Date of Birth: 01/23/1991
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: University of Arizona
Resides: Huntington Beach, CA
Heyer was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 2012 MLB Draft from the University of Arizona. Heyer had a stellar 3-year collegiate career at for Arizona, including helping the Wildcats win the 2012 College World Series Championship. As a freshman, Heyer became the team’s top starter, leading the team with a 3.26 ERA and 109 strikeouts. The righty followed that up with a 2.41 ERA and 134 punchouts as a sophomore. Heyer had a special junior season in 2012 where he went 13-2 with a 2.24 ERA and 113 strikeouts, earning a place on the 2012 watch list for the Golden Spikes Award (nation’s best collegiate player).
Heyer began his professional career with the Cardinals in 2012 at the rookie level and continued to advance through the Cardinals system, making jumps in class every season. In 2013, the Huntington Beach, CA native started at the Single-A level before finishing the season with the Advanced-A Palm Beach Cardinals finishing with a combined 9-7 record with a 3.41 ERA. Heyer spent the majority of the 2014 and 2015 seasons playing at the Double-A level for the Springfield Cardinals, making stints at the Triple-A level in each season. Heyer spent the majority of the 2016 season pitching for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds appearing in 22 games, including 10 starts. Heyer pitched in one game for the Redbirds this season before being released on April 11th and signed by the Explorers. Heyer was then purchased by the Marlins organization on April 25th before being released and returning to Sioux City.