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Game Of The Week: Heaney Finds Spot in Halos’ Rotation

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The Los Angeles’ Angels’ top five prospect Andrew Heaney seems to have found his spot in the Majors as he has held down a spot in the rotation since the end of June, with four quality starts under his belt.

The 24 year old lefty made his first appearance with the Halos this season on June 24 against the division rival Houston Astros. Although he ended up with a no-decision, he went six innings allowing just one run on four hits; striking out five.

In his last three starts against the New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners he is 3-0 with 1.38 ERA in 21 and 1/3 innings, striking out 18 batters and allowing just three runs.

While Heaney’s call up was due to Jered Weaver being placed on the disabled list, his stellar outings so far could definitely lead the Angels to making room for him and giving him more time on the mound.

Prior to his June promotion, Heaney was 6-2 in fourteen starts with a 4.71 ERA. in this his first season with the Angels organization. His has three pitches that he mostly depends on which includes a changeup that hits the mid-80’s, a curveball that stays in the low 80’s and the 4-seam fastball which varies from the low to mid-90’s.

Drafted ninth overall in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft while playing at  Oklahoma State University. He made his first official Major League debut in June 2014 against the New York Mets where he suffered the loss.

In December 2014 Heaney  as well as Austin Barnes, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Hatcher were all traded to the LA Dodgers for Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas and Dan Haren. But, Heaney’s tenure as a Dodger lasted less than five hours when he was then traded to the Angels for Howie Kendrick.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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