Dodgers: Four Dodger Prospects on the Rise for 2018

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GLENDALE, AZ – MARCH 05: General view of action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /


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Every season there will be a pitcher who is on that fringe of prospect glory and takes the step to the next level. Mitch White has been the man the last two years but this season may belong to Dustin May.

The 20-year-old was the Dodgers’ third-round pick in 2016 and has the look of everything you would want in a young pitcher. 6’6” frame with a lively fastball and a ceiling that no one could probably place at this point.

He’s enjoyed success at all three levels he’s been at and finished the season on a very nigh note in High-A: 11 innings of one-run baseball with 15 Ks and one walk.

Look for May to take the leap to one of the most valuable arms in the Dodgers system next season and put himself on a fast track to the majors. People have had some concerns about his big leg kick – El Duque type stuff – but from the scouting reports and video I’ve seen, he seems to have the athleticism to manage it.

May still has ways to go as far as developing pitches but has a great feel for pitching and a steady rhythm you find in any great starter. He already has major league hair, so it’s just a matter of time until the rest of his attributes catch up.

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Expect May to make his appearance in the show around 2020 with a possible end of the rotation ability going forward.