Andrew M. Heaney (born June 5, 1991) is a professional baseball pitcher. He is a member of the Miami Marlins organization, pitching in minor league baseball. Prior to becoming a professional, he played college baseball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He bats and throws left-handed.
Heaney attended Putnam City High School in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, where he played for the school's baseball team. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 24th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign, opting to enroll at Oklahoma State University, where he played college baseball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, competing in the Big 12 Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I. In the summer of 2011, he pitched in collegiate summer baseball for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
In 2012, Heaney's junior season, he pitched to a 8-2 win-loss record and a 1.60 earned run average in 118 1⁄3 innings pitched. He led all NCAA pitchers with 140 strikeouts. Heaney was named Big 12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year in 2012. Heaney was a unanimous All-America selection, being named a first-team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the American Baseball Coaches Association, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
The Miami Marlins drafted Heaney in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Heaney was the ninth overall selection and received an estimated $2.6 million signing bonus.
Heaney began the 2013 season with the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and was promoted to the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League in August. Between Jupiter and Jacksonville, he amassed a 34 inning scoreless streak.
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