Andrew Heaney: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Andrew Heaney, Los Angeles Dodgers

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On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney from the Miami Marlins. The 23-year-old had a 5.83 in three starts this seasons for the Marlins.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the full trade includes:

Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren were going from the Dodgers to the Miami Marlins for four players: left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney, utility player Austin Barnes, right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher and utility player Enrique Hernandez.

Heaney, as well as the other three players involved in the trade, are under team control for 2014 to create more roster flexibility for the high-spending Dodgers. He was reportedly coveted by multiple teams.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Heaney was Drafted in 2012

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Heaney was the 9th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. He played collegiate baseball at Oklahoma State.


2. Heaney is Among MLB’s Top Prospects

According to Baseball America, Heaney was baseball’s #30 ranked prospect after the 2013 season. In 2014, he moved up to #18.


3. Heaney Pitched Well in the Minors In His 2 Seasons

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He finished with a 19-11 record, 2.77 ERA and 262 strikeouts in just over two years in the Marlins farm system.


4. He Made His MLB Debut This Season

He debuted on June 19, 2014. He pitched six innings, giving up only one run in a 1-0 loss to the Mets.


5. The Dodgers Cleared Their SS Logjam By Acquiring Heaney

Earlier in the day, the Dodgers acquired long-time Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins, which is why the Dodgers so freely looked to trade Gordon.


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