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Ian Happ

23-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.253

HR

24

RBI

68

R

62

SB

8

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It is great when rookies come up and exceed expectations as Happ did in 2017, even if it was not in full-time duty. Happ was part of the outfield rotation as well as the second-base situation in Chica...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/12/1994   BORN: West Chester, PA   COLLEGE: Cincinnati   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ian Happ Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Cubs in June 2015 that includes a $3 million signing bonus.

October 19, 2017  –  Ian Happ News

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Ian Happ Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2015 20 A SOU 38 165 145 24 35 17 9 3 5 22 1 1 17 39 0 3 0 .241 .315 .448 .763
2015 20 A EUG 29 130 106 26 30 13 8 1 4 11 9 0 23 28 0 1 0 .283 .408 .491 .899
2016 21 A MYR 69 293 240 37 71 26 16 3 7 42 10 3 48 69 0 4 1 .296 .410 .475 .885
2016 21 AA TEN 65 274 248 35 65 22 14 0 8 31 6 2 20 60 0 4 2 .262 .318 .415 .733
2017 22 AAA IOW 26 116 104 21 31 15 6 0 9 25 2 1 11 27 0 1 0 .298 .362 .615 .977
2017 22 MAJ CHC 115 413 364 62 92 44 17 3 24 68 8 4 39 129 2 4 4 .253 .328 .514 .842
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3-Year Averages     115 413 364 62 92 44 17 3 24 68 8 4 39 129 2 4 4 .253 .328 .514 .842
Career  (View All)     115 413 364 62 92 44 17 3 24 68 8 4 39 129 2 4 4 .253 .328 .514 .842

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Ian Happ Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .514 .842
Sep. 30 Cin 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .254 .330 .517 .847
Sep. 29 Cin 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .329 .519 .848
Sep. 28 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .511 .839
Sep. 27 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 26 @StL 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .327 .506 .833
Sep. 25 @StL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .326 .503 .829
Sep. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Mil 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .326 .503 .829
Sep. 22 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .321 .499 .820
Sep. 21 @Mil 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .322 .500 .822
Sep. 20 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .321 .500 .821
Sep. 19 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .324 .504 .828
Sep. 17 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .324 .507 .831
Sep. 16 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .325 .509 .834
Sep. 15 StL 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .323 .511 .834
Sep. 14 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 .249 .322 .511 .833
Sep. 13 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .327 .517 .844
Sep. 12 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .329 .523 .852
Sep. 10 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .330 .517 .847
Sep. 9 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .328 .519 .847
Sep. 8 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .329 .521 .850
Sep. 7 @Pit 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .332 .528 .860
Sep. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .520 .848
Sep. 5 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .329 .525 .854
Sep. 4 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Atl 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .330 .529 .859
Sep. 2 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 1 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .519 .847
Aug. 31 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .326 .521 .847
Last 7 Games 16 7 4 0 1 2 5 3 5 0 1 1 1 0 .250 .381 .750 1.131
Last 14 Games 30 10 8 1 1 2 6 4 10 0 1 1 2 0 .267 .351 .567 .918
Last 30 Games 78 16 20 3 1 4 17 9 32 1 1 1 2 2 .256 .333 .474 .807

Ian Happ: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 44 4 82 29 54 14

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Ian Happ: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 92 23
2017 16 13

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Ian Happ Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017105105160.276.476.789

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172595219528.243.529.863

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171853615396.232.524.850

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017179269292.274.503.834
Ian Happ vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Ian Happ Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2015 20 A SOU 165 145 10.3% 23.6% 0.44 73% .288 .207
2015 20 A EUG 130 106 17.7% 21.5% 0.82 74% .347 .208
2016 21 A MYR 293 240 16.4% 23.5% 0.70 71% .381 .179
2016 21 AA TEN 274 248 7.3% 21.9% 0.33 76% .310 .153
2017 22 AAA IOW 116 104 9.5% 23.3% 0.41 74% .319 .317
2017 22 MAJ CHC 413 364 9.4% 31.2% 0.30 65% .316 .261
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3-Year Averages     413 364 9.4% 31.2% 0.30 65% .316 .261
Career     413 364 9.4% 31.2% 0.30 65% .316 .261

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Ian Happ Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 2B 260.3 1 62 -2 3 0 125 -2 110 -1 1 -1 -2
2017 3B 17 0 4 0 0 0 16 0 9 -1 0 1 -1
2017 LF 113 -3 16 -2 -3 72 -2 42 -1
2017 CF 346.7 1 76 1 1 207 -2 126 2
2017 RF 73 0 9 0 0 14 0 20 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 2B 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2017 CF 0 3 -2 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Ian Happ    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
9.4% BB Rate
GOOD
31.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.842 OPS
GREAT
.328 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.253 AVG
WEAK
.316 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.514 SLG
GREAT
.261 ISO
ELITE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ian Happ

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Ian Happ: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Happ is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

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Happ is not in the lineup Thursday for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

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Happ is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against Washington on Wednesday.

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Happ is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Tuesday.

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Happ is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday.

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Happ is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against Washington on Friday.

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Happ is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

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Happ went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored during Friday's win over Cincinnati.

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Happ went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Thursday's 2-1, 11-inning victory over St. Louis.

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Happ is not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Happ went 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-7 loss at St. Louis.

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Happ is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

The ninth overall pick in 2015, Happ hit .296/.410/.475 in 69 games with High-A Myrtle Beach to begin the 2016 campaign, earning a promotion to Double-A Tennessee as a 21-year-old. Predictably, there were some growing pains as his walk rate fell by nine percent between levels, resulting in a nearly 100-point drop in OBP. Happ also saw a 60-point decline in SLG, but he made more consistent contact with Tennessee and the decline in numbers did little to dim his prospect star. This is a highly appealing skill set -- Happ is a switch-hitter with a quick bat, an advanced eye and more than a splash of both power and speed. The question has been; where will he play with Chicago? That was seemingly answered with a move to second base in 2016, although there's also a chance he never ends up calling Wrigley Field "home." Trade rumors have followed Happ and will for the foreseeable future.

2016

The Cubs selected Happ with the ninth pick in the 2015 draft, and the former college star hit the ground running. Happ, who hit .369 with 14 home runs in 198 at-bats for the University of Cincinnati last year, finished his first professional year slashing an aggregate .259/.356/.466 with nine home runs and 10 stolen bases in 251 at-bats with short-season Eugene and Low-A South Bend. He started slowly in South Bend, but came on strong late in his run and finished with a strong walk rate with good power. With most of the strongest Cubs prospects getting promoted to the majors in the last couple of years, Happ may already be one of the best players in the Cubs' system. He's a good name to know for dynasty leagues, especially because he'll rise through the ranks quickly as a polished college bat.