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Twins calling up pitching prospect Trevor May

Aug 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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For a while now Minnesotans have been wondering why the Twins haven’t called up 24-year-old pitching prospects Trevor May and Alex Meyer yet. Meyer remains at Triple-A, but Seth Stohs of Twins Daily reports that the Twins will call up May to debut tomorrow against the A’s.

May was acquired from the Phillies in the Ben Revere trade two offseasons ago and repeated Double-A last season before taking a big step forward at Triple-A this year. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 2.93 ERA and 91/37 K/BB ratio in 95 innings, getting his walk rate below 4.0 for the first time in his career.

May isn’t considered an elite prospect–Meyer is the higher-upside arm, long term–but he’s a potential mid-rotation starter and keeping him in the minors to throw nearly 400 innings between Double-A and Triple-A seemed odd considering he’s 45 days from turning 25 years old and the Twins’ rotation has been terrible for years.

He also gets a tough first assignment on the road against an A’s team that has the highest-scoring lineup in all of baseball, but for Twins fans it’ll sure beat watching more of Kris Johnson or Logan Darnell or whichever other non-prospects were options to make the start.

  1. hgulkkcaj - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    ‘Bout time!

  2. schrutebeetfarms - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Rick Anderson will get that ERA in the mid 5’s where it belongs.

    • kopy - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Hopefully he can fix that 8.6 K/9 as well.

    • twinfan24 - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      Agreed, unfortunately. I don’t necessarily hold the Twins record the last few years against Gardenhire, as he hasn’t had the greatest talent to work with. But, I do hold his unfailing, unfounded confidence in his buddy Anderson against him. Anderson needs to go. If that means firing Gardy to get it done, then fire Gardy.

  3. danglesnipecelly24 - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    I like turtles

  4. racksie - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    I may be a bit odd, but I always defer to the baseball people. You know the ones who have spent their entire lives in the game, and have seen people who have panned out, and people who have been abject failures. The argument against May has always been control. And I wonder if maybe mental control is an issue as well. sometimes the phenoms decide that they will listen to the advice of coaches, but not apply it. We will see where May goes with his knowledge, and ability. And the fact remains, he can’t be worse than any other guy thrown out there. Kris Johnson, and Logan Darnell are basically being used to make sure guys like May have to earn their call up. Not assume that they are better and should be the guy.

  5. twinfan24 - Aug 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    YES!

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