The Miami Marlins have been focusing on bringing up their prospects in order to make a run at the NL East title. The newest call up was starting pitcher Andrew Heaney. He made is debut on Thursday against the New York Mets and pitched a fantastic game. Heaney should be added off the waiver wire in all leagues.
In his first start, Heaney pitched six innings, giving up four hits, one walk and just one earned run. He also struck out three batters. The only run given up came in the first inning off of a home run. After that, Heaney pitched five scoreless innings. However, Heaney left the game with a loss.
Heaney’s next start will come against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are 22nd in average, 24th in on-base percentage and 22nd in slugging. With the lack of power coming from that team, Heaney should be able to walk out with a win.
Earlier in the season in Double-A and Triple-A, Heaney had a 7-2 record with a 2.47 ERA and a 9.3 K/9 ratio. He has the skill to strikeout batters while keeping them off of the scoreboard.
Fantasy owners obviously know the skill of Heaney as he is already owned in 60 percent of leagues. There has been a jump of 55 percent over the last couple of days. If Heaney has another great outing in his next start (scheduled for Tuesday), then Heaney will be a must-own pitcher. Heaney will finish in the top-60 among starting pitchers, which is worth a spot in standard 10-team leagues.
His next start against the Phillies will be a tell-tale sign of things to come.