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Portrait of Dylan Covey

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
101.0 4.91 1.47 83 5 6 0 0.2
Birth Date8-14-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
-1.92017
0.22018
0.22019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CHA MLB 18 12 70.0 0 7 0 83 34 41 20 106 10.7 4.4 2.6 5.3 49% .296 1.67 7.18 7.71 134 7.88 167.7 -1.9
2018 CHA MLB 27 21 121.7 5 14 0 129 52 91 13 104 9.5 3.8 1.0 6.7 56% .302 1.49 4.42 5.18 107 5.15 115.0 0.2
2019 CHA MLB 18 12 58.7 1 8 0 75 28 41 12 100 11.5 4.3 1.8 6.3 44% .321 1.76 6.09 7.98 120 7.92 162.5 -1.4
CareerMLB6345250.362902871141734510410.34.11.66.251%.3051.605.586.541186.56140.9-3.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 BLT A MID 10 10 47.3 1 1 0 64 17 31 4 111 12.2 3.2 0.8 5.9 0% .373 1.71 4.26 4.75 107 6.62 143.9
2013 VER A- NYP 4 4 12.0 0 0 0 9 1 15 0 88 6.8 0.8 0.0 11.3 0% .310 0.83 0.84 0.00 68 3.45 75.0
2014 BLT A MID 18 17 101.0 4 9 0 99 26 70 3 100 8.8 2.3 0.3 6.2 0% .307 1.24 3.40 4.81 95 4.22 89.3
2014 STO A+ CAL 8 8 39.0 3 5 0 49 15 22 2 103 11.3 3.5 0.5 5.1 0% .348 1.64 4.81 7.15 111 6.13 129.7
2015 STO A+ CAL 26 26 140.3 8 9 0 135 43 100 13 98 8.7 2.8 0.8 6.4 0% .282 1.27 4.60 3.59 109 4.44 97.4
2016 MID AA TEX 6 6 29.3 2 1 0 21 17 26 2 99 6.4 5.2 0.6 8.0 61% .247 1.30 4.12 1.84 109 4.10 90.5
2016 MSS Wnt AFL 6 6 24.7 4 0 0 28 8 17 0 10.2 2.9 0.0 6.2 0% .329 1.46 3.49 4.74 0 0.00 0.0
2017 CHA MLB AL 18 12 70.0 0 7 0 83 34 41 20 106 10.7 4.4 2.6 5.3 49% .296 1.67 7.18 7.71 134 7.88 167.7
2017 CHR AAA INT 2 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 1 3 1 7.5 1.5 1.5 4.5 58% .222 1.00 5.50 3.00 112 4.55 96.8
2017 WSX Rk AZL 3 3 5.0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 98 3.6 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .200 0.40 2.22 0.00 85 1.81 38.6
2017 GDD Wnt AFL 3 3 12.0 1 1 0 16 4 6 0 12.0 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .381 1.67 4.03 5.25 0 0.00 0.0
2018 CHA MLB AL 27 21 121.7 5 14 0 129 52 91 13 104 9.5 3.8 1.0 6.7 56% .302 1.49 4.42 5.18 107 5.15 115.0
2018 CHR AAA INT 7 7 38.7 3 1 0 32 15 35 3 98 7.4 3.5 0.7 8.1 57% .282 1.22 3.84 2.33 98 3.98 84.2
2019 CHA MLB AL 18 12 58.7 1 8 0 75 28 41 12 100 11.5 4.3 1.8 6.3 44% .321 1.76 6.09 7.98 120 7.92 162.5
2019 CHR AAA INT 13 11 51.0 2 1 0 59 9 46 6 113 10.4 1.6 1.1 8.1 57% .342 1.33 3.94 2.82 77 3.83 78.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 1152 0.4618 0.4245 0.8405 0.6429 0.2371 0.9006 0.7007 0.1595
2018 2048 0.4961 0.4419 0.8232 0.6358 0.2510 0.8901 0.6564 0.1768
2019 1016 0.4774 0.4518 0.8170 0.6495 0.2712 0.9048 0.6250 0.1830
Career42160.48220.43950.82640.64100.25210.89650.66090.1736

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 2014-07-05 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHA $571,000
2018 CHA $
2017 CHA $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,106,000
2 yrTotal$1,106,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 93 d2022

Details
  • 2022. Re-signed by Rakuten Monkeys of CPBL 12/21.
  • 2021. Rakuten Monkeys of CPBL.
  • 2020. DFA by Chicago White Sox 1/14/20. Refused assignment, elected free agency 1/21/20. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (minor-league contract). Acquired by Boston in trade from Tampa Bay 7/21/20.
  • 1 year/$571,000 (2019). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 2/18/18. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Selected by Chicago White Sox from Oakland in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2013 (4-131) (San Diego). $0.37M signing bonus ($0.3823M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 9 5 10 1 .254 1.18 3.28 3.64 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 6 3 7 1 .265 1.25 3.61 4 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 4.6 4 2 4 0 .273 1.30 3.84 4.26 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 2 1 2 0 .280 1.35 4.05 4.49 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .286 1.40 4.25 4.7 0.0 0.0
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Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20202881002727161167761342352.3001.515.045.329.34.27.51.30.3
20212981102929179182851492752.2941.495.095.379.24.37.51.40.2
20223081002828168169781442552.2961.475.005.279.14.27.71.30.3
2023317902525146150701202252.2971.515.165.449.34.37.41.40.1
20243271002525147152701242352.2971.515.165.449.34.37.61.40.1
2025337902323135138641152152.2971.505.155.439.24.37.71.40.1
202634570191911211654941852.2961.515.205.489.34.37.51.4-0.0
202735570171710310649861652.2971.515.185.469.34.37.51.40.0
20283656017179910247821552.2961.515.215.499.34.37.51.4-0.0

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Williams Perez 2018 0.00 DNP
2 88 Colin Rea 2018 0.00 DNP
3 88 Eddie Butler 2018 6.34
4 88 Shawn Hill 2008 6.68
5 87 Burke Badenhop 2010 4.52
6 86 Kyle Gibson 2015 4.07
7 86 Nick Tepesch 2016 11.25
8 85 Nick Blackburn 2009 4.51
9 85 Clay Hensley 2007 7.20
10 84 Matt Belisle 2007 5.62
11 83 Rafael Montero 2018 0.00 DNP
12 83 Bryan Mitchell 2018 5.55
13 83 Casey Coleman 2015 0.00 DNP
14 83 Nathan Adcock 2015 6.00
15 83 Taylor Jordan 2016 0.00 DNP
16 83 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
17 83 Mike Montgomery 2017 3.58
18 82 Joe Kelly 2015 5.09
19 82 Chris Beck 2018 4.50
20 82 Drew VerHagen 2018 4.63
21 82 Adam Warren 2015 3.49
22 82 Ben Hendrickson 2008 0.00 DNP
23 82 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
24 82 Brad Halsey 2008 0.00 DNP
25 82 Allen Webster 2017 0.00 DNP
26 82 Trevor Bell 2014 67.50
27 82 David Buchanan 2016 0.00 DNP
28 81 Carlos Frias 2017 0.00 DNP
29 81 Kyle Lobstein 2017 0.00 DNP
30 81 Kyle Drabek 2015 5.06
31 81 Zach Miner 2009 4.78
32 81 Taylor Jungmann 2017 13.50
33 81 Kason Gabbard 2009 0.00 DNP
34 80 Chad Jenkins 2015 4.91
35 80 Anthony Ranaudo 2017 0.00 DNP
36 80 David Phelps 2014 4.86
37 80 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
38 80 Darrell Rasner 2008 5.88
39 80 Stephen Fife 2014 6.00
40 80 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
41 80 Duane Below 2013 10.13
42 80 Andre Rienzo 2016 0.00 DNP
43 80 Dustin Moseley 2009 4.91
44 80 Clayton Richard 2011 4.70
45 79 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
46 79 Kameron Loe 2009 0.00 DNP
47 79 Doug Mathis 2010 6.04
48 79 Jeremy Sowers 2010 0.00 DNP
49 79 Jimmy Nelson 2016 5.37
50 79 Alex Colome 2016 1.91
51 79 John Koronka 2008 0.00 DNP
52 79 J.D. Martin 2010 5.63
53 79 Nick Martinez 2018 0.00 DNP
54 79 Joe Biagini 2017 5.87
55 79 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
56 79 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
57 78 Wade Miley 2014 4.60
58 78 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
59 78 David Hale 2015 6.43
60 78 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
61 78 Doug Fister 2011 3.16
62 78 Michael Roth 2017 0.00 DNP
63 78 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
64 78 Nick Regilio 2006 0.00 DNP
65 78 Zach Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
66 78 Jeanmar Gomez 2015 3.50
67 78 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
68 77 Chris Stratton 2018 5.40
69 77 Chris Bassitt 2016 6.43
70 77 Brian Bannister 2008 6.26
71 77 T.J. House 2017 4.50
72 77 Jose Alvarez 2016 4.87
73 77 Mitchell Boggs 2011 4.01
74 77 Kendall Graveman 2018 8.39
75 77 Mike Thompson 2008 0.00 DNP
76 77 Eric Surkamp 2015 10.80
77 77 Mike Wright 2017 5.76
78 77 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
79 77 Erik Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
80 77 T.J. McFarland 2016 6.93
81 77 Keyvius Sampson 2018 0.00 DNP
82 77 Andrew Heaney 2018 4.55
83 77 Tyler Thornburg 2016 2.55
84 77 Logan Verrett 2017 5.06
85 77 Ivan Nova 2014 8.27
86 77 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
87 77 Adam Conley 2017 6.49
88 76 Brett Oberholtzer 2017 0.00 DNP
89 76 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
90 76 Dallas Keuchel 2015 2.64
91 76 Jeff Niemann 2010 4.44
92 76 Logan Darnell 2016 0.00 DNP
93 76 Sean Burnett 2010 2.43
94 76 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
95 76 Ryan Pressly 2016 4.06
96 76 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
97 76 Justin Hancock 2018 1.46
98 76 Vin Mazzaro 2014 3.48
99 76 Chad Qualls 2006 3.86
100 76 Adam Ottavino 2013 3.10

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Covey remaining on Chicago's 25-man roster for the duration of last season is undoubtedly good news for the front office, as they can now keep the Rule 5 pick from the A's as minor-league depth instead of returning him to the organization from which he was selected. The author’s ability to successfully frame Covey’s season in a positive manner is as surprising as that random May start in which he struck out nine Padres, which is more than he had in his first four starts combined. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Padres rostered three Rule 5 picks themselves.
2017 Oakland had a long to-do list for Dylan Covey when he reported to Double-A Midland in the spring, but a strained oblique sidelined any progress he was scheduled to make in 2016.
2016 With four pitches that flash above average, Dylan Covey can look the part of a starter. His inconsistency in both quality and command, not to mention his inability to miss bats, says otherwise.
2015 Dylan Covey is learning the hard way that throwing strikes will only take you so far in the pros if you lack the stuff to back it up, and his stats, including an ugly 7.15 ERA at Stockton last year, are a reflection of his diminishing repertoire.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I dealt Adonis Medina for Dylan Covey. Should I be arrested for robbery?
(Kurt from New Lenox)
It could definitely work out for you but think you may have sold low and bought high. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you say about the trio of pitchers the A's have down in Stockton: RHP Dylan Covey, LHP Dillion Overton, and RHP Kyle Finnegan? They have put up okay numbers so far this season, but each is pretty old A-ball.
(Melissa from San Francisco)
Dillon Overton - FB has been around 88 mph this year. Lacks the plus stuff but there's a chance for a backend option here. More of a command/feel type that has a good CH where he replicates the arm speed.

Dylan Covey - Usually sits around low 90's. Command/control has been erratic. Not sure I see a starting profile here but it's an intriguing arm.

Kyle Finnegan - Has FB velocity, with the other stuff lagging behind. Another interesting arm but likely not a start. (Tucker Blair)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dylan Covey get selected this year within the first 50 picks ?
(William from Pensacola, FL)
Not for me, but it only takes one team and a lot can happen with the extra picks teams have. A little too imprecise with his stuff and too hittable. (Nick Faleris)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2022, Dylan Covey threw 4,436 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2020, including pitches thrown in . In 2020, he relied primarily on his Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Sinker (92mph), Change (85mph) and Curve (81mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (89mph).