Rays Draft Junior College Pitcher Brent Honeywell

Brent Honeywell Utilizes A Screwball As An Out Pitch

With the 72nd pick (competitive balance pick) the Tampa Bay Rays selected  19-year old Junior College right handed pitcher Brent Honeywell.

The 6’3″” 19 year old finished the season at Walter State Community College in Tennessee with a 10-3 record and a 2.81 ERA striking out 102 in 83.1 innings of work.

He is ranked 195th by Baseball America while Perfect Game ranked him 138th.

Baseball Prospectus ($ required):

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder has an athletic build with room to add strength. His velocity has increased as the season has worn on, sitting 89-93 mph while touching 95 down the stretch from a short stride and quick arm. His breaking ball is a below-average offering, while his changeup has average potential. His out pitch is his screwball that is tough for scouts to evaluate because of how infrequently he uses it.

Twitter: @Brent_Honeywell


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