Dylan Covey of Pasadena, CA for the Oakland A’s
Dylan Charles Covey was born in 1991 in America. He is a professional baseball pitcher and plays in minor league baseball. He was selected during the 2013 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft and plays today for the Oakland Athletics.
He had been selected by the Milwaukee Brewers. This was during the first round of 2010 MLB draft. Next was a physical examination that was performed by the Brewers. This is when Covey was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. This is when he enrolled at the University of San Diego that was near his home in Pasadena, California. This is where he played college baseball for the San Diego Toreros. Post that he was selected by Oakland.
Covey had attended the Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California. Here he played for the baseball team of his school. It was here that Covey pitched to a 1.30 earned run average (ERA). Besides, he has a .131 batting average against during the four years that he played at Maranatha. Once Covey was senior, he had a 7–1 win–loss record, besides a 0.40 ERA, as well as 138 strikeouts in 70 2⁄3 innings that were pitched. But he also lost 35 pounds in that year. He was not able to regain the weight.
Covey was selected by The Milwaukee Brewers in the first round, and that was the fourteenth overall selection of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft of 2010. He was likely to sign with them, but Covey also indicated that he wanted $2 million as his signing bonus. The physical examination post the Draft diagnosed him with Type I diabetes. This is when Covey decided not to sign with the Brewers in order to get some time and adjust to this condition. This is when Milwaukee realized that they had to do something special for Dylan. They offered a $1.6 million signing bonus that was turned down by Covey.
This is when Covey enrolled himself at the University of San Diego and played college baseball for the Toreros baseball team. Since he was near his parents and doctors, they helped him to manage his condition. Covey was able to regain weight. He did struggle as a freshman as he pitched to a 1–3 record, a 7.60 ERA. There were 28 walks and 29 strikeouts. But there was improvement in his sophomore year, as there was a 6–3 record, 3.32 ERA, and 43 walks with 50 strikeouts that were spread across 81 innings. Do note that as a junior, Covey was having a 5–4 record, along with a 5.05 ERA.
Covey was selected by The Oakland Athletics in the fourth round, with the 131st overall selection. This was in the 2013 MLB draft. He received a $370,000 signing bonus. They had assigned him to the Vermont Lake Monsters. This was the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. Next he was promoted to the Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League.
Interesting Fact : Covey’s father, Darrell, was selected by the New York Mets in the 29th round of the 1968 MLB draft straight out of Pasadena Junior College (PCC) , but he did not sign or play professional baseball.