Chris Crawford highlights Dustin May's recent start against the Marlins and explains why it should get fantasy managers excited about what he can offer them for the remainder of the season.
- Dustin May made his return to the mound on Saturday against the Marlins, and it would be impossible to call his outing anything but a success. The right-hander gave up just one hit through 48 of 71 pitches for strikes. And he fanned nine over his five innings of shutout baseball.
While fantasy managers can't expect May to throw shutouts every single outing, this was far from a fluke. This is one of the most talented young hurlers in baseball, who has registered a 2.81 ERA in 118 2/3 career innings and was outstanding in his five starts in 2021 before missing the remainder of that season and the overwhelming majority of 2022 because of Tommy John surgery. He routinely gets his heater above 98 miles per hour, and he complements that fastball with an electric curve and a cutter that bares into the hands of left-handed hitters.
The one thing that you should be cognizant of here is that may could be working on a relatively strict inning in pitch limit count. But everything else here spells fantasy success. Go get him, if it's still possible.