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Wake Up and Watch Ian Happ Hit His League-Leading Fifth Homer

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Saying Chicago Cubs prospect Ian Happ homered “again,” doesn’t really do the trick at this point. Sure, he homered “again” yesterday after homering the day before, but he also recently homered three times before that, so his homer yesterday was really more like … Ian Happ homered again-again-again-again:


It was another opposite field blast, too.

The homer was Happ’s fifth in just eight games with the Iowa Cubs, which leads the team. Er, no, it leads the Pacific Coast League. Er, no, it leads all of the minor leagues.

That’s how you wind up hitting .303/.361/.788 through your first eight games at AAA. That ISO is .485. Lulz.

In 134 minor league games in 2016, split between High-A and AA, Happ hit 15 homers. He’s currently on pace to hit 84 homers in 134 AAA games.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.