Jacob May

Jacob May

33-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
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$Released by the White Sox in August of 2018.
Released by White Sox
OFFree Agent  
July 28, 2018
May was cut loose by the White Sox on Saturday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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May will look to latch on elsewhere after slashing .255/.303/.341 with two home runs and 30 RBI over 81 games with Triple-A Charlotte.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jacob May See More
The Z Files: Rest-of-Season Risers, Hitting Edition
June 1, 2017
Todd Zola takes a look at the hitters whose outlook for the rest of the year has improved the most from his initial projections, including Mets outfielder Michael Conforto.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 16, 2017
Erik Siegrist reviews the available free agents in AL player pools and thinks injuries may be opening up roster spots for top prospects like the Rays' Brent Honeywell.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 2, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at some AL players who may have slipped through the cracks in early drafts and auctions and wound up in the Opening Day free agent pool, including a svelter Pablo Sandoval as he tries to revive his career in Boston.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
May has some pedigree, being the son of a former major leaguer and a third-round pick back in 2013. However, the rest of his offensive game (besides his plus speed) hasn't developed as hoped. The outfielder hasn't slugged .400 or gotten on base at even a .330 clip above High-A. He's totaled five home runs over the past three seasons, with middling walk rates and elevated strikeout rates so far at the higher levels. A strong showing in spring training convinced the rebuilding White Sox to ship Peter Bourjos out of town and give May a look out of camp, but he's gotten off to a dismal start with the major-league team. Charlie Tilson isn't expected to return from a foot injury until late May at the earliest, but May is unlikely to be afforded much of a leash in a regular role if he continues to struggle. Even if he does pick it up some, he will primarily be a one-category play.
A concussion derailed May’s 2015 season. He started the year hitting .311 with a .359 on-base percentage and 25 steals in 52 games at Double-A Birmingham, but he hit a mere .235 in 200 plate appearances after returning from the injury. He fits the mold of an athletic outfielder with good speed, a solid contact rate and prowess on the basepaths. He will likely need a do-over at Double-A in 2016 before progressing through the system.
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Designated for assignment
OFChicago White Sox  
January 11, 2018
May was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday.
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Optioned to Triple-A Charlotte
OFChicago White Sox  
May 1, 2017
May was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Monday's game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Collects first MLB hit
OFChicago White Sox  
April 23, 2017
May entered Saturday's game as a pinch hitter and delivered his first hit in the major leagues. He went 1-for-2 with a strikeout in a 7-0 loss to Cleveland.
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Returns to lineup Saturday
OFChicago White Sox  
April 16, 2017
May returned to the lineup Saturday after sitting three straight games. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the White Sox's 6-0 loss to the Twins.
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Remains out Thursday
OFChicago White Sox  
April 13, 2017
May is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians.
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