In all of the pre-draft mocks, I don't think I ever remembered seeing Covey's name connected with the Brewers -- that's just a testament to how tight-lipped the Brewers are when it comes to their draft work. Just because it's a name a lot of people might not recognize doesn't mean it's a bad pick, however. On the contrary -- this looks like it could end up being a very good pick if everything pans out.
One scouting site in particular, Baseball Beginnings seems to love him:
BBBeginnings #Brewers, to be honest, I think Covey's CB has a chance to be the best at his position, RHP, in MLB. That is an 80 curveball. #MLBDraft
#Brewers fans, Covey is 92-94, the big CB is 84 at best. Reminds some of Schilling or Clemens. He won't be cheap. Not a slot guy. #MLBDraft
You can take a look at all of the Baseball Beginnings scouting reports here. Needless to say, when a guy is getting compared to Chad Billingsley and Matt Cain, I'm going to get giddy.
MLB.com of him can be seen here, along with a quick scouting report.
Some scouting videos on YouTube:
Covey is committed to the University of San Diego, and it may be a bit pricey to get him away from his commitment. If he truly is one of the few pitchers in this year's draft with top-of-the-rotation potential, it'll be well worth it.