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.