Although they didn’t make a big splash at the trade deadline, the Dodgers reportedly made a big move, calling up pitching prospect Dustin May. May is scheduled to pitch Friday against the Padres.
In 20 starts this year split between AA and AAA, May has a 3.38 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. But since his promotion to AAA, May posted a 3.20 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP.
May is a right-handed pitcher who stands at 6’6″ and weighs 180 lbs. He’s 21 years old and was born in Justin Texas.
May is ranked as the Dodgers’ 2nd prospect, trailing only Gavin Lux. He’s ranked #35 in MLB.
The Dodgers called up May after a very unsuccessful trade deadline. The Dodgers needed at least one more pitcher to help the bullpen. Instead, on deadline day, they acquired Jedd Gyorko, an infielder on the 60-day IL, and Adam Kolarek, a left-handed reliever, but not the caliber the Dodgers needed.
In bringing up May, if he stays around, the Dodgers are helping the bullpen. With May in the rotation, Julio Urías can go back to the ‘pen and when Ross Stripling gets back, he also can pitch from the bullpen.