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J.A. Happ
ERA W-L K
3.19 17-4 139
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-5 / 203 NFBC ADP: 330.46
Position: SPBorn: 10/19/1982 Birthplace: Peru, Illinois
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Phillies (2004)


Latest News
Aug. 24 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET21:37 ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST9:07 PM VEN5:37 UAE (+1)8:37 PM CT-Happ (17-3, 3.05) goes for his 18th win in a game against the Angels on Thursday.
Analysis: Happ is 11-0 with a 2.53 ERA in his past 12 starts and has emerged as one of the best free agent acquisitions of last offseason after signing a $36 million, three-year deal.
Aug. 17 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Happ won his 11th straight decision and became the first 17-game winner in the majors Wednesday. The left-hander pitched into the eighth inning against the Yankees, struck out nine, walked one and yielded three solo homers.
Analysis: He's won five straight starts and has a 2.53 ERA in 12 outings since losing to the Tigers on June 6. Happ's next start is scheduled for Aug. 25 against the Angels, and he's gone 0-4 with an 8.00 ERA in four career matchups.
Aug. 11 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Happ became the majors' first 16-game winner after striking out seven over six innings in Wednesday's 7-0 victory over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Happ improved to 10-0 over his last 11 starts - all Toronto wins - and has been particularly dominant over his past four, yielding a mere two runs and 12 hits through 25 innings during that stretch. He's been as reliable a pitcher as any in the majors during this breakthrough campaign.
Aug. 5 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Happ retired 12 of his first 13 batters and allowed one run and four hits in six innings in Thursday's 4-1 win over Houston.
Analysis: Happ, who already has set his career high for wins with 15, is 9-0 with a 2.49 ERA in 10 starts since losing at Detroit on June 6. He has a 0.95 ERA in his last three outings.
July 30 6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET21:38 ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST9:08 PM VEN5:38 UAE (+1)8:38 PM CT-Happ yielded a solo homer and two other hits while matching a season high with 11 strikeouts in Saturday's 9-1 rout of the Orioles.
Analysis: Happ went 4-0 with a 1.44 ERA in five starts this month.
July 23 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Happ continued his stellar season with six brilliant innings Sunday in a 2-0 win over Seattle. He allowed one hit with four walks and six strikeouts to set a career high with his 13th win.
Analysis: Happ has gone 7-0 with a 2.79 ERA in eight start since his last loss June 6.
July 18 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Happ left after getting hit by line drives twice, once on his left forearm by a liner in the fifth and on his right thigh in the sixth. He took a no-decision, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and one walk.
Analysis: The Blue Jays and Happ don't think he will have to miss any starts, though they surely will be cautious. ''Hopefully he'll be fine, but you never know if it's going to stiffen up on him,'' Gibbons said of Happ and his forearm. The left-hander had won his previous six starts.
July 8 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET23:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST10:30 PM VEN7:00 UAE (+1)10:00 PM CT-Happ (12-3) matched his career high in wins by giving up six hits and striking out nine in 5 2/3 scoreless innings Friday against the Tigers.
Analysis: The left-hander has won his last six starts behind a 2.95 ERA while striking out 41 in 36 2/3 innings.
June 30 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Happ was knocked around on Wednesday, but picked up his 10th win after allowing five runs and nine hits over five innings in a 14-9 victory over the Rockies.
Analysis: Happ has received 36 runs of support while posting a 4.13 ERA during a four-start winning streak.
June 17 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Happ dominated his former team Thursday, yielding an unearned run and three hits in seven innings to beat the Phillies.
Analysis: Happ had allowed 10 runs and 14 hits, including five homers, in his previous 12 innings in June.
June 1 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Happ stifled the hapless Yanks on Tuesday.
Analysis: He allowed one run in six innings to cruise through New York's woeful lineup of has-beens and mediocrities.
May 27 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Happ returned to the win column with seven sharp innings Thursday against the Yankees.
Analysis: The left-hander held New York to a run on three hits to halt a two-start losing streak. Happ has had a solid first two months in his return to Toronto, posting a 6-2 record and a 3.20 ERA in 10 starts.
May 17 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Happ didn't have it in Monday's loss to Tampa Bay, allowing eight runs and seven hits in two-plus innings.
Analysis: Happ had been pitching extremely well prior to Monday's debacle, having entered the matchup 5-0 with a 2.05 ERA in seven starts.
May 11 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET18:06 GMT2:06 11:06 AM MST1:06 PM EST1:36 PM VEN22:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Happ scattered six hits in 8 2/3 innings and stayed unbeaten with a 4-0 victory in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Happ (5-0, 2.05 ERA) just missed his first complete game since 2010.
May 6 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Happ got plenty of support while improving to 4-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Happ gave up one run and six hits in seven innings. The 33-year-old has permitted no more than three runs in 16 consecutive starts since Aug. 14 last year, when he was with Pittsburgh.
Apr. 19 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Happ limited Boston to a run and four hits in seven innings of Monday's 4-3 win.
Analysis: Happ has picked up where he left off last season and is 9-1 with a 1.50 ERA in his last 13 starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2007 Phi 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 7 5 5 3 2 0 5 2.25 11.25
2008 Phi 1 0 0 - 0 8 4 0 31.2 28 13 13 3 14 1 26 1.33 3.69
2009 Phi 12 4 0 - 0 35 23 3 166.0 149 55 54 20 56 2 119 1.23 2.93
2010 Phi 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 15.1 13 4 3 1 12 0 9 1.63 1.76
2010 Hou 5 4 0 - 0 13 13 1 72.0 60 33 30 7 35 1 61 1.32 3.75
2010 Tot 6 4 0 - 0 16 16 1 87.1 73 37 33 8 47 1 70 1.37 3.40
2011 Hou 6 15 0 - 0 28 28 0 156.1 157 103 93 21 83 5 134 1.54 5.35
2012 Hou 7 9 0 - 0 18 18 0 104.1 112 58 56 17 39 0 98 1.45 4.83
2012 Tor 3 2 0 - 0 10 6 0 40.1 35 21 21 2 17 1 46 1.29 4.69
2012 Tot 10 11 0 - 0 28 24 0 144.2 147 79 77 19 56 1 144 1.40 4.79
2013 Tor 5 7 0 - 0 18 18 0 92.2 91 53 47 10 45 0 77 1.47 4.56
2014 Tor 11 11 0 - 0 30 26 0 158.0 160 79 74 22 51 0 133 1.34 4.22
2015 Sea 4 6 0 - 0 21 20 0 108.2 121 58 56 13 32 3 82 1.41 4.64
2015 Pit 7 2 0 - 0 11 11 0 63.1 52 13 13 3 13 1 69 1.03 1.85
2015 Tot 11 8 0 - 0 32 31 0 172.0 173 71 69 16 45 4 151 1.27 3.61
2016 Tor 17 4 0 - 0 25 25 0 155.1 133 56 55 18 45 0 139 1.15 3.19
Career 79 65 0 - 0 221 196 4 1168.0 1118 551 520 140 444 14 998 1.34 4.01

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Phi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Phi 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Phi 35 43 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 .093 .114 .116
2010 Phi 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2010 Hou 13 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Tot 16 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .000 .037 .000
2011 Hou 29 43 3 7 1 0 1 4 3 17 0 0 .163 .217 .256
2012 Hou 22 32 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 16 0 0 .094 .171 .094
2012 Tot 32 32 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 16 0 0 .094 .171 .094
2014 Tor 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Sea 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2015 Pit 11 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 .091 .091 .091
2015 Tot 32 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 .087 .125 .087
2016 Tor 25 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .286
Career 226 186 10 18 2 0 1 6 9 82 0 0 .097 .138 .124

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 3.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 3.00
2009 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 7 1 0 6.1 8 4 4 1 6 0 8 5.68
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 3.0 6 3 3 0 2 0 4 9.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 3.38
Career 0 0 0 - 0 8 1 0 9.1 12 5 5 1 8 0 10 4.82

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Phi Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1695 95 88 91.7 71.79
Curveball 185 82 75 78.6 7.84
Slider 327 89 81 85.2 13.85
Changeup 154 86 81 83.7 6.52

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