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White Sox: Dylan Covey Throws Five Scoreless in AFL Appearance

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: Dylan Covey
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: Dylan Covey /
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Dylan Covey threw five scoreless innings to earn his first Arizona Fall League victory. The righty was 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA for the White Sox.

Dylan Covey had an impressive outing in the Arizona Fall League for Glendale. The Chicago White Sox right hander threw five scoreless innings and had two strikeouts. He also pitched in the AFL last season as part of the Athletics’ organization.

The fall league gives someone like Covey the opportunity to try and work some stuff out. He struggled in his time with the White Sox. In 18 appearances the 26-year-old was 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA. 12 of those apperances were starts. With the starting rotation being a point of concern next season, Covey may be a guy who will get a shot at cracking the rotation.

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Covey definitely struggled in his first taste of the big leagues. Of his 18 appearances you can’t really point to a time when he had a good outing. Especially as a starter. It’s good to see him have a good outing in the AFL but he’s not exactly facing major league talent. However, some will say the sign of a good prospect is when you see them dominate the lower levels of talent.

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It’ll be worth keeping an eye on how Covey progresses during the fall league. If anything else it gives him the opportunity to keep pitching and work on his pitches. With the loss of Carlos Rodon, the White Sox starting rotation has some question marks. Michael Kopech will likely not be ready to start the season in the majors, so Covey may be someone the organization looks to to bridge the gap to someone like Kopech.

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