Dodgers: Dustin May Wins Prestigious Pitching Ninja Award

Dodgers flamethrower Dustin May made quite the imprint on 2020, drawing the attention of fans and commentators alike. It started out when he took on the opening day start in place of an injured Clayton Kershaw and he soon cemented himself as one of the top rookies in the NL.

While he ultimately missed out on the NL Rookie of Year award this season, he brought home a different honor that just might be as prestigious.

Notably, the Pitching Ninja Rob Freidman has declared May’s 99mph Demon two-seamer as 2020’s filthiest pitch of the year.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here you go.


There was nothing Manny Machado could do with that other than make a facial expression as to how gross a pitch that was. As for Joe Davis, well, all he could do was laugh. And then there’s another internet legend in Jomboy who had a term for one of Dustin’s other pitches, a 94mph back knee cutter.

Yucky indeed. Don’t believe it? Here’s an overlay:

Just absolutely filthy.

May played a big part in the postseason and the eventual World Series Championship and we can’t wait to see how this talented young man matures into one of the best in the league. Let’s just hope he does it in Dodger blue for a very long time.

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  1. Dodgers have the potential to have 3 young starters, Buehler, Urias, and May with #1 starter talent. Depending on the continued improvement of Gonsolin and if Gray comes up there could be more.
    May has incredible talent. I have been a Dodger fan since I was brought to the Coliseum as a kid by my dad in 1958. I cannot remember a young pitcher will more potential than May. This young man can throw 100mph and has several pitches with incredible movement. He is very young. It might take another year or three for him to fully develop but what a career he has in front of him!

  2. There’s something about red heads. Someone has to do some research, but I think it will show that some of the best hitters and pitchers are red heads. We all know about May and Turner. It’s more than just the color of their hair.

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