The Dodgers have promoted right-handed pitcher and top prospect Dustin May from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers didn’t make a big move at the trade deadline, but they’ve got reinforcements coming: Dustin May, their top pitching prospect, will make his major league debut Friday, sources tell ESPN. May, 21, is nicknamed Gingergaard: his long hair is red, his stuff is like Thor’s.
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It is unclear at the moment if Dustin May will be utilized as a starting pitcher or a reliever upon his initial promotion. Either way, May coming up in August means that the Dodgers trust him to contribute right away.
May is ranked as the 8th-best prospect in the sport, according to Fangraphs’ The BOARD. He is the third-best pitching prospect in all of baseball, ranking only behind the Padres’ Mackenzie Gore and Astros’ Forrest Whitley.
May, 21, made just five starts at Oklahoma City before the Dodgers deemed him ready to roll. He posted a 2.30 ERA there in those five starts as well as a 3.18 FIP in 79 1/3 innings (15 starts) at Double-A Tulsa.
May might start on Friday or Saturday with the Dodgers rotation currently holding TBDs on those days.
The reign of Dustin May has begun.