College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be counting down the players day-by-day until we reach number 1.
Number 69 in our countdown is San Diego junior RHP Dylan Covey from Pasadena, California attending Maranatha High School. He was a beast in high school posting a 0.40 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 70.2 innings of work. He struck out 14 batters in two separate games while striking out double digit batters on nine different occasions. He was named an AFLAC All-American, the 2010 Gatorade State Player of the Year in California and was a Baseball America first-team All-American. The Milwaukee Brewers picked him with the 14th overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft but he decided to head to San Diego as it was discovered during his physical that he was suffering from diabetes.
As a freshman in 2011, he made nine appearances while starting seven games accumulating an ERA of 7.60 in 34.1 innings pitched with 29 strikeouts.
His sophomore season saw him become a part of the rotation as he made 17 appearances (16 starts) going 6-3 with an ERA of 3.32. He pitched a total of 81.1 innings holding batters to a .247 batting average while striking out 50 batters with 43 walks.
He pitched the summer of 2012 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Orleans Firebirds. He worked primarily out of the bullpen in his 13 appearances including two starts. He finished the summer with a 3-1 record and a 3.85 ERA in his 25.2 innings of work. Covey’s control continued to be an issue as he walked 11 batters while striking out 16.
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