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Birth Date9-6-1997
Height6' 6"
Weight180 lbs
Age20 years, 10 months, 13 days
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2016 DOD Rk 10 6 30.3 0 1 1 37 4 34 0 .266 107 11.0 1.2 0.0 10.1 57% .394 .257 1.35 2.56 3.86 80 1.82 35.7
2017 GRL A 23 23 123.0 9 6 0 121 26 113 8 .265 98 8.9 1.9 0.6 8.3 52% .306 .256 1.20 3.35 3.88 80 2.36 52.0
2017 RCU A+ 2 1 11.0 0 0 0 6 1 15 0 .255 108 4.9 0.8 0.0 12.3 60% .240 .153 0.64 1.45 0.82 74 1.98 39.8
2018 RCU A+ 15 15 83.7 6 3 0 79 14 84 8 .266 106 8.5 1.5 0.9 9.0 57% .303 .228 1.11 3.59 3.33 90 3.89 80.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
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.

Will Smith: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=393
Mitchell White: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=30311
Dustin May: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=30061 (Wilson Karaman)


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