Ian Happ

Position: 2B
Born: 08/12/94
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#9 overall) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .298 with nine home runs, 25 RBIs, two stolen bases and six doubles with a .615 SLG in 26 games at Iowa (Triple-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Iowa on May 13 when RHP Felix Pena was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 05/13/17

Debut Details
May 13, in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals. The starting right fielder, he batted second and went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk. In his first at-bat against right-handed starter Carlos Martinez, he struck out looking. In his second at-bat, in the third inning, he drew a walk. In his third at-bat, in the fifth inning, he reached on an error by Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter. In his fourth at-bat, in the seventh inning, with Albert Almora on third base and two outs, he homered on the first pitch from Martinez to right-center field.

Player Notes
Taken with the ninth overall pick in 2015 out of the University of Cincinnati, the switch-hitting Happ didn't need much time to make the jump to the bigs, especially after capping his sensational 2016 season with a four-hit game in his last outing at Double-A Tennessee, homering from both sides of the plate to finish the summer with a combined .279 average between Tennessee and Myrtle Beach (High A) to go with 15 home runs, 73 RBIs, 16 steals and a .445 slugging percentage. The number two prospect according to our 2017 Cubs Organizational Review. He has legit power from both sides of the plate, and basically brings all the tools you look for in a polished package.