Brent Honeywell, ranked as the 8th best prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays system by Baseball America entering 2015, has been promoted from the Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods to High-A Charlotte. He'll join the Stone Crabs as they begin the second half of their season, after winning the first-half title in the Florida State League (Southern Division).
He leaves the New York Penn League on the heels of an incredible 11-strikeout 7 inning performance two weeks ago. He's 4-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts. In 65 innings of work he's allowed just 12 walks, while striking out 76.
Here's what he told me Friday afternoon.
On this season's success: [I'm] throwing strikes. No free passes. And when I get into trouble, I have to limit the damage. Everything is good. Now I'm just trying to sharpen things.
On maturing On and Off the field: I've just grown in the game. Off the field, I'm still a little kid *laughed*. Mentally and physically, I'm really slowing the game down in tough situations.
You can follow Brent on Twitter @brent_honeywell.