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Kevin Youkilis

Cubs 1st round pick Ian Happ relishes pro help

Cubs 1st round pick Ian Happ relishes pro help

Ian Happ got a head start on his preparing for a professional career. Happ, the Cubs’ first pick in the amateur draft, credited former major league first baseman Sean Casey with helping prepare with mental side of the game for the past four seasons. In addition, fellow University of Cincinnati alum and Cubs consultant Kevin Youkilis also has heeded advice. The friendship with Casey, 40, who played 11 seasons in the majors, started at the indoor hitting facility at Mt. Lebanon High School in the Pittsburgh area. Happ was a senior, and Casey was the childhood friend of one of Happ’s assistant coaches and gave hitting lessons. “He’s given me so much valuable...