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J.A. Happ | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Northwestern
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
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J.A. Happ limited the Red Sox to one run in seven innings and struck out nine in a victory Tuesday.
Happ isn't expected to start again this weekend, so he ends the year 10-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 25 starts. By some measures, he's pitched as well this year as in his 20-4 campaign in 2016. His ERA isn't quite as good (he had a 3.18 mark last year)< but nis FIP is slightly better this season and his strikeout rate (142 K in 145 1/3 IP) is considerably higher. Sep 26 - 10:46 PM

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J.A. Happ allowed a lone run over 6 2/3 innings Thursday but took the loss against the Royals.

Happ held the Royals to a run on seven hits, but the hapless Jays hitters could muster just two hits in the losing effort. The southpaw struck out six while walking two in the outing. The loss snapped a three-start winning streak and dropped him to 9-11 in 24 starts overall. Happ will carry a 3.64 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 133/46 K/BB ratio into a meeting Tuesday with the Red Sox.
Sep 21 - 10:39 PM

J.A. Happ allowed two runs in six innings of work in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday.

Only one of the runs was earned, and Happ allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out nine. It lowers the left-hander's ERA to 3.73, and it's his eighth win of the season. He'll go up against the Twins and mighty Bartolo Colon on Friday.
Sep 10 - 4:20 PM

J.A. Happ allowed three runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Red Sox.

Happ committed a throwing error in the bottom of the second inning that led to Boston's first two scores. The one earned run against him came on an RBI single by Eduardo Nunez in the bottom of the sixth. Happ allowed six total hits in the game, along with three walks. He struck out three. The veteran left-hander will bring a 7-10 record, 3.85 ERA, and 1.37 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Sep 4 - 11:08 PM

J.A. Happ held the Red Sox to one run over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Happ walked four tonight, but the only damage came on Hanley Ramirez's solo homer inm the fifth. It was the first time this season that he ended up with more walks than strikeouts (just two tonight). He had fanned 38 in his previous five starts this month.
Aug 30 - 10:16 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that J.A. Happ was pulled back on waivers after being claimed.

With the Blue Jays pulling Happ back, he will remain on the team for the rest of the season. The veteran southpaw owns a 4.10 ERA and 1.36 WHIP for the campaign.
Aug 30 - 6:18 PM

J.A. Happ was hit hard in a losing effort against the Twins on Friday, allowing five runs on eight hits over his six innings.

On the plus side for fantasy owners, Happ did manage to rack up seven strikeouts on the night while walking only one. The Twins broke through for three runs in the third inning then tacked on single runs in each of the next two frames. Now 6-10 on the year, Happ will look to improve upon his 4.10 ERA and 1.36 WHIP when he does battle against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Aug 25 - 10:20 PM

J.A. Happ was touched up for five runs over five innings of work in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

The Cubbies hit Happ up with a three-spot in the second inning and then KO'd him with two more runs in the fifth. Happ surrendered nine hits and two walks on the day and needed 103 pitches to get through his five frames, although he did at least throw his fantasy owners a bone with eight strikeouts. The southpaw gets the Rays next.
Aug 18 - 6:33 PM

J.A. Happ struck out eight batters over six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Pirates.

Happ scattered three walks and four hits over his six impressive frames. The one run against him came on an RBI single by David Freese in the top of the first. Happ has now pitched well in four straight outings and has lowered his season ERA to 3.63 in the process. He'll try to keep it all working next time out at Wrigley Field.
Aug 13 - 4:04 PM

J.A. Happ pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

Happ pitched around four walks in this one. He's pitched well his last three times out to get his ERA back down to 3.77. There's been no word yet on whether he's cleared waivers and become a possibility for a trade. The Jays want to contend next year and have him for a reasonable $13 million, so it'd take a substantial return to pry him away.
Aug 8 - 10:22 PM

J.A. Happ struck out 10 batters over seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 defeat of the White Sox.

Happ cruised through Chicago's patchwork lineup, scattering six hits and a walk while racking up double-digit punchouts for the first time in 2017. The one run against him came on an RBI single by Leury Garcia in the bottom of the sixth. Happ is now 4-8 on the year with a 3.92 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 80/24 K/BB ratio in 85 innings. Up next is a start at home against the Yankees.
Aug 2 - 5:29 PM

J.A. Happ logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits over his six innings.

Happ also issued four free passes while striking out five in the ballgame. The Angels scratched out a pair of runs in the second inning and added another in the fourth, but Happ was able to limit the damage otherwise. He'll bring a 4.15 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the White Sox in Chicago.
Jul 28 - 10:40 PM

J.A. Happ was pounded for seven earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Cleveland pounced for four runs in the bottom of the first inning on three singles, a walk, and a bases-clearing double by Brandon Guyer. Happ settled in a bit from there, but the damage was done and opposing starter Corey Kluber flat-out dominated Toronto's lineup. Happ will carry a 3-7 record and 4.13 ERA into his next outing at home versus the Angels.
Jul 23 - 4:06 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are one of multiple teams that are interested in J.A. Happ, but the Blue Jays are "highly unlikely" to trade him.

Rosenthal says that the Jays "plan to compete" in 2018, and Happ is under contract next year for a very reasonable $13 million. That would seem to indicate a trade of Josh Donaldson is also unlikely given that he's also under team control next year. Happ has posted a 3.54 ERA and 60/14 K/BB ratio over 61 innings for the Blue Jays this season.
Jul 16 - 3:13 PM

J.A. Happ struggled in Sunday’s loss to Houston, yielding seven hits, six runs (two earned) and three walks over four sluggish innings.

He notched two strikeouts while throwing 47 of his 82 pitches for strikes. The Astros did most of their damage off Happ during a five-run second inning, pounding Happ for four hits in the frame including three homers. Three of the runs came after a costly throwing error by third baseman Josh Donaldson. After logging a career-best 20 wins a season ago, Happ will finish the first half with just three.
Jul 9 - 5:06 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos
12Taylor Cole