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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell impressive again

Futures Game star Brent Honeywell had another good outing for Durham

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Including his two-inning Futures Game performance, Brent Honeywell has been great in his last three outings. In 13 scoreless innings, he has 18 strikeouts and has allowed just seven hits and three walks.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (58-37)

Brent Honeywell was sharp in Durham’s 5-1 win over Indianapolis. His first start since the Futures Game was his second straight scoreless outings, this time throwing five scoreless innings against a first-place team. He struck out five and allowed three hits and two walks. Jake Hager’s two-run triple in the second capped a four-run inning.

SS Willy Adames: 0-for-4
OF Jake Bauers: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 1 R

RHP Brent Honeywell: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
RHP Chih-Wei Hu: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
RHP Ryne Stanek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (13-11)

Montgomery was off.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (13-11)

Travis Ott and a pair of big leaguers combined to shut down Tampa in Charlotte’s 7-0 win in Game 1 of its doubleheader. After Ott pitched four scoreless innings before the game was suspended, Burch Smith followed with four of his own. Jonny Venters finished the game with a 1-2-3 ninth. Brett Sullivan’s grand slam in the seventh helped blow the game open.

Jaime Schultz got his chance to rehab in the Stone Crabs’ 2-1 win in Game 2. In his one inning, he allowed a solo home run but did retire the next three batters. He was in relief of Brock Burke, who pitched what was easily his best start to date in the Florida State League. He struck out six and walked none in six scoreless innings. Sullivan drove in another run in the first inning and was up when Thomas Milone scored on a wild pitch.

OF Ryan Boldt (1): 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
OF Ryan Boldt (2): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB
C David Rodriguez (1): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
C David Rodriguez (2): 0-for-2, 1 K
3B Kevin Padlo (2): 0-for-3, 2 K
2B Brandon Lowe (1): 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB
C Brett Sullivan (1): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI

RHP Burch Smith (1): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 3 K
LHP Jonny Venters (1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Jaime Schultz (2): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
LHP Travis Ott (1): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
LHP Brock Burke: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-10)

Bowling Green was off.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (11-16)

Hudson Valley jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second and coasted to a 7-3 win over Vermont. Oscar Rojas drove in the first run of the game, and Vidal Brujan and Zacrey Law each added RBI doubles. With the early support, starter Mikey York cruised through five scoreless innings. Hector Lopez followed with four strikeouts in two clean frames.

2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB

RHP Mikey York: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Hector Lopez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Garrett Fulenchek: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (11-15)

Princeton fell in an early 6-0 hole and couldn’t quite get out in a 6-5 loss to Pulaski. Dylan Thompson was hit hard in a six-run first inning that included a grand slam, and it was too much to overcome for the P-Rays’ bats. Trey Hair immediately responded with a three-run homer in the first, and Moises Gomez also went deep in a two-run third inning. Princeton only had one hit after the third.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
2B Trey Hair: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Moises Gomez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
OF Andrew Miller: 0-for-5, 4 K

RHP Dylan Thompson: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
RHP Zack Trageton: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (7-12)

The GCL Rays were hammered in their Game 1, 11-5 loss to the GCL Twins. In the fifth, Jake Stone homered, and Pedro Diaz hit an RBI double to tie the game. However, the GCL Twins then scored the next eight runs to blow the game open. All four GCL Rays pitchers were charged with runs, including starter Miguel Lara, who allowed three unearned runs in four innings. Outfielder Granden Goetzman had a hit and scored.

Game 2 was suspended.

OF Granden Goetzman: 1-for-1, 1 R
3B Carlos Vargas: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 1 K
OF Jake Stone: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

RHP Miguel Lara: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
RHP Angel Felipe: one-third IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Indianapolis 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Yonny Chirinos (9-3, 2.99) v. Nick Kingham (3-5, 4.23)

Montgomery v. Pensacola 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (3-1, 2.42) v. Keury Mella (2-7, 4.50)

Charlotte v. Tampa 10:05 AM (radio stream)
Eduar Lopez (6-7, 4.58) v. Taylor Widener (5-6, 3.94)

Bowling Green v. Burlington 7:35 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Jose Suarez (1-1, 5.10)

Hudson Valley @ Vermont 7:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Argenis Blanco (1-2, 3.24)

Princeton v. Pulaski 7 PM (radio stream)


Resumption of suspended game followed by seven-inning game

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh)
53-42 (1st in IL West)
Offense: 433 R (4th) .742 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.48 ERA (4th) 1.32 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Austin Meadows (1), RHP Tyler Glasnow (3), LHP Steven Brault (7), C Elias Diaz (10), RHP Nick Kingham (11), RHP Clay Holmes (19), RHP Tyler Eppler (20), RHP Dovydas Neverauskas (24)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
Offense: 325 R (9th) .650 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 2.91 ERA (1st) 1.19 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Nick Senzel (1), OF Aristides Aquino (9), 1B Nick Longhi (14), 2B Shed Long (16), RHP Keury Mella (19), RHP Zack Weiss (27), SS Blake Trahan (28), OF Tyler Goeddel

Tampa Yankees
Offense: 337 R (9th) .673 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 2.87 ERA (2nd) 1.15 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Albert Abreu (9), RHP Dillon Tate (15), 2B Nick Solak (19), catching coach Michel Hernandez

Burlington Bees (Angels)
11-14 (T-5th in MWL West)
Offense: 366 R (15th) .669 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 4.36 ERA (13th) 1.41 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jahmai Jones (1), LHP Jose Suarez (15), RHP Sam Pastrone (17), RHP Joe Gatto (30)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Oakland)
17-11 (1st in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 109 R (8th) .639 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.09 ERA (4th) 1.19 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Oscar Tovar (25), SS Kevin Merrell

Pulaski Yankees
18-8 (1st in AL East)
Offense: 124 R (T-7th) .721 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.47 ERA (1st) 1.27 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Nolan Martinez (18), 3B Dermis Garcia (21)

GCL Twins
12-7 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 99 R (T-2nd) .740 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.79 ERA (8th) 1.33 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Akil Baddoo (16), SS Royce Lewis, RHP Blayne Enlow, RHP Landon Leach