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8 Ian Happ CF

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
38715.23344568
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CHC1387569015447016784.353.408.233

Player Updates

July 6, 2019 10:16 AM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Homers twice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 2-for-3 with two walks, two home runs and three RBI for Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

Happ homered in both of the first two innings to get to 13 long balls on the season through 84 games. The 24-year-old continues to strike out at a fairly high rate (26.7 percent), which is part of the reason his batting average sits at just .227. The Cubs don't really have room for the versatile Happ at the moment, but an injury in the second half of the season could change that.

May 31, 2019 02:28 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Hits another home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday for Triple-A Iowa.

Happ has been hot at the plate lately, as he's gone 8-for-18 over his last five games with two home runs. For the season, the 24-year-old is slashing .243/.359/.432 with eight home runs and 30 RBI through 52 games with Iowa. Happ is still striking out at a high rate (26.4 percent) in the minors, but he could provide a spark for the Cubs at some point this season due to his power and ability to play multiple positions in the field.

May 23, 2019 04:00 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Shakes off finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (finger) played both ends of Triple-A Iowa's doubleheader Wednesday against Omaha, going a combined 4-for-6 with a home run, a walk and five RBI in those contests.

Happ was removed from Monday's game after hurting his finger while fielding a grounder, but his return to action two days later suggests the injury was never much of a concern. Even after his big day at the plate, Happ is sitting on a lackluster .240/.362/.422 batting line at Triple-A this season. A promotion to the big leagues doesn't seem imminent.

May 20, 2019 06:24 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Suffers minor finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ exited Monday's Triple-A game with a finger injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Happ apparently suffered the injury while fielding a grounder, though it doesn't appear to be anything that will keep him sidelined for an extended period. The utility man should be considered day-to-day for now. Prior to suffering the injury, he hit just .219/.343/.356 with four homers and five stolen bases in 41 games for Triple-A Iowa.

April 22, 2019 11:40 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Struggling at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is batting .209 with a .681 OPS and 25 strikeouts through 18 games with Triple-A Iowa.

It was somewhat of a surprise when Happ was demoted to Triple-A to begin the season, and the 24-year-old has not responded particularly well. He's still struggling to make consistent contact, as evidenced by the .209 average and 33.3 percent strikeout rate. Happ did pop his second home run of the year Monday, but at this point, a return to the majors does not seem imminent.

March 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Heading to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Happ managed an above-average 106 wRC+ last season despite striking out 36.1 percent of the time. He cut the strikeout rate to 25.0 percent this spring but is hitting just .135/.196/.192. His defensive versatility and decent bat should give him paths back to the big-league roster, but he'll need some time in the minors to sort his swing out first.

March 22, 2019 06:40 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Giants and is slashing .143/.208/.204 through 49 at-bats this spring.

It's been a sluggish start for Happ, which has been compounded by the fact that his main competition for playing time in center field, Albert Almora, has a .976 OPS this spring. Happ's versatility should still get him on the field fairly often in 2019, but it'd be nice to see him get a little hot streak going before the regular season starts.

March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Rough start to spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ has recorded six hits in 41 at-bats (.146 batting average) during Cactus League play while chipping in six RBI, four runs and a stolen base.

Happ is sitting on a lowly .205 on-base average through his 13 spring outings, but on a more positive note, he's struck out in only 18.1 percent of his plate appearances. While the usual caveats regarding small samples apply here, that rate is a stark downturn from the 36.1 percent mark he posted throughout the 2018 campaign. Happ will likely have to settle for a part-time role to begin 2019, but if the improvement he's shown in making contact holds, he could push for more action at a multitude of spots around the diamond or in the outfield.

February 27, 2019 04:04 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Figures to keep splitting time in center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ will likely remain in a center field timeshare with Albert Almora and, to a lesser extent, Jason Heyward in 2019 based on matchups, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Happ should get plenty of playing time after racking up 462 plate appearances in 2018, though his .608 OPS against lefty starters (compared to .816 against right-handers) will likely limit his opportunities against southpaws, especially since Almora hits them well. Happ's versatility and power potential will still get him in the lineup often, but his value figures to remain somewhat capped due to the timeshare.

September 30, 2018 01:40 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Out of lineup for regular-season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The Cubs will roll with Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist in the outfield as they look to capture the NL Central crown with a win and a Brewers loss. Heading into the postseason, Happ figures to remain a versatile option for Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who no doubt will mix and match his lineups based on optimal matchups.

September 15, 2018 08:52 AM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Blasts game-winning homer against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Friday's 3-2 win over the Reds.

Getting the start in center field and hitting ninth, Happ played hero with a seventh-inning blast -- his 15th home run of the year and only his fourth in 49 games since the All-Star break. Despite a woeful .190/.307/.349 second-half slash line, the 24-year-old will likely see at least semi-regular playing time to close out the regular season with Jason Heyward (hamstring) and Kyle Schwarber (back) both currently sidelined.

September 12, 2018 03:56 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Takes seat Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is out of the starting nine against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Happ will head to the bench for the series finale after going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Tuesday. In his place, Albert Almora will roam center field and bat sixth.

September 10, 2018 04:04 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Out of lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is not starting Monday against the Brewers.

Happ doesn't have any one spot locked down in the Cubs' outfield, but he'd nevertheless managed to start seven of the last nine games prior to Monday's contest. Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Ben Zobrist will be the Cubs' outfielders for the key divisional matchup.

September 9, 2018 11:08 AM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale at Washington.

Happ started both ends of Saturday's doubleheader and went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts, so he finds himself on the bench Sunday. Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Ben Zobrist will man the outfield for the Cubs.

September 6, 2018 03:16 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Happ will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series opener after going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Brewers. The outfielder has alternated starts with Albert Almora over the past four games, with Almora getting the nod in this one. The two figure to compete for playing time until Jason Heyward (hamstring) returns to action.

September 3, 2018 01:09 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Records two extra-base hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

Happ drove home a pair in the eighth inning on a double to left-center field. The 24-year-old is having a down year after slashing .253/.328/.514 with 24 homers and 68 RBI in 115 games a season ago. Happ owns a .236/.353/.412 batting line with 14 homers and 39 RBI through 122 contests in 2018.

August 26, 2018 02:08 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Returns to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Happ had started each of the past four games, with two turns coming in the outfield and another two coming at third base. His path to playing time at the latter position will soon come to a close with Kris Bryant (shoulder) expected to return from the disabled list by next weekend, leaving Happ to primarily compete with Albert Almora for at-bats in center field. Happ hasn't helped his case for an expanded role by slashing just .191/.302/.303 in 33 appearances since the All-Star break.

August 21, 2018 03:28 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: On bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

Happ's playing time has dwindled lately, as he's started just four of the Cubs' last 10 games. The Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy from the Nationals on Tuesday, which could have ripple effects around the roster, even though Happ hasn't played Murphy's primary position of second base even once this season, as the Cubs have a number of versatile players on their roster. Albert Almora will start in center field Tuesday.

August 18, 2018 02:52 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Bows out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Pittsburgh.

Happ is slated for a day off as Joe Musgrove is set to take the mound for the Pirates. Jason Heyward will shift to center field with Ben Zobrist manning right field in Happ's absence.

August 16, 2018 10:04 PM
Cubs' Ian Happ: Launches solo shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Thursday's 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.

Happ took Pirates starter Ivan Nova deep in the fourth inning for the game's lone run. It was the 13th long ball of the year for the Pittsburgh native along with 34 RBI and a .243 average in 301 at-bats.

Situational Stats
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Two Week Schedule
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017CHC115364629224683912984 .328 .514 .253
2018CHC142387569015447016784 .353 .408 .233
2019CHC0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 25775111818239112109296168 .341 .459 .242
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017CHC2B44281203979213 .983
2017CHC3B41835021.000
2017CHCOF8260106100420 .981
2018CHC1B2214104021.000
2018CHC2B2000000 ---
2018CHC3B20123292121 .938
2018CHCOF11588172164620 .988
2018CHCP1000000 ---
Total  234191452325119818 .982
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017CHC173187424512
2018CHC19215820396
2019CHC00000000
Total 3653456271418
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017CHC5701001500 .250 .143 .143
2018CHC10000010001.000 --- ---
Total 6701002500 .333 .143 .143
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015ASX-Eugene Emeralds29106263081411232890 .408 .491 .283
2015AFX-South Bend Cubs38145243593522173911 .315 .448 .241
2016AA-Tennessee652483565140831206062 .318 .415 .262
2016AFA-Myrtle Beach6924037711637424869103 .410 .475 .296
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs26104213160925112721 .362 .615 .298
Total 22784314323253733131119223287 .362 .472 .275
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
8/12/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Cincinnati
MLB Experience:
2