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LA Angels: 3 Halo pitchers Mickey Callaway ruined

Sep 5, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Andrew Heaney (38) at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 5, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Andrew Heaney (38) at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Andrew Heaney
Aug 30, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (38) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 LA Angels pitcher who Mickey Callaway ruined: Andrew Heaney

This one stings to write about a little bit, because I’m thankful for many parts of Andrew Heaney‘s career with the LA Angels.

But that’s why I’m even more pissed at Mickey Callaway. Heaney went from having a decent 2020 to being rather horrendous in 2021.

Heaney should have never reached that level. He had a real nice 2015, a decent 2018, and got back to that level last year. He missed out on his pitching coach for this year, however, and paid the price.

Heaney had a 5.27 ERA with the Angels this season, and had to be dealt. It’s frustrating because he showed potential to be an important piece to our rotation.

I feel bad for him, as well, because nowadays he looks like he doesn’t even belong in the Majors.

Since being traded to the Yankees, Heaney has a god-awful 7.16 ERA, is striking out just 9.1 batters per nine innings (struck out 10.8 batters per nine with the Halos), and has given up three tanks per nine.

I mean, he looks ruined. I can’t help but wonder what his career trajectory would have been if he had a pitching coach, like normal teams do.

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