Phillies bullpen power rankings going into the 2024 season

Who takes the top spot in our power rankings of Phillies relief pitchers for the upcoming season?

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No. 8: Dylan Covey

Dylan Covey began last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The reliever was with their Triple-A team, the Oklahoma City Baseball Club, and made six starts and one appearance out of the bullpen.

Los Angeles promoted him from the minors after due to injuries. He appeared in one game for the franchise last May. He has starting experience previously with the Chicago White Sox (2017 to 2019) but has been used as a reliever with the Boston Red Sox (2020), Dodgers, and Phillies (2023).

After being placed on waivers shortly after his game with the Dodgers, the Phillies claimed Covey. He made 27 relief appearances and one start for Philadelphia last year, finishing with a 3.69 ERA, 28 strikeouts, a 1.51 WHIP, and a 1-3 record.

His appearances were unpredictable, as he had trouble getting batters out without allowing walks or hits. He may have been successful at times, but he didn't make it easy for Phillies fans to watch.

Covey isn't a lock to make the roster out of spring training but he is one of several players with no minor league options remaining. He would need to clear waivers before being assigned to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. If he remains with the Phillies at the start of the regular season, he won't be used in high-leverage situations often. Unless relievers are unavailable or injured, his role will be as an option in the sixth or seventh inning out of the bullpen.