Cubs News: Ian Happ has arrived as a ‘seasoned veteran’
Chicago Cubs: The stats don’t lie; they make you happy
So how good is Happ doing in this short Covid-19 season?
Right now, he has his highest batting average of .313 and best OBP ever at .439. Happ has brought in 12 runs in 21 hits and 13 RBIs. Happ’s already sporting five home runs this season, which is tracking to beat his mere 11 last season, although I didn’t expect him or many Cubs for that matter, to be swinging for the fences this season.
This year the Cubs seem to be about team offense as opposed to individual heroes. While no one is opposed to dingers from any player coming to the plate, there appears to be a philosophy in the way the Cubs are just trying to get on base. It seems evident that they want to load the bases with low to no outs putting incredible pressure on opposing pitchers and teams as a whole to try and keep them stranded on base.
That’s why you are seeing so many Cubs get stranded during innings because the Cubs have been taking a team approach to the offense, and for the most part, it has worked. So you may not see too many more dingers from Happ this season but more approaches that get him on base.
And when Happ gets on base, we all get Happ-y!