First-round pick Andrew Heaney talks about getting ready for his starts and game situations
Former Putnam City and Oklahoma State standout was selected by the Miami Marlins in the first round during the summer.
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You had some complete games. Please talk about the mindset that comes with that.
“When you pitch, I've always heard, ‘Don't save bullets.' Whatever you've got in the tank, throw it. You never know what's going to be your last pitch. You never know what the situation is. So never hold anything back and if you're lucky enough to get the eighth or ninth inning, same thing, you just go until you don't have anything left.
“The only approach that I ever had changed was, early in games I might be trying to look for a punchout, trying not to let guys on. Later in the games when I'm trying to maybe conserve pitches, I'm trying to get some contact, get some early counts, get outs. But at the same time, late in games if you have a crucial situation, you can't just lay it in there.
“You have to treat every at-bat like it's the last one you're going to have.”
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