Tonight, after the sun has gone down; and the chickens are asleep, Dustin May will make his big league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A large contingency of the guys I write with at Dodgers Nation are at the game. I’m not real sure what to expect from May, so here’s a nice breakdown from Fangraphs.
Make sure you read all that if you’re interested in learning a good breakdown on the 6 foot 6 power righty. Here’s a snippet:
Between then and now, May has thrown just over 400 innings in the minor leagues, showcasing advanced command and inducing groundballs at an above-average clip. He now works with a four-pitch mix, highlighted by a plus low-90s cutter he added last year. His sinker, which has averaged 95 mph and touched 99, would be among the hardest sinkers major league starters throw. His curveball would be among the highest average spin breaking balls of any major league starter as well. His changeup, still a work in progress, is thrown just over 8% of the time and flashes average.
If Dustin does something well – we will be sure to come back and tell you about it. Here’s to a long career of him playing Syndergaard to Walker Buehler’s deGrom act.