The rise and fall of 10 former Blue Jays
May 21, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ (33) throws a pitch in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
7. J. A. Happ – Seattle Mariners
The Jays chose youth instead of average veterans this year and it’s possible they’re regretting it. Happ was a good fifth starter last year and he’s having an even better season in Seattle.
He has a 3-1 record in 10 starts, with a 3.70 ERA and 1.26 WHIP (walks + hits divided by innings pitched).
Happ has a 3:1 strikeout ratio and while his strikeout rate is down, so are his walks. He is giving up over nine hits per nine innings, but as he always has, he’s grinding out decent starts.
Granted, Safeco Field is a pitcher-friendly park, while the Rogers Centre is anything but that, but add all that together and Happ is having another solid year for the Mariners.