Dodgers: The Three Most Valuable Prospects of 2019

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GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 20: Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) /

2. Dustin May

The future of the Dodgers’ rotation remains bright with Walker Buehler and Julio Urias being the potential anchors of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw shifting into a veteran innings eater role.  Even after Urias and Buehler, the Dodgers have plenty of young pitching talent in the minor leagues and at the top of the list is Dustin May.

May is easy to spot with his bright red fluffy mane, but his pitches are a lot tougher to see with his electric arsenal.  This minor league season, Dustin has made five starts with the Tulsa Drillers and the most earned runs he has given up is three.  He sports a 1.50 ERA and has recorded 27 strikeouts in 24 innings.

Although there may not be room in the rotation this season for May, he could work himself into a bullpen role later on in the season.  Dustin should be ready for the big leagues next season at the latest and he would give the Dodgers yet another right-hander with electric stuff.  As the number one pitching prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system, he is the second most valuable prospect.