Dylan Covey
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 4, #131, Oakland Athletics | San Diego
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 8 7.98 18 12 0 58.2 41 1.76
2020 0 0 7.07 8 0 0 14 11 1.43
2023 1 3 3.77 29 1 0 43 30 1.51
5 Seasons 7 32 6.18 100 46 0 307.1 214 1.58
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 18 1-8 7.98 58.2 41 1.76
2020 8 0-0 7.07 14 11 1.43
2023 29 1-3 3.77 43 30 1.51
5 Seasons 100 7-32 6.18 307.1 214 1.58
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 25 1159 233 19 8.2 6.1 89.6 115.5 8.6 31.3 .298 .550 .408 .392 .416 39.9 13.3 11.0 7.71 7.09
2018 26 2053 397 21 5.3 3.9 88.6 116.9 5.8 30.0 .265 .414 .319 .329 .361 37.3 16.8 9.4 5.18 4.63
2019 27 1019 208 20 9.6 7.2 89.9 115.5 11.2 38.5 .324 .554 .372 .399 .439 37.0 14.7 9.7 7.98 7.60
2020 28 215 47 3 6.4 5.0 89.3 107.2 10.8 27.7 .277 .406 .342 .307 .362 40.4 18.3 3.3 7.07 3.98
2023 31 735 142 6 4.2 3.1 87.8 113.0 7.6 31.0 .288 .415 .332 .340 .367 37.3 15.7 8.9 3.77 4.96
Player 5181 1027 69 6.7 5.0 89.0 116.9 8.0 32.0 .288 .472 .353 .358 .390 38.0 15.5 9.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Covey relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(41.4%) ,
Cutter
(26.8%) ,
Slider
(21.8%) ,
Changeup
(5.9%) ,
Sweeper
(4.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 48.9 25.3 21.9 3.9 36.9 37.8 25.3 3.0 36.1 20.6 24.9 6.9 8.2 6.1
2018 56.4 17.4 21.7 4.5 35.3 40.8 23.9 3.0 40.6 16.1 28.7 4.8 5.3 3.9
2019 43.8 21.2 30.3 4.8 38.5 34.1 27.4 3.8 34.6 19.2 26.0 5.8 9.6 7.2
2020 51.1 17.0 27.7 4.3 42.6 34.0 23.4 0.0 38.3 19.1 31.9 4.3 6.4 5.0
2023 53.5 16.2 24.6 5.6 37.3 42.3 20.4 6.3 37.3 17.6 28.9 3.5 4.2 3.1
Player 51.5 19.8 24.1 4.6 36.9 38.7 24.4 3.5 37.8 18.1 27.5 5.3 6.7 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Cutter PHI R 197 92.4 22.4 0.9 4 1.8 -0.2 -10
2023 Changeup PHI R 42 86.5 31.6 1.6 5 8.3 -5.7 -41
2023 Sinker PHI R 304 95.1 20.8 0.3 1 13.6 -1.1 -7
2023 Sweeper PHI R 31 84.9 37.8 -0.8 -2 9.9 -2.9 -23
2023 Slider PHI R 160 87.7 34.4 1.1 3 4.5 0.3 6
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 45 92.1 21.4 -6.0 -38 1.5 -4.9 -77
2020 Slider BOS R 71 86.1 34.2 -0.4 -1 4.5 0.8 20
2020 Splitter BOS R 35 84.5 34.0 0.3 1 6.7 -4.6 -41
2020 Curveball BOS R 22 80.8 47.7 -3.7 -7 3.6 -3.8 -52
2020 Sinker BOS R 42 92.0 23.3 1.6 8 12.7 -1.6 -11
2019 Sinker CWS R 334 94.4 17.8 -3.2 -15 12.2 -2.4 -16
2019 Splitter CWS R 185 85.8 33.1 0.1 0 9.2 -0.9 -9
2019 Curveball CWS R 101 82.0 46.9 -4.2 -8 3.4 -3.4 -50
2019 Cutter CWS R 217 91.0 24.0 0.9 4 2.9 0.9 42
2019 Changeup CWS R 1 83.7 32.9 1.7 6 10.3 -2.6 -20
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 180 94.1 16.3 -1.0 -7 4.1 -3.0 -42
2018 4-Seamer CWS R 18 94.6 16.4 -1.3 -9 3.5 -3.8 -51
2018 Slider CWS R 240 86.8 34.8 0.3 1 4.2 0.2 4
2018 Cutter CWS R 127 91.1 24.5 0.8 3 2.9 0.6 28
2018 Sinker CWS R 1,235 94.1 20.3 -0.4 -2 13.1 -1.4 -9
2018 Changeup CWS R 75 83.7 32.2 0.6 2 12.8 -0.3 -2
2018 Splitter CWS R 165 85.6 35.0 1.7 5 8.3 -2.5 -24
2018 Curveball CWS R 191 81.2 47.6 -5.0 -10 2.7 -4.6 -63
2017 Curveball CWS R 139 78.9 50.4 -3.0 -6 2.4 -5.3 -68
2017 Slider CWS R 193 86.4 33.7 0.7 2 2.4 -1.1 -33
2017 Sinker CWS R 321 92.6 19.0 -1.3 -6 14.1 -0.6 -4
2017 Cutter CWS R 20 91.7 16.1 6.0 27 5.3 3.4 182
2017 Splitter CWS R 122 83.8 33.9 1.4 4 9.4 -2.0 -18
2017 Changeup CWS R 7 85.8 31.1 2.3 8 6.2 -7.4 -55
2017 4-Seamer CWS R 356 92.6 18.2 -3.6 -24 4.1 -3.8 -48
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker -0.3 -1 304 41.4 84 .296 .437 .392 15.4 17.9 21.1 .298 .421 .370 46.4
2023 Cutter -2.5 -5 197 26.8 52 .396 .583 .436 13.7 7.7 8.9 .328 .525 .391 38.6
2023 Slider 3.6 6 160 21.8 38 .114 .114 .113 20.3 21.1 11.9 .194 .223 .203 17.2
2023 Changeup 4.4 2 43 5.9 13 .154 .154 .150 16.7 15.4 11.1 .289 .335 .266 27.3
2023 Sweeper -7.1 -2 31 4.2 3 .667 1.667 .967 11.1 33.3 6.7 .531 1.096 .683 100.0
2020 Slider 0.2 0 71 33.0 18 .278 .389 .289 15.8 16.7 23.1 .227 .309 .233 26.7
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 1 45 20.9 14 .333 .417 .382 5.3 14.3 14.3 .290 .438 .365 70.0
2020 Sinker -6.3 -3 42 19.5 9 .556 .889 .622 17.4 11.1 14.3 .423 .746 .493 50.0
2020 Splitter 0.0 0 35 16.3 12 .167 .167 .150 33.3 33.3 28.6 .242 .296 .234 12.5
2020 Curveball -2.2 0 22 10.2 7 .286 .714 .414 20.0 14.3 12.5 .259 .355 .264 50.0
2019 Sinker -2.5 -8 334 32.8 83 .344 .563 .462 10.7 7.2 10.3 .352 .541 .438 36.1
2019 Cutter -4.3 -9 217 21.3 67 .313 .625 .449 13.8 9.0 13.0 .397 .772 .492 37.9
2019 Splitter -0.2 0 185 18.2 64 .228 .333 .287 35.1 29.7 19.8 .247 .400 .313 35.9
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 2 181 17.8 48 .267 .356 .299 14.6 18.8 15.3 .256 .455 .323 41.7
2019 Curveball -2.7 -3 101 9.9 15 .533 .867 .600 21.2 6.7 5.6 .380 .566 .398 28.6
2019 Changeup -9.2 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sinker -0.4 -5 1,235 60.2 343 .292 .415 .361 10.8 12.0 13.9 .281 .446 .355 40.6
2018 Slider -2.9 -7 240 11.7 50 .333 .479 .416 25.0 22.0 16.7 .305 .501 .373 32.4
2018 Curveball -1.8 -3 191 9.3 42 .308 .564 .399 19.2 19.0 15.7 .261 .422 .306 34.4
2018 Splitter 1.9 3 165 8.0 62 .089 .143 .147 37.1 40.3 22.9 .107 .157 .166 25.0
2018 Cutter -0.4 0 127 6.2 23 .286 .286 .296 25.5 17.4 10.0 .341 .410 .362 29.4
2018 Changeup 2.3 2 75 3.7 16 .133 .333 .222 25.9 12.5 14.3 .316 .439 .351 30.8
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 0 18 0.9 1 -- -- .700 12.5 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -4 356 30.7 94 .333 .564 .438 13.8 11.7 14.9 .322 .549 .424 38.8
2017 Sinker -0.7 -2 321 27.7 84 .257 .514 .387 14.0 11.9 15.6 .287 .515 .397 38.3
2017 Slider -3.6 -7 193 16.7 59 .345 .621 .415 21.3 18.6 23.9 .317 .599 .388 51.1
2017 Curveball -3.4 -5 139 12.0 33 .323 .806 .461 15.8 18.2 15.0 .268 .685 .388 42.3
2017 Splitter -2.7 -3 122 10.5 32 .258 .645 .400 17.2 6.3 4.5 .272 .441 .300 26.7
2017 Cutter -2.3 0 20 1.7 4 .333 .333 .400 40.0 25.0 50.0 .229 .279 .339 50.0
2017 Changeup 5.3 0 7 0.6 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .079 .089 .389 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 38 86.5 83 9.9 1:45 2:30 -45
2023 Cutter 197 92.4 62 9.0 12:30 11:30 60
2023 Sinker 292 95.1 79 16.6 12:45 2:00 -75
2023 Slider 156 87.7 31 5.4 10:15 8:45 90
2023 Sweeper 30 84.8 41 11.3 7:45 8:45 -60
2020 Curveball 22 80.8 43 8.9 7:45 6:45 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 44 92.1 78 10.0 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Splitter 30 84.5 78 8.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Sinker 33 92.1 75 15.4 12:45 2:00 -75
2020 Slider 69 86.2 30 5.4 10:45 9:30 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 308 1,158 -8 3 -11 -5 -21
2018 537 2,051 -1 13 -16 -7 -11
2019 277 1,019 -6 3 -11 -5 -19
2020 60 215 -3 0 1 -1 -2
2023 190 735 -4 13 -4 -5 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 1,159 46.6 67.6 88.5 22.0 69.9 43.4 56.0 43.2 16.2 7.0 80.2
2018 2,053 51.5 64.4 87.6 23.5 65.4 43.9 60.4 44.6 17.4 8.2 78.0
2019 1,019 51.9 65.6 87.9 23.7 63.8 42.9 61.2 45.4 17.9 7.3 75.7
2020 215 46.0 68.7 92.6 34.5 65.0 43.3 63.3 50.2 17.6 9.3 90.0
2023 735 46.5 66.7 89.9 29.8 71.8 45.4 65.8 46.9 15.9 8.7 75.0
Player 5,181 49.5 65.8 88.4 24.6 67.2 43.8 60.4 45.0 17.0 7.9 78.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 1 3 1 1 2 37 9 3 5 4 14 4 3 45 23 37 37
2018 26 16 32 50 19 36 71 41 33 16 31 5 8 69 11 38 26
2019 1 1 1 7 1 42 11 17 46 4 25 3 4 68 16 40 23
2020 29 4 18
2023 69 13 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.2 20 18.1 2 4 15 8 40.0
2018 22.5 13 15.8 -3 9 15 4 30.8
2019 22.5 12 10.9 1 6 10 3 25.0
2020 23.9 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0
2023 23.4 5 4.1 1 2 1 3 60.0
Player 22.6 52 50.8 1 21 42 19 36.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 20 17 19 17 21 19 22 16 15 14 18 24 17 20 16 18 16 15 19 18 17 17 21 19 17 14 19 23 21 21 12
2018 13 19 13 16 16 16 17 14 12 11 14 23 18 14 15 19 15 14 17 18 17 17 20 18 11 14 14 18 19 17 9
2019 12 13 9 15 11 11 12 12 9 7 8 15 14 10 11 10 9 10 9 13 11 11 17 11 10 9 9 13 13 11 4
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
2023 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 4
Player 52 55 46 55 54 52 57 48 42 37 45 68 55 50 48 53 47 45 51 55 51 51 65 55 43 43 48 61 59 55 30
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 93.8 1.2 93.3 -0.5 92.0 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.9 85.0 1.1 85.7 0.7 84.5 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 83.3 84.3 1.0 82.0 -2.3 84.9 2.9
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.6 -1.0 89.9 1.3 89.3 -0.6
Launch Angle 8.6 5.8 -2.8 11.2 5.4 10.8 -0.4
Barrel % 8.2 5.3 -2.9 9.6 4.3 6.4 -3.2
Hard Hit % 39.9 37.3 -2.6 37.0 -0.3 40.4 3.4
Sweet Spot % 31.3 30.0 -1.3 38.5 8.5 27.7 -10.8
xBA .298 .265 -0.033 .324 0.059 .277 -0.047
BA .305 .269 -0.036 .306 0.037 .310 0.004
xwOBA .392 .329 -0.063 .399 0.070 .307 -0.092
wOBA .408 .319 -0.089 .372 0.053 .342 -0.030
xSLG .550 .414 -0.136 .554 0.140 .406 -0.148
SLG .596 .394 -0.202 .506 0.112 .466 -0.040
K% 13.3 16.8 3.5 14.7 -2.1 18.3 3.6
BB% 11.0 9.4 -1.6 9.7 0.3 3.3 -6.4
Swing % 43.2 44.6 1.4 45.4 0.8 50.2 4.8
Whiff% 16.2 17.4 1.2 17.9 0.5 17.6 -0.3
In Zone % 46.6 51.5 4.9 51.9 0.4 46.0 -5.9
Out of Zone % 53.4 48.5 -4.9 48.1 -0.4 54.0 5.9
Out of Zone Swing % 22.0 23.5 1.5 23.7 0.2 34.5 10.8
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 27.5 -0.3 25.9 -1.6 35.0 9.1
First Pitch Strike % 56.0 60.4 4.4 61.2 0.8 63.3 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 308 .408 164 15 9.1 144 69 47.9
2018 Shifts 537 .319 245 39 15.9 292 169 57.9
2019 Shifts 277 .372 150 10 6.7 127 68 53.5
2020 Shifts 60 .342 39 5 12.8 21 7 33.3
2023 Shades 190 .332 102 3 2.9 88 30 34.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 373 15.8 39.7% 1.6% 190 24.1 0.0% 13.2%
2018 667 16.7 25.9% 2.2% 317 25.1 0.0% 12.0%
2019 280 20.1 2.5% 2.1% 186 25.1 0.0% 18.8%
2020 63 21.0 0.0% 7.9% 29 24.1 0.0% 6.9%
2023 204 15.1 43.6% 0.0% 129 19.3 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution