Highly touted prospect Andrew Heaney will make his major-league debut on Thursday night as the Miami Marlins (36-35) host the New York Mets (32-40) for a four-game set at Marlins Park.
The ninth overall selection of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft dominated at both Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans this season.
"It's surreal," Heaney said. "I feel like you think about how it might happen or what you want to happen and it does and it doesn't hit you until just now. Sit down in the park and I'm looking out (to this). Iâm just really excited."
Since winning four in a row against the Tampa Bay Rays at the beginning of June, the Marlins have dropped seven of 11. Although the club still leads the majors with 24 home victories, Miami has captured just one of its past five series at Marlins Park.
Still, the Marlins enter Thursday tied with the Atlanta Braves one game behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. New York finds i...