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Pirates | Jon Niese may get extra help

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:01:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese may get some extra help from pitching coach Ray Searage before the season starts. He has worked with pitchers like SP Francisco Liriano, J.A. Happ and Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: Those pitchers have had solid seasons when in Pittsburgh, so the thinking is Niese could benefit from Searage's help. He is targeted as the No. 3 starter in Pittsburgh, so he will likely go in the middle of NL drafts and in later rounds in mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Blue Jays | J.A. Happ financial details

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:37:24 -0800

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ's three-year, $36 million deal will pay him $10 million during the 2016 season and $13 million during both the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Happ was an attractive free-agent pitching option for Toronto because no qualifying offer was extended to him by the Pirates, meaning that the Jays didn't have to part with any draft picks in order to sign him. After a slow beginning to the 2015 season in Seattle, Happ went 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA in 11 starts for Pittsburgh. However, he might have difficulty duplicating that success in the hitter-friendly AL East during the 2016 season, so fantasy owners should avoid drafting him too early.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi

Blue Jays | TOR signs J.A. Happ

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:19:22 -0800

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent SP J.A. Happ (Pirates) to a three-year deal worth $36 million.

Fantasy Tip: Happ went 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 32 regular-season games (31 starts) for Seattle and Pittsburgh in 2015 and was particularly impressive for the Pirates down the stretch, going 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA and 69 strikeouts over 63 1/3 innings. Happ should be viewed as an option for the back end of the rotation in AL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Star - Brendan Kennedy

Pirates | J.A. Happ pitches well vs. St. Louis

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 06:02:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP J.A. Happ pitched seven scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 4, to pick up his eight win of the season. He struck out eight batters during the game and did not walk a batter. Happ has won four of his six starts with the Pirates and has a 1.57 ERA in that span.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has allowed two earned runs over his last five starts and has at least six strikeouts in three of those games. He is scheduled to face the Cincinnati Reds in his next start and could be a solid option on FantasyScore during his hot streak.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Pirates | J.A. Happ roughed up by Cubs

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:14:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP J.A. Happ allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six hitters through 4 1/3 innings during the Pirates' 5-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) entered his debut start with the Pirates with a 4.64 EA, a 4.07 FIP, a 1.40 WHIP and a 6.8 K/9, and he has now allowed at least three earned runs in each of his last seven starts. It is unlikely Happ turns it around enough to warrant attention in the majority of seasonal leagues, and FantasyScore players should view him as an extremely risky start.

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Pirates | J.A. Happ joining rotation

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:22:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP J.A. Happ will join the starting rotation with A.J. Burnett (elbow) on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) should fare slightly better in the National League, but he is still nothing more than a streaming option in the majority of seasonal leagues. FantasyScore players should be extremely cautious with starting him, too. Over 20 starts this season, Happ has a 4.64 ERA, a 4.06 FIP, a 1.41 WHIP and a 6.8 K/9.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik

Mariners | Jesus Montero sent down

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:10:00 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Jesus Montero was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma Monday, July 20. The team also recalled SP J.A. Happ from Class A Bakersfield.

Fantasy Tip: Montero likely will return at some point this season, but owners may want to consider dropping him in their leagues. Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) could be an option in AL-only leagues if he is available, but owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using him against tougher opponents.

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Mariners | J.A. Happ to start Monday

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:13:31 -0700

The Seattle Mariners will recall SP J.A. Happ from Class A Bakersfield to start against the Detroit Tigers Monday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) was demoted to the minors after his final start before the All-Star break so that the club could add an extra bat to their bench on a temporary basis. He is 4-5 with a 4.14 ERA through 17 starts this year.

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Mariners | J.A. Happ sent down

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:41:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP J.A. Happ was optioned to the minors Thursday, July 9, to make room for the call-up of 1B Jesus Montero.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) will be the fifth starter coming out of the All-Star break, so if you own him in deeper leagues, sit tight. Montero was hitting .332 (113-for-340) with 15 home runs and 68 RBI for Class AAA Tacoma this year, and he could see valuable playing time at first base, designated hitter or even catcher for the M's. He's a speculative addition in AL-only leagues for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma's return looming

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:58:26 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) will throw six innings or 90 pitches in his third rehab start for Class AAA Tacoma Tuesday, June 30. That'll line him up to come off the disabled list and start against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 5, but there isn't an obvious opening in the starting rotation right now. SPs Mike Montgomery or Roenis Elias could be sent back to the minors, SP J.A. Happ could move to the bullpen or the team could go to a six-man rotation. Sunday would be Montgomery's turn, but he has a 2.04 ERA in five starts since June 2. Elias has been hit hard his last two starts, raising his ERA from 2.79 to 4.35. If Elias struggles against the A's Thursday, July 2, he could be the odd-man out. Happ is 0-4 with five no-decisions in his last nine starts despite not allowing more than four runs in those games. Seattle could also delay a decision on Iwakuma by keeping him on his rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) will join the rotation eventually, so you should check to see if he's available in deep mixed leagues. Iwakuma is a risky FantasyScore option Sunday if he returns to face the A's, and he could be on a pitch count in his first start back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton