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The Covey Chronicles: First look at RHP Dylan Covey

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September 28, 2009

Dylan Covey’s first outing of the 2010 draft season was something to see. Pitching for Angels Elite, you couldn’t miss Covey’s stuff, and he’s going to battle with the rest of the big name guys across the country to become the first high school right-handed pitcher drafted in 2010. Here’s the first look at Covey on the next page.

In this outing, Covey located and commanded his fastball at 92-94 with a bump to 95. His curveball is his money pitch. He threw it for strikes as hard as 86 mph here, with shape, depth and power. Covey’s confidence in his curveball is a rarity for high school pitchers. He will throw it behind in the count if he wants to. He also has a change-up. His third best pitch would be the second best pitch for many other pitchers. The change-up was 81-83 here, consistent to what it was at Aflac, and at this stage it’s going to be a useful weapon for him when he turns pro.

Finally, Covey does have some physical projection, especially in his legs. He’s listed at 6-2 now, but I’m not convinced that he won’t grow an inch or two more based on the musculature of his lower body. Covey is rare among high school prospects. Only a few guys in every draft – high school and college combined – can be termed as pitchers with the ability to control power stuff and not just artificially enhanced pushers performing for radar guns with god-awful arm action. Covey gives you the big three delivery points: he gets on top of the ball, he gets arm extension as he comes across, and he pounds the strike zone with downhill action. It’s fun to watch a guy like this coming up.

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2 Responses to “The Covey Chronicles: First look at RHP Dylan Covey”

  1. evan says:

    Keep the Covey coming!

  2. Jon Beckwith says:

    Lookin good Dylan. Can’t wait to win another CIF and to see what happens after that!
    Keep working hard!

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