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J.A. Happ    \Jay\

James Anthony Happ (J A)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 19, 1982 in Peru, IL
High School: St. Bede Academy (Peru, IL)
School: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 2007 (Age 24.254)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Phillies/BlueJays 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (team option), 2 yrs/$8.9M (13-14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 5.047, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Jay Fee Sports Group [*]
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2007 PHI NL 24 P 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.58 1.70 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 25 P 8 4 0 31.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.42 0.63 .960 1.73 1.72 1 0 0% 27% 0
2009 PHI NL 26 P 35 23 3 166.0 26 6 20 0 0 1.000 1 1 1.41 0.74 .955 1.72 1.70 4 4 50% 29% 0 RoY-2
2010 TOT NL 27 P 16 16 1 87.1 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.34 0.81 .954 1.72 1.72 1 3 75% 29% 2
2010 PHI NL 27 P 3 3 0 15.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.17 0.67 .955 1.70 1.73 0 1 100% 29% 1
2010 HOU NL 27 P 13 13 1 72.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.38 0.85 .954 1.72 1.72 1 2 67% 29% 1
2011 HOU NL 28 P 28 28 0 156.1 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 1 1 0.98 0.61 .955 1.80 1.79 11 5 31% 28% 3
2012 TOT MLB 29 P 28 24 0 144.2 29 8 21 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 1.80 1.04 .951 1.71 1.68 10 1 9% 26% 0
2012 HOU NL 29 P 18 18 0 104.1 23 6 17 0 0 1.000 -2 -4 1.98 1.28 .950 1.77 1.75 7 1 13% 26% 0
2012 TOR AL 29 P 10 6 0 40.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.34 0.60 .953 1.56 1.56 3 0 0% 25% 0
2013 TOR AL 30 P 18 18 0 92.2 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 1.07 0.61 .957 1.54 1.53 9 0 0% 26% 0
2014 TOR AL 31 P 16 13 0 76.1 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 2 5 1.18 0.63 .957 1.53 1.52 6 2 25% 28% 1
8 Seasons P 150 127 4 759.0 111 25 86 0 0 1.000 2 0 1.32 0.74 .954 1.69 1.68 42 15 26% 27% 6
8 Seasons TOT 150 127 4 759.0 111 25 86 0 0 1.000 2 2 1.32 0.74 .954 1.69 1.68 42 15 26% 27% 6
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2007 PHI NL 24 P 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 25 P 0 0 0 0 0
2009 PHI NL 26 P 1 1 -1 0 1 1
2010 PHI NL 27 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 HOU NL 27 P 1 3 0 0 0 1
2011 HOU NL 28 P 1 1 0 0 0 1
2012 HOU NL 29 P -2 -4 -2 0 0
2012 TOR AL 29 P 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TOR AL 30 P -1 -2 0 0 -1
2014 TOR AL 31 P 0 2 5 2 0 0
8 Seasons P 0 2 0 -1 0 1 2
8 Seasons TOT 0 2 2 -1 0 1 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2007 PHI NL 24 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 25 8 4 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 PHI NL 26 35 23 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 HOU NL 27 13 13 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PHI NL 27 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU NL 28 29 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 HOU NL 29 22 18 22 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2012 TOR AL 29 10 6 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TOR AL 30 18 18 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 TOR AL 31 16 13 2 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 155 127 110 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2007 PHI NL 24 21 67% 10% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 25 138 72% 22% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2009 PHI NL 26 685 75% 27% 23 87% 0 6 1 5 20 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 89%
2010 HOU NL 27 304 70% 27% 9 78% 1 4 1 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2010 PHI NL 27 70 73% 23% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2011 HOU NL 28 698 72% 22% 10 100% 0 4 0 4 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
2012 HOU NL 29 457 72% 31% 19 89% 0 6 0 5 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
2012 TOR AL 29 170 65% 22% 4 100% 0 2 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2013 TOR AL 30 415 74% 25% 12 75% 0 2 0 2 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2014 TOR AL 31 337 74% 30% 11 82% 0 0 0 0 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
8 Seasons 3295 73% 26% 94 86% 1 25 2 22 86 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 89%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2009 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: J J. James A A. Anthony J.A. JA Happ

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