There was a time when Ian Happ was a “can’t miss” prospect after being taken ninth overall in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. The Chicago Cubs outfielder made his debut in 2017, hitting 24 long balls and driving in 68 runs while batting a respectable .253.
However, after a full 2018 season saw his strikeout numbers skyrocket, Happ began the following year in the minors. And he remained there until the end of July, when he was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Happ finished out the season in Chicago, hitting .263 despite striking out at a 25.0 percent clip.