Chicago Cubs LF Ian Happ has been named as a finalist for the Gold Glove
The 2022 season has come to a close for the Chicago Cubs. Ian Happ put together one of the most impressive seasons of anyone on the young team. At the plate, he put together his most consistent and productive season yet. Thankfully, his performance on defense didn’t go unnoticed either.
On October 20th, Rawlings announced all of the Gold Glove finalists. Ian Happ is among the finalists for the NL Gold Glove in left field.
— Rawlings Baseball (@RawlingsSports) October 20, 2022
The other two finalists are David Peralta from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Christian Yelich from the division-rival Milwaukee Brewers. Ian Happ is coming off his first All-Star selection and has a higher number of defensive runs saved than both Peralta and Yelich.
It seems that Happ has a very strong chance to claim his first Gold Glove and All-Star selection in the same season. Happ made plenty of spectacular plays in left field. Especially against Wrigley Field’s brick wall and tricky dimensions.
What a catch in the 9th by Ian Happ, who has played Gold Glove-worthy defense this season. pic.twitter.com/aYjE11HEY1
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 29, 2022
Happ’s impressive glove wasn’t only on display at the Friendly Confines. There’s no shortage of highlight reel plays that took place over the course of the entire season.
This one's not going anywhere. pic.twitter.com/QUKc1GzoHO
— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) August 3, 2022
The Chicago Cubs are working on extending Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner. After Happ’s impressive season, fans would surely welcome him as part of the team’s core moving forward.
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