Andrew Heaney
Andrew Heaney
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Heaney's good health and solid peripherals in 2018 brought hope that a breakout campaign was on the horizon. Instead, elbow irritation delayed the southpaw's debut until May 26, and a shoulder ailment that arose in mid-July wiped out another three weeks of his season. Still, the healthy version of Heaney gave fantasy managers plenty to be excited about, as he posted an excellent 28.9 K% and generated a 14.1 SwStr%. Heaney relies primarily on a sinker that he throws with a league-best 2524 rpm spin rate; not surprisingly, it generates plenty of swings-and-misses as evidenced by last season's 27.7% whiff rate. Problem is, the sinker hardly sinks, leading to Heaney's primary flaw -- a 43.6 FB% and 1.9 HR/9 that were far above league average. Heaney's strikeout ability makes him a viable mid-round target in fantasy drafts, but he'll need to induce more groundballs to ascend to the next level. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4.3 million contract with the Angels in January of 2020.
Fans six against Seattle
PLos Angeles Angels
July 30, 2020
Heaney took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss against the Angels despite giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning six across five innings.
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Heaney departed the game in the top of the sixth after walking J.P. Crawford, and reliever Mike Mayers gave up five runs while recording just two outs. Despite that, Heaney delivered a strong performance on the mound, and his next chance to start will come Aug. 5 on the road against Seattle once again.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
66
Last 10 Games
66
Last 5 Games
66
How many pitches does Andrew Heaney generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-69%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .267 263 71 12 66 11 0 6
Since 2018vs Right .242 930 239 64 205 36 3 42
2020vs Left .400 11 2 1 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .125 24 10 0 3 0 0 1
2019vs Left .321 91 25 6 27 1 0 6
2019vs Right .231 318 93 24 66 14 0 14
2018vs Left .229 161 44 5 35 9 0 0
2018vs Right .254 588 136 40 136 22 3 27
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.85 1.23 147.1 9 7 0 9.6 2.4 1.7
Since 2018Away 4.90 1.21 137.2 4 9 0 10.0 2.4 1.3
2020Home 3.60 1.20 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 1.8 0.0
2020Away 1.93 0.43 4.2 0 0 0 11.6 0.0 1.9
2019Home 4.92 1.43 53.0 2 4 0 11.0 2.9 2.4
2019Away 4.89 1.11 42.1 2 2 0 11.3 2.8 1.3
2018Home 3.22 1.11 89.1 7 3 0 8.7 2.1 1.4
2018Away 5.06 1.29 90.2 2 7 0 9.3 2.4 1.3
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Heaney compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
12.00
 
K/9
11.2
 
BB/9
0.9
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
91.2 mph
 
ERA
2.79
 
WHIP
0.83
 
BABIP
.282
 
GB/FB
0.78
 
Left On Base
75.8%
 
Exit Velocity
84.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2361 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.8%
 
Swinging Strike
16.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After having his 2016 and 2017 seasons essentially wiped out by elbow and shoulder injuries, Heaney pitched 180 innings for the Angels last season. The results were good and the peripherals were even better, with Heaney posting an 18.0 K-BB% that ranked 17th among qualified starters. That was better than the likes of Jose Berrios, David Price and Mike Clevinger. He did struggle with the long ball, especially during the final month of the season (eight home runs in just 28 innings). His velocity was actually up in September even as Heaney pushed past 100 additional innings from 2017. In total, the innings spike was 130.2 frames. That's pretty scary for a player in his second season back from Tommy John surgery, but the good thing is that the injury risk is fully baked in with Heaney going outside the top 150 in early NFBC ADP.
Heaney underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2016, which caused him to miss a majority of this past season while he recovered from the procedure. The 26-year-old was able to return to the mound in mid-August, but was only able to make five starts until a shoulder impingement shut him down for the rest of the year. At this point in time, Heaney appears to be fully healthy for the first time in over 18 months, as manager Mike Scioscia even admitted that he would have let Heaney make a late-September start if the team had still been in playoff contention. The southpaw has the tools to be a successful pitcher in the big leagues, but he must avoid any more major injuries and do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard after allowing 12 home runs in just 21.2 innings this past year.
Heaney was in prime position to be a cog in the Angels rotation heading into 2016. He was a rock as a major league starter the season before, posting a 3.49 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 18 starts with Anaheim, leading many to believe that his solid control would help vault him into the third or fourth spot in the rotation. All those auspicious plans came to a halt after just one start, when the left-hander left an April game with forearm tightness. Although it was not initially diagnosed as such, Heaney did in fact have a damaged UCL and ended up undergoing Tommy John surgery in July. Given the timing of the operation, there's a good chance that the 25-year-old won't be game-ready during the 2017 campaign, meaning that fantasy owners can likely wait on him until August or September in case he makes a speedy recovery. In all likelihood, though, Heaney probably won't be back to his full role until the 2018 season.
This is why we don’t judge pitchers off of 29 innings. Heaney looked like the scouting reports and minor league track record he put together prior to 2015. He’s not a “strikeout pitcher” so his 8.9 K/9 rate in the minors was due more to his polish and pitchability mixed with inferior competition. As such, his strikeout rate could get better after a couple years under his belt. He showed more of a flyball lean in the minors, but he was able to keep his home runs in check. Even if homers are a bigger issue in 2016, he does a great job mitigating walks so the traffic on the bases should be manageable. He threw 184 innings when you factor in his minor league work so he’ll be ready for a big workload. Without a premium strikeout rate, his value can come via the large volume of innings. Lock up strikeouts in the front of your rotation and then supplement with Heaney as your fourth-fifth starter and you could get a 200-inning season.
Heaney breezed through both Double-A and Triple-A last season and even earned a brief stint in the Marlins' rotation in late June. He put together an encouraging quality effort in his major league debut, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Mets, but struggled in his subsequent opportunities before being relegated to the minors until September. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound lefty is not overpowering and his fastball averaged just 90.4 mph during his first couple of games in the majors, but he continues to miss plenty of bats with 163 strikeouts and 43 walks over a combined 166.2 innings pitched between the majors and minors. After posting a superb 2.77 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 259.2 innings in his minor league career, Heaney has very little left to prove on the farm. Acquired by the Angels as part of a series of trades in December, Heaney will push for a spot in the Opening Day rotation with his new club this spring.
With Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich locked into the Opening Day roster, Heaney rises to the top of the Marlins' organizational prospect rankings. He breezed through High-A Jupiter early in 2013, smothering opposing hitters to the tune of a 0.88 ERA with 66 strikeouts over 61.2 innings pitched (12 starts, one relief appearance) to go along with a 1.01 WHIP. Heaney advanced to Double-A Jacksonville for his final six starts and was equally impressive -- 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA over 33.2 innings pitched -- before making a splash in the Arizona Fall League (1.95 ERA in seven starts). Displaying steady command, the lefty works a 93 mph heater, while using his slider and curveball as out pitches. While Heaney is likely headed back to the minors to open the 2014 season, he will find his spot near the top of the Marlins' rotation sooner than later.
Heaney, the ninth overall selection of the 2012 amateur draft, flashed elite strikeout ability in his brief introduction to professional ball. He struck out 30 batters against only six walks in 27.0 innings between rookie ball and Low-A Greensboro. The 23-year-old lefty spent three seasons at Oklahoma State and arrived with the Marlins quite polished. With the experience and the talent, Heaney could move quickly through the Marlins' system in 2013 as the latest rebuilding project is well underway.
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Fans six in no-decision
PLos Angeles Angels
July 24, 2020
Heaney took a no-decision during Friday's loss despite holding the A's to one run on two hits while striking out six across 4.2 innings.
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Set for Opening Day start
PLos Angeles Angels
July 19, 2020
Heaney said his back is fine and noted that he'll be ready to start the Angels' season opener Friday in Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Managing back stiffness
PLos Angeles Angels
Back
July 18, 2020
Heaney didn't pitch during Saturday's intrasquad game as scheduled after waking up with some back stiffness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Tosses five innings Sunday
PLos Angeles Angels
July 13, 2020
Heaney completed five innings in an intrasquad game Sunday, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five. He threw 82 pitches.
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Set for four innings Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels
July 6, 2020
Heaney will start opposite Shohei Ohtani in Tuesday's intrasquad game and is expected to throw four innings, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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