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Ian Happ Didn’t Just Hit His League-Leading 6th Homer, He Also Made a Fantastic Play at 2nd (VIDEO)

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You could say it’s been a pretty good start to the season for Chicago Cubs prospect Ian Happ*:

The most recent of those homers came just yesterday, as Luke wrote about this morning. In so doing, Happ raised his season line to a preposterous (but it’s so early) .311/.367/.733. He has as many homers as he has strikeouts.


But it’s not just the bat that Happ showed off in yesterday’s I-Cubs win, it was also his glove. Check out the stellar play at the top of this highlight package:

Hey, you also got to see his homer and a nice double play turn in there, too. That’s a really nice, quick play by Happ at second base, which remains a lingering question about his long-term future – not just where he will play, but whether he’ll at least be average defensively there.

For today, that’s a heckuva nice defensive play from a guy who also leads the league in homers.

*(And if Happ goes on to have the Cubs career of the former Cubs prospect mentioned in the tweet … well, that would be a little disappointing. Jake Fox was a fun, AAAA-type masher, but at age 26 he finally got a part-time shot with the big league team, and hit .259/.311/.468 (96 wRC+ at the time) in a platoon corner outfield role. That was 2009, and believe it or not, Fox is still making a go of it, knocking 23 homers last season at AA in the Phillies organization.)



Brett Taylor

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