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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-23-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsR
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1.22015
0.42016
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0.62018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 MIN MLB 10 9 45.7 3 6 0 59 22 44 7 106 11.6 4.3 1.4 8.7 0% .377 1.77 4.80 7.88 119 6.55 160.5 -1.0
2015 MIN MLB 48 16 114.7 8 9 0 127 26 110 11 107 10.0 2.0 0.9 8.6 0% .340 1.33 3.21 4.00 95 4.12 96.3 1.2
2016 MIN MLB 44 0 42.7 2 2 0 39 17 60 7 114 8.2 3.6 1.5 12.7 31% .317 1.31 3.76 5.27 101 4.10 90.6 0.4
2018 MIN MLB 24 1 25.3 4 1 3 21 5 36 4 104 7.5 1.8 1.4 12.8 41% .298 1.03 3.11 3.20 80 2.98 66.6 0.6
2019 MIN MLB 59 0 58.3 5 3 1 38 24 70 6 100 5.9 3.7 0.9 10.8 35% .232 1.06 3.55 2.93 99 3.91 80.1 0.9
CareerMLB18526286.72221428494320351068.93.01.110.036%.3061.323.614.521004.3699.82.1

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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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 PHL Rk GCL 5 2 12.0 1 1 0 11 7 11 0 127 8.3 5.3 0.0 8.3 0% .344 1.50 3.71 3.75 104 5.94 121.6
2009 LWD A SAL 15 15 77.3 4 1 0 58 43 95 3 86 6.8 5.0 0.3 11.1 0% .306 1.31 3.24 2.56 96 3.56 74.8
2010 LWD A SAL 11 11 65.0 7 3 0 51 20 92 3 93 7.1 2.8 0.4 12.7 0% .331 1.09 2.26 2.91 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLR A+ FSL 16 14 70.0 5 5 0 53 61 90 7 92 6.8 7.8 0.9 11.6 0% .295 1.63 4.98 5.01 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CLR A+ FSL 27 27 151.3 10 8 0 121 67 208 8 102 7.2 4.0 0.5 12.4 0% .329 1.24 2.74 3.63 75 3.22 65.8
2012 REA AA EAS 28 28 149.7 10 13 0 139 78 151 22 102 8.4 4.7 1.3 9.1 0% .294 1.45 4.87 4.87 114 5.22 108.7
2013 NBR AA EAS 27 27 151.7 9 9 0 149 67 159 14 99 8.8 4.0 0.8 9.4 0% .329 1.42 3.90 4.51 98 5.14 111.7
2014 MIN MLB AL 10 9 45.7 3 6 0 59 22 44 7 106 11.6 4.3 1.4 8.7 0% .377 1.77 4.80 7.88 119 6.55 160.5
2014 ROC AAA INT 18 18 98.3 8 6 0 75 39 94 4 109 6.9 3.6 0.4 8.6 0% .270 1.16 3.15 2.84 88 3.04 64.3
2015 MIN MLB AL 48 16 114.7 8 9 0 127 26 110 11 107 10.0 2.0 0.9 8.6 0% .340 1.33 3.21 4.00 95 4.12 96.3
2016 MIN MLB AL 44 0 42.7 2 2 0 39 17 60 7 114 8.2 3.6 1.5 12.7 31% .317 1.31 3.76 5.27 101 4.10 90.6
2016 ROC AAA INT 4 0 3.7 0 1 1 1 1 6 0 2.5 2.5 0.0 14.7 50% .167 0.55 1.53 2.45 58 2.17 47.8
2018 MIN MLB AL 24 1 25.3 4 1 3 21 5 36 4 104 7.5 1.8 1.4 12.8 41% .298 1.03 3.11 3.20 80 2.98 66.6
2018 FTM A+ FSL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 105 3.0 9.0 0.0 15.0 80% .200 1.33 3.14 0.00 86 2.81 59.4
2018 ROC AAA INT 13 4 27.0 0 4 2 24 16 25 2 94 8.0 5.3 0.7 8.3 40% .293 1.48 4.33 4.00 105 4.45 94.1
2019 MIN MLB AL 59 0 58.3 5 3 1 38 24 70 6 100 5.9 3.7 0.9 10.8 35% .232 1.06 3.55 2.93 99 3.91 80.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 838 0.4809 0.4606 0.7591 0.6476 0.2874 0.8008 0.6720 0.2409
2015 1841 0.5215 0.4867 0.7656 0.6583 0.2997 0.8370 0.5947 0.2344
2016 831 0.5090 0.4801 0.7118 0.6501 0.3039 0.7927 0.5323 0.2882
2018 448 0.5201 0.4732 0.6698 0.6652 0.2651 0.7548 0.4386 0.3302
2019 1039 0.4860 0.4649 0.6998 0.6792 0.2622 0.7522 0.5714 0.3002
Career49970.50510.47550.73330.66010.28740.79860.57840.2667

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
2014-06-22 2014-07-13 Minors 21 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $900,000
2018 MIN $650,000
2017 MIN $555,000
2016 MIN $545,000
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $
2013 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,750,000
2019Current$900,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,650,000
4 yrTotal$2,650,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 12 dLegacy Agency1 year/$0.9M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2019). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2018). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/20/12. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/12 (Ben Revere deal). Signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/12.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (4-136) (Kelso HS, Wash.). $0.375M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.3 0.2 0 4 0 18.7 14 7 21 2 .260 1.10 2.68 3.02 0.9 0.1
80o 0.3 0.2 0 4 0 13.6 11 5 15 1 .274 1.18 3.03 3.41 0.7 0.1
70o 0.3 0.2 0 4 0 10.1 8 4 11 1 .285 1.25 3.29 3.7 0.6 0.1
60o 0.2 0.2 0 4 0 7.2 6 3 8 1 .294 1.30 3.52 3.95 0.5 0.1
50o 0.2 0.2 0 4 0 4.5 4 2 5 1 .302 1.35 3.73 4.19 0.4 0.0
40o 0.2 0.2 0 4 0 1.9 2 1 2 0 .310 1.41 3.94 4.43 0.2 0.0
Weighted Mean0.20.20403.83240.3001.343.704.160.40.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor May. I was just being clever.
(Vic from Baltimore)
Unless saves are useful, you can drop him now. The Minnesota pen is in some flux, but May seems down the pecking order. (Scott Delp)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)When and where do you predict Kimbrel signs?
(Newton from Waterloo)
Starting to come around to the idea that he sits until June. Apparently his price hasn't dropped enough for the Red Sox, Braves, or Cubs to sign him, so I don't know how that gets resolved with a week left before the season starts. I hear lots of Twins chatter, but I'm covering my ears because of my many Trevor May shares. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is currently not a closer that you predict will be the closer mid season. Specifically, I am looking for the next Edwin Diaz.
(BK from Toronto)
Well, the next Edwin Diaz will probably be someone who is in the role already but has a breakout and/or visit from the luck elves. Look at Jose Alvarado in Tampa Bay: the Rays are always near the top of the leaderboard for saves chances and while they may do a modified committee, Alvarado could run away with the job early. For committee situations where a closer hasn't been named, I like Trevor May in Minnesota a lot. Sleepers that could get into save roles: Joe Jimenez in DET, Trevor Rosenthal in WAS (an inevitable Doolittle injury away), Diego Castillo in TB, Reyes Moronta in SF. (Jon Hegglund)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league Q: Trevor May, JT Chargois, or Koda Glover?
(Billy from Philly)
May (Scooter Hotz)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Trevor May. Is he returning to the rotation this year?
(William from Philly)
I doubt it. They have a lot of young rotation candidates, and it seems like they like the way his stuff plays up in the pen. His ijury issues from the end of last year also probably point him towards the pen. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Trevor May? Not necessarily expecting saves but wondering if he could be valuable for ratios in a deep league.
(Mark from Kansas City)
Yunno, I really like Trevor May. His command's kinda wonky and probably always will be, but especially in relief his 4-seam and CH are both nasty pitches that generate well above-average whiff rates. He's more of a WHIP liability than you'd ideally love for a rates guy, but if you need to boost your whiffs he's as solid a candidate as any middle man to run for a couple weeks to help. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Mychal Givens next RP ace in your eyes?
(Winston from Indiana)
Next in all of MLB? No. A lot of pitching-oriented analysts really like his stuff, but he's more of a long shot than a lot of guys out there. Like my colleague Mike Gianella, I like Trevor May a lot this year. (Scooter Hotz)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sounds like Trevor May is getting a shot this weekend. What are your thoughts on his near- and long-term futures?
(Jim from St Paul)
I'm not a big fan. He can miss some bats but the command isn't there for him to be much more than back end rotation fodder. If he becomes a 4, I'd be pretty happy if I'm Minnesota. That means he's waiver fodder in shallower fantasy leagues and a bench/matchup option in deeper leagues. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Trevor May progressed to the point where he could be a solution for the Twins rotation?
(Tom from Chicago)
Yeah, he's probably ready. They have to make room though, and the acquisition of Tommy Milone won't help that. Neither will the money they've committed to pitchers recently. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor May might be having the best season of Twins pitchers; is his success at AAA some what muted by his struggles at AA in previous seasons? Was he considered at all for top 50? What kind of big leaguer does he profile as?
(Noah from Kalamazoo)
He wasn't in the mix for the 50; backend profile for me/innings chewer without frontline upside. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Nolasco's injury and Yohan Pino's 15 minutes almost up, do you see Trevor May and Alex Meyer making their debuts soon? What can we expect from them?
(Jim from Kansas)
I think both will be up in Minnesota in the second half of the season. I've always been much higher on Meyer than I have May. To me, Meyer has always been a starter and a quality 2/3 starter at that. I've never been that enamored with May's long term outlook, and never saw the high-end arm that some did. To me, he's more of a #4 starter; still valuable but not nearly as impressive as some would lead you to believe. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long is my cup of coffee before Alex Meyer and/or Trevor May take my spot and Correia's? What can we expect from Meyer and May when called upon?
(Yohan Pino from In rotation)
Rent, don't buy. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your outlook on Trevor May and Alex Meyer for this season? Who gets the call first and how do each of them do in MLB?
(Jurgen Klinsmann from Brazil)
I'm not huge on Trevor May, but he's certainly become more interesting. I'm all about Alex Meyer, though. I think he's a potential #2 starter if he can sustain his improved command. I acquired him a couple months ago in my 20-team dynasty league and am looking forward to reaping the benefits as soon as 2015. I think he's legit. On the flip side, I'm not convinced Trevor May is anything more than a back-end option. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Trevor May's season? Stat line would indicate good things. . . still have a chance to be a solid 3/4 workhorse type?
(Todd from MN)
His best control yet gives him a chance to stick as a back end guy. The production has never quite added up to the stuff. He could still stick or would still make a good pen piece. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long do you figure the Twins' leash is on their rotation problems? Do you feel Trevor May has made enough progress with his control to get the call and succeed?
(loyalroyal from Lunch)
I don't think Nolasco or Hughes is in danger, and it doesn't do them any good to remove Gibson. It wouldn't surprise me if Meyer replaces Pelfrey or Correia in the coming weeks. He would be ahead of May for me. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any word on Trevor May's improved control? He worked on something in the AFL and it seems to be carrying over into AAA.
(Ian from OK)
Yeah, he's off to a great start, especially control-wise. It's important to point out, however, that guys rarely drop from four and a half walks per nine to less than two. They simply don't make those kinds of improvements, especially in one off-season. He can get into the threes (BB/9) and needs to be to be effective, but it would be remarkable if he continued to throw strikes at this rate. Impressive, but rare. (Jeff Moore)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would you consider the pitching depth in the Twins' system lacking?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
I would consider the Twins' pitching improving. Alex Meyer, JO Berrios, Trevor May, and others are all very good options. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Trevor May have a chance to be a #3 starter?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
It's possible; that's the ceiling. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Alex Meyer or Vance Worley and Trevor May?
(Klochner from MN)
I'd rather have Meyer than May (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor May, 22yrs old and just finished first AA level with unimpressive stats. I mean, 9.1 K/9 is fine but the mechanical inconsistency (per Bradley Ankrom)is worrisome. No.2 ceiling, yay or nay?
(Trevor from PA)
Young pitchers have mechanical inconsistencies. That's not a deal breaker. They are often working on things that the average eye can't determine, and that can lead to setbacks and uneven performances. I'm not that high on May, meaning I don't quite buy the #2 ceiling. I think he can develop into a major league starter, and has the profile to log innings. It's not a special arm, but that's a big value player if he can become an innings chewer. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Trevor May start the season and could he see a Sept callup?
(Scott from Mumbai)
Double-A; certainly POSSIBLE. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are Trevor May's strikeouts a result of a lack of control which would force batters to swing outside of the strike zone or does he have legitimate ace offerings?
(Mark from Vineland)
Ace? So few aces in baseball, and May isn't one of them. He's a very good pitching prospect, but seriously folks, we have to lay off the ace and No. 1 stuff. It's crazy rare. (Kevin Goldstein)


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