Dylan Covey
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dylan Covey in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rays in February of 2020.
Invited to Rays' camp
PTampa Bay Rays  NRI
February 3, 2020
Covey signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Covey posted a 2.82 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP over 51 innings with Triple-A Charlotte in 2019, but he struggled in the majors as he dealt with a shoulder injury, and he was designated for assignment by the White Sox in January. The right-hander will get the chance to work with the Rays' major-league coaching staff during spring training, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him appear in the majors at some point in 2020 if he can show consistent results in the minors.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
57
Last 10 Games
48
Last 5 Games
46
How many pitches does Dylan Covey generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Dylan Covey generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .295 570 96 69 145 26 1 25
Since 2017vs Right .281 561 77 45 142 21 2 20
2019vs Left .385 130 19 19 42 7 0 6
2019vs Right .243 150 22 9 33 6 0 6
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
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.15 1.47 115.1 4 10 0 7.6 3.6 1.2
Since 2017Away 7.73 1.72 135.0 2 19 0 5.1 4.5 1.9
2019Home 7.56 1.64 25.0 1 3 0 6.8 2.9 2.5
2019Away 8.29 1.84 33.2 0 5 0 5.9 5.3 1.3
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 2019 data (min 120 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
K/BB
1.46
 
K/9
6.3
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
7.98
 
WHIP
1.76
 
BABIP
.336
 
GB/FB
1.39
 
Left On Base
56.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.4%
 
Spin Rate
1984 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.9%
 
Swinging Strike
7.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Heads to free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
January 22, 2020
Covey rejected his outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Clears waivers
PChicago White Sox  NRI
January 21, 2020
Covey went unclaimed on waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, per MLB's official transaction log.
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Dropped from roster
PChicago White Sox  NRI
January 14, 2020
Covey was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Placed on injured list
PChicago White Sox  NRI
Shoulder
September 20, 2019
Covey (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Sept. 16.
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Scratched from Wednesday's start
PChicago White Sox  NRI
Shoulder
September 17, 2019
Covey will not make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Twins due to shoulder soreness, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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