Previously a below-average journeyman pitcher prior to landing in Toronto via free agency prior to 2015, lefty pitcher J.A. Happ proceeded to engineer one of the more impressive late-career renaissances in one of the most unforgiving ballparks in baseball. Happ’s 2016 campaign (where he won 20 games and registered a 3.18 ERA) was one of the more unbelievable seasons in recent memory considering how downright bad he had been in previous stops and the outlier police were screaming at the tops of their lungs in response. It was for that reason we strongly advised ignoring Happ in 2017 fantasy baseball drafts as the regression fairies were likely licking their chops to get at the guy. What happened next was yet a second straight surprise from Happ as he survived any major statistical correction to post another impact season for the Blue Jays. While Happ’s ERA did rise as expected, his final 3.53 mark was more than acceptable. For good measure, Happ also added another trick in the form of a career-best K/9 of 8.79. So in the end, Happ got the last laugh on his critics and he has earned the right to be trusted a bit more heading into 2018 fantasy baseball. While we won’t go to town suggesting you avoid Happ again this spring, we will only point out that he turned 35 this past October and any regression would be magnified in Toronto’s launching pad ballpark. Do yourself a favor and grade Happ as an SP 4 in order to protect against any erosion.