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.
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.
Rays Draft Junior College Pitcher Brent Honeywell by Steve Kinsella