May in 2019
|Minnesota Twins – No. 65|
|Born: September 23, 1989|
|August 9, 2014, for the Minnesota Twins|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 21, 2019)
|Earned run average||4.81|
May attended Kelso High School in Kelso, Washington. In his senior year, he led the Hilanders to a 25-2 win–loss record, and a second-place finish at the 3A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association baseball championships. He had signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Washington. May was named 3A State Player of the Year by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association. He graduated in 2008 as class valedictorian.
Philadelphia Phillies organizationEdit
Prior to the 2011 season, May was the Phillies best prospect according to Baseball America That season, while pitching for the Clearwater Threshers, he went 10-8 with a 3.63 earned run average and 208 strikeouts in 151 innings. After the season, he won the Paul Owens Award, which is awarded to the Phillies best minor league pitcher.
May made his major league debut on August 9, 2014, against the Oakland Athletics. He had been pitching well for the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League, but lasted only two innings, throwing 28 of 63 pitches for strikes, walking seven, allowing four earned runs, and not striking out a batter. May got his first major league win on September 3, 2014 as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox at home, 11-4. He pitched 5.1 innings allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6.
In 2016, he was 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA as a reliever, before his season ended with a back injury that was diagnosed as a stress fracture. In March 2017 an MRI revealed that May had a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. On March 21, it was revealed that May would undergo Tommy John surgery, therefore ending his 2017 season.
May began the 2018 season on the 60-day disabled list. He was activated on June 6, and optioned to Triple-A.
May has an avid interest in electronic music, previously using the pseudonym DJ HEYBEEF; more recently, DJ MAZR, and streams on Twitch. May described himself as "a partnered Twitch Streamer, a DJ, a Social Media connoisseur, an esports Entrepreneur, a gaming tournament organizer and commentator, and obviously an exceptional writer." May is a co-owner of Winston's Lab, an "Esports Lab" that focuses on measuring players' and teams' performance in Overwatch League (OWL). In February of 2017, May signed with the professional Esports organization, Luminosity Gaming
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