CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe
Strength of Schedule Report
<< Previous Article
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit Lis... (09/11)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (09/05)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (09/18)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: One... (09/11)

September 11, 2017

Monday Morning Ten Pack

September 11, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff


Dustin May, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga)
Bracketing the inevitable (and entirely warranted) early-career Carrot Top comps, May’s physicality is as interesting as it gets on the mound. He’s a slender-framed, rail-thin 6-foot-6, and while he’ll add some mass as he matures I’m not sure how much bulk we should really expect to adorn the frame at maturity. The shoulders are narrow, the hips squeeze thinner still, and there’s an inherent gangle to the body. He utilizes a long, high leg kick, reminiscent of Bronson Arroyo. The hips stay closed through a long arm swing and drive downhill, and while he features plus arm speed, he isn’t always consistent in clearing his front side. Combined with a slingy, low-three-quarters slot, it leads to balls that will migrate arm side when he’s not on time. Still, given the age and degree of difficulty in the delivery, he repeated pretty well in this look, and it translated to decent control to both sides.

He worked 92-94 (t96) out of the gate, bumping a tick and topping at 97 in the second, and really dominated off the heater throughout his first time through the lineup. He showed hard, plus two-seam run to attack the hands of right-handed hitters, while also mixing in a straighter four-seam variant with life above the zone. His slider at 82-84 showed wicked two-plane movement, with tight vertical action diving below the zone as well as a softer early-count variant with more sweep into the zone to steal strikes at 79-81. A handful of firm changes in the 86-87 band included one that flashed above-average dive and command to coax an empty swing out of Brendan Rodgers. The rest showed as relatively flat and raw, however.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

0 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit Lis... (09/11)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (09/05)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (09/18)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: One... (09/11)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Mana...
Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vanishing ERA Qualifi...
Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
BP En Espanol: Confesiones de un falso manag...
What You Need to Know: Best of the Best
Short Relief: Our Large Retired Sons
BP Toronto

MORE FROM SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: One Entire Season of Base...
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: September 11, 2017
BP En Espanol: Una Oda al Slider
Short Relief: A Little Extra Incentive
What You Need to Know: How the East Was Won
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of September 8th-...
Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 24

MORE BY BP PROSPECT STAFF
2017-09-18 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: 2018 Breakout Candi...
2017-09-14 - Eyewitness Accounts: September 14, 2017
2017-09-11 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 11, 2017
2017-09-08 - Premium Article The Call-Up: September Call Ups
2017-09-06 - Premium Article Notes from the Field: September 6, 2017
2017-09-05 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 5, 2017
More...

MORE MONDAY MORNING TEN PACK
2017-09-18 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: 2018 Breakout Candi...
2017-09-11 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 11, 2017
2017-09-05 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 5, 2017
2017-08-28 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 28, 2017
2017-08-21 - Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 21, 2017
More...