Ian Edward Happ (born August 12, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at the University of Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team. The Cubs selected Happ in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2017.
Happ was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. The Chicago Cubs selected him in the first round, with the ninth overall selection.
Happ became the 50th Bearcat drafted in Cincinnati history; 2008 picks Josh Harrison (6th round) and Tony Campana (13th round) also both played for Cincinnati and were drafted by the Cubs, and former Bearcat and MLB 3-time All-Star Kevin Youkilis is the Cubs Scouting and Player Development, consultant.
Happ was optioned to the Iowa Cubs to begin the 2019 Season, after slashing .135/.196/.192 during 17 spring training games, to work on cutting down his strikeout rate.
Happ was recalled to the majors on July 25, 2019. Happ finished the season with 11 home runs and 30 RBIs. He slashed .297/.409/.622 in 58 games, striking out 39 times. He was named National League Player of the Week on September 30, 2019.
Happ started the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season in center field for the Cubs. He hit .258/.361/.505 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs in 57 games.
In 2021, Happ hit .226/.323/.434 in 148 games for the Cubs. He led the team with 66 RBIs and set career highs with 105 hits, 25 home runs, 63 runs scored, and 9 stolen bases.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.