Angels Biggest Questions For The Second Half
Is this going to be Andrew Heaney’s breakout season?
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Andrew Heaney is quietly the key piece for the Angels going forward. The 24 year old lefty has been regarded as one of the top prospects in the bigs for the past few seasons and it looks like his time has finally come. Jered Weaver heading to the DL opened up a spot in the rotation for Heaney, and since his arrival he’s pitched as good as the Angels could have hoped.
There were many issues with Heaney’s mechanics in the past few seasons that slowed his progress. But the coaching staff believes the adjustments he’s made have been a huge plus. If the Angels can get Heaney to put up consistent quality starts in the second half it will just make the rotation deeper, and more versatile. Therefore his development is crucial to the teams success this season.