Heaney could be headed to Triple-A
Andrew Heaney appears to be in line for a promotion.
No, the touted left-hander will not be headed to the Marlins. Not just yet. But the soon-to-be 23-year-old could be on his way to Triple-A New Orleans.
Heaney on Saturday night was impressive for Double-A Jacksonville in a win against Pensacola. In 7 2/3 innings, the lefty struck out eight, allowed two runs on eight hits and walked one. His pitch count was up to 108 when he was lifted with two outs in the eighth.
All indications are Heaney made his ninth and final start for Jacksonville.
With a 4-2 record and 2.35 ERA, Heaney is showing he’s accomplished Double-A, and is ready for a higher experienced level of hitters.
It’s a matter of time before Heaney gets his first big league opportunity. But first, the organization appears ready to see how the lefty, who turns 23 on June 5, does against hitters in the Pacific Coast League.
Heaney is the Marlins’ top prospect, according to MLB.com. He’s also ranked as the top lefty prospect in the game.
— Joe Frisaro