Dustin May
Dustin May
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
May logged over five innings in four of his first five MLB appearances and then shifted to a bullpen role due to the Dodgers' impressive rotation depth. He is the best pitching prospect in a deep system, even though his strikeout rates don't stand out. His 44.4 GB% in the majors was easily his worst mark in pro ball, and generating weak contact will be critical if May is to be a No. 2 or No. 3 starter. His repertoire is unusual, as his three best pitches (sinker, cutter, fourseam fastball) are all thrown at over 90 mph, while he has not had much success with his curveball, changeup or slider. That said, he turned 22 in September, so he is not a finished product, and no other MLB pitcher his age throws six distinct pitches with above-average command. There will be stiff competition for the Dodgers' final rotation spots. Even if May doesn't break camp in the rotation, he should still make double-digit starts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in August of 2019.
Expects to stretch to five innings
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 7, 2020
May threw three innings Sunday and should be stretched to five frames by the start of the regular season, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
May is among three candidates for the fifth-starter spot that became available when David Price opted out of the campaign. It is difficult to ascertain whether May or Ross Stripling is the frontrunner for the role, with both men having a strong case to join the rotation. In 14 games (including four starts) with the Dodgers last season, May posted a 3.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 32:5 K:BB over 34.2 innings.
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2019
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
38
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Dustin May generally throw?
 
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121+
What part of the game does Dustin May generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-46%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-46%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .346 57 14 4 18 4 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .188 84 18 1 15 2 0 1
2019vs Left .346 57 14 4 18 4 0 1
2019vs Right .188 84 18 1 15 2 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-50%
ERA at Home
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-50%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.35 1.17 15.1 0 1 0 8.8 0.6 0.6
Since 2017Away 4.66 1.03 19.1 2 2 0 7.9 1.9 0.5
2019Home 2.35 1.17 15.1 0 1 0 8.8 0.6 0.6
2019Away 4.66 1.03 19.1 2 2 0 7.9 1.9 0.5
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dustin May compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
6.40
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
1.3
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
3.63
 
WHIP
1.10
 
BABIP
.320
 
GB/FB
1.83
 
Left On Base
59.7%
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2533 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.3%
 
Swinging Strike
9.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
If May can improve his secondary pitches, he would have No. 2 starter upside. Considering he is entering his age-21 season, we certainly can't rule out that possibility. A lean 6-foot-6, 180-pound righty, May has steadily increased his fastball velocity, and that pitch is now a mid-90s worm-killing monster (GB% around 55%), which gives his repertoire an excellent base. He has two decent secondary offerings in his curveball and cutter, but both pitches still need a good deal of refinement. His control was excellent (4.2 BB%) in 17 starts at High-A, and while that mark almost doubled after a promotion to Double-A (8.3 BB%), he comfortably projects to have at least 50-grade command/control in the majors. May should return to Double-A to start the year, but could spend most of 2019 at Triple-A. If he improves those two secondary offerings, his stock will skyrocket. If not, he could be a groundball-heavy No. 4 starter or power reliever.
A tall, lanky right-hander boasting an impressive mid-90s fastball with sink, May showed unexpectedly stellar command in 30.1 innings in the Arizona League following the 2016 draft. The teenager posted a 34:4 K:BB over that span, did not allow a single home run and ended up with a 3.86 ERA in his first taste of the minors. At 6-foot-6, there are some concerns about his ability to repeat his delivery, though May did not have any issues to begin his professional career. It is just as likely that May ends up in the bullpen, but for now he will remain a starter. The development of a third pitch will be key in his growth. The Dodgers could decide to be bullish on May and start him at Low-A Great Lakes to begin the 2017 campaign.
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Rotation spot opens up
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 4, 2020
May has a clearer path to a rotation spot this year after David Price announced on his personal Twitter page Saturday that he will sit out the season.
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May open season in rotation
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 29, 2020
May could begin the 2020 campaign as a starter for the Dodgers if the abbreviated season necessitates a deeper starting rotation, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
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Fully healed from side injury
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 22, 2020
May reported that he has completely recovered from a side injury that sidelined him this spring in an interview with John Hartung of SportsNet LA.
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Nearing full health
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Side
March 26, 2020
President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said May (side) is essentially recovered from his injury, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Resumes throwing
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Side
March 5, 2020
May (side) played catch Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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