Top Prospect Brent Honeywell Promoted to Durham

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Tampa Bay Rays top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell has been promoted to Durham from Double-A Montgomery. The 22-year-old right-hander takes the spot of RHP Taylor Guerrieri, who was placed on the disabled list.

Honeywell, the 28th-ranked prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com, was 1–1 in his first two starts with the Biscuits in 2017, allowing four hits in 13 innings and striking out 20. Last season the righty split the year between Advanced-A Charlotte and Montgomery, combining to go 7–3 with a 2.34 ERA en route to being named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

Honeywell is known for a mid-90’s fastball, but perhaps more notable is his screwball, which he uses as one of his main off-speed pitches.

Upon his promotion to Durham, the Bulls now boast each of the system’s Top 5 prospects, as he joins №1 Willy Adames, №3 Jose De Leon (on the DL), №4 Jake Bauers and №5 Casey Gillaspie.