penciled in to be a part of the Yankees' rotation but will need to perform reasonably well to maintain that spot over the entire season.

January 23, 2020 08:56 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Will open season as fifth starter
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Happ will begin the 2020 season as New York's fifth starter, YES Network reports.

Happ started 30 games for the Yankees a season ago, posting a 4.91 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with a 140:49 K:BB across 161.1 frames. While he'll open the year as part of the rotation, he'll need to prove as the season unfolds that he belongs in that role after struggling for much of the 2019 campaign.

September 27, 2019 12:52 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Strong effort as primary
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Happ didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Rays, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over five innings of relief while striking out six.

The veteran southpaw entered the game after opener Jonathan Loaisiga had coughed up a quick two runs in the first inning, and while Happ kept things close, the Yankees' offense was never able to solve Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay bullpen. Happ finishes up 2019 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 140:49 K:BB through 161.1 innings, and it's not yet clear what role he'll have in the team's postseason rotation plans.

September 24, 2019 05:56 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Following opener Wednesday
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Happ is scheduled to serve as the primary pitcher Wednesday against the Rays, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

The Yankees have yet to announce who will serve as the opener in front of Happ, but the southpaw will come out of the bullpen in order to prepare him for the playoffs. Happ has been sharp in four appearances this month, posting a 1.61 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 22:8 K:BB in 22.1 innings.

September 21, 2019 12:16 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Strikes out four with no walks
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Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

His value continues to be limited because he doesn't often pitch past five innings, but Happ is on a hot streak as of late, posting a 1.61 ERA in his last four outings. He also has 29 strikeouts in the past 27 innings. Happ is 12-8 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 134 strikeouts in 156.1 innings this season. He is scheduled to make his last regular-season start at the Rays on Wednesday.

September 18, 2019 03:52 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Scheduled to start Friday
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Happ (biceps) will make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.

Happ was hoping to take the ball Thursday, but the Yankees decided he would benefit from one additional day of rest. As such, Happ will swap spots in the rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, and he will get the nod Thursday against the Angels instead.

September 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Still targeting Thursday
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Happ (biceps) is still hoping to start Thursday against the Angels, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.

Happ has been dealing with biceps tendinitis in recent weeks and received a cortisone shot Friday, though it doesn't appear as though he'll wind up missing a start. If he's able to pitch Thursday, he'll simply be pitching on two extra days of rest, as his previous start came last Thursday against the Tigers.

September 13, 2019 08:56 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Receives cortisone shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (biceps) received a cortisone shot Friday and is expected to start Thursday against the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Happ has been dealing with biceps tendinitis recently though he's remained effective, posting a 1.06 ERA over his last three starts. He'll wind up with some extra rest prior to his next outing, assuming he is indeed cleared to start.

September 12, 2019 05:28 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Dealing with biceps tendinitis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. The southpaw didn't factor into the decision Thursday against the Tigers, allowing two runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. He struck out six and walked three.

Manager Aaron Boone didn't seem too concerned about the issue, stating the belief is that "he's gonna be fine moving forward." Happ noted that he's dealt with a similar injury before and pitched through it with no problems, so it sounds like he may not be forced to miss a start as a result.

September 7, 2019 07:44 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Notches 12th victory
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Happ (12-8) tossed 6.1 shutout innings, allowing just two hits and one walk with seven strikeouts while earning the victory against the Red Sox on Saturday.

The only hits against Happ were singles by Mookie Betts in the first inning and Xander Bogaerts in the fourth. The left-hander was in complete control, generating 15 called strikes and 16 swinging strikes out of his 92 pitches. The fine outing improves Happ's ERA to 5.10, and he has totaled 124 strikeouts in 146.1 innings this season. Happ will pitch on the road against the Tigers in his next outing Thursday.

September 2, 2019 06:20 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Throws six scoreless in no-decision
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Happ tossed six shutout innings while allowing one hit and four walks with five strikeouts while taking a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday.

The left-hander struggled with control again, but it didn't hurt him in this outing, although it wasn't enough for a win, as the Yankees and Athletics were still scoreless when Happ departed. This was the first time Happ took a no-decision since July 24, but don't mistake that for Happ pitching well. Even with six shutout innings Sunday, Happ owns a 5.72 ERA in his last seven outings. Overall, he is 11-8 with a 5.34 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 117 strikeouts in 140 innings this season. Happ will pitch at the Red Sox in his next outing Saturday.

August 27, 2019 10:52 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Bags win against Mariners
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Happ (11-8) got the win against the Mariners on Monday, giving up three earned runs on two hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking three as the Yankees prevailed 5-4.

Happ's spot in the rotation has come under question during a tough month of August, but he managed a solid outing in this contest, aside from a three-run home run he yielded to Dylan Moore in the second inning. It was nice to see him get a win, but it did come against a weak-hitting Mariners team, so the veteran will likely need to string together a few more outings like this before he can be considered past the struggles he's endured in the second half of his 2019 campaign. Happ has a 5.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 112:40 K:BB across 134 innings for the season.

August 22, 2019 02:44 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Sticking in starting rotation
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Happ will keep his spot in the starting rotation for the time being, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Manager Aaron Boone confirmed after Wednesday's loss that Happ will "definitely" make his next scheduled start in spite of his recent struggles. Happ possesses a 10-8 record but it is accompanied by a dismal 5.58 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. He has been particularly ineffective since the All-Star break, posting a 6.86 ERA and 1.60 WHIP while serving up 11 home runs in 39.1 innings.

August 22, 2019 08:24 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Knocked around in loss
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Happ (10-8) took the loss against the Athletics on Wednesday, giving up five earned runs on four hits over four innings, striking out four and walking two as the Yankees fell 6-4.

Happ continued his recent struggles in this contest, as this marked the second time in his last three starts that he's given up at least five earned runs. It's been a disappointing campaign for the southpaw, as this balloons his ERA up to 5.58 and his WHIP to 1.37 to go along with a 105:37 K:BB across 129 innings. He'll look to get on track in his next start, which will pit him against the Mariners on the road Monday.

August 15, 2019 02:32 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Yields zero homers in win
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Happ (10-7) allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Orioles on Wednesday.

While he did hand out three more free passes, Happ kept the ball in the park, which he had done only one other time since the All-Star break before Wednesday. Prior to this outing, Happ had allowed nine homers in his last five starts. If he can stay away from the long ball, Happ could begin to pull himself out the hole he dug himself into this season. While he has a winning record, Happ owns a 5.40 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 125 innings this season. He will pitch next at the Athletics on Wednesday.

August 10, 2019 11:00 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Tosses up three homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (9-7) allowed six runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts across five innings while taking the loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Homers have been a real issue for Happ lately, as he's allowed nine long balls in his last 25 frames. Somehow, he's won twice during that stretch, but that's unsustainable. Happ is putting together a disappointing season with a 5.48 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 120 innings. He will look to rebound at home against the Orioles on Wednesday.

August 5, 2019 01:12 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Picks up ninth win
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Happ (9-6) earned the win against Boston on Sunday, hurling 5.2 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two.

Supported by a six-run outburst by the Yankees offense in the third inning, Happ cruised through four scoreless frames before serving up a pair of solo homers in the fifth. He then retired the first two batters in the sixth inning but was pulled after a walk, a wild pitch and a pair of singles resulted in two more runs. Happ has come nowhere near the 2.69 ERA and 1.05 WHIP he compiled in 11 starts with the Yankees last season but has nonetheless managed to compile a 9-6 record in 22 starts. He'll carry an overall 5.24 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into his next scheduled appearance in Toronto on Friday.

August 4, 2019 03:52 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Reinstated ahead of start
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The Yankees reinstated Happ (personal) from the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Red Sox.

New York cleared a spot for Happ on the active roster by placing outfielder Aaron Hicks (elbow) on the 10-day injured list. Happ's absence following the birth of his child didn't impact the Yankees' pitching schedule, as he'll return to the mound Sunday on his normal four days' rest.

Situational Stats
vs Houston 4.001 18.00002
vs LHB 43.000 3.1401140
vs RHB 118.100 5.55038100
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Pitching Stats
2007PHI01 11.25110000 4.07553025
2008PHI10 3.69840000 31.2281313311426
2009PHI124 2.9335233200 166.0149555420556119
2010PHI-HOU64 3.4016161100 87.1733733814770
2011HOU615 5.3528280000 156.11571039321283134
2012HOU-TOR1011 4.7928240000 144.2147797719256144
2013TOR57 4.5618180000 92.29153471024577
2014TOR1111 4.2230260000 158.0160797422251133
2015SEA-PIT118 3.6132310000 172.0173716916245151
2016TOR204 3.1832320000 195.0168726922660163
2017TOR1011 3.5325250000 145.1145645718046142
2018TOR-NYY176 3.6531310000 177.2150817227951193
2019NYY128 4.9131300000 161.1160888834549140
2020NYY00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 12190 3.9931528943001692.01608800751223376051497
Batting Stats
2007PHI1100000100 .000 .000 .000
2008PHI8700000400 .000 .000 .000
2009PHI3543240111500 .114 .116 .093
2010PHI-HOU162600001900 .037 .000 .000
2011HOU2943371431700 .217 .256 .163
2012HOU-TOR3232230131600 .171 .094 .094
2013TOR18000000000 --- --- ---
2014TOR30400000400 .000 .000 .000
2015SEA-PIT3223120011300 .125 .087 .087
2016TOR32722000300 .286 .286 .286
2017TOR25200000100 .000 .000 .000
2018TOR-NYY31622001300 .429 .333 .333
2019NYY32310000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 321197132016108600 .145 .127 .102
Fielding Stats
2007PHIP1100000 ---
2014TORP30262001910 .950
2015SEA-PITP32312742120 .926
2017TORP25252241620 .909
2018TOR-NYYP3131144912 .929
2019NYYP31301521210 .933
Total  3152892314517972 .970
More Pitching Stats
2007PHI025 0.6000000 .36821 20.3 .8950
2008PHI12445 0.5310001 .233138 12.2 .3420
2009PHI2160195 0.9044102 .244685 11.4 .4000
2010PHI-HOU183100 0.9113204 .230374 12.5 .3600
2011HOU5133188 0.77115323 .265698 13.9 .4530
2012HOU-TOR1146132 1.19101007 .264627 12.8 .4550
2013TOR079121 0.6990005 .250415 13.4 .4010
2014TOR0154173 0.9673101 .261673 12.1 .4530
2015SEA-PIT4164182 0.9887306 .259717 11.5 .3910
2016TOR0197202 1.0871023 .231796 10.8 .3710
2017TOR1159134 1.2282004 .252626 11.8 .3950
2018TOR-NYY0143186 0.8463014 .225733 10.6 .3890
2019NYY1150172 0.9721003 .258678 11.9 .4690
2020NYY000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 1615941835 0.94743010543 .2497181 12.0 .4140
Postseason Pitching Stats
2008PHI00 3.00100000 3.04110022
2009PHI00 5.68710000 6.18441068
2016TOR11 2.70220000 10.013331029
2018NYY01 22.50110000 2.04551012
2019NYY01 2.45300000 3.22111023
Total 13 5.041440000 25.0311414401324
Minor League Pitching Stats
2004 A-Batavia12 2.021111000 35.22288131837
2005 A-Lakewood44 2.361412000 72.1572619352670
2005 AA-Reading10 1.5011000 6.03110028
2006 AA-Reading62 2.651212000 74.2582722232981
2006 A-Clearwater37 2.811313000 80.0633525921977
2006AAA-Scranton-Wb10 1.5011000 6.03111114
2007AAA-Ottawa46 5.022424000118.1118746612062117
2008AAA-Lehigh Vly87 3.602423000135.0116585414148151
2010AFA-Clearwater Threshers01 6.0011000 3.03220002
2010AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi01 4.9154000 22.0261212301522
2010AA-Reading Phillies10 8.2533000 12.018111131410
2011AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw10 1.5033000 18.0115300916
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 0.0011000 5.03000007
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons02 6.7533000 13.117101020813
2013R-Gcl Blue Jays00 0.0011000 3.04200000
2014AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays10 3.6011000 5.03220015
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons00 1.9311000 4.25111026
2017AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 9.0011000 3.07330003
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New York Yankees
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