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J.A. Happ | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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J.A. Happ improved to 8-5 after shutting the Red Sox out over six innings as the Blue Jays went on to win 7-3 on Tuesday.
The Red Sox didn't mount much of a threat against Happ, scratching out only two extra-base hits (both doubles). The lefty allowed seven hits overall, while walking one and striking out four. Happ has turned in a few gems this season, but has for the most part been mediocre, as evidenced by his 4.55 ERA, 1.53 ERA, and 68/34 K/BB ratio. He's scheduled to take on the Yankees on the road on Sunday next. Jul 22 - 10:37 PM

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J.A. Happ was whipped for five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings of a loss Monday against the Angels.

The lefty struck out two and walked three. On a contending team -- which Toronto purports to be -- Happ is no better than a swingman. He's been forced to occupy the No. 5 starter role, and hasn't done much in that capacity, going 7-5 with a 4.72 ERA. Happ toes the rubber in Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Jul 8 - 1:35 AM

J.A. Happ was decent in a no-decision Wednesday, yielding four runs across seven frames in a 7-4 victory over the Brewers.

Happ surrendered four runs, but he allowed just six hits and no walks while striking out four. His day would have been much better if not for a misplay in center field by Colby Rasmus in the third inning that wound up costing him three runs. Happ will take a 4.38 ERA into Anaheim next week.
Jul 2 - 4:17 PM

J.A. Happ picked up his seventh win, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Blue Jays defeated the White Sox 7-0 on Thursday.

Happ has been maddeningly inconsistent this season, perhaps best illustrated by his last start (seven earned runs allowed in four innings) and Thursday's performance. On the evening, Happ held the White Sox to four hits and two walks while striking out eight. The lefty now owns a 4.29 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a 57/30 K/BB ratio, all of which he'll take into his next start against the Brewers at home.
Jun 26 - 10:34 PM

J.A. Happ was hammered for eight runs -- seven earned -- over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Reds.

Happ struggled mightily, yielding seven hits and four walks. He's now sporting an ugly 4.87 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 57 1/3 innings this season. The White Sox are next.
Jun 21 - 6:49 PM

J.A. Happ threw six innings of one-run ball against the Orioles on Sunday, striking out six in the victory.

Happ gave up seven hits but held the O's down, in part, because he didn't walk a batter. The southpaw moved to 6-3 with the win, owning a 4.05 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through 53 1/3 innings of work. He'll take on the Reds in Cincinnati on Saturday in an interleague tilt.
Jun 15 - 4:48 PM

J.A. Happ fell to 5-3, allowing four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings as the Blue Jays were defeated by the Twins 4-0 on Tuesday.

Happ has, at times, looked quite competent, but at other times has looked pedestrian as he did on Tuesday against the Twins. The lefty allowed six hits -- including a first-inning two-run homer to Brian Dozier -- while walking three and striking out three. His ERA shoots up to 4.37 and he now owns a 38/24 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings. Happ will get the Orioles on the road in his next start.
Jun 10 - 10:35 PM

J.A. Happ gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

It was his fourth win in his last five starts. Happ allowed the Tigers to tie the game in the fifth inning, but the Blue Jays put him in position for the victory with a three-run sixth. The southpaw struck out two and walked two in the win and now owns a 4.12 ERA and 35/11 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings over seven starts and three relief appearances this season. He's not a recommended option in most fantasy leagues.
Jun 5 - 4:19 PM

J.A. Happ was blasted in Friday's loss to the Royals, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Happ walked a pair and struck out six in the disappointing outing. A pair of two-run homers, one each by Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, did the bulk of the damage against him. He'll look to right the ship when he carries a 4.10 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Tigers in Detroit.
May 30 - 11:06 PM

J.A. Happ picked up his third win of the season, allowing four runs over five innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox 7-4 on Tuesday.

Happ was strong early, at one point getting five consecutive outs -- and six of seven -- via the strikeout. Overall, Happ allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out six. That's three solid outings out of four for Happ since he joined the rotation on May 5. The lefty owns a 4.37 ERA with a frightening 1.76 WHIP, which seems ominous for his next start against the powerhouse Athletics offense at home.
May 20 - 11:26 PM

J.A. Happ picked up his second win, allowing one run over six innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Indians 4-2 on Thursday.

Happ has quietly put up two quality starts in three outings since joining the Jays' starting rotation on May 5. The lefty allowed six hits and two walks while striking out four Indians on Thursday, lowering his ERA to 3.57 in the process. Happ will get the Red Sox on the road next.
May 15 - 11:01 PM

J.A. Happ was knocked around for four runs over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

Happ was tagged for seven hits in the brief outing, including a pair of home runs. With Marcus Stroman now on the big league roster, the southpaw doesn't appear long for a rotation spot.
May 10 - 4:18 PM

J.A. Happ fired five scoreless innings in his first start of the season on Monday, allowing three hits and four walks in a victory over the Phillies.

Happ struck out two on the evening. While his 1.93 ERA through his first 9 1/3 innings may interest fantasy owners, his 1.61 WHIP and 6/9 K/BB ratio should be viewed as huge warning signs. He’ll take the hill again on Saturday against the Angels.
May 5 - 10:28 PM

J.A. Happ will start next Monday against the Phillies.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has hinted about the possibility of temporarily shifting to a six-man rotation and it appears he'll do just that. Happ has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen since coming off the disabled list in mid-April. Dustin McGowan will remain in the rotation to start Sunday against the Pirates.
May 1 - 5:33 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP J.A. Happ from the 15-day disabled list.

With no current opening in the Blue Jays rotation, Happ will work out of the bullpen for the time being. He doesn't hold any fantasy value while pitching in relief.
Apr 13 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Brad Mills
7Rob Rasmussen