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Dustin Jake May (born September 6, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Dustin May
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 85
Born: (1997-09-06) September 6, 1997 (age 22)
Justin, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 2019, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through September 11, 2019)
Win–loss record1–3
Earned run average4.55



May graduated from Northwest High School in Justin, Texas. He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He was committed to play college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but chose to sign with the Dodgers for a $1 million signing bonus,[2] forgoing his commitment.

After signing, May made his professional debut with the AZL Dodgers, and spent the whole season there, posting an 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched. In 2017, he played for both the Great Lakes Loons and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, compiling a combined 9-6 record, 3.63 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP in 25 games (24 starts) between the two clubs.[3] On August 3, he made his first start for the Tulsa Drillers of Double A going 3 2/3 innings giving up five earned runs.[4] In 2018 for the Quakes he was selected to the post-season California League all-star team.[5] On September 14, he started the Drillers title clinching playoff game where he allowed two runs in five innings.[6] In 23 total starts between Rancho Cucamonga and Tulsa, he was 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA.[7]

May began 2019 with Tulsa.[8] He was selected to the mid-season Texas League All-Star Game[9] also the All-Star Futures Game.[10] He was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers on June 27.[11]

May was called up to the majors on August 2, 2019, and made his major league debut for the Dodgers as the starting pitcher against the San Diego Padres.[12] He pitched 5​23 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts.[13] On August 13, 2019, May picked up his first big league win against the Miami Marlins after pitching 5​23 innings, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

May is nicknamed "Gingergaard" after current New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard due to similar player profile and appearance, as well as his red hair.[15]


  1. ^ "Dodgers' Dustin May: Drafted by Dodgers with 101st overall pick". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dodgers agree to terms with third-round pick". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dustin May Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dustin May makes first start for Tulsa Drillers". True Blue LA. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Bumbaca, Chris (August 21, 2018). "Bannon leads California League All-Stars". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "May helps Drillers win first Texas League in 20 years". September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Dustin May Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 10, 2018.
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  9. ^ Tulsa Drillers (June 13, 2019). "Top Prospects Named to Rosters for ONEOK Field All-Star Game". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  10. ^ Callis, Jim (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  11. ^ Dykstra, Sam (June 27, 2019). "Dodgers promote Lux, May to OKC". Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  12. ^ Gurnick, Ken (August 1, 2019). "May's Friday debut to serve as audition". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  13. ^ Gurnick, Ken (August 2, 2019). "Solid debut showcases May's potential". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  14. ^ De Nicola, Christina (August 13, 2019). "Dodgers belt 6 homers in long ball spectacle". Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (August 3, 2019). "After keeping Dustin May at the deadline, Dodgers debut 'Gingergaard'". ESPN.

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