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J.A. Happ

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

3.71

WHIP

1.22

K

41

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Happ has a modicum of skill that affords runs of usefulness in the fantasy game, but determining when those runs will come isnít always easy. For example, he was actually great at home last year despi...

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2015 ADP:  429.4

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/19/1982   BORN: Peru, IL   COLLEGE: Northwestern   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.A. Happ Contract Information:

Had $6.7 million club option for 2015 exercised by the Blue Jays in October 2014.

May 26, 2015  –  J.A. Happ News

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J.A. Happ Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 22 AA REA 1 1 0 6.0 3 1 0 8 2 1 0 0 1.50 0.83
2006 23 AA REA 12 12 0 74.7 58 22 2 81 29 6 2 0 2.65 1.17
2006 23 AAA SCR 1 1 0 6.0 3 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 1.50 0.67
2006 23 MAJ KAN 4 0 0 4.7 5 5 0 5 4 0 0 0 9.64 1.93
2007 24 AAA OTT 24 24 0 118.3 118 66 12 117 62 4 6 0 5.02 1.52
2007 24 MAJ PHI 1 1 0 4.0 7 5 3 5 2 0 1 0 11.25 2.25
2008 25 AAA LEH 24 23 0 135.0 116 54 14 151 48 8 7 0 3.60 1.21
2008 25 MAJ PHI 8 4 0 31.7 28 13 3 26 14 1 0 0 3.69 1.33
2009 26 MAJ PHI 35 23 2 166.0 149 54 20 119 56 12 4 0 2.93 1.23
2010 27 A+ CLE 5 1 0 3.0 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
2010 27 AA REA 5 3 0 12.1 18 11 3 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 8.03 1.82
2010 27 AAA LEH 5 4 0 22.1 26 12 3 22 15 0 1 0 0 0 4.84 1.86
2010 27 MAJ PHI 3 3 0 15.3 13 3 1 9 12 1 0 0 0 0 1.76 1.63
2010 27 MAJ HOU 13 13 1 72.0 60 30 7 61 35 5 4 0 0 0 3.75 1.32
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/HOU 16 16 1 87.3 73 33 8 70 47 6 4 0 0 0 3.40 1.37
2011 28 AAA OKL 3 3 0 18.0 11 3 0 16 9 1 0 0 0 0 1.50 1.11
2011 28 MAJ HOU 28 28 0 156.3 157 93 21 134 83 6 15 0 0 0 5.35 1.54
2012 29 MAJ HOU 18 18 0 104.3 112 56 17 98 39 7 9 0 0 0 4.83 1.45
2012 29 MAJ TOR 10 6 0 40.3 35 21 2 46 17 3 2 0 0 1 4.69 1.29
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ HOU/TOR 28 24 0 144.7 147 77 19 144 56 10 11 0 0 1 4.79 1.40
2013 30 A+ DUN 3 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2013 30 R GUL 3 1 0 3.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2013 30 AAA BUF 3 3 0 13.1 17 10 2 13 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.91
2013 30 MAJ TOR 18 18 0 92.7 91 47 10 77 45 5 7 0 0 0 4.56 1.47
2014 31 A+ DUN 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 0.80
2014 31 AAA BUF 1 1 0 4.2 5 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1.67
2014 31 MAJ TOR 30 26 0 158.0 160 74 22 133 51 11 11 0 0 0 4.22 1.34
2015 32 MAJ SEA 9 9 0 53.3 53 22 5 41 12 3 1 0 0 0 3.71 1.22
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3-Year Averages     25 22 0 131.8 132 66 17 118 50 8 9 0 0 0 4.51 1.38
Career  (View All)     225 177 5 1,105.0 1,059 500 137 909 446 67 59 0 4.07 1.36

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J.A. Happ Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 26 @TB 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.22
May. 21 @Bal 2.0 4 4 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.20
May. 15 Bos 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.98 1.13
May. 9 Oak 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.29 1.17
May. 3 @Hou 6.0 7 6 6 2 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.17
Apr. 28 @Tex 6.7 6 1 1 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.30 1.06
Apr. 22 Hou 7.3 8 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.61 1.06
Apr. 17 Tex 7.0 5 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.70 1.05
Apr. 11 @Oak 6.3 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.11
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 16 8 8 1 4 9 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.80 1.33
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
32.7 33 16 16 3 10 32 1 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 4.41 1.32
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
53.3 53 22 22 5 12 41 1 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.71 1.22

J.A. Happ Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155016410400.217
20141403015331216.268
2013116211131403.304

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201517225843615.265
20145331033612728516.259
20132995634601727.229

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201526.321019522.051.03
201491.37508523143.151.16
201349.0250422263.861.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201527.010022735.331.41
201466.7460482885.671.58
201343.7320352345.361.67
J.A. Happ Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 22 AA REA 1 1 6.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 0.00 80% 1.50 1.53 .252
2006 23 AA REA 12 12 74.7 9.76 3.50 2.79 0.24 76.5% 2.65 2.66 .302
2006 23 AAA SCR 1 1 6.0 6.00 1.50 4.00 1.50 100% 1.50 5.03 .134
2006 23 MAJ KAN 4 0 4.7 9.64 7.71 1.25 0.00 3.50 44.4% 9.64 3.71 .380
2007 24 AAA OTT 24 24 118.3 8.90 4.72 1.89 0.91 67.9% 5.02 4.11 .328
2007 24 MAJ PHI 1 1 4.0 11.25 4.50 2.50 6.75 0.40 66.7% 11.25 12.00 .389
2008 25 AAA LEH 24 23 135.0 10.07 3.20 3.15 0.93 73.3% 3.60 3.40 .308
2008 25 MAJ PHI 8 4 31.7 7.39 3.98 1.86 0.85 0.53 74.4% 88.9 MPH 3.69 4.16 .283
2009 26 MAJ PHI 35 23 166.0 6.45 3.04 2.13 1.08 0.96 81.6% 89.7 MPH 2.93 4.38 .270
2010 27 A+ CLE 5 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 6.00 1.87 .317
2010 27 AA REA 5 3 12.1 7.44 2.98 2.50 2.23 57.9% 8.03 6.01 .383
2010 27 AAA LEH 5 4 22.1 8.96 6.11 1.47 1.22 76.3% 4.84 5.01 .363
2010 27 MAJ PHI 3 3 15.3 5.28 7.04 0.75 0.59 0.76 91.7% 89.8 MPH 1.76 5.22 .260
2010 27 MAJ HOU 13 13 72.0 7.63 4.38 1.74 0.88 1.01 73.9% 89.8 MPH 3.75 4.27 .272
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/HOU 16 16 87.3 7.21 4.84 1.49 0.82 0.96 77.7% 89.8 MPH 3.40 4.46 .269
2011 28 AAA OKL 3 3 18.0 8.00 4.50 1.78 0.00 85% 1.50 2.92 .240
2011 28 MAJ HOU 28 28 156.3 7.71 4.78 1.61 1.21 0.82 67.1% 90.0 MPH 5.35 4.86 .307
2012 29 MAJ HOU 18 18 104.3 8.45 3.36 2.51 1.47 1.21 70.9% 90.5 MPH 4.83 4.59 .326
2012 29 MAJ TOR 10 6 40.3 10.26 3.79 2.71 0.45 0.86 62% 90.5 MPH 4.69 2.90 .328
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ HOU/TOR 28 24 144.7 8.96 3.48 2.57 1.18 1.12 68.5% 90.5 MPH 4.79 4.12 .327
2013 30 A+ DUN 3 1 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.40 .297
2013 30 R GUL 3 1 3.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .321
2013 30 AAA BUF 3 3 13.1 8.93 5.50 1.63 1.37 65.2% 6.75 5.03 .385
2013 30 MAJ TOR 18 18 92.7 7.48 4.37 1.71 0.97 0.82 70.6% 91.1 MPH 4.56 4.46 .305
2014 31 A+ DUN 1 1 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 50% 3.60 1.80 .248
2014 31 AAA BUF 1 1 4.2 12.86 4.29 3.00 2.14 100% 1.93 4.87 .406
2014 31 MAJ TOR 30 26 158.0 7.58 2.91 2.61 1.25 1.11 72.5% 92.7 MPH 4.22 4.33 .306
2015 32 MAJ SEA 9 9 53.3 6.92 2.03 3.42 0.84 1.26 71.7% 91.1 MPH 3.71 3.61 .305
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.1 7.63 3.27 2.34 1.19 73.4% 4.06 4.31 .298
Rest Of Season     0 29 172.1 7.59 3.21 2.36 1.16 73.3% 4.04 4.26 .299
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3-Year Averages     25 22 131.8 8.06 3.41 2.36 1.16 70.3% 4.51 4.22 .312
Career     225 177 1,105.0 7.40 3.63 2.04 1.12 73.5% 4.07 4.42 .295

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for J.A. Happ    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.42 K/BB
GOOD
6.92 K/9
WEAK
2.03 BB/9
GOOD
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.26 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.71 ERA
WEAK
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
3.61 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.305 BABIP
HIGH
71.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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J.A. Happ: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thanks to a rain delay, Happ lasted only two innings Thursday in Baltimore, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

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Happ went seven innings Friday, allowing only one run with three strikeouts in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

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Happ lasted only five innings but picked up a win over the A's on Saturday. He allowed one run and struck out eight and is now 3-1 with a 3.29 ERA.

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Happ allowed six runs on seven hits, while walking three and striking out six in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Astros. Happ earned the no decision.

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Happ allowed one run on six hits, walking one and striking out a season-high nine over 6.2 innings of a win against the Rangers on Tuesday night.

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Happ will be the fifth starter for the Mariners, behind Taijuan Walker.

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Happ failed to make it out of the fourth inning in his Cactus League start Tuesday, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

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Happ appears to have the inside track for the fourth spot in the Mariners' rotation, the team's official site reports.

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Happ was traded to the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Michael Saunders, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Happ lost a good portion of this 2013 season to injury, after taking a vicious comebacker off the head. He finished the year with a 4.53 ERA over 92.2 innings, while posting BB/9 (4.4) and K/9 (7.5) marks that were right in line with his past numbers. The soft-tossing lefty has always piled up a surprising number of strikeouts for his style, but he doesn't have much upside and is still likely to open 2014 as the Blue Jays' fifth starter or as a long man out of the bullpen.

2013

Happ started six games for Toronto before a broken foot ended his season. While his 4.79 ERA is discouraging, his FIP (4.01) looks more promising thanks to an increase in K/9 (8.96), and drop in his BB/9 (3.48) along with his increased ability to induce groundballs. Happ should be ready for spring training, but Toronto's acquisition of R.A. Dickey should result in Happ being moved back to the bullpen in a swingman role.

2012

Happ had a disappointing season, but not because something drastically changed with his skill set. He's still got league average strikeout stuff and still walks far too many batters. The big difference came in his hitability: Happ's HR/9IP rate spiked from 0.82 in 2010 to 1.21 in 2011, while he gave up over a hit and a half more per nine innings than he did just one year prior. He'll be a huge wild card heading into 2012 drafts due to his inconsistency the past few years. Still, don't expect him to put up the strong numbers like he did in 2009.

2011

Acquired from Philadelphia in the Roy Oswalt trade, Happ was a solid addition to the Astros' rotation. In 13 starts, Happ went 5-4 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.319 WHIP. While the walk rate is a little scary (4.8 BB/9IP), Happ is a steady, innings-eater type. His stuff doesn't dominate, but it should keep the team in the game long enough to earn his share of wins. He figures to hold down the No. 3 spot in the rotation for the Astros again in 2011. His strikeout rate increased to 7.6 K/9IP following the trade - if that sticks he could beat his projected ERA here.

2010

Happ began last season in the Phillies' bullpen before moving into the rotation in late May. He quickly established himself as one of the team's more consistent starters and finished the season as a Rookie of the Year candidate. Happ features a high-80s fastball and keeps hitters off balance with good deception and use of his offspeed pitches. If Happ can make some strides with his control while also pushing his strikeout rate up towards the ratios he posted in the minors he could be in for another good season. However, if his walk rate slips and his BABIP normalizes (the .270 BABIP from last season is not likely to be repeated), Happ could find himself with an ERA well above the 2.93 ERA he posted in 2009.

2009

Happ, who from late July until the end of the season was shifted between Triple-A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies roster, went 1-0 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 31.2 innings in his time with Philadelphia. Four of his eight appearances came as starts. His effectiveness was a bit of a surprise for Philadelphia, and the Phillies' staff even trusted him enough to give him three innings of relief duty in the NLCS against the Dodgers. Happ should compete with Kyle Kendrick, Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Carpenter in spring training for the No. 5 spot in the Phillies rotation and is worth taking a chance on late in drafts if he wins the job.

2008

Happ was scratched from pitching in the Arizona Fall League because of what the Phillies are calling a "mild left elbow sprain." He's a decent prospect, but the Phillies shutting him down for the fall casts an ominous shadow over his near future.

2007

A young lefthander in the Glendon Rusch mode, Happ has had his way with minor league hitters so far in his two-plus years as a pro. He will likely hit Philadelphia in 2007 after some time in Triple-A. Caution is advised: it often takes lefthanders who throw in the high 80s several years to become consistently effective.