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.