Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About
Regan's Rumblings: 10 Things I Wonder About

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

I am fortunate to be able to answer a lot of your questions through our Ask-the-Expert feature, and I thought I'd highlight a few common ones I've seen recently. We'll tackle those as well as some other random thoughts that have been on my mind this week.

What to do with Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber?

Like the Dodgers with Cody Bellinger, the Cubs face a bit of a dilemma with Ian Happ. After batting .298/.362/.615 in 26 Triple-A games, Happ was promoted to the Cubs and in eight games at the big league level is hitting .357/.455/.786 with 70% of his hits having gone for extra bases. He's started at all three outfield positions after primarily being a second baseman in the minors. At that position, we have Happ third on the depth chart behind Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez. In the outfield, it looks like Happ and Jon Jay are the top options in center between Schwarber and Jason Heyward. Jay is batting .321/.418/.410, but with no home runs, he's been on the bench more frequently lately. Baez looks to be a utility option at this point, so he doesn't look to be a threat to Happ's playing time.

So what about Schwarber in left field? He's a defensive liability who is batting .184/.307/.349 overall and .156/.325/.281 versus southpaws. He didn't start Sunday or Monday and has only started twice in the last five games. Against lefties, it appears we will be seeing

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year and the 2010 Baseball Writer of the Year.
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