Dodgers star prospect, Dustin May will make his Major League debut tonight, at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres.
Dodgers RHP Dustin May is our 8th-ranked prospect in baseball. In addition to the red lettuce he brings an upper-90’s two-seamer and a plus breaker. He’ll make his MLB debut tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/PCKxHYdQqq
— FanGraphs Prospects (@FG_Prospects) August 1, 2019
Dustin May didn’t lose a game in the Triple-A, with a record of 3-0. He pitched in 5 games, 27.1 innings, gave up 21 hits, 8 runs, 24 strikeouts, and he finished with an ERA of 2.30. Between Double-A and Triple-A this season, he had a 6-5 record, pitched in 20 games, gave up 92 hits, 49 runs, 5 dingers, and a whopping 110 strikeouts, with an ERA of 3.38.
May has averaged 9.3 strikeouts per 9 innings this season in the minors, and he could be a nightmare for batters in the Major Leagues as well. Since being drafted in 2016, May has a record of 24-17, in 78 games pitched. He’s thrown 403.2 innings, while giving up 374 hits, 184 runs, 22 HRs, and recording 394 strikeouts.
The 21 year-old right-hander’s biggest challenge tonight will be against the likes of Manny Machado, Hunter Renfroe, and Fernando Tatis Jr.
Dustin May stat line prediction:
6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 81 NP.
Dodger Stadium will be rocking tonight, and May will feed off the energy from the fans. The Dodgers will look to improve to 73-39, as May will look to dominate in his Major League debut. May is a unique talent, and he has a good chance to start his Major League career, with a 1-0 record.