Chicago Cubs made the right call – one that will save Ian Happ’s career

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The Chicago Cubs optioned Ian Happ to Triple-A Iowa this weekend and, just like Kyle Schwarber, this could be just the move to get the outfielder back on track.

There is no question that Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ has superstar potential. Drafted seventh overall in the 2015 draft out of the University of Cincinnati, Happ made a quick rise to the big leagues and has been fortunate enough to already get two seasons under his belt.

His rookie campaign showed promise, as Happ batted .253 with 24 home runs and an .842 OPS, finishing eighth in National League Rookie of the Year voting. We saw some regression last year, as Happ batted just .233 with 15 home runs and a .761 OPS.

2018 definitely didn’t play out as planned and after batting just .135 in Spring Training, Chicago decided it was time for action when it came to Happ. They optioned the young utility player to Triple-A Iowa, a decision Happ was ‘not happy’ about, according to reports.

Although Happ may not be happy with this decision, this is ultimately something he needs and will benefit him greatly as he moves forward in his young career.