Heaney was the ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft and ranked 30th on Baseball America’s prospect list coming into this season, improving his stock even further by posting a 2.47 ERA and 79/15 K/BB ratio in 77 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He projects as a potential No. 1 or No. 2 starter with a low-90s fastball and good off-speed pitches, and Heaney will step into the rotation spot created by designating veteran left-hander Randy Wolf for assignment. His debut will be Thursday against the Mets.
After the New Orleans Zephyrs wrapped up their game on Sunday in Albuquerque, Andrew Heaney was ecstatic when he returned to the clubhouse and found out that teammates Jake Marisnick, Justin Bour and Anthony DeSclafani were all being promoted to the Marlins. "It was so awesome," Heaney said. And then came the news that nearly floored Heaney, the former first-round draft pick and one of the top pitching prospects in all of professional baseball.
Heaney, the team's top prospect, will make his big league debut Thursday against the New York Mets. The 23-year-old was the ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft and had a combined record of 7-2 in the minors this season with ERAs of 2.35 in Double-A and 2.74 in Triple-A.
Redmond confirms: DeSclafani to start Tuesday, Heaney on Thursday and Turner to pen #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) June 16, 2014
Andrew Heaney's 1st MLB start, vs Zack Wheeler on Thursday. A must-watch Marlins-Mets game. No, really.— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) June 16, 2014
#Marlins Anthony DeSclafani (#28) recalled Andrew Heaney (#25) selected Justin Bour (#48) recalled Jake Marisnick (#23) recalled— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) June 16, 2014