MemberSeptember 17, 2020 at 6:08 pm
Dustin May – Draft and Minor Leagues
September 6th, 1997 was the date of birth for one Dustin Jake May. He was born in Justin, Texas (Denton County), which by all indications, is a small town of (4,284 residents) compared to (4,085,014) Los Angeles (worldpopulationreview.com). May graduated from Northwest High School. In 2016 the Dodgers chose him 101st overall in the Major League Baseball Draft. Dustin already committed to pitch for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but decided to sign with the Dodgers for a 1 million dollar signing bonus.
May’s next stop was the AZL (Arizona League) Dodgers, where he spent the entire season. In his 30.1 innings pitched, he compiled an 0-1 record, with a 3.86 earned run average. May spent his 2017 season with two different teams. The first was the Great Lakes Loons (located in Midland Michigan) and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Both teams are Dodger class A affiliates. In 24 starts between the two teams (25 appearances), May had a 9-6 record, 3.63 earned run average and a 1.15 WHIP. August 3rd, 2017, he made his first start for the Tulsa Drillers in which he surrendered five earned runs in 3 2⁄3 innings of work.
In 2018, the Quakes call on May to represent them in the postseason California League All-Star Game. September 14, 2018, May pitched five innings and only allowed two runs in a playoff series-clinching game for the Tulsa Drillers. His 23 starts between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Tulsa Drillers saw him go 9-5 with a 3.39 earned run average. Dustin continued this momentum in 2019 when he was on the Texas League All-Star roster and the All-Stars Futures team representing the National League. One inning of work and he blanked the competition. The Oklahoma City Dodgers was his next promotion on June 27, 2019.
However, his biggest promotion was August 2, 2019, when he made his MLB debut. He didn’t get the win against the San Diego Padres that day. He had to wait until August 13, 2019, against the Miami Marlins to get that first W. The rest of the 2019 season. He had 14 appearances that resulted in a 2-3 record, a 3.63 ERA, 32 strikeouts with only five walks. The Dodgers named Dustin May as Opening Day starter after Clayton Kershaw could not go with a stint on the injured list with back issues. May went 4.1 innings, allowed seven hits, 1 earned run, four strikeouts, and 0 walks.
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