Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fantasy Focus: Impact Rookies- Brent Honeywell

Brent Honeywell, RHP.  DOB:  3/31/1995.  6'2", 180 lbs.

2018:  DNP(Tommy John surgery).
2017(AAA):  12-8, 3.64, 123.2 IP, 11.06 K/9, 2.26 BB/9.

Brent Honeywell was on this list last year but missed the entire season after undergoing TJ surgery.  Honeywell has a large arsenal of pitches starting with a low-mid 90's FB.  He is best known as one of the very few pro pitchers who throw a screwball which is an effective pitch for him, but also has a changeup that is rated by MLP Pipeline as plus.  He also has a standard curveball and slider.  He is able to consistently throw strikes with all of his pitches.  That profile reminds me of a certain Giants HOF RHP from the days of my youth! The Rays are notoriously conservative about promoting their pitching prospects, but it seems certain barring injury that Honeywell will see MLB action sooner than later in 2019.  Honeywell should already be rostered in deep keeper leagues.  He should be watched closely through spring training and the early season in redraft leagues and added as soon as he gets the call.

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