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    Ian Happ is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ has doubled in two straight contests and holds a .925 OPS over the past 30 games, but he'll get his first day off since June 12. Albert Almora will patrol center field in his stead.

    Ian Happ went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Fantasy Impact

    The rookie continues to find himself in the lineup most days, and he's produced 13 home runs, 33 RBI and an .859 OPS in 195 at-bats. With fairly regular playing time in a potent Chicago lineup, Happ could be in for a big second half of the season.

    Ian Happ went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ went deep off of Reds starter Tim Adelman in the second and fourth innings, with the first blast a two-run shot. Happ now has 12 home runs in just 159 at-bats, and his slash line is up to a solid .264/.331/.566. Look for the 22-year-old to continue receiving regular playing time in a strong Cubs lineup, which should give him the chance to put up an excellent second half of the season.

    Ian Happ went 4-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ's first multi-hit performance since June 16 was also his first career four-hit game. In fact, the youngster had yet to record even three hits in a game. The big night raised Happ's batting average from .221 to .246. He's also got a strong .916 OPS.

    Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    Fantasy Impact

    The long ball, a fourth-inning shot off Craig Stammen, was Happ's fifth in his last eight games and 10th of the year. He has struck out 42 times in 113 at-bats this season, and those swing-and-miss tendencies will make it difficult for him to see significant batting average growth. However, Happ's slugging, ability to take a walk and defensive versatility should allow him to stay with the big-league club for the foreseeable future.

    Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two strikeouts against the Padres on Tuesday.

    Fantasy Impact

    The three-true-outcomes day echoed Happ's MLB career to this point -- plenty of homers along with plenty of strikeouts and a decent amount of walks. He's gone yard four times in the last seven games, but Happ has just a .250 batting average in that span and a .218 season mark. Happ has a history of being a high-BABIP hitter in the minors, though, and his current mark with the Cubs is only .254, so he'll probably see more singles start falling in before long.

    Ian Happ hit his seventh homer of the year Wednesday -- his only time on base in a 1-for-4 effort against the Mets.

    Fantasy Impact

    After Anthony Rizzo led off the game with a homer, Happ followed right behind him to make it back-to-back jacks. He also didn't make any of those outs via strikeout, which is nice to see alongside his second homer in as many days. Happ's power continues to manifest itself fairly regularly, but it'd be nice to see him lift his batting average from its current .209 mark. Generally a high-BABIP hitter in the minors, Happ has just a .255 BABIP here in his rookie campaign, though, so he's had some poor fortune that should reverse itself in time.

    Ian Happ went 1-for-5 with a grand slam, a walk and four strikeouts in Tuesday's 14-3 romp over the Mets.

    Fantasy Impact

    You won't often see a .207 average paired with an .806 OPS, but that's exactly what Happ is pulling off right now, as he's drawing plenty of walks to go with his six homers in 100 plate appearances. His second-inning long ball Tuesday turned an early 2-1 lead into the beginning of a rout, but Happ also picked up his second golden sombrero of the season. While rookie's shown impressive power in his first taste of the majors, he's also striking out at a 37 percent clip. Happ's multidimensional skill set and history of making much better contact in the minors both suggest that he'll adjust and improve on that front; just don't base your roster plans on him doing so this season.

    Ian Happ is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ is just 6-for-55 (.109) over his last 18 games, so he'll head to the bench for a third straight contest. Jon Jay will draw the start over him in center field against Jacob DeGrom.

    Ian Happ is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Fantasy Impact

    Apart from his impressive two-homer game last Sunday, Happ has struggled mightily at the dish over the past few weeks. The 22-year-old is just 5-for-25 in the month of June, though four of those five hits have been for extra-bases. Jon Jay will take over in center field and bat leadoff Sunday.

    Ian Happ is out of Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Fantasy Impact

    Long-term outlook aside, Happ is hitting .146 with a 40.7 percent strikeout rate over his last 48 at-bats, so he could use a day off. Albert Almora Jr. is starting in center field and hitting sixth.

    Ian Happ went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two runs against Miami on Wednesday.

    Fantasy Impact

    After spending two games on the bench, he returned to the lineup with a bang, though he also struck out against Marlins closer A.J. Ramos with the tying run on second in the bottom of the eighth -- one of two whiffs on the day for Happ. After slumping for a bit, Happ's warmed back up, going 5-for-16 over his last five games (four starts).

    Ian Happ will start in center field and lead off Wednesday against the Marlins.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ was limited to a bench role the last two games, but that was less due to manager Joe Maddon's dissatisfaction with his play than it was Maddon's desire to find some at-bats for fellow young center field Albert Almora. It still looks like Happ, who is slashing .235/.333/.515 in 78 plate appearances since his promotion to the big leagues, will settle into the larger portion of a platoon at the position.

    Ian Happ is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Fantasy Impact

    This marks the second day in a row that Happ will sit on the bench. It seems like an effort to get more right-handed bats into the lineup against Miami southpaw Jeff Locke, but it could also be a reflection of Happ's recent performance (.620 OPS over his past 14 games played). Albert Almora will pick up another start in center field.

    Ian Happ is not in the lineup Monday against the Marlins.

    Fantasy Impact

    Despite hitting two home runs in Sunday's contest, Happ is still batting below the Mendoza Line over his past 14 games. He'll get a night off with Albert Almora taking over in center field to replace him.

    Ian Happ went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

    Fantasy Impact

    The rookie logged his first multi-homer MLB game while notching a career-high four RBI to push the Cubs past their division rival. Through his first 20 games, Happ owns a .235 average with a respectable .840 OPS.

    Ian Happ is leading off and playing center field Friday against the Cardinals.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ has iced the hot start that followed his debut call-up, going 2-for-28 in his last nine games, striking out 13 times and walking twice. Putting him in the table-setting spot feels like a better use of his skills, so this may kick-start his contact-friendly stick. Fantasy owners who've stayed true through his struggles could be rewarded soon, though it may not come against Lance Lynn, who's dazzled this season in his return from Tommy John rehab.

    Ian Happ is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ is just 2-for-22 (.091) over his last seven games, so he'll take a seat for the second time in as many days as Jon Jay draws the start in center field. While Happ has certainly cooled off recently, he's still sporting an .825 OPS with two homers, and there hasn't been any indication that a demotion is imminent.

    Ian Happ is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.

    Fantasy Impact

    Happ had worked his way into the lineup for six games in a row, drawing starts at second base and in the outfield. He'll take a seat Monday with Ben Zobrist (wrist) returning, but there hasn't been any indication of a looming demotion just yet. Happ has certainly proven his worth during this 14-game stint, posting a .841 OPS with two home runs.

    Ian Happ is batting fifth and playing second base Saturday against the Dodgers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    Fantasy Impact

    After playing strictly in the outfield since being called up to the big club May 13, Happ is set to make his first major-league start at the keystone as Javy Baez and Ben Zobrist both head to the bench. The 22-year-old made 107 starts at second base in the minors.