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Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL TREND OR MIRAGE: DYLAN COVEY SP CHICAGO WHITE SOX

With the Chicago White Sox in full rebuild mode entering into the 2018 season, it figures that young players would percolate the majority of the roster and that a few would yield some intriguing fantasy baseball upside.  Well at least on the pitching side, Dylan Covey has been that player as another gem on Friday when he tosses six scoreless innings with 3 hits and 7 K's brought his season numbers to look like the following:

2-1
2.33 ERA
1.27 WHIP
8.89 K/9
3.49 BB/9
0.00 HR/9
3.09 BABIP

While Covey has only tossed 28.1 innings so far, they have been very good one as shown by the ERA and he is picking up a decent amount of K's as well.  Even prior to his promotion by the White Sox this season, Covey recorded a 2.33 ERA at Triple-A with an 8.15 K/9 so he has been dealing all season.  The question now is if this is sustainable and if Covey should be used liberally moving forward.  Well as always we look to the advanced world and the 26-year-old has some things that stand out.  The first is that Covey's .309 BABIP is almost in neutral territory and his FIP (2.30) and XFIP (3.39) ERA's show that he is making his own luck and getting good results no matter the prism you look at him through.  Having yet to give up a home run, Covey is helping him ERA by keeping any possible damage to the minimum.  Now in terms of the past, Covey has had struggles with control and that could be a particularly troublesome issue in the American League.  Outside of that though, he has been pretty good and honest with the results. 

So when you put it all together, Dylan Covey at least to this point has been a solid performer who has the skill set to continue yielding nice results.  While we don't see him as anything near a front-line guy, Covey can continue to work nicely at the back of your rotation. 

TREND OR MIRAGE:  TREND




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