Latest Update Heaney hammered for 5 runs in 3.2 IP Sun Jul, 06, 02:42 AM
Owns a good fastball and very good slider, which can be his go-to pitch when he's on. Doesn't walk a lot of batters, but is also capable of piling up good strikeout totals.
Flaws: : At 6-3, 180 pounds, he will need to fill out his frame in order to gain more stamina for the big-league level. Also, he needs a little more work with his changeup.
Heaney has been sent back down to Triple-A after allowing four-plus runs in each of his last three starts (14 R, 14.2 IP) after a stellar MLB debut where he allowed just one run on four hits over six innings against the Mets. His replacement has not yet been decided on for Wednesday's game in Arizona.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Heaney was destroyed by the Cardinals Saturday afternoon, giving up 5 earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings pitched. He victimized by home runs from Jhonny Peralta and Allen Craig. He can be safely dropped in standard formats. Analyst: Spencer Silva
The 23-year old southpaw found much less success here in his second start of the year as the Phillies jumped all over him early and often. His command was off all night as he threw just 11 first-pitch strikes to the 22 batters he faced and when he fell behind in the count he was forced to lay it over the plate to which the Phillies took full advantage, plating three runs in the first inning. He needed 95 pitches (63 strikes) to get through the five frames and will need a much sharper game next time to defeat a much better hitting club in Oakland. Analyst: Howard Bender
While everyone gets overly-excited about Heaney, did you happen to notice that his foe, Mets starter Zack Wheeler, nearly became the first pitcher in Mets franchise history to face 27 batters in a nine-inning shutout had it not been for a two-out single in the ninth inning by Reed Johnson? The point being is that redraft owners almost always have to change their pants when a prospect they have been clamoring for gets the call-up. Unfortunately, more times than not, fantasy owners just as soon forget about that prospect the following year when that player is more likely to be coming into his own. Heaney should be great, but like Wheeler, he will have his ups and downs making it less likely he matches expectations and may be best peddled for an established veteran. Maybe even two, as his hype train continues to pick up speed.Analyst: Michael Pichan