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Yankees | Brett Gardner not starting Tuesday

Tue, 31 May 2016 13:25:14 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 31, against the Toronto Blue Jays. OF Aaron Hicks will start and bat ninth against Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner is out due to the traditional lefty vs. lefty matchup, so bench him accordingly for the evening. Hicks carries no fantasy value due to his weak bat (.133 average in the past week).

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ beats Yanks for sixth W

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:02:06 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ improved to 6-2 after beating the New York Yankees Thursday, May 26. The southpaw worked seven sharp innings, yielding only one run on three hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Fantasy Tip: Happ should be drawing some serious All-Star consideration, as this was his ninth quality start in 10 tries. He's also gone at least six innings in all but one of his assignments. The left-hander may not rack up as many strikeouts as he used to, but he's proving to be a reliable arm for fantasy teams of all formats. He'll keep claiming wins, too, being able to lean on one of the best offenses in the game.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ has tough outing

Mon, 16 May 2016 21:50:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed eight runs on seven hits in two innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 16, to suffer his first loss of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Happ pitched very well before his start Monday and allowed three runs or fewer in each of his first seven starts. He is scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in his next start and should be a solid starting option in most leagues.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ improves to 5-0

Tue, 10 May 2016 23:44:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed five hits and three walks while fanning five in 8 2/3 shutout innings to improve to 5-0 on the season against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, May 10.

Fantasy Tip: Happ has a 2.05 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP, but his 5.59 K/9 is really low. His success is probably not sustainable, and if you can flip him at his peak, it's advisable to do so.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ remains undefeated

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:55:11 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (4-0) allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 5, with one walk and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Happ has tossed quality starts in each of his six outings this year and should be viewed as a solid starting option in most fantasy formats. His next start will come Tuesday, May 10, against the San Francisco Giants.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ whiffs seven in quality start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:40:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in a no-decision Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Happ has posted a 1.87 ERA in 15 starts dating back to August. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues and most mixed formats while running hot, and he is a tremendous DFS value.

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Blue Jays | Another strong outing for J.A. Happ

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:32:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ was brutally efficient yet again Saturday, April 23, needing only 92 pitches over seven innings to post his third win in as many starts.

Fantasy Tip: Happ allowed a season-high three runs Saturday and is averaging only half a strikeout per inning for the season, but owners have to be pleased with his contributions in just about every other area. The 33-year-old is a strong candidate for 15 wins this season considering the offense he has supporting him. While he seems to be pitching more to contact this year, his strikeouts should pick up soon; Happ fanned at least six batters eight times in 11 starts after he was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates last July.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ continues smooth sailing

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:35:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ turned in his third consecutive quality start to begin the season Monday, April 18, against the Boston Red Sox. He fired seven innings of one-run ball, yielding just four hits, one walk and striking out four, en route to improving to 2-0 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Happ now has a shiny 1.89 ERA through his first three assignments and deserves serious consideration even in standard leagues. He's clearly in a groove right now -- with all of his solid pitching coming against division rivals -- and the southpaw has the best offense in baseball backing him, so the wins should continue to pour in. More likely than not, Happ will keep it up.

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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.

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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.

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