Brent Honeywell Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/31/1995 (26)
- Walters State CC (TN)
Brent Honeywell Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Brent Honeywell Jr. News
The Oakland Athletics acquired right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. Honeywell was recently one of the top-rated pitching prospects, but multiple elbow injuries have derailed his progression. The 26-year-old was a second-rounder for the Rays in 2014, but since 2017, he has had four elbow surgeries. Honeywell was able to return this year and went 5-4 with a 3.97 ERA, two saves and 67 strikeouts in 31 games for Triple-A Durham, and he made his major league debut with Tampa while giving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings over three games. When healthy, Honeywell has a nice four-pitch mix, and he's held hitters to a .232 average in 110 minor league appearances. It will be interesting to see if Oakland uses Honeywell in a relief role moving forward.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brent Honeywell Jr. was optioned back to Triple-A following Saturday's game, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, but now will return to the minors without making an appearance as the team intends to activate Michael Wacha off the injured list on Sunday. In three appearances this season, Honeywell has an 8.31 ERA with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of work. Managers shouldn't expect much value out of Honeywell this year, but he could be a solid pitcher to roster in 2022.
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled pitcher Brent Honeywell Jr. from Triple-A Durham on Friday. Honeywell made three appearances (including two starts as an opener) for the Rays this year before being sent down. He pitched 4.1 innings and allowed five hits, three walks and four earned runs while striking out four. Over two games and three innings at Triple-A this year, Honeywell allowed no hits, no walks and no runs while recording three strikeouts. It's unclear at this point what the Rays' plans are with their former top prospect. He could be used as an opener in the coming week or he could just work in short relief.