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J.A. Happ
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 205LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 3, #92, Philadelphia Phillies | Northwestern
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 3.12 2 2 0 8.2 7 1.27
15 Seasons 123 92 3.98 326 300 0 1750.0 1546 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0-0 3.12 8.2 7 1.27
15 Seasons 326 123-92 3.98 1750.0 1546 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 2839 519 24 4.6 89.4 112.4 12.9 34.9 .250 .380 .305 .300 .353 38 21.1 6.3 3.61 3.85
2016 3033 567 42 7.4 89.5 113.6 12.2 32.1 .253 .415 .291 .318 .366 37.3 20.5 7.5 3.19 4.43
2017 2487 438 19 4.3 85.9 118.4 9 33.3 .236 .371 .301 .289 .341 31.1 22.7 7.3 3.53 3.60
2018 3051 479 42 8.8 88.4 117.3 15.4 30.9 .226 .398 .295 .301 .373 34 26.4 7 3.65 3.87
2019 2696 483 40 8.3 89.2 112.2 13.7 33.3 .257 .462 .329 .330 .386 37.3 20.6 7.2 4.91 4.96
2020 787 137 7 5.1 88.1 110.4 12.7 26.3 .222 .343 .284 .280 .317 34.3 21.4 7.7 3.47 3.30
2021 176 25 4 16 91.5 107.4 7.7 44 .254 .597 .314 .388 .448 44 19.4 11.1 3.12 5.91
15069 2648 178 6.7 88.6 118.4 12.6 32.7 .244 .404 .303 .307 .363 35.7 22.2 7.1
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Happ relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.8%) ,
Sinker
(23.9%) ,
Slider
(17%) ,
Curveball
(1.7%) ,
Changeup
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 100 90 10 56.8 90.1 20 16 4 1 3 0 0 5 11 .250 .211 .438 .388 .373 .338 92.2 8 2345 6.1 21.4 14.7
2021 Sinker 42 35 7 23.9 87.6 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 8 .200 .249 .200 .483 .178 .306 86.8 -2 2141 6.0 9.1 9.1
2021 Slider 30 26 4 17.0 83.4 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .371 1.000 1.277 .516 .661 94.0 11 2248 5.8 12.5 0.0
2021 Curveball 3 3 0 1.7 83.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .331 .000 1.271 .000 .638 103.9 41 2397 5.7 0.0 0.0
2021 Changeup 1 1 0 0.6 85.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .457 .000 1.695 .000 .857 98.6 31 1940 5.9 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 349 301 48 44.3 91.6 74 62 13 6 3 0 4 18 45 .210 .194 .452 .327 .338 .293 88.1 28 2371 6.2 21.9 17.1
2020 Sinker 173 65 108 22.0 89.3 56 52 7 5 0 0 2 14 38 .135 .199 .250 .301 .190 .242 86.6 -6 2173 6.1 21.8 23.7
2020 Slider 147 92 55 18.7 84.2 30 30 6 2 3 0 1 6 24 .200 .223 .400 .365 .249 .251 85.6 21 2260 6.0 31.1 14.0
2020 Changeup 109 109 0 13.9 86.4 32 31 10 9 0 0 1 3 28 .323 .321 .419 .439 .332 .341 87.5 9 1755 6.2 15.8 7.9
2020 Curveball 9 9 0 1.1 80.9 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .131 .667 .212 .484 .279 93.1 41 2187 5.9 25.0 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 43.5 22 27.2 7.3 31.8 39.1 29.1 2.9 33.1 24.3 26.8 5.8 4.6
2016 43.7 22.9 25.9 7.4 32.3 41.6 26.1 3.5 32.3 25.6 24.5 5.3 7.4
2017 47.7 21.9 25.1 5.3 26 42.9 31.1 6.6 33.3 24 24.7 5.9 4.3
2018 40.7 27.8 21.7 9.8 33.4 38.6 28 2.5 31.3 29.9 23.2 3.8 8.8
2019 41 26.7 23.8 8.3 30.6 45.5 23.6 2.5 32.7 26.9 23.4 5.8 8.3
2020 44.5 20.4 26.3 8.8 43.1 38 19 2.9 32.8 30.7 24.1 4.4 5.1
2021 36 44 20 0 32 36 32 0 36 24 8 16 16
43.3 24.2 24.8 7.6 31.6 41.3 27.1 3.5 32.6 26.3 24.4 5.4 6.7
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball MIN L 3 83.6 35.2 -12.7 -27 4.5 -2.3 -34
2021 Sinker MIN L 42 87.6 26 1.2 5 16 1.7 12
2021 Changeup MIN L 1 85.6 25.7 -3.7 -12 15.6 2 15
2021 4-Seamer MIN L 100 90.1 16 0.3 2 8.8 2.3 36
2021 Slider MIN L 30 83.4 33.6 -5.2 -13 0.9 -4.7 -84
2020 4-Seamer NYY L 349 91.6 15.1 0.9 6 7.8 1.4 21
2020 Slider NYY L 147 84.2 33.7 -3.5 -9 2.7 -2.4 -47
2020 Sinker NYY L 173 89.3 25.5 1.9 8 13.4 -0.7 -5
2020 Curveball NYY L 9 80.9 42.1 -8.9 -17 3.2 -4.3 -57
2020 Changeup NYY L 109 86.4 27.5 -1.6 -6 14.9 1.7 13
2019 Sinker NYY L 471 89.6 25.5 1.7 7 14.1 0.1 1
2019 Slider NYY L 469 84.8 32.4 -4.7 -13 2.5 -2.2 -47
2019 Changeup NYY L 428 86 29.4 -0.9 -3 14.6 1.2 9
2019 Curveball NYY L 22 81 46.2 -6.1 -12 3.3 -4.3 -57
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 1304 92 15.3 1.1 7 8.1 1.2 18
2018 Sinker NYY L 429 90.4 24.8 1.4 6 14.2 0 0
2018 4-Seamer NYY L 1807 92.3 14.7 1.6 10 7.1 0.1 1
2018 Slider NYY L 388 85.3 32.5 -3.6 -10 2.8 -1.7 -38
2018 Curveball NYY L 51 75.9 56.7 -3.5 -6 2.5 -6.8 -73
2018 Changeup NYY L 374 86 30 -0.4 -1 14.3 0.9 7
2017 4-Seamer TOR L 1069 92.6 14.2 0.5 3 7.8 0 1
2017 Slider TOR L 305 86 30.7 -2.8 -8 3.6 0 -1
2017 Changeup TOR L 286 86.4 28.1 -0.2 -1 13.4 0 0
2017 Curveball TOR L 131 76.9 52.3 -4 -7 3.9 -4.6 -54
2017 Sinker TOR L 693 90.7 24.2 2.5 11 13.4 -1.1 -7
2016 Slider TOR L 387 85.6 30.6 -2.3 -7 1.6 -1.2 -42
2016 Changeup TOR L 189 84.4 23.8 -5 -17 14.3 1.3 10
2016 Sinker TOR L 449 91.5 24.5 4.7 24 15.7 1.4 10
2016 4-Seamer TOR L 1751 92.4 15.1 -0.7 -5 10 1.8 22
2016 Curveball TOR L 220 79 48.7 -4.1 -8 2.8 -4 -59
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball -5.9 0 3 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 1.271 .638 100
2021 Changeup -21.5 0 1 0.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .457 1.695 .857 100
2021 Slider 1.4 0 30 17 4 .25 1 .5 12.5 0 0 .37 1.277 .661 50
2021 Sinker -2.4 -1 42 23.9 10 .2 .2 .18 9.1 20 9.1 .249 .482 .306 25
2021 4-Seamer 0 0 100 56.8 20 .25 .438 .373 21.4 25 14.7 .211 .388 .34 45.5
2020 Curveball 8.5 1 9 1.1 4 .333 .667 .488 25 25 20 .131 .212 .279 50
2020 Slider -1.4 -2 147 18.7 30 .2 .4 .252 31.1 20 14 .223 .364 .251 29.2
2020 Changeup -0.2 0 109 13.9 32 .323 .419 .338 15.8 9.4 7.9 .321 .439 .341 32.1
2020 Sinker -2.8 -5 173 22 56 .135 .25 .202 21.8 25 23.7 .199 .301 .25 31.6
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 349 44.3 74 .21 .452 .34 21.9 24.3 17.1 .194 .327 .292 40
2019 Curveball -1.4 0 22 0.8 7 .143 .286 .179 33.3 42.9 16.7 .25 .411 .279 50
2019 Slider 0.5 2 470 17.4 101 .255 .449 .32 21.1 15.8 13.6 .254 .471 .315 34.6
2019 Changeup 1.5 6 428 15.9 119 .308 .402 .317 27.9 21 17 .272 .363 .28 27.2
2019 Sinker -1.5 -7 471 17.5 140 .252 .362 .309 18.1 13.6 19.6 .273 .389 .32 33
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 3 1304 48.4 310 .243 .559 .376 25 24.8 19.2 .244 .536 .363 45.4
2018 Curveball 6 3 51 1.7 8 .5 .667 .556 0 0 0 .352 .439 .436 16.7
2018 Changeup 1.2 4 374 12.3 88 .294 .353 .3 28.7 23.9 16.7 .228 .298 .247 14.1
2018 Slider -0.8 -3 388 12.7 96 .16 .33 .234 27.4 29.2 21.2 .207 .371 .256 39.4
2018 Sinker 1 4 429 14.1 141 .271 .388 .328 18 22.7 23.7 .24 .348 .293 33
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -20 1807 59.2 399 .203 .41 .307 24.3 28.1 20.5 .224 .447 .325 38.6
2017 Curveball -1 -1 131 5.3 35 .176 .206 .164 36.4 40 28 .193 .229 .199 19
2017 Changeup 1.2 3 286 11.5 66 .27 .429 .322 29.5 16.7 13.9 .271 .426 .309 22.6
2017 Slider 0.2 0 305 12.3 70 .269 .418 .316 20.6 21.4 14.2 .242 .356 .264 32.1
2017 Sinker -2.1 -14 693 27.9 193 .257 .31 .276 11.2 7.3 11.1 .275 .389 .295 28.7
2017 4-Seamer -0.3 -4 1069 43 260 .251 .48 .368 27 33.8 23.7 .198 .367 .3 39
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 109 86.4 97 17.8 10:15 10:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 349 91.6 90 18.9 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Sinker 173 89.3 80 16 11:00 10:00 60
2020 Slider 147 84.2 29 5 12:15 1:15 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 100 90.1 94 19.5 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 42 87.6 88 18.9 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 30 83.4 37 5.2 11:45 12:30 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 149 585 -8 -3 5 2 -4
2009 704 2763 -24 -23 17 9 -21
2010 364 1560 2 -20 7 8 -3
2011 692 2960 -11 1 21 11 22
2012 626 2532 -12 -2 14 8 9
2013 414 1721 -6 -14 16 5 0
2014 672 2708 -13 2 14 8 11
2015 703 2787 -15 -23 24 9 -5
2016 836 3188 -26 -28 16 11 -28
2017 624 2484 -14 -21 13 7 -15
2018 743 3093 -9 -36 24 12 -9
2019 691 2767 -7 -19 18 11 2
2020 213 856 -6 -7 6 2 -4
2021 36 176 -1 -3 2 1 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2839 50 65.4 83.4 26.5 67.2 42.9 60.3 45.8 19.8 6.6 77.2
2016 3033 50.6 67.7 81.9 25.6 65.6 43.6 59.9 47 22.2 6.8 78.6
2017 2487 46.1 68.9 82.4 29.6 68.2 44.4 62 47.7 22.1 6.2 79.2
2018 3051 47.1 69.5 81.8 28.5 62.1 45.7 60.9 47.8 24.1 6.8 81.7
2019 2696 45.8 71.4 82.6 28.4 60.7 45.2 58.7 48.1 23.6 6.4 79.7
2020 787 48.3 72.1 80.7 25.6 66.3 43.7 65.3 48 22.5 5 79.5
2021 176 50 73.9 86.2 20.5 77.8 45.5 61.1 47.2 15.7 5.1 100
15069 48 68.7 82.3 27.5 64.8 44.3 60.6 47.3 22.3 6.5 79.5
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 52 31 47 58 55 22 61 15 13 55 69 25 52 47 82 47
2016 34 35 38 40 41 3 19 24 29 47 56 42 34 41 79 20
2017 75 60 69 72 78 37 80 82 67 59 67 34 75 38 66 17
2018 56 63 42 26 74 2 12 47 62 72 69 45 56 38 66 13
2019 28 30 20 17 44 6 24 33 44 32 64 37 28 27 52 14
2020 78 66 75 78 77 38 75 54 65 38 62 21 78 22 55 14
2021 19 44 10 4 45 21 9 21 31 26 32 5 19
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 35 26.7 8 13 19 13 37.1
2020 22.6 10 7.1 3 1 5 4 40
2021 25 1 0.8 0 2 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 35 32 29 30 34 23 26 31 26 25 33 31 18 22 24 30 18 30 24 30 15 24 23 25 30 29 28 24 28 27 32
2020 10 6 8 9 8 7 8 8 8 7 9 8 4 6 6 8 5 6 8 8 4 7 8 8 8 9 7 7 5 6 8
2021 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 92.2 -0.2 91.9 -0.3 91.9 0 91.3 -0.6 90.8 -0.5 89.3 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 85.6 84.4 -1.2 86.4 2 86 -0.4 86 0 86.4 0.4 85.6 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.3 83.2 0.9 83.3 0.1 84.2 0.9 84.6 0.4 84 -0.6 83.4 -0.6
Exit Velocity 89.4 89.5 0.1 85.9 -3.6 88.4 2.5 89.2 0.8 88.1 -1.1 91.5 3.4
Launch Angle 12.9 12.2 -0.7 9 -3.2 15.4 6.4 13.7 -1.7 12.7 -1 7.7 -5
Barrel % 4.6 7.4 2.8 4.3 -3.1 8.8 4.5 8.3 -0.5 5.1 -3.2 16 10.9
Hard Hit % 38 37.3 -0.7 31.1 -6.2 34 2.9 37.3 3.3 34.3 -3 44 9.7
Sweet Spot % 34.9 32.1 -2.8 33.3 1.2 30.9 -2.4 33.3 2.4 26.3 -7 44 17.7
xBA .25 .253 0.003 .236 -0.017 .226 -0.01 .257 0.031 .222 -0.035 .254 0.032
BA .259 .231 -0.028 .252 0.021 .225 -0.027 .258 0.033 .208 -0.05 .219 0.011
xwOBA .3 .318 0.018 .289 -0.029 .301 0.012 .33 0.029 .28 -0.05 .388 0.108
wOBA .305 .291 -0.014 .301 0.01 .295 -0.006 .329 0.034 .284 -0.045 .314 0.03
xSLG .38 .415 0.035 .371 -0.044 .398 0.027 .462 0.064 .343 -0.119 .597 0.254
SLG .391 .371 -0.02 .395 0.024 .389 -0.006 .469 0.08 .382 -0.087 .406 0.024
K% 21.1 20.5 -0.6 22.7 2.2 26.4 3.7 20.6 -5.8 21.4 0.8 19.4 -2
BB% 6.3 7.5 1.2 7.3 -0.2 7 -0.3 7.2 0.2 7.7 0.5 11.1 3.4
Swing % 45.8 47 1.2 47.7 0.7 47.8 0.1 48.1 0.3 48 -0.1 47.2 -0.8
Whiff% 19.8 22.2 2.4 22.1 -0.1 24.1 2 23.6 -0.5 22.5 -1.1 15.7 -6.8
In Zone % 50 50.6 0.6 46.1 -4.5 47.1 1 45.8 -1.3 48.3 2.5 50 1.7
Out of Zone % 50 49.4 -0.6 53.9 4.5 52.9 -1 54.2 1.3 51.7 -2.5 50 -1.7