The Minnesota Twins need pitching help and it might already be on their roster in the arm of Trevor May.
The Minnesota Twins are like a lot of teams in Major League Baseball, they need some pitching. Even the teams that don’t need pitching might want to add some more to just sure up a couple loose ends. It is obvious that pitching is hard to come by, but it’s desperately needed. It is kind of like the law of supply and demand, but the Twins have a little bit of a hidden supply.
Do you remember Trevor May? It is okay if you don’t or have momentarily forgotten. May was supposed to be a force this season with the Twins pitching staff but was forced to have Tommy John surgery during Spring Training and missed all of the 2017 campaign. At the moment, it felt like the Twins’ hopes had died right there before the season even began but it all came together with the Twins winning and thoughts about May were pushed to the backburner.
The hot stove hasn’t exactly been piping hot this MLB offseason, but that’s okay, for now, for the Twins because possibly their most valuable added pitcher might just be a healthy May. May is a hard-throwing right handed pitcher who has already appeared in three seasons at the major league level with the Twins in 102 games.
What makes May special is his versatility of being either a starting pitcher of a bullpen arm. At the major league level with the Twins, May has started 25 games and he has finished 19. He has plenty of experience in both which makes the Twins life much easier by being able to put May wherever he is needed.
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May sports a career 5.14 ERA and a career WHIP of 1.313. In May’s last season in 2016, he had an ERA of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.313 in 44 appearances which all came in relief. Don’t let the high ERA fool you, though. May’s last 15 games in 2016 where stretched from July to September, but he was pretty dominant. In that span, May gave up only seven runs and four of those runs came in one game. In fact, in that timeframe, May only allowed runs to score in three ballgames while only twice not registering at least one strikeout.
May might not be a household name, but he is poised to be putting up great numbers for the Twins staff either in the rotation or out of the bullpen. The upcoming season will be May’s age 28 season which puts him right in his prime and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Twins.
There might be more flashier names that the Twins could wine and dine, I won’t complain if they grab one or two, but the arm that might just leave the biggest impact in 2018 is already on the roster.
If you want to learn more about Trevor May, I suggest following him on Twitter. He’s a fun follow and a diehard e-sports personality. You can find him at @trevmay65.