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Dodgers to Promote Top Prospect Dustin May from Triple-A

The reign of Gingergaard is here.



The Dodgers have promoted right-handed pitcher and top prospect Dustin May from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. May breezed through his Triple A stint, and we know what a hitter’s league the PCL is. How the Dodgers have treated the 2019 tradeline is very smart. Knowing there was just one July 31 deadline and no August transactions, they have assessed the talent in-house and positioned themselves to have numerous choices fore the post-season roster (which can be adjusted from round to round). Don’t forget that Hernandez, Taylor, Freese, Hill and Stripling are all expected to return from the IL So will Gjorko, a sneaky good pickup who has been hurt most of the year. He provides a solid glove and righty power bat should be needed. The team has otherwise added Sadler and Kolarek as additional bullpen options, along with Gonsolin and the just-called-up Dustin May. On offense, they have added White and Negron while getting and unexpected (and extended) boost from Beaty. By my count, they will have 16 pitchers competing for 12 post-season spots and 17 position players vying for 13. The latter could be expanded should they opt to give Lux a look. Other teams just don’t have this many options. Brilliant stuff by Friedman.

  2. I think we have seen the last of Urias as a starter. I can’t recall him going more than four innings. Should be a lot better in the bullpen. Maeda as well. Let’s just hope that May is ready and can step right in.

    • Gary, as I mention on the page about the results of this deadline, even if Dodgers added Vasquez and or another top notch BP arm, the Dodger offense still would not compete the the offense of either the Yankees or the Astros, and because of that probability , Dodgers just don’t quite have enough to really believe a WS ring is obtainable. I hope to be proven wrong.

      • Are you crazy the Dodgers offense at it’s best is the best in all of baseball if you count Smith verdugo tayler when hot and even Seager who is coming around with peaderson and mincy with Hernandez I think that is the greatest line up you will see and that is not even considering that they also have a 123 ryu Kershaw and walker and that with a mida or stripling or a hill you are looking at depth

      • AZUL, as the season slowly winds down, the injury bug plays an important role in how far we go. The Astros have a long and powerful lineup, and their pitching has been bolstered by the addition of Greinke. If May can handle the pressure, and if our defense can solidify itself, we have a valid shot of at least going to the WS. But, as you correctly state, the road to the Fall Classic will not be an easy one.
        The addition of Gyorko might work in our favor as he provides a right-handed bat. And the luxury of being so far ahead in the standing means that Roberts can bring in a well-rested team as opposed to having to play 163 games like last year. We also have a series with the Yankees and Mets before the season ends. It should prove to be a good test for the Boys in Blue!!!! Go Blue!!!

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