Brent Honeywell was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2017 Futures Game, receiving the Larry Doby Award. In the history of the award, he was the first pitcher to win it.
Honeywell was taken in the second round of the amateur draft by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014.
In his first season, he pitched for the Appalachian League’s Princeton Rays, going 2-1 with a 1.07 ERA in 9 games. In 24 games, he went 9-6 with a 3.18 ERA for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
In 130/3 innings, he struck out 129 batters. He returned to Charlotte to begin 2016, before being promoted to the Southern League’s Montgomery Biscuits in mid-year.
He went 7-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 20 starts, striking out 117 batters. In 2017, he made two starts for Montgomery, finishing 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA, before being promoted to the Durham Bulls of the International League’s AAA division.
That’s when he was chosen for the US squad in the annual Futures Game, which took place on July 9th at Marlins Park. He was given the start and pitched two good innings, allowing only one hit while striking out four batters.
By the time Michael Kopech took his place on the mound, he had built a 3-0 lead and was voted the game’s MVP as well as the 7-6 victory.
How Old Is Brent Honeywell Jr.?
Brent Honeywell Jr. is 27 years old. He was born on March 31, 1995.