Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:51:56 -0700
The Miami Marlins optioned SP Andrew Heaney and OF Jake Marisnick to Triple-A New Orleans.
Fantasy Tip: Heaney showed flashes in his brief stint and should return at some point in the near future. Hold on to him if you have space in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:32:24 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Andrew Heaney allowed four hits, including a home run, in six innings in a loss in his major league debut against the New York Mets Thursday, June 19. Heaney struck out three and walked one. "He did a nice job, gave us a chance and kept us in the game," manager Mike Redmond said. "He gave up one pitch to a really good hitter for a home run and that was it. He executed his pitches, got his pitch count up high early, but then settled in."
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:56:22 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner will be moved to the bullpen and SP Anthony DeSclafani will make the start Tuesday, June 17. SP Andrew Heaney will make his major league debut Thursday, June 19, according to manager Mike Redmond.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:45:27 -0700
The Miami Marlins placed OF Christian Yelich (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain Monday, June 16, and optioned 2B Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans. Also, SP Andrew Heaney and Anthony DeSclafani, OF Jake Marisnick and INF Justin Bour have been recalled from the minors. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (concussion) was moved to the 15-day DL.
Fantasy Tip: With Yelich sidelined, the Fish have decided to call up two of the their top prospects in Andrew Heaney and Jake Marisnick. Heaney should be expected to have a starting rotation spot with Randy Wolf being cut. Add Heaney immediately in all formats. Marisnick will likely fill in in center in place of Yelich. Marisnick has above average hitting skills across the board, including raw power and plus speed. Marisnick should be owned in NL-only and deep mixed formats, but keep in mind that his stay could be short.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:24:36 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Andrew Heaney, who has gone 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 27 strikeouts and just two walks in 23 innings with Triple-A New Orleans, was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, June 11. Two sources said the team just wants Heaney to receive extra rest. "Counting spring training and Double-A (53.2 innings), he's pitched a lot of innings," one of the sources said. "They just want to pace him." Heaney has impressed the Class AAA coaching staff and said he'd like to be called up, but wants to do it under the right circumstances. The team doesn't want to rush Heaney, and they'd like him to work on a few more things, such as holding runners on and being able to vary his looks and moves to the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Heaney is one of the next big pitching prospects on the horizon of a major league call-up. He should already be owned in most keeper leagues, and he needs to be on your radar in every other format. The Marlins will call up him this summer, but exactly when remains to be seen.
Fri, 30 May 2014 15:43:25 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Andrew Heaney earned the win for Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, May 27, by giving up just one hit in seven innings while walking none and striking out seven. He has allowed a run on eight hits with no walks and 14 strikeouts in his first 11 innings with New Orleans. Meanwhile, SP Justin Nicolino, didn't give up a hit with Double-A Jacksonville until the seventh inning Thursday, May 29. Nicolino has won four of his six decisions for a 3.30 ERA with nine walks and 27 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings.
Fantasy Tip: Heaney or Nicolino, or both, could be up in the bigs pitching by the end of the year. Heaney is the bigger prospect and will command more attention in fantasy leagues if he's called up. If you're in a deep mixed league, you might want to think about stashing Heaney soon.
Tue, 20 May 2014 12:09:27 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Andrew Heaney is expected to be promoted to Triple-A New Orleans. There's a "to be announced" listing for their starting pitcher slot Thursday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: This is Clark Spencer's speculation, but it makes sense. Heaney has dominated Class AA Jacksonville. A promotion this week would hasten his timetable to arrive in the bigs -- maybe sometime in June? Deep-leaguers should stash him in any way possible.
Wed, 14 May 2014 09:18:04 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery by the end of this week, which will end his 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously drop Fernandez in redraft leagues. Keeper leaguers will be forced to hold Fernandez and deal with what could be mostly a lost season in 2015, as well. Anthony DeSclafini will fill the Fish's rotation spot initially, but prospects Brian Flynn and Andrew Heaney are the most alluring candidates to get some rotation time later this summer.
Mon, 12 May 2014 14:34:26 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (undisclosed) is expected to land on the disabled list with an unknown injury.
Fantasy Tip: The exact nature of the injury is a mystery right now. Fernandez is undergoing an MRI exam in L.A., and we should know more this evening or tomorrow morning. Of the options currently on the roster, Kevin Slowey or Brad Hand could enter the rotation to take Fernandez's spot. Down on the farm, prospect Andrew Heaney or Brian Flynn would cause the bigger stir in fantasy circles if they were to be brought up. Stay tuned.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:37:10 -0800
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said SP Andrew Heaney will be given the chance to win the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation during spring training. Hill said the team is not shy about using a prospect if they have earned a roster spot.