Chicago Cubs’ and the three players that need to stay hot

Ian Happ (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Ian Happ (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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Ian Happ (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

The Cubs’ Ian Happ

The Cubs’ Ian Happ is on fire. First, David Ross commits to Happ as an everyday center fielder. Secondly, he’s killing it out in center. He has a slash line of .325/.438/.625 with an OPS of 1.063, with a wOBA of .449, the highest in his career.

And his walk rate? Highest since A-ball, averaging 16.7% (17.7% in A-.) So, he’s walking a lot, hitting for average, OPS and wOBA? What can’t he do? Steal a bag? He’s got one. Look, in 58 games? He had two. What do you want from him??

And his last seven days? He had a slash of .500/.600/.625 with an OPS 1.225 in three games. Again, for shame, Cardinals. But he’s not wasting being sent to Triple-A. He’s used that to light the fire. I say he’s doing that and more.