Brent Lee Honeywell Jr., born on March 31, 1995, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. After 1,298 days and four arm surgeries between professional appearances, Honeywell made his MLB debut on April 11, 2021.
He signed with the Rays and made his professional debut with the Princeton Rays. He finished his first year with a 1.07 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 33+1⁄3 innings over nine games (eight starts).
Honeywell started 2015 with the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Class A Midwest League and was later promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. He posted a combined 9–6 record with a 3.18 ERA in 24 total starts between both clubs.
On April 10, 2021, Honeywell was promoted to the major leagues for the first time and announced as the opener for the Rays’ game the next day. Honeywell made his MLB debut on April 11, 2021, as the starting pitcher against the New York Yankees, his first professional game since September 19, 2017.
In the game, he recorded two perfect innings and his first two MLB strikeouts, punching out Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres. On November 19, 2021, Honeywell was traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.