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J.A. Happ

#33 | LHP
New York Yankees New York Yankees
J.A. Happ
Name: James Anthony Happ
Born: Oct 19, 1982 in Spring Valley, Ill. USA
High School: St. Bede Academy, Peru, Ill.
College: Northwestern
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (92nd overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004 (signed for $420,000)
Happ is the most polished and projectable of the state's four college lefthanders. He followed up a strong summer in the Cape Cod League by chasing Northwestern's season and career strikeout records this spring. He led the Big 10 Conference with 96 strikeouts in 85 innings. Happ usually pitches at 84-88 mph with his fastball, peaking at 92, and at 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds he could pick up more velocity if he fills out. His arm works well, and his size and delivery give him deception that allows him to miss bats. His curveball is a plus pitch at times, while his changeup needs work.
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