Heaney gets promoted to Jacksonville
MIAMI — Double-A Jacksonville may have recently lost two touted outfield prospects. But on Monday, the Suns gained one of the organization’s most highly regarded pitchers.
Andrew Heaney has been promoted to Jacksonville after the 22-year-old left-hander dominated at Class A Jupiter.
The ninth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Heaney opened the season on the disabled list with a left lat injury. But since his return, he’s been impressive. At Jupiter, he posted a 5-2 record with an 0.88 ERA in 13 games, with 12 starts.
The lefty struck out 66 and walked 17 in 61 2/3 innings.
Opponents batted .193 against him.
Jacksonville’s rotation has just gotten stronger, after its offense had outfielders Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick promoted to the Marlins last week.
Miami picked Heaney in the first round out of Oklahoma State.
– Joe Frisaro