Reactions to Miami Marlins promoting Andrew Heaney

Chris Trotman

The Miami Marlins promoted top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney on Monday afternoon. Here are some reactions from around the league.

-Marlins call up top prospect Andrew Heaney for MLB debut | HardballTalk

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.

-Miami Marlins lefty Andrew Heaney called up, will start Thursday - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

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.

-Miami Marlins call up prospect Andrew Heaney to join rotation - ESPN

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.

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