Projecting the 2023 Dodgers Rotation: Dustin May
Dustin May broke into the major leagues during the 2019 season, appearing in 14 games while making four starts from the mound. It’s only a matter of time before this top prospect is a regular in the Dodgers rotation. If it doesn’t happen by the end of the 2020 season, it will surely take place by 2021.
If all goes right, the young right-hander will be a fixture in the rotation by 2023. He is considered the second best prospect in Andrew Friedman’s system, behind second baseman Gavin Lux.
The 6-foot-6 flamethrower has a fastball that peaks close to 100 MPH. FanGraphs grades the pitch at 65 on a 20-80 grading scale, with his slider and cutter trending to become plus pitches. And that doesn’t even mention his curveball which ranked in the 98th percentile for spin rate last season, according to Baseball Savant.
The only thing holding back May, 22, from being a long-term starter in the rotation is health. But if he stays away from the injured list, he will be starting for the Dodgers every fifth day for years to come.