Brent Honeywell Jr.
SP - TB - MiLB
The Rays will recall Brent Honeywell Jr. ahead of Friday’s game against the Blue Jays.
Honeywell has appeared in only three games for the Rays in 2021. He is expected to be used out of the bullpen. The 26-year-old owns an 8.31 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and a 4:3 K: BB across four 1/3 innings this season. Louis Head was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell Jr. was recalled from the team's alternate training site on Tuesday and appeared in relief against the Royals, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks over 1 1/3 innings.
Tuesday's performance was not nearly as dazzling as his debut against the Yankees last week, but we are still talking about a young pitcher who has hardly pitched over the last few years. He is likely to continue building up his arm at the alternate site and in the upcoming minor league season and will likely taxi back and forth to the big league squad.
Brent Honeywell Jr. recorded a pair of strikeouts over two perfect innings on Sunday in his major-league debut in the extra-innings loss against the Yankees.
Honeywell was called up to make his major-league debut as the opener in Sunday's game and looked great on the mound. The 26-year-old was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site right after the game but should be back sooner or later for good. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.
With Chris Archer landing on the injured list, the Rays called up prospect Brent Honeywell. He expects to open for the Rays on Sunday with Michael Wacha to follow.
It's been a long journey for Brent Honeywell after multiple injuries derailing his ascent to the major leagues. Honeywell last pitched in Triple-A in 2017 with a 3.64 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 29.1% strikeout rate, and 5.9% walk rate in 123.2 innings pitched. He's worth a speculative pickup in 15-team leagues.
Rays RHP Brent Honeywell Jr. is starting a Grapefruit League game on Monday.
This is Honeywell's first game action since September 2017. The 25-year-old came into the 2019 campaign as one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, but elbow injuries have taken their toll over the past few years. Healthy as of now, today's start is a special one for Honeywell. Dynasty league managers should be monitoring how he does. Of course, we should expect him to be on a strict innings limit this year.