Honeywell was ranked as high as the 11th-best prospect in Baseball America’s preseason prospect rankings heading into the 2018 season.
Honeywell, on the other hand, suffered an arm injury on February 22, 2018, and had to leave a spring training session. His ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow was damaged the next day, and he was diagnosed with it.
He was out for the whole 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. On March 9, 2018, he was optioned to Triple-A Durham, however he was unable to play due to Tommy John’s absence.
He fractured a bone in his right elbow on June 8, 2019, while throwing a bullpen session, and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
He had a compression operation on his right ulnar nerve in May 2020, which involved removing scar tissue from surrounding the nerve.
He will miss the 2020 season as a result of the surgery. Honeywell dropped off of Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com, and Baseball America’s preseason prospect rankings after the 2020 season for the first time since he was drafted in the summer.
Honeywell was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on April 10, 2021, and was announced as the Rays’ starter the next day.
Honeywell made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees on April 11, 2021, his first professional game since September 19, 2017.
Who Does Brent Honeywell Jr Play For?
Brent Honeywell Jr plays for the Oakland Athletics. Honeywell was transferred to the Oakland Athletics for monetary considerations on November 19, 2021.