Andrew Heaney had to wait until late June to take his place in the Angels' rotation, but he made an impression in his first weeks up with the team. Through his first 10 starts, Heaney went 5-1 with a 2.43 ERA, but toward the end of the season, he started to leave his curveball over the plate and his changeup was more hittable. His final eight starts produced a single win and a 5.06 ERA. As a 24-year-old with limited major league experience, Heaney is still finding his way, but he showed considerable upside for most of last season. He could be a late-round flier in standard mixed leagues, but he is a safer bet in deeper formats.
Angels starter Andrew Heaney (6-4) closed out his regular season with a dud Thursday, walking a season-high five and allowing five hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings against Texas. Frankly, Heaney was fortunate to navigate his way out of a far uglier final line. All in all, this was a solid season for the young lefty, who wraps things up with a decent 3.49 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 18 starts for the Angels. However, it's not as pretty when you break it down -- in his first 10 starts, Heaney won five games and delivered a 2.43 ERA with a 44:10 K:BB in 63 innings, but in the final eight, he won just once while putting up a 5.06 ERA and 34:18 K:BB in 42 2/3 innings. Still, the Angels are just a game out of a wild-card spot, and if they earn their way into postseason play, Heaney is a likely candidate for the playoff rotation.
Angels rookie starter Andrew Heaney hurled a quality start on Saturday, striking out five batters across six innings while allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in a no-decision against Seattle. Heaney was actually lucky not to allow five runs, as a three-run homer by Jesus Montero was robbed by Mike Trout for one of the catches of the season. In any case, he pitched well for the third straight start and it appears more and more that the Angels got a steal when they traded for Heaney at the beginning of the season. The lefty now has a 3.29 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 17 starts this season.
Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney is slated to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins. With Friday's game rained out, Heaney will simply move back to start Game 1 of Saturday's twin bill. However, he's now set to oppose Kyle Gibson instead of Mike Pelfrey, as Minnesota decided to flip-flop its starters.
Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney will not make his scheduled start Friday against Minnesota, as the game was postponed due to rain. The Angels and Twins will play a doubleheader Saturday to make up for the rainout, and Heaney figures to simply move back to start one of the two games.
Angels rookie starter Andrew Heaney appeared destined for an early departure from the mound Wednesday in Oakland. Heaney allowed three runs on five singles and a wild pitch in the first inning after his teammates handed him a 6-0 lead. But he did not fritter it away. He responded with six shutout innings and finished having yielded seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. The talented southpaw has given up just three runs in 13 innings over his last two starts. He has now won six of eight decisions and is sporting a 3.18 ERA.