According to Jeff Passan at ESPN.com and Jorge Castillo of the LA Times, right-handed pitcher Dustin May will make his major league debut this Friday when he starts against the Padres.
The Dodgers didn’t make a big move at the trade deadline, but they’ve got reinforcements coming: Dustin May, their top pitching prospect, will make his major league debut Friday, sources tell ESPN. May, 21, is nicknamed Gingergaard: his long hair is red, his stuff is like Thor’s.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2019
The Dodgers plan on calling up Dustin May, their top pitching prospect, to make his debut Friday against the Padres, per source. @JeffPassan had it first.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) August 1, 2019
May will be given a chance to contribute down the stretch. He's a bullpen option for October.
Ma, who will turn 22 on September 6th, began the season as the Dodgers No. 4 ranked prospect per Baseball America, he was also 37th overall per Baseball America. He was placed as the No. 2 Dodger prospect during a mid-season update by Baseball America and he also moved to No. 26 overall by Baseball America.
In 2019, May has pitched a total of 106⅔ innings in his two assignments, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He has given up 49 runs (40 earned) and 92 hits. May has 110 strikeouts against 29 walks.
May pitched 134 innings in 2017 and 132⅔ innings in 2018. There has been no reported top number of innings pitched for May this season.
The last Dodger pitcher to make his first MLB start at 21 years old was Nathan Eovaldi in 2011.