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33 J.A. Happ SP

Minnesota Twins

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Player Updates

May 5, 2021 02:28 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Gives up one run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ tossed 5.1 innings of one-run ball Tuesday against the Rangers, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning three. He didn't factor into the decision.

Happ has failed to complete six innings in three of his five starts this season, but he's managed to limit the damage so far. The veteran left-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his five outings and will look to keep things going in his next start, scheduled for next week on the road against the White Sox.

April 28, 2021 05:16 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Fires seven strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (2-0) earned the win Wednesday at Cleveland after giving up two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk across seven innings.

The veteran lefty's strikeout totals remain low, but he continued his fantastic start to the season Wednesday in Cleveland to record his second straight win. Happ has a 1.96 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB over 23 innings through four starts in 2021. He lines up to pitch against the Rangers early next week.

April 24, 2021 06:56 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Flirts with no-hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (1-0) allowed a hit and two walks over 7.1 scoreless innings Friday, striking out three batters and earning a win over the Pirates.

Happ was absolutely dominant and carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Jacob Stallings tagged him with a double. Both of his walks came in the second inning but he retired the next 17 consecutive batters. The 38-year-old lefty lowered his season ERA to 1.69 across 16 innings. Happ will take the mound in Cleveland next Wednesday.

April 14, 2021 11:56 AM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Labors during fifth inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ allowed two runs on four hits and one walk over 4.2 innings during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox. He recorded three strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.

The 38-year-old started off with four scoreless frames but was pulled during the fifth inning after surrendering a pair of runs. Happ has had trouble pitching deep into games in his first two starts, as he's given up three runs on seven hits with a 7:4 K:BB across 8.2 innings. He's lined up for a matchup with the Angels on Sunday.

April 13, 2021 11:52 AM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Returns to mound Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Happ had been in line to start Monday's series opener before the game was postponed due to safety concerns in Minnesota. The Twins appear set to push all the members of their rotation back a day in the pitching schedule, so Happ will remain on track for a two-start week. He's expected to make his second turn Sunday on the road versus the Angels.

April 12, 2021 02:12 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Monday's contest called off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ won't start Monday against the Red Sox after the game was postponed due to safety concerns, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Happ was scheduled to make his second start of the season Monday, but the game was called off shortly before first pitch. It's not yet clear whether the southpaw will start Tuesday's contest if the game is played.

April 7, 2021 09:56 AM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Gives up one run in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ allowed one run on three hits and three walks over four innings during Tuesday's extra-inning loss at Detroit. He notched four strikeouts and did not factor in the decision.

The 38-year-old had some control issues, as he required 89 pitches to record 12 outs, but he was still able to hold the Tigers to a single run. Happ will need to be more efficient to work deeper into games, and his next opportunity to do so will come Monday against the Red Sox.

March 26, 2021 12:08 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Appears set for rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is likely to begin the season in the rotation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli announced Thursday that Randy Dobnak will begin the season as a reliever. That decision should lock Happ into a spot in the starting rotation, which had been in question after COVID-19 delayed him at the start of spring training.

March 22, 2021 08:40 AM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Ramping up for regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ gave up four runs on six hits with two strikeouts and no walks over three innings in Sunday's spring training win over Baltimore. He threw 49 pitches as he hopes to ramp up to 75 pitches before Opening Day, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Happ looks on track to begin the regular season in the rotation, but Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey told the Pioneer Press that the team may pair Happ with a long reliever in his first start or two if Happ isn't ready for his usual workload. Happ had a delayed start to spring training after missing the first week due to COVID-19.

March 15, 2021 10:36 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Sharp in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ threw two scoreless innings with a strikeout and two walks in his spring debut in Monday's loss to Atlanta. "I think he's in a very good place. I think he's lined up and is not too far behind to be ready when the season begins," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Happ missed the first week of spring training after testing positive for COVID-19, but it sounds like he'll be ready to make his first turn in the rotation in April.

March 13, 2021 03:52 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Slated to debut Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ will make his spring debut Monday against Atlanta, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Happ missed the first week of spring training after testing positive for COVID-19, but he recently threw two innings of batting practice and will pitch in his first Grapefruit League game Monday. Although he's being brought along slowly to begin camp, the Twins haven't indicated that he's in danger of missing Opening Day.

March 10, 2021 09:40 AM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Throws batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ, who missed the first week of spring training after testing positive for COVID-19, recently threw two innings of live batting practice, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins will bring Happ along slowly, but it sounds like he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. He could make his spring training debut in the next week.

March 2, 2021 02:12 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Joining team at camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (illness) has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols and is scheduled to join the Twins for workouts Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Happ has been absent thus far from camp after testing positive for COVID-19 in February, but the veteran southpaw wasn't believed to be dealing with any serious symptoms as a result of the virus. That said, expect the Twins to take it slowly with Happ during the ramp-up process, with his Grapefruit League debut unlikely to come within the next week. However, with Opening Day still nearly a month away, Happ should have sufficient time to build up to a starter's workload by the time his first turn in the rotation comes up during the regular season.

February 20, 2021 12:24 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ has tested positive for COVID-19, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Happ isn't currently experiencing any symptoms, but he'll have a delayed start to spring training after his positive COVID-19 result during intake testing. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to join the team or whether his absence will impact his buildup ahead of Opening Day. The southpaw made nine starts for the Yankees in 2020, recording a 3.47 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 49.1 innings, and he should join the Twins' starting rotation once he's healthy.

January 20, 2021 05:32 PM
Twins' J.A. Happ: Inks deal with Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ signed a one-year contract with the Twins on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Happ had his $17 million option for 2021 declined by the Yankees in October, and he'll join the Twins on a one-year deal worth $8 million, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The 38-year-old made nine starts for New York in 2020, posting a 3.47 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 49.1 innings. He'll attempt to build on his production during his first season in Minnesota.

October 30, 2020 04:52 PM
J.A. Happ: Option declined by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees declined Happ's $17 million option for 2021 on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The veteran southpaw's 2021 option was set to vest if he reached the pro-rated totals of 62 innings or 10 starts this season, but he fell short in both categories. Happ made nine starts in 2020 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 42:15 K:BB across 49.1 innings, and it's not much of a surprise the team wasn't interested at the $17 million figure.

September 26, 2020 10:04 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Hurt by long ball in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ allowed three runs on three hits (one home run) and two walks while striking out three across five innings Friday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.

Happ walked consecutive hitters after getting two quick outs in the first inning to bring up Garrett Cooper, who quickly turned on a first-pitch fastball that flew over the fence in right to put the Marlins up 3-0. Happ was able to get through the rest of his outing without yielding another run and escaped getting dealt the loss after the Yankees were able to tie it up in the eighth. The southpaw will head into the postseason with a 3.47 ERA and career-best 1.05 WHIP across 49.1 innings.

September 20, 2020 01:08 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Punches out nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (2-2) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out nine across eight scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday against the Red Sox.

Happ turned in his longest outing of the season, tossing 113 pitches while keeping the Red Sox off the board. He got 11 groundouts in addition to the nine strikeouts, all while allowing just two extra-base hits. In his last three starts, Happ has allowed only three runs across 19.1 frames while racking up 24 strikeouts and two walks. He's in line for his final turn through the rotation Thursday in Toronto.

September 14, 2020 12:12 AM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Sharp in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out five over five innings in Sunday's win against the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision.

Both starters were quite effective Sunday, and Happ was unable to return to the win column as much of the Yankees' run production came late in the contest. The southpaw now has a 3.96 ERA and 30:13 K:BB over 36.1 innings this season. He should take the mound again on the road Saturday against the Red Sox.

September 8, 2020 10:32 PM
Yankees' J.A. Happ: Strong effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (1-2) allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across 6.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Happ was a tough-luck loser, allowing only a two-run homer in the second inning to Jonathan Davis. He was dominant otherwise, limiting the Blue Jays to just one other extra-base hit in the outing. It was by far a season-best strikeout total for Happ, doubling his next best mark. After struggling early on this season, Happ has now lowered his ERA to a respectable 4.31 mark across 31.1 innings -- though he has handed out 13 free passes. He's currently lined up to draw his next start Sunday against Baltimore.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
05/04vs TEXL 3-65.14113
04/28@ CLEW 10-217.04213
04/23vs PITW 2-017.11023
04/13vs BOSL 2-44.24213
04/06@ DETL 3-44.03134
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021MIN201.9155000028.3166621816
2020NYY223.4799000049.3371919811542
2019NYY1284.9131300000161.3160888834549140
2018NYY1763.6531310000177.7150817227951193
2017TOR10113.5325250000145.3145645718046142
2016TOR2043.1932320000195.0168726922660163
2015PIT1183.6132310000172.0173716916245151
2014TOR11114.2130260000158.0160797422251133
2013SEASON574.561818000092.79153471024577
2012SEASON10114.7928240000144.7147797719256144
2011SEASON6155.3528280000156.31571039321283134
2010SEASON643.401616110087.3733733814770
2009SEASON1242.9335233200166.0149555420556119
2008SEASON103.6984000031.7281313311426
2007SEASON0111.251100004.07553025
Total125923.95030343001769.31661825776233396281555
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021MIN029390.7000000.1600.8471097.94
2020NYY052481.1000000.2081.0541969.67
2019NYY11501720.9000003.2581.29667811.94
2018NYY01431860.8000014.2251.13173310.64
2017TOR11591341.2000004.2521.31462611.83
2016TOR01972021.0000023.2311.16979610.80
2015PIT41641820.9000306.2591.26771711.51
2014TOR01541730.9000101.2611.33567312.13
2013SEASON0791210.7000005.2501.46841513.40
2012SEASON11461321.1000007.2641.40362712.75
2011SEASON51331880.7000323.2651.53569813.93
2010SEASON1831000.8000204.2301.37437412.47
2009SEASON21601950.8004102.2441.23568511.39
2008SEASON124450.5000001.2331.32613812.22
2007SEASON0250.4000000.3682.2502120.25
Total16167519220.90753210543.2471.294748611.84
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2004A-Batavia 35.2111101203718222.051.136
2005A-Lakewood 72.1141204407026572.371.151
2005AA-Reading 6.01101008231.500.833
2006AA-Reading 74.2121206208129582.671.172
2006A-Clearwater 80.0131303707719632.811.025
2006AAA-Scranton-Wb 6.01101004131.500.667
2007AAA-Ottawa118.124240460117621185.031.524
2008AAA-Lehigh Vly135.024230870151481163.601.215
2010AFA-Clearwater Threshers 3.01100102036.001.000
2010AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi 22.05400102215264.911.864
2010AA-Reading Phillies 12.0330100104188.251.833
2011AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw 18.0330100169111.501.111
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 5.01100007030.000.600
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons 13.1330020138176.871.908
2013R-Gcl Blue Jays 3.01100000040.001.333
2014AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 5.01101005133.600.800
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons 4.21100006252.141.667
2017AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 3.01100003079.002.333
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/205
Birthdate:
10/19/1982
Age:
38
Hometown:
Spring Valley, IL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:
Northwestern
MLB Experience:
12