Dylan Covey
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Covey made 21 starts and a six relief appearances for a struggling White Sox team, finishing with numbers which were mediocre at best. His 4.39 FIP did beat his 5.18 ERA by a fair amount but is certainly nothing to write home about. He kept the ball on the ground, posting an above-average 55.1% groundball rate, but that was his only real skill, as his 16.8% strikeout rate and 9.6% walk rate were poor. Now 27 years old, there's little reason to believe he'll suddenly improve into anything more than a back-end starter or swingman. He did post a 2.25 ERA out of the bullpen, which was far better than his 5.50 mark in the rotation, though the sample size was quite small. It would take a major improvement for him to profile as a high-leverage reliever. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2018.
Fails to escape first inning
PChicago White Sox
July 13, 2019
Covey allowed six runs on four hits with two walks over just two-thirds of an inning, suffering a loss against the Athletics on Saturday.
The 27-year-old's first start since June 5 because of a shoulder injury didn't go very well -- lasting just 32 pitches -- and he couldn't make it through the first inning. His only shorter outing of the season was a relief appearance in which he failed to record any outs April 1. Covey is 1-5 with a 5.92 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 38 innings across 10 appearances (eight starts). His turn in the rotation will come up again Thursday in Kansas City.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .282 531 91 65 129 24 1 22
Since 2017vs Right .273 493 64 43 121 18 2 17
2019vs Left .347 91 14 15 26 5 0 3
2019vs Right .162 82 9 7 12 3 0 3
2018vs Left .266 295 55 36 67 10 1 10
2018vs Right .272 247 36 16 62 7 1 3
2017vs Left .275 145 22 14 36 9 0 9
2017vs Right .333 164 19 20 47 8 1 11
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA at Home
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Since 2017Home 4.13 1.40 106.2 4 7 0 7.3 3.7 0.9
Since 2017Away 7.76 1.70 123.0 2 19 0 5.0 4.7 2.0
2019Home 2.20 1.29 16.1 1 0 0 4.4 3.3 1.1
2019Away 8.72 1.80 21.2 0 5 0 6.2 6.6 1.7
2018Home 4.23 1.48 61.2 3 6 0 7.7 3.5 0.4
2018Away 6.15 1.50 60.0 2 8 0 5.7 4.2 1.5
2017Home 5.02 1.29 28.2 0 1 0 7.8 4.4 1.9
2017Away 9.58 1.94 41.1 0 6 0 3.5 4.4 3.0
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Stat Review
How does Dylan Covey compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 70 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
94.0 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
91.0 mph
Spin Rate
2028 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
It's hard to fathom Covey getting another chance in the rotation after going 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA, but here we are. The dearth of capable arms on the south side of Chicago will likely afford him an opportunity to compete for a starting role in spring training. The peripherals suggest Covey deserved better last season, but not much better as he had just a dismal 2.3 K-BB percentage and 2.57 HR/9 (7.20 FIP, 5.54 xFIP, 5.64 SIERA). Covey turned in just a 6.2 percent swinging-strike rate and 55.7 percent first-pitch strike rate, so there is little reason to believe his K-rate will improve moving forward. A rebuilding team like the White Sox needs arms to just get them through the season, but you still have to appease the fanbase to some extent. The team would be wise to bring in a couple veterans at the minimum to eat innings, pushing Covey to the bullpen.
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Confirmed for Saturday
PChicago White Sox
July 13, 2019
The White Sox will activate Covey (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list and he'll start Saturday against the Athletics.
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Likely to start Saturday
PChicago White Sox
July 12, 2019
Covey (shoulder) will likely be activated to start Saturday's game against the A's, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Rehab start on tap
PChicago White Sox
July 4, 2019
Covey (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Charlotte, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Making rehab start Wednesday
PChicago White Sox
June 25, 2019
Covey (shoulder) will make a rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Charlotte, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Completes another bullpen session
PChicago White Sox
June 23, 2019
Covey (shoulder) threw 30-to-35 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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