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25 Andrew Heaney SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/180 | Birthdate: 6/5/1991 | Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 26/1 | Average Draft Position: 258.41
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Andrew Heaney struggling in New Orleans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Marlins premier pitching prospect Andrew Heaney did not thrive upon his promotion to the big league team and has proven disappointing since his demotion to Triple-A New Orleans.

Heaney has a 1-3 record and 5.96 ERA with the Zephyrs since going down. He gave up four earned runs in three innings pitched in his last start.


Marlins have plan for Andrew Heaney at Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) The Marlins want to see Andrew Heaney back in the majors, but he is going to have to prove himself again at Triple-A before that happens, as general manager Dan Jennings told MLB.com Saturday.

"No matter how fast you want to speed up the clock, it still takes time to develop a prospect," Marlins general manager Dan Jennings said. "It does. There's finer points of the game, that until you're polished, when you get up here, they're exposed."

Heaney was tagged with 15 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings in four starts in the majors, after dominating at Triple-A. He put up a 2.74 ERA in his first 23 innings at New Orleans, but the team wants to see him use his change up more while controlling both sides of the plate.

"Those were things that were identified for him in the offseason," Jennings said. "He's made strides."

He was skipped in the rotation the first time through at New Orleans, in an effort to keep him available to pitch in September, even with an innings limit. 


Andrew Heaney still worth stashing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/7/2014) Remember your enthusiasm when the Marlins first announced top prospect Andrew Heaney would be joining the big-league rotation in mid-June? Perhaps you even picked him up a couple weeks beforehand in anticipation of that announcement.

Don't let his return trip to the minors diminish your enthusiasm.

He pitched better in his four-start stint than his numbers would have you believe. He showed plus control for a rookie left-hander and was usually done in by one bad inning. His final start July 5 at St. Louis was his only "ugly" outing. For a rookie thrown into the mix midseason, that's not a terrible percentage.

You may have noticed the Marlins didn't call up anyone to replace Heaney. They're able to go with a four-man rotation until the All-Star break, so as manager Mike Redmond told the Miami Herald Sunday, they would have skipped Heaney's next start anyway. Optioning him to the minors gives him a chance to regain his confidence for when they need a fifth starter again.

His return to the big-league rotation in the second half is, in my mind, inevitable. You'd rather not have to fight for him when it happens, so if you have the roster space, keep him stashed.


Marlins sent Andrew Heaney down amid struggles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) The Marlins optioned pitcher Andrew Heaney to Triple-A New Orleans Saturday, after his fourth major-league start against the Cardinals.

Heaney will go back to the minors for more seasoning, after posting a 6.53 ERA in 20 2/3 innings over four starts. He went 0-3 and a late Marlins rally Saturday is the only thing that kept him from falling to 0-4. 


Andrew Heaney surrenders five runs vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney didn't factor into Saturday's decision, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and three walks in just 3 2/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.

Heaney gave up a run in the first inning before running into serious trouble in the fourth, when the Cardinals knocked a pair of home runs and scored four in all off the talented rookie. Heaney has given up four runs or more in each of his last three games, but Saturday's start was his first non-loss of his short major-league career. He owns a 6.53 ERA and 13:6 K:BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings. Heaney is scheduled to face the Mets Friday.


Andrew Heaney loses third straight Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney suffered his third straight loss Sunday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits in six innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the A's.

It's been an inauspicious beginning to the major-league career of Heaney (0-3) despite posting a quality WHIP (1.12) and K:BB ratio (12:3) in 17 innings over his first three starts. He's given up a home run in each of his three starts, with Sunday's shot bringing home three runs during a four-run sixth inning. Heaney will look for his first win Saturday against the Cardinals.


Andrew Heaney surrenders four runs in loss vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney took a loss in his second start Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on four hits and two walks in five innings while striking out five in his team's 7-4 defeat against the Phillies.

Heaney (0-2) wasn't as successful as he was in his debut, when he pitched six one-run innings but still suffered a loss. The Phillies were able to rack up three runs in the first inning, with two coming on a home run, and a fourth in the second inning on a wild pitch. Heaney was able to pitch three scoreless innings before giving up a double to the leadoff batter in the sixth inning, and the runner would later score. Heaney owns a 4.09 ERA and 8:3 K:BB ratio going into Sunday's start against the A's.


Andrew Heaney proves his worth


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2014) Maybe he didn't get the win and maybe his strikeout rate could have been higher, but only the most naysaying of naysayers would find fault in Andrew Heaney's first major-league start Thursday. The 23-year-old left-hander gave up a home run in the first inning and then breezed through the next five with the efficiency of a 10-year veteran, nerves be darned.

Granted, not every pitcher who has a successful debut goes on to have a successful career or even rookie season, but Heaney profiles as the kind who'll make a quick transition. His polish helped make him the ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft, and he breezed through the minor-league system without any lapses in control.

His innings could became an issue later on, but this first start is enough to convince me he'll stick around and belongs ahead of other up-and-comers like Marcus Stroman and Jake Arrieta in my rankings, coming in at 67th.

I consider the top 65 must-own in any league of respectable size, so Heaney is right there himself.


Defense lets Andrew Heaney down in first big-league start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Marlins pitcher Andrew Heaney pitched well in his major-league debut, but his teammates came out flat in a 1-0 loss to the Mets.

Heaney tossed a quality start in the game, and really only made one mistake, a first-inning solo home run by David Wright. He settled in from that point on, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in six innings of work, while striking out three batters on 91 pitches.

Heaney mostly lived up to the hype in his big-league debut, and will likely be a fixture of the Marlins' rotation from this point on. His next start is set for Tuesday in Philadelphia. 


Report: Marlins open to trading for starting pitcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) The Marlins are open to trading for a starting pitcher leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, reports MLB.com. However, the team isn't to that point yet, as they are first looking for help internally with the promotions of Andrew Heaney and Anthony DeSclafani.

Andrew Heaney could make an immediate impact


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/16/2014) Prospects hounds have already celebrated the arrival of George Springer and Gregory Polanco and even caught a glimpse of Oscar Taveras for those two weeks when Matt Adams was on the DL. But when Andrew Heaney is called up Thursday to take Randy Wolf's place in the Marlins rotation, he'll be the most notable pitching prospect to get the call so far this year.

Which isn't to say Kevin Gausman and Marcus Stroman are chumps. Gausman may even have more upside than Heaney. But because he already got a taste of the big leagues last year (and disappointed, for the most part), his arrival wasn't met with the same enthusiasm.

Heaney is rightfully a big deal in Fantasy. Baseball America rated him the 30th-best prospect, a good 25 spots ahead of Stroman, coming into the year, and MLB.com ranked him 29th. His 1.60 ERA in 19 appearances, including 18 starts, between high Class A and Double-A last year speaks for itself.

His numbers this year are almost as impressive, especially when you consider his last four starts came in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, where he had a 27-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 innings. And while no player is a sure thing in his first stint in the big leagues, pitching half his games in a pitcher's park should give Heaney a nice little cushion.

His innings will catch up to him eventually -- counting the Arizona Fall League, he had only 123 last year -- but Heaney is must-own right now.


Marlins promote top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) The Marlins announced Monday they called up highly touted pitching prospect Andrew Heaney from Triple-A New Orleans. 

The left-handed hurler was 7-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in the minors this season. He was 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in four starts for New Orleans following his promotion from Double-A Jacksonville.

Heaney announced on Twitter he will be making his first career start Thursday against the Mets.


Andrew Heaney scratched from start in effort to limit innings


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) A desire to limit innings motivated the Marlins to scratch pitching prospect Andrew Heaney from his scheduled Triple-A start Wednesday for New Orleans.

The news, coupled with the word that Miami starter Henderson Alvarez was hurt Sunday, first drove speculation that Heaney was about to be promoted. But Alvarez is fine for his next start, so it became apparent that the Marlins simply wanted to slow Heaney down. He had already pitched 53 2/3 innings at the Double-A level before being called up to the Zephyrs.

"Counting spring training and Double-A, he's pitched a lot of innings," a source told the New Orleans Advocate. "They just want to pace him."

Heaney had performed well all season until his last start. He gave up five earned runs on 11 hits and four walks.


Report: Andrew Heaney expected to join Miami this month


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Marlins pitching prospect Andrew Heaney is expected to be promoted at some point this month, the Palm Beach Post reports Sunday.

Heaney bounced back from his worst start of the season on Saturday, scattering one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine. He is 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA and a complete game through four starts (23 innings) for Triple-A New Orleans this season.

Ranking the most stashable prospects


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/28/2014) With word that Maikel Franco could in fact replace the injured Cody Asche if he gets hot enough at Triple-A Lehigh Valley during the time Asche is sidelined (for more, check out the latest Prospects Report), the Phillies third baseman has officially become one of the most stashable prospects in Fantasy. Of course, by now, that list has become so long that you may need help prioritizing. So here you go.

Gregory Polanco is still No. 1. He's way too good for Triple-A, and even if the Pirates are waiting because of Super 2 concerns, he may be only three weeks away. Oscar Taveras may be only one week away if you buy that the Cardinals plan to promote him for their stretch of seven games in AL parks at the beginning of June. He may not be as prepared for the big leagues as Polanco, but he has arguably more upside.

Jon Singleton is still "on deck" for the Astros and crushing it at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The comes Franco. Andrew Heaney, the top pitcher of choice, edges out Joc Pederson, who seems like a long shot for a promotion even with Carl Crawford's ankle injury.

Boom! End of list. Now, go make us proud.


Andrew Heaney rolling in New Orleans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The fast track Marlins stud pitching prospect Andrew Heaney is taking to the major leagues has sped up since his promotion to Triple-A New Orleans.

The 22-year-old left-hander has given up just one earned run in 11 innings covering two starts. He has yielded eight hits with no walks and 14 strikeouts. His WHIP of 0.727 is significantly better than the fine 1.081 he registered in eight starts at Double-A Jacksonville.


Andrew Heaney promoted to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Marlins starting pitcher prospect Andrew Heaney was officially promoted from Double-A Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday. He will make his Triple-A debut Thursday.

Andrew Heaney likely moving to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Marlins outfielder Andrew Heaney will likely be promoted to Triple-A soon, according to the Miami Herald

The club currently lists its Thursday starter as "to be announced." That mystery pitcher will likely be Heaney. The organization has reportedly considered a promotion for Heaney for a while, so the move makes sense. If he performs well at Triple-A, there's a chance Heaney sees time in the majors this year.


Andrew Heaney an advisable stash


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/15/2014) We've had plenty to say about Andrew Heaney recently, which is understandable given the Jose Fernandez injury. Heaney is the second-most talented pitcher in the Marlins organization, after all, and is making a case for a promotion with a 2.35 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Michael Hurcomb led with Heaney in his half of the Prospects Report, suggesting he could potentially arrive in June. I mentioned in a post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog that part of the reason he was passed over this time is because his rotation spot didn't line up with Fernandez's

Clearly, he's in the Marlins plans for this year -- they have a history of promoting their best prospects straight from Double-A, including Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich -- and if Anthony DeSclafani doesn't pan out or someone else gets hurt, I'm thinking he's next in line.

I'm in the same place with Trevor Bauer, though, which is why I can't call Heaney the pitching prospect I'd most want to stash, but he's No. 2 on my list.


Marlins looked at top prospects in wake of Jose Fernandez's injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Though the Marlins ultimately settled on minor-leaguer Anthony DeSclafani and veteran Randy Wolf, they gave a few other pitchers consideration to join the rotation in the wake of Jose Fernandez's injury.

"[Top prospect Andrew Heaney ] was definitely in consideration, as was Brian Flynn [from Triple-A New Orleans]," president of baseball operations Michael Hill told MLB.com Wednesday. "We looked at all of our upper-level pitching. When we got the news, we really couldn't reshift rotations to make someone available."

Heaney, the team's consensus top prospect is putting together another solid season in Double-A Jacksonville, but his place in the rotation made it so he was unavailable to start Wednesday. Hill expects Heaney, Flynn and left-hander Adam Conley to be potential call-ups if a further need arises down the road. 


Marlins take 17 players off spring roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Marlins reassigned 17 players to the minors Monday, which included optioning top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Rob Brantly was also optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

Joining Brantly at New Orleans are Sam Dyson and Brian Flynn, who was competing for a spot in the team's rotation. Edgar Olmos was optioned to Jacksonville.

The Marlins also reassigned Nick Wittgren, Bryan Evans, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Adam Conley, Josh Spence, Rett Varner, Austin Barnes, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran and Joe Benson to minor-league camp. Moran, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft, is one of the team's top hitting prospects.


Andrew Heaney looks good in first work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Marlins pitching prospect Andrew Heaney is not expected to earn a rotation spot out of spring training, but he did not look out of place at all in his debut against the Cardinals Saturday.

Heaney, who has pitched just 33 2/3 innings over Class A, struck out two batters over two scoreless innings of work. He gave up one hit and walked one batter, facing two batters over the minimum in his first work in big-league camp.

Heaney is the team's top prospect, and is likely to make his major-league debut sometime this season, even if he heads back to the minors after camp. He posted a 1.60 ERA in 95 1/3 innings between Class A and Double-A in 2013. 


Andrew Heaney a 'long shot' to break camp with Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) The Marlins shocked the baseball world in 2013 when Jose Fernandez made the unexpected leap from Class A to the majors. Andrew Heaney could follow a similiar path in 2014, despite having just six starts above Class A.

The 2012 first-round pick (ninth overall) will be in camp as a non-roster invitee.

"Who knows? I think it's a long shot. But if he left spring training making the major-league club, it wouldn't surprise me," Marlins vice president of player development Marty Scott told MLB.com. "If he's not, I'm not going to be disappointed, either."

Though, if Heaney has to start the year in the minors, he will likely make his MLB debut at some point this season.

"Let nature take its course," Scott said. "If he makes strides in 2014 like he did last year, I think minimum, he would be a September callup."


Marlins announce non-roster invitees to spring training


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Miami Marlins announced Thursday the 22 non-roster players that have received an invite to major-league spring training, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Pitchers Jesus Sanchez and Kevin Slowey, reliever Josh Spence, infielder Juan Diaz and outfielders Matt Angle and Joe Benson all signed minor league contracts with spring training invites.

Austin Barnes, Kyle Skipworth, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran, Austin Nola, Anthony DeSclafani, Bryan Evans, Colby Suggs, Rett Varner, Nick Wittgren, Adam Conley, Andrew Heaney, James Leverton, Greg Nappo and Justin Nicolino -- all non-roster organizational players -- were extended invites to spring training.

Marlins, Cubs could look into trading prospects


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Marlins and Cubs are considering talks regarding a trade of some of their top prospects.

The pitching-heavy Marlins may be willing to part with some of their young hurlers, including major leaguers Jacob Turner, Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovadi as well as prospects Andrew Heaney , Justin Nicolino , Adam Conley and Jose Urena and late-season callup Brian Flynn. In return, they would likely target one or more of the Cubs' top hitting prospects, including Kris Bryant , Javier Baez , Albert Almora and Jorge Soler .