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June 17, 2014

The Call-Up

Andrew Heaney

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre


The Situation: Entering the season, the Marlins were counting on Jose Fernandez to front their rotation. Since he was lost to Tommy John surgery, the team has been trying to piece together a workable rotation, as they sit just 0.5 games out of the second National League Wild Card slot. As they shove left-hander Randy Wolf and right-hander Kevin Slowey to the side, BP’s top-ranked Marlins prospect, Andrew Heaney, gets the call. He will make his MLB debut on Thursday against the division-rival Mets.

Background: The club’s top pick (ninth overall) in 2012, Heaney has blown through the minor leagues, reaching Double- and Triple-A in just his second full season as a professional. Heaney breezed through 12 starts (13 appearances) in the Florida State League in 2013, posting a 0.88 ERA before notching a 2.94 ERA in six Double-A starts to close out the year. He came back this year to lower his Double-A ERA with a 2.35 mark, striking out nearly a batter per inning in 53 2/3 innings of work. The Marlins then promoted him to Triple-A, where he posted a 2.74 ERA and 3-0 record in four starts.

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jarretthaines

i'm sold. picked him up for my fantasy team

Jun 17, 2014 08:18 AM
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heltrskelter

Why would someone be afraid of a pitcher with polish? Maybe I misunderstand the term, but I'm not sure why polish is antithetical to upside, or a classification one might want to avoid when hunting for fantasy SPs. Thanks, fellas.

Jun 17, 2014 12:19 PM
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BP staff member Bret Sayre
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It's not a matter of being afraid of polish, it's a matter of being unexcited by polish. Heaney deserves some excitement despite having the trait that often leads to middling fantasy performance.

Jun 23, 2014 18:06 PM
 
timjrohr

Sometimes folks might think that a guy with polish might not have a lot of upside; that is, if he were more than just "polished," he would have been up by now. It doesn't make a lot of sense when you think about it, but some folks may only want unpolished power, in hopes that the pitcher eventually turns into, say, Randy Johnson.

Jun 17, 2014 14:29 PM
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fawcettb

Or, the way things are going this year, a TJS patient.
I must admit I'm now looking closer at pitchers who know how to pitch than I did a few months ago.

Jun 18, 2014 12:57 PM
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