Dodgers Top Prospects: Should they stay or should they go

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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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) /

May is the first prospect where the decision making gets a bit tougher because he, like Keibert Ruiz is to Will Smith, is highly comparable to Tony Gonsolin and the two are in a way, packaged next to each other as far as who should be kept versus traded.

Both Gonsolin and May are hard-throwing righties with great breaking pitches. If the Dodgers choose to trade one and keep the other they’ll be able to add a power righty to either the rotation or back-end of the bullpen although, with both, the plan is clearly starting.

Gonsolin is developmentally farther ahead than May is right now although Gonsolin has played college baseball whereas May was a high school pick.

However, due to age and success, the Dodgers could benefit for a longer period of time by holding on to May over Gonsolin.

It’s important to note that for the right return, the Dodgers could flip May and keep Gonsolin but keeping the younger player with more potential is rather obviously the way to go.

This season, May has played in Double-A and Triple-A this season and has looked really great in Triple-A where, at the time of this article, he had only made four starts. Despite the small sample size in the minor’s highest level, the Dodger prospect has proven a lot by successfully pitching in a level where batters are hitting home runs at a 129 percent rate higher than last season.

Dustin May is an exciting prospect and for now, unless the right offer comes through, he should be kept.

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