padres and right arm Brent Honeywell Reportedly agreed to major league deal ESPN’s Jeff PassanIt’s a split agreement that pays $725,000 in majors and $200,000 in minors. The Padres then announced the signing.
Honeywell, who turned 28 in March, was drafted by the Rays 72nd overall in the 2014 draft. His strong performances at the lower level of the minor leagues allowed him to quickly skyrocket the prospect rankings.Baseball His America has placed him on the Top 100 list for five consecutive years since 2016. I put it in
Unfortunately, the reason Honeywell stayed there so long was because a long list of injuries prevented him from exhausting his prospect status. In June 2019, he broke his right elbow bone on his way back to the mound, putting him out of action for the second year in a row. However, he underwent right ulnar nerve decompression surgery. It ended up being three consecutive campaigns without Honeywell taking the mound in any kind of official game.
In 2021, he was finally healthy and made his MLB debut with the Rays. They only let him pitch 4 1/3 innings at the big league level, but he was left in Triple-A for the most part. There he threw 81 2/3 frames and had a 3.97 ERA, a 20% strikeout rate, and a 7.2% walk rate. Those were decent numbers, but not a very promising comeback considering he missed the entire three seasons before that.
The Rays traded Honeywell to A’s in November, and Oakland certainly hoped for better days with his rear-view mirror injury. Diagnosed. He was shut down at that point and placed on the 60-day injured reserve list once the season began. He began his rehab assignment in August, but the club fired him outright from the 40-man roster in September, and he continued pitching in the A’s farm system, 7.08 in 20 1/3 innings. Finished the year with his ERA.
He became a free agent at the end of the year and pitches for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. He has appeared in his seven games so far, including six starts, posting a 0.96 ERA in 28 innings. Adding Honeywell to the 40 appears to have been enough to convince the Padres that Honeywell deserves a spot on the roster, with Honeywell’s salary barely above his league-low $720,000. There are few financial risks. The fact that it’s a split deal suggests the Padres aren’t fully committed to Honeywell retaining the spot. means that you must pass through
It’s unclear if the Padres intend to use Honeywell as a starting pitcher or relief pitcher, but the division has shown a broad and flexible approach when it comes to building pitching staffs. Joe Musgrove, With Darvish When Blake Snellbut it’s less certain who will slot behind them. Nick Martinez When Seth Lugo A contender for several spots, but both also have experience as a reliever. Lugo has only started 38 games in his major-league-level career, but he has a rich pitching repertoire and could potentially transition into a starting role.
Honeywell, who is currently a Winter Ball starter, hasn’t hit 100 innings in a season since 2017.It’s certainly risky to rely on him for anything akin to a full starter workload, but he’s just one of the few options for a monk. Adrian Molejon, Jay Groom, Ryan Weathers Others on the 40-man roster. For a minimal financial investment, the Padres will throw Honeywell into the mix to see if he can benefit from his long-awaited breakout. less than one year and may be retained by the club for the foreseeable future.