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

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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.)


Author: Brett Taylor

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