Dustin May Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/6/1997 (26)
Dustin May Season Stats
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Dustin May News
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May (elbow) underwent elbow surgery on Tuesday, as scheduled, to fix his flexor muscle. May also had UCL reconstruction to revise the Tommy John procedure he had back in May of 2021. He's projected to return in around 12 months. It's a more invasive procedure than previously expected, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect him back for the Dodgers until at least some point in the second half in 2024. The 25-year-old hard-throwing hurler should have already been dropped in redraft leagues. Although he had only 34 strikeouts in 48 innings over nine starts before his injury this year, May was in the middle of a breakout campaign with a 2.63 ERA (3.28 FIP) and 0.94 WHIP.
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May (elbow) will go through with surgery to repair his flexor tendon, according to the team's Twitter. The 25-year-old has been on the shelf since his last start on May 17 after suffering from right elbow pain. Over just nine starts in 2023, May pitched to a 2.63 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 34 strikeouts across 48 innings. The fifth-year arm will be out for the remainder of the season and will likely miss at least a month in 2024.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he misspoke on Wednesday when he said that right-hander Dustin May (forearm) had started a throwing program. In fact, May hasn't started playing catch yet and is still rehabbing from a flexor-pronator-mass injury. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection six weeks ago. Hopefully, the 25-year-old hard-throwing hurler will resume throwing soon, but it's another reminder that fantasy managers stashing him will need to be patient for much longer. At this point, May probably won't have a realistic chance to return until at least the middle of August. His injury came at a really inopportune time for the Dodgers, as he had gone 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nines starts to begin the year, albeit with only 34 punchouts in 48 innings of work.
Dustin May's late-season return from Tommy John Surgery (TJS) went about as well as expected. In six starts (30.0 IP), May had a 2-3 W-L record, 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 29 Ks. It's difficult to put much into the numbers given that May was returning from injury and the Dodgers certainly weren't going to push him but the important things to monitor did look good. His fastball velocity averaged 97.3 MPH, down only slightly from the 97.8 MPH average in 2021 (23.0 IP) and his 12.9% SwStr and 29.7% Whiff% were similar to his 2021 numbers pre-injury. At this point, we've seen enough of May's potential to know he's close to being a star and his career numbers in the Majors paint that picture too. Over 143.2 IP, May has an 8-8 W-L record, 3.26 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 140 Ks. He sports a 3.61 xFIP and 3.81 SIERA and it's around those numbers we can expect to see from May in 2023. May has never topped 150.0 IP in a season across all levels and it's highly unlikely he'll do so this year in his first full season since TJS. The talent is there but for 2023, temper expectations as his workload will be limited. If he can stay healthy this year, the sky is the limit for May moving forward.