Brent Honeywell, Derek Fisher carry US to Futures Game win

MIAMI — More than two hours after pitching in the All-Star Futures Game, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell was still thinking about delivery and location.

Where should his newly won MVP trophy go?

“Honestly, I don’t know,” Honeywell said as he held the hardware at his locker. “My parents are probably going to have to play rock-paper-scissors for it.”

Honeywell, the only pitcher to throw more than one inning, struck out four in two scoreless innings Sunday to help a well-balanced United States side past the World team 7-6 at Marlins Park.

Honeywell was the first of 10 pitchers for the United States, and the group combined for 11 strikeouts. The first one came on the only screwball Honeywell threw — to Alex Verdugo of the Dodgers.

“I had thrown him everything else,” said Honeywell, a right-hander who is with

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19948494/rays-prospect-brent-honeywell-helps-us-top-world-all-star-futures-game

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