Dodgers: Weekend Prospect Review from Spring’s Openers
The Dodgers pitching depth is immense heading into the 2019 season especially in the top prospect department. Dustin May, a 21-year-old right-handed pitcher, has done worked his way to the top of the Dodgers’ charts and for good reason.
May is a hard-throwing righty that uses his fastball to set up a devasting 12-6 curveball with late break. The curve is May’s bread and butter and he will typically use it to drop the pitch off the table and into the dirt to catch batters off balance and swinging out of their shoes.
On Sunday, the 21-year-old made his spring debut with the Dodgers and pitched one inning where he walked a batter and struck one out. May was also credited with the win for the day.
There were more impressive performances over the weekend. Dennis Santana struck out three straight batters after opening his inning with a hit and an error put runners on the corners with no out. Mitch White, another Dodgers top pitching prospect walked a batter and struck out two but May still gets the nod on my list.
He gets on here because of the way he pitches. Watching May work is art and he uses his pitches well beyond his years. It vaulted the young pitcher up to Double-A last year and while I would not be surprised to see him start the year back in Tulsa, a Triple-A appearance is bound to happen this coming season.
Keep an eye on May throughout the spring.