Dustin May
21-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Could take over long-relief role
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 18, 2019
May could fill the long-relief role previously held by Julio Urias, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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May will come out of the bullpen for the first time Sunday after receiving the starting nod in his first three major-league appearances. With Urias serving out the remainder of a 20-game suspension and reportedly being considered for a starting position in October, May -- whose innings are being monitored down the stretch -- is a logical choice to take over a multiple-innings relief role. He has compiled a 2.65 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB over 17 innings with the Dodgers this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .364 24 6 1 8 3 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .209 44 9 1 9 1 0 1
2019vs Left .364 24 6 1 8 3 0 0
2019vs Right .209 44 9 1 9 1 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 on Road
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.18 1.32 11.1 0 1 0 7.9 0.8 0.8
Since 2017Away 1.59 0.71 5.2 1 0 0 7.9 1.6 0.0
2019Home 3.18 1.32 11.1 0 1 0 7.9 0.8 0.8
2019Away 1.59 0.71 5.2 1 0 0 7.9 1.6 0.0
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 starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 this season's data (min 70 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
7.50
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
1.1
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
95.5 mph
 
ERA
2.65
 
WHIP
1.12
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
1.43
 
Left On Base
73.9%
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.2%
 
Spin Rate
2555 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
42.9%
 
Swinging Strike
9.6%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Won't start Sunday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 16, 2019
May will not start Sunday against the Braves but will be available out of the bullpen, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
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Sunday start up in air
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 15, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts said the club hasn't decided whether May will start Sunday against the Braves, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Cruises to first big-league win
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 13, 2019
May (1-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 15-1 rout of the Marlins, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.
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Moved up in pitching schedule
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 13, 2019
May is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Marlins, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Strong effort in no-decision
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 7, 2019
May didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Cardinals, giving up one run on five hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out seven.
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