Ian Happ Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/12/1994 (26)
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Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ will get a routine day off versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Happ has been off to a slow start with just two hits over his first 16 at-bats. With Happ out of the lineup, catcher Willson Contreras will be leading off and outfielder Jake Marisnick will replace Happ in the lineup at bat sixth. Marisnick has struggled himself this year and can be avoided in DFS on Thursday versus Tyler Anderson. Despite the slow start, managers should remain patient with Happ, who is coming off of a good 2020 season.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ hit his first home run of the season on Saturday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Happ finished the game 1-for-2 with two runs scored, one RBI and a pair of walks. The outfielder should be a strong source of runs and power this season and is in a prime position at the leadoff spot for the Cubs. Happ is coming off of his best campaign in 2020 and should be rostered in all formats.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ is not in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates. Happ went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout on Opening Day and will get his first rest day of the season, with Jake Marisnick entering the lineup in his place. Catcher Willson Contreras is slated to bat leadoff with Happ out of the lineup, a potential boon for the former's run-scoring upside against Pittsburgh. Expect Happ back in the lineup for Sunday's contest.
Ian Happ was presented with the opportunity to show what he could do with more regular playing time last season, and there appears to be significant power promise heading into 2021. He popped 12 homers in 57 games, and his 13.0 BB% helped him fashion a .361 OBP. That latter stat may be a lofty expectation over a full season this year, but he can be an above-average contributor in that regard if that is among the categories you are basing your drafting strategies on. The 27.3 K% points to the BA remaining mediocre at best. He does need to generate more of his better work against lefties, as he had one homer and two RBI in 48 at-bats vs. southpaws. It does appear David Ross will continue to give him the opportunities to improve against LHPs, and he will be Chicago's leadoff hitter based on his OBP skills. Happ lowered his Launch Angle to 10.3 from 13.7 last year, and his xBA jumped from .240 to .262 and the Hard Hit% leaped from 38.2 to 48.5. Happ seems to be trending towards a baseline of a batting average that won't be a major drag, while providing strong power and quality on-base skills. He could turn out to be a solid play for pop at an ADP of 162.