Brent Honeywell Jr Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 25 (March 31, 1995) | 6' 2" | 180lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-67
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM A+ 2016 4 1 0 0 10 10 56.0 43 5 11 64 2.41 0.96 1.00 1.8 10.3 .288 n/a
TAM AA 2016 3 2 0 0 10 10 59.1 51 4 14 53 2.28 1.10 1.08 2.1 8.0 .291 n/a
TAM AFL 2016 1 0 0 0 5 5 15.0 11 3 4 14 5.40 1.00 1.17 2.4 8.4 .220 n/a
TAM AA 2017 1 1 0 0 2 2 13.0 4 1 4 20 2.08 0.62 0.58 2.8 13.8 .153 n/a
TAM AAA 2017 12 8 0 0 24 24 123.2 130 11 31 152 3.64 1.30 1.31 2.3 11.1 .377 n/a
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
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I'm hoping so, trading Keuchel, losing Paxton and Manaea's recent implosion have made my deep staff very shallow, but he's got a lot of innings in this year. There has been talk of using him Price-like in relief, but I wouldn't be surprised if they shut him down.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 14 '17

Surely his number will be called in September?

There's a picture in the archive of Honeywell pitching in the Arizona Fall League last year.

If you sign up for First Pitch Arizona this year before Friday, you'll save yourself a chunk of money.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 14 '17


Newsmakers from Sunday's action:

Brent Honeywell, rhp, Rays. Triple-A Durham fell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 4-2 Sunday, but don’t blame Honeywell. The Rays’ No. 2 prospect continued his great run, striking out six in six scoreless innings. In the past seven starts, he has an 0.93 ERA with 51 strikeouts and just seven walks in 38.2 innings. His 160 strikeouts are second in the minors to Dodgers righthander Wilmer Font.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 14 '17

AAA Matchup tonight - Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox versus Brent Honeywell for the Rays.  Honeywell went 6 IP 8 H 2 ER 1 BB 7 Ks.  Lopez 5 IP 3 H 0 ER 3 BB 6 Ks.  This could easily be a Major League matchup after there are enough rookies to exhaust Super-2 status.  Lopez won.  He's 5-1.  Honeywell 2-4 FWIW.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 17 '17

If you don't have your Guide handy, you'll find Buck's photo in the archive.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 13 '17

Brent Honeywell, rhp, Rays.
Tampa Bay’s No. 2 prospect has begun his season in fine form. On
Wednesday, Honeywell gave up just one hit in seven innings and struck
out eight as Double-A Montgomery topped Birmingham (White Sox) 5-2.
Through 13 innings, Honeywell has struck out 20 and walked just four.
Honeywell gets attention for his screwball, but he can throw five
pitches for strikes and is working on his fastball command. 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 13 '17

I just noticed that Buck's photo is on the Strategyland page of the Guide.

The very interesting Strategyland page, I might add. Nice job by JD Bolick.

And Buck.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27 '17

No. 54 on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list at ESPN.

Yes, Virginia, there is a screwball, and I’ve even seen Honeywell throw it with my own eyes, but that’s not going to be his ticket to a major league rotation. When he’s right, Honeywell is a four-pitch guy, with a straight fastball coming in at 92-97 mph, a plus changeup in the low 80s, a new slider/cutter in the upper 80s that’s fringy right now and the aforementioned screwball, which comes in at 85-86 mph when I saw it with some tailing action.

The screwball is a different look for hitters, but Honeywell's success is going to come from the whole repertoire, with the changeup more likely to become his out pitch. However, when I saw him pitch in the AFL, he was all the way on the extreme first-base end of the rubber, so his fastball was right over the plate for right-handed batters, something they can probably fix quickly just by moving him to the center.

Honeywell missed about six weeks in 2016 with arm soreness, and though he returned intact, it’s a concern to see a pitcher who has a trick pitch -- one that, according to conventional wisdom (but no hard evidence), causes elbow problems -- come up sore. If the cutter becomes an average or better pitch, that will give him four legitimate major league options, with at least one plus, which puts him right into fourth starter territory, with a chance to be as much as a No. 2, given health and the development of his non-screwball weapons.

All of this, including a fastball that tops out at 97, and he's only in fourth starter territory, Keith?

I also saw him in Arizona and was very impressed. There's a great picture posted in the archives that Buck Davidson took.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 26 '17