Heaney gets called up

By Ryan Whitehead

He was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers for long time favorite Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick over the last offseason. He’s Andrew Heaney, the young left-hander drafted  by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2009 draft. However, he did not sign with the Rays, and was picked up by the Miami Marlins in 2012.

He  eventually was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers and traded to the Angels. Heaney spent three seasons in the minors, where he put up impressive numbers with a 2.77 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. At 24 years of age, Heaney is one of the top prospects in the Angels organization. He is scheduled to make his first start with Angels tonight against the Houston Astros.

Eyes will be on Heaney too see how he does against right handed hitters. These hitters have a BA of .307 against Heaney. In the meantime, he has faired well against left-handed hitters, striking out 29%   of the hitters he faced while only walking 5%. With the three lefties in the Angel’s starting rotation now, it make it interesting down the stretch. Heaney will need to prove well tonight for a staff that has been struggling with starting pitching this season.