We went Down on the Farm Wednesday on Fantasy Baseball Today, looking at some of the best prospects knocking on the door to the big leagues. We of course discussed Jon Singleton, who, as I wrote in the Prospects Report, is the prospect most worth stashing behind Gregory Polanco, but I also want to highlight Andrew Heaney here.
As president of baseball operations Michael Hill told MLB.com, Heaney "was definitely in consideration, as was Brian Flynn. We looked at all of our upper-level pitching. When we got the news, we really couldn't reshift rotations to make someone available."
It's interesting because Heaney is by far the most talented pitcher in the Marlins system and thriving at Double-A, compiling a 2.35 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The Marlins also have a history of promoting their best prospects straight from Double-A, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich included, so even though DeSclafani certainly earned another start with his debut Wednesday, I wouldn't bet against Heaney arriving sooner than later.