Dohy began his college career at Cal State Northridge in 2015, but after pitching sparingly, he transferred to Citrus College, a junior college in California. He was on the move again after his sophomore year, heading to Division II Cal Poly, where he started all year. The Phillies took a flier on him in the 16th round of the 2017 Draft, immediately moved him to the bullpen and watched him pitch his way across three levels to Double-A in his first full season.
With three pitches that at least flash plus, Dohy has nasty stuff that allowed him to strike out nearly 15 batters per nine innings in 2018. All of it comes from the lefty's aggressive, up-tempo and funky delivery. He gets up to the mid 90s with his fastball consistently and he complements the heater with two excellent secondary offerings. His mid-80s slider is often a plus pitch, and his changeup is more average, though sometimes it's the other way around. With his delivery, command is going to be an issue, and he'll likely always be a control over command type of reliever.
Dohy struggled in Double-A, partially because of fatigue at the end of his first full season and partially because the more advanced hitters at the level were laying off his chase pitches out of the zone. He's worked hard on his conditioning this offseason to avoid the first pitfall, and he will work to refine his command enough to allow his stuff to play in the strike zone effectively.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated LHP Kyle Dohy from the temporarily inactive list.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed LHP Kyle Dohy on the temporarily inactive list.
LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
Philadelphia Phillies signed LHP Kyle Dohy.
LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.