2013 No. 18 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Perfect Game) SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Outlook Talented sophomore southpaw helped UK to the best bullpen ERA in program history in 2013 ... Was used as a middle-innings reliever and lefty specialist as a freshman ... Was highly efficient throughout freshman year, excluding allowing four earned runs in 1.2 innings in a blowout loss at No. 2 LSU, with Dwyer having to eat innings to save the UK bullpen for later in the series ... Didn't allow an earned run to non-conference opponents (9.1 IP) ... Has a high 80s, low 90s fastball with good feel for a breaking ball ... A good athlete on the mound, fields his position well and has the ability to control the running game.
Summer Joined UK outfielder Kyle Barrett and UK staff member and former star Mike Brown in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the Perfect Game Collegiate League title ... Made 11 starts on the summer, with a 2-2 record and a 4.87 ERA ... Worked 40.2 innings, allowing 40 hits and 25 walks, striking out 40 and allowing opponents to hit .263.
2013 Talented southpaw emerged as a weapon against left-handed hitting for UK's record-setting bullpen ... Appeared in 14 games in relief, with a 1-0 record and a 3.86 ERA ... Worked 16.1 innings, allowing 20 hits and seven walks, striking out seven ... Appeared in five SEC games in relief, with seven earned runs allowed in seven innings, walking five and striking out one ... Did not allow an earned run in non-SEC games, a span of nine contests and 9.1 innings ... In 10 games and 11.1 innings at Cliff Hagan Stadium had a 1-0 record and a 2.38 ERA ... Inherited 10 runners on base, allowing just three to score ... Allowed only five hits to left-handed hitters ... Collegiate debut came in the season opener, going 1.1 shutout innings ... Worked a perfect frame vs. Kansas State ... Tossed 2.2 shutout innings vs. EKU in the second home game of the year ... Got a key out vs. Michigan State, before working a shutout frame vs. Marshall ... Came on to face a left-handed hitter vs. Georgia in his SEC debut, plunking the hitter, which came around to score the first run allowed by Dwyer in 2013 ... Next outing inflated his numbers, as UK was in the midst of a 11-1 setback vs. No. 2 LSU and needing to save the bullpen for the rest of the series ... Worked 1.2 innings at LSU, allowing five hits and six runs, walking two ... Allowed a run and got an out vs. Tennessee in his next outing ... Regained his rhythm with two innings vs. No. 9 Louisville, allowing an unearned run ... Worked a shutout frame at No. 16 Ole Miss ... Tossed a career-high four innings vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt, allowing three hits and one run, coming on a solo homer ... Last outing of the year came vs. No. 15 Indiana, walking the hitter he faced.
High School One of the top prospects in the state, earned first-team All-State honors by the KHSBCA and ESPNHS ... Led Calloway County to its first ever regional championship game ... Posted a 11-1 record as a senior ... Had a strong outing vs. Meade County in the State Tournament, allowing only two hits and striking out 13 ... Earned four letters under coach Zach Hobbs ... Played football junior year ... Senior season, hit .386 with 38 RBI.
Personal Full name is Dylan Patrick Dwyer ... Born Feb. 18, 1994 in Montgomery County, Md. ... Son of Gary Dwyer and Kim Vaught ... Has two brothers, Corey (21) and Travis.