MLBTR’s Second Angel Trade Candidate: Andrew Heaney
It feels like Andrew Heaney is in a similar situation. He’s having a down year overall, and like Bundy, has an awful ERA.
His ERA is at 4.76, but what’s interesting is that when really analyzing who’s most responsible for those runs, his SIERA is 3.56.
The Angels have the league’s worst defense, leading the MLB in errors (45), having the worst fielding percentage in the MLB (.978), and having the fourth-least defensive runs saved in the MLB (-15). Judging by his SIERA, it seems like Heaney has endured the worst of that poor defense.
That, along with the fact that he’s had a few decent years as a starting pitcher in this league, will give him some trade value entering deadline time.
Again, it’s very similar to the situation with Bundy. If he looks good moving forward, he can really up his trade value for the Angels. If he continues to struggle, then he’s not going to be seen as very valuable by many other teams.
Unlike Bundy, Heaney looked great in his previous start, allowing just one earned run in 6.1 innings at San Francisco.
He’s been inconsistent this year. All he needs is to have more consistency to be a great trade option. If he does find his consistency, however, Joe Maddon may want to keep him around.