Brent Honeywell

Brent Honeywell

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brent Honeywell in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Pirates in February of 2024.
Invited to Pirates' camp
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
February 7, 2024
Honeywell signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates on Wednesday and received an invitation to major-league spring training, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Honeywell logged a 4.82 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 52.1 innings last season with the Padres and White Sox. He'll have an opportunity to make the Pirates' Opening Day bullpen in the spring, but Triple-A Indianapolis is Honeywell's likely destination.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
25
Last 5 Games
29
How many pitches does Brent Honeywell generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2022
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2021
 
 
-58%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .275 115 20 12 28 0 0 7
Since 2021vs Right .250 140 29 14 30 4 2 5
2023vs Left .263 108 20 12 25 0 0 6
2023vs Right .257 126 25 11 28 4 2 4
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .429 7 0 0 3 0 0 1
2021vs Right .182 14 4 3 2 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-34%
ERA at Home
2022
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2021
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.33 1.33 27.0 0 2 0 8.3 3.7 2.0
Since 2021Away 5.76 1.62 29.2 2 2 0 7.3 4.6 1.8
2023Home 3.75 1.33 24.0 0 2 0 7.9 3.8 1.9
2023Away 5.72 1.55 28.1 2 2 0 7.6 4.1 1.6
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 9.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 12.0 3.0 3.0
2021Away 6.75 3.00 1.1 0 0 0 0.0 13.5 6.8
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Stat Review
How does Brent Honeywell compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.96
 
K/9
7.7
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
4.82
 
WHIP
1.45
 
BABIP
.295
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Left On Base
75.8%
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2060 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.8%
 
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Honeywell's career has been sabotaged by a multitude of arm injuries since he was considered one of the best pitching prospects in baseball a few years back. The 27-year-old suffered a stress reaction in the back of his right elbow during spring training last year and was ultimately limited to 20.1 ineffective minor-league innings. Honeywell was healthy and pitched well in the Dominican Winter League, which convinced the Padres to sign him to a split contract. He still has options left, so Honeywell figures to begin 2023 at Triple-A El Paso, with the hope that he can stay healthy and show the Pads he's worthy of another big-league opportunity.
Honeywell has not thrown a competitive pitch in a professional baseball game in three seasons. He tore his UCL in 2018, fractured his elbow in 2019 and had to have nerve decompression surgery in 2020. We've never had a pitcher make it back to the major leagues who has had both Tommy John surgery and subsequently dealt with an elbow fracture. Honeywell is trying to change that history, and if he does so, it will likely be done as a reliever. We don't know if Honeywell will still use his famous screwball, but he has enough stuff without it to work as a serviceable reliever should his arm hold up. He was pitching in the taxi squad camp in 2020, so there is a glimmer of hope for him yet.
Honeywell has now lost two full seasons due to injury, but he finally got a bit of good news last June when he went under the knife to fix an elbow fracture: doctors checked on the integrity of his prior Tommy John repair and determined that his UCL was not damaged. The importance of that cannot be overstated, as the track record of starting pitchers coming back successfully from two reconstructive elbow surgeries is slim. The hope is that Honeywell will be able to begin a throwing program in January. Before undergoing TJS in February of 2018, Honeywell was one of the most hyped pitching prospects in all of the minors, one who threw five pitches including a rare screwball. Two years is a short lifetime in baseball, so it's hard to know what to expect in 2020. What we can reasonably expect: his workload will be extremely limited, certainly in terms of innings and possibly his in-game pitch counts as well.
There's always a first to fall, and last year, it was Honeywell. The screwballer left a Feb. 22 bullpen session with discomfort and less than 24 hours later, the severity of his situation became evident. He had Tommy John surgery less than a week after suffering the injury and missed the entirety of the season. Honeywell resumed throwing in July and would seem on track to be available for a sizable chunk of 2019, though every recovery is different. With a pitcher like Honeywell who throws so many different pitches, he's a greater unknown than most coming back from elbow reconstruction. When we do finally see Honeywell, it should be as a true starter -- the Rays ushered in the opener but Honeywell seems destined to head up the Tampa Bay rotation behind Blake Snell for years to come.
If the minor leagues were like college, then Honeywell took 50 credits his senior year when he only needed 30 to graduate with honors. The fact that the Rays seemed intent on not promoting their top pitching prospect became a bit of a running joke in prospect circles toward the end of the year, although it shouldn't have come as a surprise given Tampa Bay's well-established slow-and-low approach with pitching prospects. Honeywell certainly thought he deserved a promotion, and his frustration boiled over to the point that he ended up getting a team-issued four-game suspension in late August. A .365 BABIP inflated his ERA, but his 2.84 FIP illustrates how dominant he was as a 22-year-old in the International League. His deep repertoire and plus command separates him from most pitching prospects, but he lacks the plus-plus offering that most frontline starters possess. He suffered a torn UCL early in camp this year and will likely need Tommy John surgery, so he should be avoided in all redraft leagues. Honeywell remains a top 100 prospect for dynasty leagues.
Honeywell continues to enjoy a virtually seamless progression through the Rays organization, posting a combined 2.34 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 20 starts between High-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery. His strikeouts were slightly down upon his ascension to the latter, but he otherwise was essentially producing at the same clip as he had against a lower level of competition. He has five pitches at his disposal and strong command of all of them, led by his plus screwball. His second best offering is a low-90s fastball, which also grades out as plus due to his command of the pitch and its late movement. All told, the ingredients of a high-end No. 3 starter are all present. The Rays are known for taking it slow with pitching prospects, but unique talents like Blake Snell and Honeywell can move at a more traditional pace, so we could see the Rays No. 2 prospect make his big league debut sometime this summer.
It is pretty easy to fall in love with Honeywell as a prospect, but it is important to have realistic expectations. He has three above-average pitches to go with above-average command, but he doesn’t have the one or two great pitches typically necessary for a pitcher to profile at the front of a rotation. Of course, in the lower levels of the minors, just having two above-average pitches and above-average command is enough to dominate most hitters, so it is no surprise that Honeywell posted a 3.18 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 129 strikeouts in 130.1 innings between Low-A and High-A as a 20-year-old. He covered two levels in 2015, but it would not be surprising to see him spend all of 2016 at Double-A unless he pulls a Blake Snell and shatters expectations, which seems unlikely. In the end, Honeywell is probably a No. 3 or No. 4 starter who could debut in the big leagues in late 2017.
Honeywell came out of the 2014 draft and did well in his rookie debut. He’s an unusual pitcher in that he throws a screwball, which is a pitch that is just about extinct in the major leagues. He throws in the low-to-mid-90s, and has the aforementioned screwball to keep batters guessing as he did when striking out 40 batters in 33.2 innings in 2014. He was ranked the fifth best prospect in the Appalachian League by Baseball America, and should be on watch lists in deep dynasty leagues.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
PChicago White Sox  NRI
August 25, 2023
Honeywell was outrighted Friday to Triple-A Charlotte, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Jettisoned from 40-man roster
PChicago White Sox  NRI
August 23, 2023
Honeywell was designated for assignment Wednesday, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
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Claimed by South Siders
PChicago White Sox  NRI
August 5, 2023
Honeywell was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Saturday.
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Dropped from 40-man roster
PSan Diego Padres  NRI
August 2, 2023
Honeywell was designated for assignment by the Padres on Wednesday.
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Makes Opening Day pitching staff
PSan Diego Padres  NRI
March 29, 2023
Honeywell was informed Wednesday that he's won a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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