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Scouting Video: Dylan Covey, RHP, San Diego (2013 Draft)

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February 22, 2013

Dylan Covey is a guy who has faced an awful lot of adversity in the past three seasons. I think that this guy has faced more challenges than many college pitchers his age and I don’t think that should be overlooked when he’s evaluated again in this draft cycle. You can give me a guy with an arm, you can even give me a guy with a curveball, but some guys are workers and some guys are quitters. Some guys deal with the crap they’ve been dealt and some guys turn to crap. I’ve heard people complain that Covey is soft. My reply — did your kid become diabetic two months before his first draft?

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Scouting Update: Dylan Covey, RHP, San Diego (2013 Draft)

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November 15, 2010

I amend this by saying I’m not trying to be the Dylan Covey beat writer, it just so happens that I was in the right place at the right time to see Covey’s first live-game action in about five months when the University of San Diego visited Cal State Fullerton recently. 

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Baseball Beginnings Exclusive: Dylan Covey Bypasses Brewers; Rumored Shoulder Injury turns out to be Type 1 Diabetes; Will Play for the University San Diego

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August 16, 2010

California high school right-hander Dylan Covey has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and will honor his commitment to play college baseball at the University of San Diego, bypassing signing a professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who drafted him with the 14th overall pick, Covey told Baseball Beginnings exclusively Monday night.

Covey said that college baseball would be a better fit for adjusting to his new lifestyle than would professional baseball at this point. He stressed that there were no ill feelings toward the Brewers organization, and decided for himself that college would make the transition to a diabetic lifestyle smoother.

Covey, whose late-season slump fueled speculation that he had a shoulder injury, received a clean bill of health for his arm in a pre-draft medical examination last weekend.

However, blood work showed that he has Type 1 diabetes, a condition he previously did not know he had. The diagnosis explained his late season velocity drop and threw a curveball into Covey’s future plans.

Covey said the decision became about how to manage his health in the immediate future. He said he believed that college baseball is a better option to learn how to regulate and maintain the lifestyle. Both Dylan and his father, Darrell, expressed positive feelings toward the Brewers. They both said negotiations were not acrimonious, but conducive to what was best for Covey’s future. The family declined to discuss financial specifics.

“The news was such a shock to me,” Dylan Covey told Baseball Beginnings Monday night. “It explained a lot of what went on late in the season. At this point, it’s going to take about six months to get used to the treatment cycle. I’ve got about six months till the college season begins. This is all new stuff and a lot of it is hard to remember. I just felt like it was going to be easier to get used to what this lifestyle is going to be in college than in pro ball.”

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Baseball Beginnings on Dylan Covey, No. #14, (Milwaukee Brewers)

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June 7, 2010

Today the Milwaukee Brewers selected Dylan Covey in the first round (#14 overall) in the 2010 MLB Draft. Baseball Beginnings has been scouting Covey from the start of the draft cycle. Enjoy links to the content we have published on him through the year.

Visit Dylan Covey Photo Store

Read May Dylan Covey Scouting Update
Read earlier Dylan Covey Scouting Update
Read Dylan Covey Q&A
Read Dylan Covey March Scouting Update
Watch Dylan Covey Scouting Video
Read Dylan Covey Season Debut Scouting Update
Watch more Dylan Covey Scouting Video
Read Dylan Covey Scouting Report
Watch more Dylan Covey Scouting Video
Watch more Dylan Covey Scouting Video
Read Fall 2010 Dylan Covey Scouting Update

Scouting Update: Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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May 17, 2010

Pitching in his final regular season home game, the measuring stick for where Dylan Covey’s arm strength is leading up to the draft should not be taken from a hurried look in the bullpen or even from the first few fastballs in the first inning. It should be taken from deeper into the game, when he was still showing power after nearing 100 pitches.

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Scouting Update: Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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May 3, 2010

After two or three consecutive starts in which many scouts expressed concern that Dylan Covey’s stuff and velocity were slipping, Covey’s start Wednesday night drew nearly as many scouts as did his season-opening start in March.

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Q&A with Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 31, 2010

Dylan Covey was pitching in a long-forgotten game somewhere in Florida a few years ago when he found himself in trouble. He couldn’t throw his fastball for a strike to save his life. In previous seasons, he never really felt confident in any one off-speed pitch, but this game forced him to find something he needed. What happened was he reached into his back pocket and pulled out a million-dollar curveball. Four years later, the hard hammer is Covey’s signature pitch and the separating factor that puts him in Group 1 of 2010 high school draft right-handers. Baseball Beginnings caught up with Covey for this recent Q&A.

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Scouting Update: Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 13, 2010

Not many high school right-handed starting pitchers can touch 95 in the sixth inning and still call that an average day.

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Scouting Video: Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 9, 2010

Dylan Covey is just getting warmed up. Now I’m going to sit back and let the kid do the talking.

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Scouting Update: Dylan Covey, RHP Maranatha (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 5, 2010

Dylan Covey struck out 12 in five innings in his season debut Friday night in Pasadena, showing four pitches and fastball command beyond typical high school right-handed power arms.

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