Dustin May
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
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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Returns with clean inning
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 7, 2019
May (head) tossed a perfect sixth inning in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Giants.
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It was May's first appearance since getting hit with a line drive last Sunday, and he kept it clean in a close ballgame. The 22-year-old now has a 4.91 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 25.2 innings over seven appearances (four starts) this year. It's expected May will work out of the bullpen going forward with Rich Hill (forearm) set to return to the rotation Thursday. May might find work behind an opener or in longer relief assignments given his background as a starter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
52
Last 10 Games
52
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Dustin May generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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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
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .353 56 13 4 18 4 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .214 73 13 1 15 2 0 1
2019vs Left .353 56 13 4 18 4 0 1
2019vs Right .214 73 13 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
 
 
-54%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-54%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.51 1.26 14.1 0 1 0 8.8 0.6 0.6
Since 2017Away 5.51 1.22 16.1 1 2 0 6.6 2.2 0.6
2019Home 2.51 1.26 14.1 0 1 0 8.8 0.6 0.6
2019Away 5.51 1.22 16.1 1 2 0 6.6 2.2 0.6
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 this season's data (min 20 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
5.20
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
1.5
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
95.9 mph
 
ERA
4.11
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.78
 
Left On Base
59.7%
 
Exit Velocity
87.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.4%
 
Spin Rate
2538 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.3%
 
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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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No decision made on return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
September 4, 2019
May (head) threw a sim inning Wednesday and will be re-evaluated before the Dodgers' upcoming series, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Facing hitters Wednesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
September 3, 2019
May (head) will face hitters on the field prior to Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Passes concussion testing
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
September 3, 2019
May (head) has passed concussion tests and was headed for bunting drills prior to Tuesday's game against Colorado, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Headed for additional tests
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
September 2, 2019
May (neck) will undergo further concussion testing, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
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Dealing with neck soreness
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
September 2, 2019
May is dealing with neck soreness after getting hit with a line drive Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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