Trevor May

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Trevor May
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May in 2019
Minnesota Twins – No. 65
Pitcher
Born: (1989-09-23) September 23, 1989 (age 29)
Longview, Washington
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 2014, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through August 20, 2019)
Win–loss record22–21
Earned run average4.67
Strikeouts305
Teams

Trevor J. May (born September 23, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

High school[edit]

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.[1] He had signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Washington.[2] May was named 3A State Player of the Year by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association.[3] He graduated in 2008 as class valedictorian.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Phillies organization[edit]

May was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.[5]

Prior to the 2011 season, May was the Phillies best prospect according to Baseball America[6] 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.[7]

Prior to the 2012 season, May was the Phillies' best prospect according to Baseball America.[8] He was ranked 69th in all of baseball.[9]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On December 6, 2012 he was traded, along with Vance Worley, to the Minnesota Twins for Ben Revere.[10] May was named to the 2014 All-Star Futures Game, but withdrew due to injury.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] In March 2017 an MRI revealed that May had a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.[14] On March 21, it was revealed that May would undergo Tommy John surgery, therefore ending his 2017 season.[15]

May began the 2018 season on the 60-day disabled list. He was activated on June 6, and optioned to Triple-A.[16]

Personal life[edit]

May has an avid interest in electronic music, previously using the pseudonym DJ HEYBEEF[17][18][19]; more recently, DJ MAZR[20], 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."[21] May is a co-owner of Winston's Lab, an "Esports Lab" that focuses on measuring players' and teams' performance in Overwatch League (OWL).[22] In February of 2017, May signed with Canadian professional esports organization, Luminosity Gaming as a streamer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig Smith (May 24, 2008). "Kennewick's 24-12 victory sets state record for title game". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Ben Zimmerman (June 8, 2008). "Kelso pitcher Trevor May to sign with Phillies". The Daily News. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "All-state baseball teams". The Seattle Times. June 18, 2008. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Matt Schubert (August 8, 2014). "Kelso's Trevor May gets big league call". The Daily News. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Ben Zimmerman (June 6, 2008). "Phillies draft Kelso's Trevor May in the fourth round". The Daily News. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Matt Forman (December 13, 2010). "Baseball America Philadelphia Phillies top 2011 prospects". Baseball America. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  7. ^ "Galvis, May named winners of 2011 Paul Owens Awards". Philadelphia Phillies. September 7, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  8. ^ Matt Forman (November 4, 2011). "Baseball America Philadelphia Phillies top 2012 prospects". Baseball America. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "2012 Top 100 Prospects". Baseball America. February 21, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  10. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/phillies-get-cf-ben-revere-from-twins-for-rhps-vance-worley-trevor-may/2012/12/06/1914fb4a-3fcd-11e2-8a5c-473797be602c_story.html
  11. ^ Twins: Alex Meyer replaces injured Trevor May on Futures Game roster – Twin Cities
  12. ^ Baer, Bill. "Twins prospect Trevor May's major league debut didn't go so well". nbcsports.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "White Sox fall to Twins 11-4". Chicago Daily Herald. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  14. ^ a b Trevor May of Minnesota Twins has torn UCL in pitching elbow
  15. ^ Adams, Steve. "Trevor May To Undergo Tommy John Surgery". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Trevor May optioned to AAA after activation from DL". FOX Sports. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  17. ^ Zach Berman (June 8, 2012). "Phillies pitching prospect has interesting spin on hobby". Philly.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  18. ^ Mike Bertha (April 11, 2015). "Twins rookie pitcher Trevor May has an alter ego named DJ Heybeef". MLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  19. ^ Patrin, Nate Major League Bassbin, Or the Unlikely EDM Career of Twins Reliever Trevor May Vice Sports. March 30, 2016
  20. ^ Mike Mullen (March 10, 2016). "Twins pitcher Trevor May, aka DJ MAZR, drops sweet dance single". City Pages. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  21. ^ https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/trevor-may
  22. ^ https://www.winstonslab.com/about/

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