2013 No. 18 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Perfect Game) SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Outlook Versatile southpaw served as UK's midweek starter early in the year in 2014, before performing well as UK's Saturday starter in place of an injured Chandler Shepherd ... After his final outing of the year at Georgia, suffered a non-baseball injury to his non-throwing hand ... Stayed in Lexington during the summer instead of traveling to the Cape Cod League to rehab his right hand, returning to the mound in the fall ... Shined in starts vs. No. 8 Louisville, Missouri and at Texas A&M ... Throws a firm fastball and has good feel for a breaking ball ... Is a good athlete of the mound, has an ability to field his position and control the running game.
2014 Pitched in 14 games with 10 starts as a sophomore, totaling a 1-1 record and a 5.65 ERA ... Worked 56 innings, allowing 56 hits and 22 walks, striking out 47 ... Served as UK's midweek starter to open the year, before injuries to Kyle Cody and Chandler Shepherd forced him into the weekend rotation ... Worked in eight SEC games with five starts, owning a 3-2 record and a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings ... Was 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA in six non-SEC games ... Was 4-1 with a 3.93 ERA at Cliff Hagan Stadium ... Was 5-0 with a 2.75 ERA in eight games that UK won ... In March and April, had a 5-2 record and a 3.48 ERA in 44 innings, allowing just 37 hits and 10 walks ... Threw the first midweek complete-game shutout in UK history in his third career start, tossing a nine-inning blanking over Cincinnati ... Marked the first complete-game shutout for UK since Alex Meyer vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt in 2011 and the first complete game for a UK pitcher in a midweek game since Greg Dombrowski in 2005 vs. Murray State ... Made his season debut as the starter in UK's fourth game in four days on opening weekend, striking out the first six hitters he faced at USC Upstate, before running into trouble in the third inning, allowing four runs ... Worked three innings and allowed one run in three innings as UK's starter in the home opener vs. Wright State ... Followed up his shutout vs. UC with 7.1 innings at No. 16 Indiana, allowing four runs in the eighth inning to dent his outing ... Returned to the mound to pick up a midweek win over No. 8 Louisville in Lexington, allowing two runs in 5.2 innings, of an 8-3 win ... Worked in relief vs. Florida, before tossing a strong 6.1 shutout innings in a win over Missouri to even the series ... Continued strong run of form with 6.2 innings at Texas A&M, allowing just one run ... Allowed six runs in starts vs. Ole Miss and at Tennessee, before allowing four runs in two innings vs. Auburn to move to the bullpen ... Came on in relief at Georgia in the season finale, allowing three runs in an inning, before suffering a non-baseball related injury to his non-throwing hand that ended his season ... 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.