CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #175
Rakuten Monkeys News: Dylan Covey
On May 19, the Rakuten Monkeys announced the signing of Dylan Covey as their fifth foreign players. The news about the signing has been circulating since April as the team submitted a work permit application to the Ministry of Labor for an unnamed player back on April 1.
According to the team, Dylan Covey has already arrived in Taiwan and is currently undergoing mandatory quarantine.
Dylan Covey began his professional career in 2013 with the Oakland Athletics. He eventually made his MLB debut with the Chicago White Sox and was active between the MLB and Triple-A from 2017 to 2020.
During those four seasons, Covey posted a career ERA of 6.57 over 264.1 innings in MLB and an ERA of 2.63 and 1.26 WHIP over 96.2 innings in Triple-A.
Based on the data on Baseball Savant, Dylan Covey has five pitches in his pitching repertoire:
- Slider 33%, 86 mph
- 4-Seam Fastball 20%, 92.1 mph
- Sinker 19%, 92 mph
- Changeup 15%, 84.5 mph
- Curveball 10%, 80.8 mph
Monkeys Targeting Another Foreign Player?
It seems the Monkeys are not finished signing foreign players, as the team filed another new hiring application to the Ministry of Labor on May 10.
[#CPBL Signing Rumour] New foreign player or coach coming to the Rakuten Monkeys? 👀
According to the public record, the Monkeys recently submitted a new hiring application to the Ministry of Labor on May 10. pic.twitter.com/VniXuKC2Eh
— CPBL STATS ♥️ #95 (@GOCPBL) May 11, 2021
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.