Ian Happ Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/12/1994 (29)
Ian Happ Season Stats
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Ian Happ News
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in to help the Cubs secure a convincing 15-7 victory over the Reds on Sunday. During the seventh inning, Happ smacked a single to tie the game at 5-5. Then, in the top of the ninth frame, the 29-year-old hit a double to extend the Cubs lead to 15-7. He is now slashing .248/.365/.429 to go along with 17 dingers and 72 RBI in 2023.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ is back in the starting lineup Monday versus the Cincinnati Reds and left-hander Andrew Abbott. Happ got a rare breather in Sunday's series finale against the rival Cardinals but he will get right back to it against another NL Central opponent on Monday. It's been another rock-solid season at the plate for the reliable veteran. Happ enters Monday's contest hitting .248 with 10 home runs, nine stolen bases, a massive 16.5% BB%, and a .776 OPS across 102 appearances on the season. He will be turned around to hit from the right side against the left-handed Abbott while manning left field out of the three-hole Monday night in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ (undisclosed) exited Tuesday's 17-3 win over the Nationals in the seventh inning with an undisclosed injury, per Chicago Tribune's Meghan Montemurro. Manager David Ross said after the game, "Everybody's got a little something going on I would say to that extent." He also said the team would provide further updates on Wednesday. It sounds as though Happ is day-to-day for now, who went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, an RBI, a walk, a strikeout, and a stolen base before exiting. He has had a middling season to this point, slashing .248/.375/.393 with eight home runs, 42 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ had arguably his best full offensive season in 2022. He set a career-high with a .271 batting average, hit 17 bombs, stole nine bases, and had 72 runs and RBI. Many of Happ's metrics weren't pretty, but he still hit the ball with force consistently (65th percentile average exit velocity), and his 6.5% barrel rate almost has to progress towards his career rate of 10.3%. Ground balls have been a problem for a while, but he still hit 54 homers over 363 games from 2020-2022 while running a ground ball rate above 47%. Surpassing 20 homers should be easy next year. Fantasy managers shouldn't be drafting Happ for his batting average, considering his .249 career mark and .239 xBA from this season. However, he made significant strides in his plate discipline, posting a whiff rate under 30% for the first time (27.2%) and was more aggressive in the zone (71.7% zone swing rate), leading to his lowest strikeout rate as a big-leaguer, 23.2%. Further, with the shift ban coming into place next year, he can crack the .250 mark, as Happ's pulled grounders 57.6% of the time over his six seasons. And although the 28-year-old's never swiped more than nine bases, the former top prospect's an above-average runner (66th percentile sprint speed), so he shouldn't be a zero in that category. There's little to show that Happ can't reach his Steamer projections: .246, 23 HRs, 77 runs, 80 RBI, and nine steals across 149 games. It's worth his 158 ADP, and he should provide more than Hunter Renfroe, who's going eight picks earlier.