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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
115.3 4.26 1.24 100 7 7 0 0.8
Birth Date9-6-1997
Height6' 6"
Weight180 lbs
Age23 years, 2 months, 18 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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2019 LAN MLB 14 4 34.7 2 3 0 33 5 32 2 93 8.6 1.3 0.5 8.3 46% .316 1.10 2.85 3.63 95 4.55 93.3 0.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2016 DOD Rk AZL 10 6 30.3 0 1 1 37 4 34 0 106 11.0 1.2 0.0 10.1 57% .394 1.35 2.56 3.86 85 4.94 109.2
2017 GRL A MID 23 23 123.0 9 6 0 121 26 113 8 97 8.9 1.9 0.6 8.3 52% .306 1.20 3.36 3.88 90 4.28 91.1
2017 RCU A+ CAL 2 1 11.0 0 0 0 6 1 15 0 108 4.9 0.8 0.0 12.3 60% .240 0.64 1.47 0.82 68 1.81 38.5
2018 RCU A+ CAL 17 17 98.3 7 3 0 91 17 94 9 108 8.3 1.6 0.8 8.6 58% .294 1.10 3.79 3.29 93 2.98 63.0
2018 TUL AA TEX 6 6 34.3 2 2 0 27 12 28 0 106 7.1 3.1 0.0 7.3 53% .267 1.14 3.21 3.67 93 3.50 74.0
2019 LAN MLB NL 14 4 34.7 2 3 0 33 5 32 2 93 8.6 1.3 0.5 8.3 46% .316 1.10 2.85 3.63 95 4.55 93.3
2019 TUL AA TEX 15 15 79.3 3 5 0 71 20 86 5 97 8.1 2.3 0.6 9.8 52% .307 1.15 3.12 3.74 88 3.84 78.9
2019 OKL AAA PCL 5 5 27.3 3 0 0 21 9 24 0 95 6.9 3.0 0.0 7.9 61% .276 1.10 3.57 2.30 80 1.90 39.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 552 0.5272 0.4692 0.7915 0.6701 0.2452 0.8205 0.7031 0.2085

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2020 LAN $573,500
2019 LAN $
1 yrTotal$573,500


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 59 d1 year/$573,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$573,500 (2020). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/20.
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 8/2/19.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2016 (2-65) (Santa Clara). $997,500 signing bonus ($590,800 slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 0 0 0 0 0 14.1 10 4 13 1 .243 1.00 2.89 3.1 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 7 3 8 1 .256 1.08 3.22 3.46 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 5 2 5 1 .266 1.14 3.47 3.73 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 2 1 2 0 .274 1.18 3.68 3.96 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .282 1.23 3.88 4.18 0.0 0.0
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Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 98 Brad Keller 2017 0.00 DNP
2 93 Tim Alderson 2010 0.00 DNP
3 92 Antonio Senzatela 2016 0.00 DNP
4 91 Jhoulys Chacin 2009 4.91
5 91 Rob Kaminsky 2016 0.00 DNP
6 90 Ryan Castellani 2017 0.00 DNP
7 89 Victor Sanchez 2016 0.00 DNP
8 88 Nick Neidert 2018 0.00 DNP
9 88 Ian Krol 2012 0.00 DNP
10 87 Jordan Walden 2009 0.00 DNP
11 87 Jason Adam 2013 0.00 DNP
12 85 Jacob Turner 2012 5.24
13 85 Eduardo Rodriguez 2014 0.00 DNP
14 85 Manny Banuelos 2012 0.00 DNP
15 85 Tyler Danish 2016 10.80
16 84 Trevor Reckling 2010 0.00 DNP
17 84 Jorge Bucardo 2011 0.00 DNP
18 84 Will Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
19 83 Garrett Gould 2013 0.00 DNP
20 83 Erasmo Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
21 83 Clayton Cook 2012 0.00 DNP
22 83 Blake Beavan 2010 0.00 DNP
23 82 Francis Martes 2017 6.63
24 82 Patrick Corbin 2011 0.00 DNP
25 82 Duane Underwood Jr. 2016 0.00 DNP
26 82 Carlos Martinez 2013 5.08
27 82 Zach Lee 2013 0.00 DNP
28 82 Julio Teheran 2012 5.68
29 82 Aaron Sanchez 2014 1.36
30 81 Jameson Taillon 2013 0.00 DNP
31 81 Matt Lollis 2012 0.00 DNP
32 81 Benjamin Wells 2014 0.00 DNP
33 81 Archie Bradley 2014 0.00 DNP
34 81 Nick Adenhart 2008 9.00
35 81 Jesse Biddle 2013 0.00 DNP
36 81 Wilfredo Boscan 2011 0.00 DNP
37 81 Mike Montgomery 2011 0.00 DNP
38 81 John Lamb 2012 0.00 DNP
39 81 Zach Davies 2014 0.00 DNP
40 80 Alex Burgos 2012 0.00 DNP
41 80 Grant Holmes 2017 0.00 DNP
42 80 Chris Tillman 2009 5.54
43 80 JC Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
44 80 Giovanni Soto 2012 0.00 DNP
45 79 Jen-Ho Tseng 2016 0.00 DNP
46 79 Nicholas Bucci 2012 0.00 DNP
47 79 Jarrod Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
48 79 Michael Pineda 2010 0.00 DNP
49 79 Michael Bowden 2008 3.60
50 79 Kyle Smith 2014 0.00 DNP
51 79 Brett Anderson 2009 4.72
52 79 Gabriel Ynoa 2014 0.00 DNP
53 78 Jaime Barria 2018 3.48
54 78 Raul Alcantara 2014 0.00 DNP
55 78 Matt Magill 2011 0.00 DNP
56 78 Ariel Jurado 2017 0.00 DNP
57 78 Nick Kingham 2013 0.00 DNP
58 78 Mauricio Robles 2010 0.00 DNP
59 78 Akeem Bostick 2016 0.00 DNP
60 78 Caleb Ferguson 2018 3.86
61 78 Luis Ortiz 2017 0.00 DNP
62 78 Casey Kelly 2011 0.00 DNP
63 78 Jose Berrios 2015 0.00 DNP
64 77 Clayton Blackburn 2014 0.00 DNP
65 77 Beau Burrows 2018 0.00 DNP
66 77 David Holmberg 2013 7.36
67 77 Trevor Cahill 2009 4.94
68 77 Kohl Stewart 2016 0.00 DNP
69 77 Zachary Bird 2016 0.00 DNP
70 77 Junior Fernandez 2018 0.00 DNP
71 77 Randall Delgado 2011 3.09
72 77 Vicente Campos 2014 0.00 DNP
73 77 Greg Billo 2012 0.00 DNP
74 77 Adalberto Mejia 2014 0.00 DNP
75 77 Allen Webster 2011 0.00 DNP
76 77 Tyler Skaggs 2013 5.35
77 77 Zach Eflin 2015 0.00 DNP
78 77 Miguel Almonte 2014 0.00 DNP
79 77 Peter Lambert 2018 0.00 DNP
80 77 Stolmy Pimentel 2011 0.00 DNP
81 76 Zack Britton 2009 0.00 DNP
82 76 Spencer Adams 2017 0.00 DNP
83 76 Chad Billingsley 2006 4.30
84 76 Tyler Viza 2016 0.00 DNP
85 76 Matt Wisler 2014 0.00 DNP
86 76 Alex Cobb 2009 0.00 DNP
87 76 Alexander Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
88 76 Chuck Lofgren 2007 0.00 DNP
89 76 Jake Thompson 2015 0.00 DNP
90 76 Josh Hader 2015 0.00 DNP
91 76 Clayton Tanner 2009 0.00 DNP
92 75 Lucas Giolito 2016 7.59
93 75 Trey McNutt 2011 0.00 DNP
94 75 Jake Odorizzi 2011 0.00 DNP
95 75 Casey Meisner 2016 0.00 DNP
96 75 Rob Whalen 2015 0.00 DNP
97 75 Ronald Herrera 2016 0.00 DNP
98 75 JoJo Romero 2018 0.00 DNP
99 75 Michael Fulmer 2014 0.00 DNP
100 75 Logan Allen 2018 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Bronson Arroyo may have hung 'em up, but the ghost of his frame and delivery lingers on in May. The young redhead's affectionate "Gingergaard" moniker is something of a misnomer, as despite the length and locks, the Dodgers' former third-rounder lacks projection for true Thor-ian bulk and top-end velocity. His gas ain't bad, though, working consistently into the mid-90s with a strong bore into the kitchen of right-handed hitters. And he pairs it with an exciting slider that can tantalize on the same plane as his two-seamer before veering sharp and late in the opposite direction. Standard questions about durability for a skinny guy, command projection for a tall guy and third-pitch development for ... well, just about every young starter, figure to dog him throughout the growth process, but there's a sassy kind of mid-rotation upside here.
2017 Dodgers fans will miss Vin Scully in the years to come, but perhaps even more so if-and-when May takes the mound for the first time. You can almost hear Scully's syrupy drawl describing May as a tall drink of water with ginger locks and a slinger's arm slot. In reality, May won't touch the majors for a few years but his consistency is benefitting from professional coaching, allowing his potent fastball-slider combination to flourish. Both his fastball and breaking ball have produced excellent spin rates, with the former topping the list at the World Wood Bat Association World Championships. And at 6-foot-6, May's lanky frame might not be done adding good weight. Once he does, he'll not only be long, but strong, which will help him get his spin rate on.

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BP Chats

2020-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wish the Colonel had tossed Tony Gonsolin and/or Dustin May into his pitcher question
(mikejunt from Lincoln NE)
I'd put them towards the front of that list. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Start Manny Machado vs Dustin May or Rafael Devers @ Trevor Rogers today?
(Alex from Texas)
Devers (Craig Goldstein)
2020-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League: 25 man MiLB squad. Competing team: wants (now) arms for title run. 2 offers in place. Bieber for Franco Jesus Lizard and May for Kelenic and Barco. Either/Both fair? Which side you got?
(mjquart from Milwaukee)
So the offers are:

1. Shane Bieber for Wander Franco
2. Jesus Luzardo and Dustin May for Jarred Kelenic and Hunter Barco (I assume)

I prefer Bieber to Franco, though that likely changes by this time next year.

I prefer Kelenic by a hair to Luzardo/May. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me the names of top prospects who are going to come up this year?
(Charlie from Atlanta)
The list is extensive. Here are top-50 prospects who likely will be in the majors at some point in 2020: Jo Adell, Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, MacKenzie Gore, Carter Kieboom, Dylan Carlson, Nick Madrigal, Jesus Luzardo, Dustin May, Brendan Rodgers, Nate Pearson, Casey Mize, Forrest Whitley, Alec Bohm, Cristian Pache, Ryan Mountcastle, Spencer Howard, and Matt Manning. There are obviously others, and even more who will surprise, but I'd wager these prospects will arrive at some point. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dustin May is a top 40 SP this year given 150-160 innings?
(Brandon from MO )
Yeah I think so. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-11-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Here are the things that worry me about young SP... Under 6 feet, small build, increasing reliance on slider, lack of innings built up specifically more than 160 back to back years, basically everything I worry about in a young SP is Deivi Garcia.....Can he be a legit SP or will he not hold up injury wise and end up in pen?
(brad from NJ)
Almost no pitching prospects throw 160 back to back in the minors now. Maybe Mike Soroka or Dustin May were close. But yeah, I was slow to get on the Garcia wagon (Jarrett had to talk me into ranking him as highly as we did last year) for all of those reasons. Ultimately the stuff is the stuff, and he's not that slider reliant anyway, I assume he was working it in more as a new pitch development thing. Anyway, you wouldn't go broke betting on most pitching prospects to end up relievers. (New York Yankees Top 10 Chat)
2019-10-21 12:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion will any of these guys start the year in mlb and what kind of playing time do you see for them? Nico Horner, Kyle Tucker, Gavin Lux, AJ Puk, Dustin May. Thank you
(planetearth1love from Kansas City MO )
I would guess May and Lux are the most likely. Tucker has a shot, but he might have a better one with a different org. Hoerner is the least likely here, as he could still use some consolidation time in the upper minors, and was more of a break glass in case of emergency option this past Summer. Puk I could see either (I'd start him from Day one), but I think the A's will try and get the year back at least. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer the stuff of Jesus Luzardo over Brendan McKay? How about Dustin May vs. McKay?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I prefer both on stuff over McKay. McKay's value is his command and control of his repertoire. I probably take both pitchers over McKay in general but I've always been pretty low on him. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-23 15:30:00 (link to chat)Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May seem to be pretty close in development. May has been project as a having front of rotation stuff. Where does Gonsolin fall?
(CubbieBear from Chi-Town)
He's more of a 4/5 to me, with a moderately high relief risk. The stuff just isn't as good or consistent as May. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-23 15:30:00 (link to chat)Do you like the way the Dodgers are handling Dustin May?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I think Jeffrey is disappointed they didn't give him more time as a starter from our prior conversations but given the way their bullpen has been outside of Joe Kelly, I think grooming a multi-inning reliever at this point is smart. They didn't bring Buehler up early enough to do this and he was gassed by the time September came. I'd like to think a prepped Buehler would have made a difference in that playoff run. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)My dynasty league team had been great but ran into bad H2H luck this year. So I traded Sale, Verlander, Encarnacion and others for Dustin May and Michael Baumann. Did I do well? Sale and Verlander just seem easily replaceable to me.
(Haddy from Minnesota)
You didn't do great, Haddy. I would not view them as replaceable, no. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hello...your thoughts on Dustin May's performance his 1st two outings and whether it warrants keeping him up the rest of the year. Would you project as a starter for 2020?
(steelydanu from Los Angeles)
I think he's looked really good especially since his curveball command hasn't really been there. The cutter/slider thing he throws looked better in the second outing and the 97 and arm-side run looks as effortless as ever. I think he should be up most of the time but might get optioned as Friedman likes to churn the bullpen roster and he's got options. Definitely a starter for 2020 in my view. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dustin May vs. Chris Paddack for career? Paddack has had TJ but May hasn't had any injuries yet (right?). Who's career would you rather have?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Paddack. May still has a bit left in the tank, I think, but I think Paddack has a better chance to miss bats going forward. May also might struggle with pretty big platoon splits (lefties currently hitting .370 off him in a small sample) unless his breaking ball is more consistent. (JP Breen)
2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Dustin May could help the big league club ( Dodgers ) later this season in short bullpen stints, or would that have a chance of hurting his development/health? Obviously there’s no guarantee he would necessarily do well in that role, but I’m more wondering if it’s risky to use a starting pitching prospect that way. Thanks
(Luna1212 from LA area)
The Dodgers are going to have to manage his innings towards the end of the season anyway, and they could do worse than using him as a multi-inning fireman a la David Price's first callus with the Rays. There's health risks in almost anything pitching related, but assuming you have a proscribed role for him, and are comfortable with how often you can use him and how quickly he can get warm (And I'd expect the Dodgers to have a better notion of this than say, the Mets), he could be a weapon for a bullpen that badly needs another good right-handed option. I also wouldn't put it past the Dodgers to move Maeda or Stripling back to the pen and let him start. They tend to be more willing to push their young arms if they are the best option, and May might end up getting there by the end of the year. We talk a fair bit about this on the Midseason 50 pod, because we love talking about The Gingergaard. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in first place with the most points scored in a daily H2H league where pitching dominates. I have Kopech, Hunter Greene and Dustin May as prospects, but more importantly also have Wander Franco. I've through some luck (and skill!) put together a bunch of "good" starters, Woodruff, Wainwright, Darvish, Stroman, E-Rod, and Ryu. I've essentially been offered DeGrom for Franco. Do I take it as insurance for Woodruff and the increased likelihood of winning this year, or do I hold on to Franco and try to go for more of a dynasty approach with the pitching prospects and Franco? I should also point out I have Bellinger, Gleyber Torres, Puig, Donaldson, Rendon, Wil Myers and Schoop as well and this is a 30 team league with 10 MLB keepers and 8 MILB keepers that keeps players forever. Help!
(Ian from Los Angeles)
That's a really close call, but I think I would make the move. In that context, you'd get to hang on to deGrom, so essentially your staff would be set up for a few years to take advantage of the prime of your hitters, which is pretty much now. I *love* Franco, but championships are nice too. (Mark Barry)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)What odds do you give for these prospects to debut THIS season: Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Casey Mize, Dustin May, Bo Bichette, Gavin Lux.
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Best bets are probably Bichette as a September call up and May as a utility arm for the stretch run/playoffs. I imagine the Tigers are going to be very cautious with Mize after the shoulder issue. Robert and Lux could hypothetically be an injury away at some point though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)I wanted to ask about Gingergaard in the reranks. You guys have him at 7, with a lot of sources having him anywhere from 80-120. Can you speculate on the reasons for the gap? I know some of the surface stats haven't been much to write home about at points.
(Peter from Hillsborough, NC)
I don't look much at other lists, if at all, and I certainly wouldn't want to speak to their perspectives. From our's, Dustin May is scraping up to the high-90s, he's throwing a pretty strong four pitch mix, it's a good command profile, and he's a big kid who has been able to handle a pro workload in a way a lot of pitchers lower on the list haven't.

We've been getting strong reports on him since before the draft, and he's backed them at every step of the way. Why would we pull back now? (Jarrett Seidler)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm here by myself for work, don't know what to do, so I traded Dustin May and Groshans to some guy in my dynasty league for Verlander. How'd I do?
(Jen from Saint Paul)
Was this part of a larger trade because I have another question from Minnesota that involves these 3 but also a couple other names. If this is it I think it's fine, if a little expensive. We're going to be very high on both these prospects and Verlander is on the older end of things. That said, he's Verlander and if you're competing now I can see the appeal. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm rebuilding in one of my dynasty leagues. Actually, I'm rebuilding in all of them, but my question is just about one. Anyway... this week I traded Chris Sale and Justin Verlander for Drew Waters, Jordan Groshans, and Dustin May. How did I do?
(Aaron from Minnesota)
So here's the other end. Maybe it was two deals for Aaron that encompassed all these guys? I don't love it, Aaron. In fact, I checked to see if this was Aaron Gleeman just in case I had to be nice about it. It sucks. It's not good. Those three names for Sale alone...I can see. But then you just have Verlander for nothing. And I love May and Waters. Not good, Aaron. Not good. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)I saw a new prospect list this morning that had Dustin May at 120, behind guys like Malcom Nunez. Has his stock plummeted this year? I know you guys had him high at the beginning of the year.
(Kenny from Alsip)
He will be higher than that on our Midseason 50. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, I could use a long-term CF as I'm currently deploying Harper in the 8 spot and next year I can probably deploy Gallo there and Harper back to RF. But with the dearth of LF options, I need Gallo there. Starling Marte is available in my 20-team dynasty (his owner has Trout). I have plenty of young pitching )Ian Anderson, Jesus Luzardo, Alex Reyes, Dustin May, Chris Paddack), and some more seasoned pitching (Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer). If I offered Luzardo, you think that's a fair offer to fill my OF?
(Mike from Milwaukee)
I feel like most Luzardo owners would think this is too rich and most Marte owners would think this isn't rich enough, which means it's probably about right. You can't trust Marte to play in more than 120 games and he's on the wrong side of 30, but Luzardo is a pitcher with arm injuries. Risks abound. (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm thinking of dealing Dustin May for Spencer Turnbull. Thoughts? When will May actually be a fantasy starter of note after the growing pains/dodgers screw with him? 2022?
(Tony from Alsip)
I think you're turning a ton of upside into a back-end starter who can miss bats but has struggled to stay healthy or consistent. May should be up next year, I think. Possibly relief this year. I wouldn't do this deal. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dylan Carlson for real? Hit another #DylanDinger last night and has a .906 OPS. Is he a devil magic prospect?
(Matthew C. from Chesterfield)
Carlson is for real. He hit a dinger last night and it was off Dustin May, no less. I don't think you can call a supplemental first a Devil Magic type. He's just plain good. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Sometimes when ranking there's a balance between what a guy has done and what he should do. BP has always been the high man on Dustin May. Where does he fall on that balance?
(Matthew from STL)
The reality caught up to the projection in 2018. It's sit mid-90s touch upper now, the breaking ball jumped, there's some positive markers in the change, and he added a cutter, cause why not. I think there's still a bit more to come, so he's not all the way to the "what he's done" side, but closer than you might otherwise think. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)You all seem to be the highest in the industry on Dustin May and Brusdar - what is about these profiles that you all like so much?
(Jash from TB)
Covered May above, but on Brusdar, It's 102 with movement when he's more high-90s and a flash 7 hard slider. The change and curve aren't great, but there's average projection. That'd be a helluva starter, and while there is significant pen risk, the fastball/slider reliever version is potentially elite. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Couple Dodgers questions: Does Verdugo see success with regular playing time somewhere this year? Secondly, what is Dustin May's projection - #2 or #3?
(Vandall from South Bend)
Man, I will be honest I am extremely bored with Verdugo the prospect and have to be re-talked into him every list season. It usually happens though. I just want to see him get the regular playing time already. I think he'll be above-average, but not spectacular. We have May as OFP #2, likely #3/4, but he's one where I don't feel great about the grading system capturing how I feel here. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-10 16:00:00 (link to chat)Need to cut one of the following: Sixto, Alcantara, Touki, Andres Gimenez or Dustin May. I'm leaning toward May because of the lack of ML proximity.
(Jim from (Dynasty League))
I think May or Alcantara is the right call, and May would be the easiest to get back given that proximity issue. (Darius Austin)
2018-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will we see Dustin May in LA in 2019? Do you think he still has the potential to be a #2 or #3?
(Vandall from South Bend)
This seems an appropriate time to remind everyone reading this that I write about current baseball, baseball analytics, baseball history, and baseball economics. I know next to nothing about prospects and fantasy. Not that I don't care, but there are others here who are far, far better than I. So you should post questions like this to them! Wilson Karaman is chatting tomorrow; he knows fantasy and prospects. Jeffrey Paternostro is our lead prospect writer; he'll be chatting Friday. Bryan Grosnick and Jarrett Seidler next week. Mike Gianella and Kevin Carter the week after. All far better people to ask fantasy and prospects questions! As for Dustin May, I see he just turned 21 and has pitched a grand total of 34 1/3 innings above A-level. Again, I'll defer to the smart kids, but I don't see the Dodgers rushing him. (And yes, I know, Walker Buehler, but was older and rocketed his way up through the minors before arriving at Chavez Ravine.) But seriously, I'm a moron. Ask Wilson or Jeffrey tomorrow or Friday! (Rob Mains)
2018-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Maris seems like an interesting guy. Old for his level, but LH with developing power, solid speed, great plate control, and neutral MIF defense. Seems like an ML profile. Have any thoughts?
(duhbear from VT)
My comments about Dustin May would apply here. Not what I said about him specifically, but that this is better for our deep bench of prospects experts, several of whom have upcoming chats. (Rob Mains)
2018-12-12 17:00:00 (link to chat)How excited should I be about Dustin May?
(Felix from 55th and Kedzie 1 bedroom apt above liquor store)
As excited as you want to be. On a scale of 1-10, it's a 7 for me. (Mike Gianella)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dustin May worth investing in in a dynasty fantasy league?
(Keith from Aspen)
Buy immediately. Definitely before the Dodgers list and the 101 come out. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)Will we see Dustin May in LA in 2019? Do you think he still has the potential to be a #2 or #3?
(Brandon from Mass)
Yeah, he should get to Chavez next year. I'm honestly not sure what to make of him as a starter longterm, but I buy it as long as it works. I think he's ideally suited for one of those soon-to-be-ubiquitous 2-3 innings 2-3 times a week roles teams are gravitating towards, but absolutely possible the stuff plays and holds to true starter caliber outcome. (Wilson Karaman)
2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will we see Dustin May in LA in 2019? Do you think he still has the potential to be a #2 or #3?
(Brandon from Mass)
The Dodgers aren't afraid to be aggressive with their arms, and May already has some Double-A innings under his belt. A 2019 debut would be aggressive but not too fanciful. And yeah, we have him as a 7/6 and a top 30 or so prospect in baseball. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)Dustin May worth getting excited about?
(Kevin from Channahon)
Very much so, yes. I wrote about him most recently a couple months ago, with links to a couple other recent looks. He added some strength this year, and has generally just been more crisp and consistent getting down the hill on line. He's a unique physical specimen and is just kinda tough to time, plus the top two (mid-90's gas and a tight, hard low-80s curve) is really good in raw stuff terms: (Wilson Karaman)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dustin May have top of the rotation potential? Should he be untouchable in a trade for a rental player?
(Jose from CA)
Let's start with the Gingergaard. The short answer is yes, although you'd like to see strides with a third pitch before you sign on for that OFP. I joked on twitter about including a dotted line labeled "Below here trade for Manny Machado," and as much as we love May, he'd be below that line for me. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep 20 team keep forever league. Is it time to move on from Byron Buxton (have Yelich, Acuna, Soto, Schwarber, Robles, Adell and Luis Robert). Looking to improve my pitching and looking at Dustin May.
(beringstorm from Tacoma, WA)
Sweet outfield! I wouldn't blame you for wanting to move Buxton but I wonder if you can get more. I love May, but Buxton should net you more. Try for guys like Sixto, Paddack, A.Reyes and work your way down. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What's Dustin May's ceiling?
(Kevin from Channahon)
So here's that whole ceiling thing again. Dustin May absolutely has reasonable outcomes where he's an ace. He's probably only getting there 10 or 15 percent of the time. Is that enough to be considered a ceiling? (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)How excited should I be about Dustin May?
(Sean99 from Orland Park)
That said, you should be very excited. This is why everyone takes the big raw fastball/curveball prep out of Texas, to have a prospect like this a couple years later. There's very little pointing down here; his stuff is great, his stats relative to league and age context are great, you constantly hear rumblings that his Trackman/spin sort of stuff is off the charts, it's a clean motion from a good body, we hear positive things about him as a kid, all of it.

And he's still a pitcher, of course. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for taking the time to chat Jarrett. Since you guys seem to like a certain type of prospect nowadays- players with good bat to ball skills who who are underrated due to lacking a big power ceiling- doesn't Gavin Lux also fit this profile?
(Barry from Brooklyn )
Sure. But we're always going to be a bit wary of a hitter breaking out somewhere like Rancho without underlying tools changes; it's the same reason Dustin May's performance is a lot better than it initially looks. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)An owner in my league only looks at stats when assessing minor leaguers. How dangerous is that? He dropped Dustin May. Should I grab him?
(Sean99 from Orland Park)
So I have so many questions here, but first it's a 3.83 ERA and a K per inning in the Cal League even before we get into the stuff.

Anyway, yes, free the Gingergaard. The stuff has jumped and there could be even more coming. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you elaborate on Dustin May's stuff jumping? Any positives with the changeup?
(Bobby Bradley's 40-time from MA)
Velocity has jumped and he's found a tighter breaking ball that's worked for him. Change is still a work in progress, to put it politely. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dustin May doesn't get a lot of attention, yet, appears to be on the rise. Legit?
(Jett from Skyward)
You must be new here.

Yes, we like the Gingergaard a lot. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dustin May's ranking was a nice surprise. Though he's had good numbers I've read that people believe he isn't going to fill out and might be close to physically maxed out. This ranking implies differently, I guess?
(Sal from LAD)
Sure. Despite my attempts to make the Gingergaard nickname stick, he doesn't have Syndergaard's frame. I do think there is more in the tank, but the present stuff is better than he gets credit for, and that's all baked into the ranking. And you could rightly have the same concerns about Triston McKenzie for example. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-01-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a rookie draft at the moment expanding from 140 rostered to 210. Could you name a few guys that might have gotten overlook on the published top 100 lists but could be big movers in 2018. The only notable name left in my league are Alec Hansen, Jhailyn Ortiz, Nolan Jones.
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
Those are some good names to target, for sure. Jones especially has seen his stock rise over the last calendar year. Some other names I like: Seuly Matias, Gabriel Maciel, Yonathan Diaz, Jesus Luzardo, and Dustin May. (Mark Barry)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Overall, who is the best pitching prospect in the Midwest League?
(Slaphappy from Indiana )
The league is deep in pitching this year. A few weeks ago I would have said Dylan Cease. I think Emmett is high on Dustin May, I like Reggie Lawson. - Nathan (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Great Lakes rotation? Obviously Dustin May is dreamy, but I'd love to hear more about A.J. Alexy. Thanks.
(Steve from LA)
I wish I could tell you about Alexy, but I've missed him this year. I've had some misfortune with Great Lakes and ended up with Jordan Sheffield three times. I can confirm that May is very dreamy though, I saw him twice and think he's legit. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name 3 guys in A ball who have similar potential and could blow up like those before them (ie: Acuna, Jimenez, Robles, Vladito). Looking to snag the next stars in my league... Thanks in advance!
(Peter from Houston)
We get these questions year round so it's hard to keep track of guys you haven't heard of or aren't rostering already but guys we like are: Dustin May, Daniel Brito, Estevan Florial, Christian Pache. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)whose your favorite pennystock prospect?
(kjesanis from worcester)
Mmmm, again depends a bit on depth of your league but I've been all in on Dustin May. I also like Derian Cruz with Atlanta despite his ice cold start. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)What prospects are you looking to buy a bunch of pre-season stocks this year so this time next year you their stock will be drastically higher so you can say to everyone "Look I got in on the ground floor on ___"?
(Igor from At a Bar)
So the "problem" - and it's not really a problem at all - when you contribute to lists is that I've pretty much revealed all of my "helium" guys, and our lists reflect them. So like I can give you, say, Thomas Szapucki, Dustin May, and Alec Hansen, but BP's writings and lists already have that purchase price built in. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pick two to round out dynasty keepers on the farm: Dustin May, Duane Underwood, Mark Appel, Thyago Viera, Adalberto Mejia, Franchy Cordero. Thanks!
(Steve from Wilmington)
My Dustin May love is well known. The rest of that list is uh, something. Mejia I guess. Ben is psychically sending me messages to tell you not to roster prospect relievers in a dynasty league. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite breakout prospect for 2017? What about someone who you think will suffer a drop in status?
(Francisco from Maryland)
Breakouts I'll be watching for: Anderson Tejeda, Dustin May, Joey Wentz, Riley Pint
Guys I could see falling: Jorge Mateo, Adonis Medina, Anderson Espinoza, Jahmai Jones (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing this Wilson. Figure you'd be a good guy to ask- how are the early returns on the dodgers draft this year?
(smelmoth from The Cape)
So far, so really, really good. Lux has crushed the ball across a couple levels. There's no power there yet, though there could be a bit down the line, and the skill set is broad and impressive. Smith I just wrote up the other day, linked below. Big fan, fits the organizational mold of an athletic catcher with unusual agility and quickness behind the dish. One of the fastest transfers on the pop you'll see, enough raw material with the bat to project decent enough offensive value. I like him a good bit, and I felt similarly about Mitchell White, who looked great over a couple innings when I caught him. Filthy cutter, nice little foundation of a curveball, extremely athletic delivery. Looks like a steal in the 2nd round. Dustin May got some serious and, from the sound of it, well-deserved digital ink on his Swansonian coiffe from Matt Pullman last month, too. And then they paid a couple guys late, including Chris Mathewson out of Long Beach State, who I liked at least for the raw material this spring.

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