Honel was a first round draft pick and 16th overall in the 2001 draft by the Chicago White Sox. He has experience in the White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, including five seasons in Double-A.
Honel spent the last two seasons in the Golden Baseball League playing for Long Beach and Chico. Last season, he finished 8-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 92.1 innings pitched in 17 games pitched for Chico.
Honel was 7-5 with a 3.45 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched in17 games for Long Beach.
He has a career 30-28 record with a 4.03 ERA and 475 strikeouts in 523 innings pitched in 109 games.