The Cubs Ian Happ Stars In Arizona Fall League Title Game

By Joecubs
Nov. 20, 2016

Chicago Cubs farmhand Ian Happ was a star in the Arizona Fall League championship. He went four for four including two home runs (one from each side of the plate) a double, single, and three RBI in Mesa's 6-1 win.  Happ a switch-hitter has played all three outfield positions, and second base in his brief minor league career. He was the third accomplished college bat the Cubs drafted in the first round with Kris Bryant in 2013, Kyle Schwarber 2014, and Happ in 2015. 

He started the 2016 season in the Carolina League (high A) with Myrtle Beach, but finish the season at AA Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League. He hit 15 home runs with 73 RBI, and slashed .279/.365/.445 for his combined totals between both stops.

Happ has some work to do before he makes his debut on the defensive side of his game, but could be another tool in the chest of Cubs manager Joe Maddon in the  near future.