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May 23, 2024 1 0 0 0 4
May 22, 2024 2 1 0 0 3.5
May 21, 2024 1 0 0 0 1.5
May 19, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
May 18, 2024 0 0 0 0 1

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Ian Happ inked a three-year, $61 million extension just before the season in March and delivered another solid campaign in left field for the Cubs. His 118 wRC+ was marginally worse than 2022, though he still set career highs in stolen bases (14), RBI (84) and runs (86). Happ also clubbed 21 home runs, which is the third time in five full big-league seasons he's eclipsed the 20-homer mark. He also illustrated more patience, as a 14.6 percent walk rate was an increase of more than five points over 2022. He's not a great fit for the No. 3 spot in the order, but that's still where he was primarily deployed by Chicago for the second straight year. His RBI and run totals could come down if that changes in 2024. Happ doesn't provide big numbers in any one category, but his above-average bat is still an asset for fantasy managers that grab him at the appropriate price.

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2024 952.1 23 2 14 26 2 .218
2023 473.53 86 21 84 99 14 .248
2022 399.52.5 72 17 72 58 9 .271
3y Avg. 403.52.6 74 21 74 73 11 .251
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Registers steal

    Happ went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 3-0 loss to Atlanta. Happ is batting just .221 (15-for-68) in May, but he's also recorded both of his steals for the year this month. The veteran outfielder has a career-worst .652 OPS and .218 batting average over 46 contests while adding two home runs, 14 RBI and 23 runs scored. While he's struggling to find a rhythm at the plate, Happ continues to hold down a starting job in left field.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Absent from lineup again

    Happ is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Atlanta, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Happ is on the bench for the second game in a row, so he could be dealing with an unreported injury. Mike Tauchman will cover left field in Happ's stead Wednesday.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Taking seat Tuesday

    Happ is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Atlanta. The switch hitter is better from the left side of the plate, so it makes sense to give him a breather as Atlanta sends southpaw Chris Sale to the hill. Mike Tauchman will occupy left field for the Cubs.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Productive in Friday's win

    Happ went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 7-2 win over the Pirates. Happ is off to a bit of a slow start this season, as he's batting just .231 overall with a .661 OPS, but he's been better in May. The outfielder is batting .281 this month with a .707 OPS. What's keeping him from really taking off is a lack of power. Happ is still stuck on just one home run through 36 games after clubbing 21 long balls last year.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Back in action Tuesday

    Happ (hamstring) is starting in left field and batting second Tuesday against the Astros, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 29-year-old sat out Saturday and Sunday with hamstring soreness after exiting Friday's contest, but he's ready to retake the field following Monday's team off day. Happ has been in a slump over his past nine games, going 4-for-35 after he posted a .933 OPS in his first 40 at-bats of the campaign.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Not starting Sunday

    Happ (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Happ was removed from Friday's game against Miami due to left hamstring tightness, and he didn't play in either of the doubleheader games Saturday. In Happ's absence, Alexander Canario will start again in left field and bat ninth against Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera. Happ did note before Sunday's game that he is available off the bench and believes he'll be ready for Tuesday's series opener against the Astros, per Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Dealing with hamstring tightness

    Happ was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his left hamstring, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Manager Craig Counsell said the decision to remove Happ from the game was precautionary, as he missed time during spring training due to a strain in the same hamstring. The 29-year-old's status for the weekend remains unclear, though it's certainly possible he sits down for a game or two in order to properly recover.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Delivers go-ahead grand slam

    Happ went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two additional runs scored during Tuesday's 12-11 extra-inning loss to Arizona. Happ's first homer of 2024 came in crunch time, as the seventh-inning grand slam put the Cubs ahead by three runs. It was Happ's second game of the season with three or more hits while his three runs scored marked a season high. Tuesday's contest also snapped a bit of a slump, as he entered the game 1-for-20 (.050) over his previous five games.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Triples in Friday win

    Happ went 1-for-4 with a walk, a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 9-7 win over the Dodgers. Batting leadoff for the fifth time in seven games, Happ served as an effective tablesetter, and he recorded his first triple of the season as well. The outfielder is in a good position to produce atop a potent Chicago lineup, which could allow him to surpass the career-high 86 runs he recorded last season. Happ now has six runs scored so far this year.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Reaches base five times

    Happ went 4-for-5 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Rangers. Happ was able to reach base five times Sunday, including with an RBI-double in the fourth inning. He has now reached base in each of the first three games of the season, going 5-for-12 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and two walks.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Hamstring strain lingers

    Manager Craig Counsell revealed Saturday that Happ's recovery from a left hamstring injury has plateaued and that he will be held out of the spring lineup until Monday's exhibition against the Cardinals, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Happ has gone hitless over his last two spring training games and is slashing .111/.158/.167 with one RBI over 18 at-bats. Counsell said that Happ's availability for Opening Day is not in jeopardy "right now," but the outfielder will sit out for the rest of the weekend.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Back in lineup at DH

    Happ (hamstring) will serve as the Cubs' designated hitter and leadoff batter in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rangers. Happ will return to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 29 after missing the past two and a half weeks while recovering from a right hamstring strain. The Cubs will ease Happ back into the mix in a non-defensive role, but assuming he's able to resume patrolling left field at some point later this week, he should be ready to handle an everyday role when the team opens its season March 28 in Texas.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Remains on track for Opening Day

    Cubs manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Happ (hamstring) remains on track to be ready for Opening Day, Jared Wyllys of AllCHGO.com reports. Happ has been held out of spring games all month with a left hamstring injury, and it's not clear when he might return. However, Counsell insists the club is just being careful, adding that Happ should be ready to go for the season-opening game versus the Rangers on March 28.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Takes BP

    Happ (hamstring) was able to take part in batting practice Wednesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Stepping in to face live pitching is a promising sign that Happ is making progress in his recovery from a left hamstring strain, though the real test for the outfielder will come when he starts running the bases at full speed. Though Happ doesn't appear particularly close to drawing back into the Cubs' Cactus League lineup, the team is still optimistic that the 29-year-old will be ready to go by the time Opening Day arrives.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Resumes some baseball activity

    Happ (hamstring) has resumed some light baseball activity, though the Cubs are being cautious with the outfielder leading up to the regular season, MLB.com reports. Happ may not see much more Cactus League action, but it seems like he should be fine for the start of the regular season even if he only appears in a few more exhibition games. "The most important thing is that we just get Ian enough at-bats before Opening Day to be in a good spot offensively," manager Craig Counsell said. The veteran played in 158 games each of the last two years and should take on a similar workload in 2024 if he can stay healthy.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Dealing with hamstring strain

    Manager Craig Counsell revealed Saturday that Happ has a mild left hamstring strain, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Counsell is optimistic that Happ will be ready for Opening Day, but the outfielder has no timeline to return to spring training games. Happ slashed .248/.360/.431 with 21 home runs and a career-high 84 RBI over 691 plate appearances in 2023.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Not starting Sunday

    Happ is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Happ started the past 56 contests with the Cubs pushing for a spot in the playoffs, but he'll take a seat Sunday after the club was eliminated from contention. The 29-year-old inked a three-year extension with Chicago in April and had a strong start to that contract with a .791 OPS, 21 homers, 14 stolen bases, 84 RBI and 86 runs in 158 games.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Reaches 20 home runs

    Happ went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Wednesday's 6-5, extra-inning loss to Atlanta. Happ and Mike Tauchman each went deep in the third inning, giving the Cubs a 3-1 lead for the moment. The former is up to 20 long balls this season, which is the third time in his seven-year MLB career that he's reached the plateau. Happ would need a remarkable finish over the final four games of the regular season to match his career best of 25 home runs, set back in 2021. He has already set a new career high with 81 RBI this year.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Hits grand slam in loss

    Happ went 2-for-5 with a double and a grand slam in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates. Happ got the Cubs back in the game with his fifth-inning grand slam, but the team's pitchers couldn't hold Pittsburgh down. The veteran outfielder now has 19 home runs this year, which is six away from trying the career high he set back in 2021. Happ has already established a new career high with his 77 RBI so far this season.
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  • Cubs' Ian Happ: Records three hits in loss

    Happ went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks. The Cubs mustered only seven hits as a team, with Happ recording nearly half of them as he extended his hitting streak to four games. The outfielder was also the only Chicago player with multiple hits in the contest. Happ is now batting .246 for the season, which is a step back from the career-best .271 mark he registered last year, though he has already surpassed his 2022 home run and RBI totals.
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