Jun 7, 2021

Trevor May: Mets Relief Pitcher (2021)

 Trevor Joseph May was born September 23rd 1989, in Longview Washington. The six foot five, right hander graduated from Washington State & was the valedictorian. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB draft,

In 2012 he was ranked the Phils top


prospect, they used that to trade him to the Minnesota Twins for Ben Revere. He six years with the Twins, debuting in 2014, where he posted a 7.88 ERA going 3-6.

In 2015 he lowered his ERA to 4.00 and improved to an 8-9 record in 48 appearances. In 2016 his season was cut short with a stress fracture in his back. The news got worse when he had to undergo Tommy John surgery in March of 2017, missing the entire season.

He returned to the Twins staff by July 31st, 2018. After recording three holds, he earned a win against the Detroit Tigers on August 16th. That month he earned victories against the White Sox & Rangers, to get to 3-0 with a 1.88 by September 1st. 

He closed out the year, earning three saves, finishing u at 4-1 with three saves & a 3.20 ERA in 24 appearances. He struck out a 36 batters in 25.1 innings pitched.

In 2019 he struck out a career high 79 batters, while pitching in 64.1 innings. He earned his first win on April 3rd, in a one run game against the Kansas City Royals. He collected nine holds until June 22nd, when he earned another win, over the Royals. That same week he earned a victory over the Tampa Rays. 

After a shaky July where he blew a save & took two losses, he gained back to back wins in outings
on August 2nd & the 5th. The rest of the way he collected seven more holds to get to 17 on the season. He ended the year at -3 with a pair of saves & a 2.94 ERA. 

After the Covid 19 shortened season, he signed as a free agent for the Mets bullpen.

Mets Career: May was used on Opening Day & held the Phillies down, although the Mets lost the game. On April 13th, he earned the win in the first game of a double header, as Pete Alonso & Jonathan Villar bother had base hit RBIs. On May 1st, he collected his second Mets win, when Michael Conforto broke a 4-4 tie with a top of the 9th HR in Philadelphia.

On May 8th, he was used in a save
situation in a win over the d-backs at Citi Field. Through May he totaled his holds to five. 

On June 1st, in Arizona, Josh Reddick's controversial double was ruled fair, resulting in a d-backs, walk off win, to give May his second Mets loss. The Mets used him in 20 games the first two months of the season, as he struck out 26 batters in 20 innings of work, posting a 3.60 ERA.

In a seven year career (thru 6/5/21) he is 25-23 with 8 saves, 393 strike outs, 109 walks in 237 appearances, 336 innings, while posting a 4.39 ERA.


Personal: May is a DJ with electronic music. He is involved in gaming tournaments, streaming, writing, & is an esports entrepreneur.

He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Kate (Borgnes) May in 2016.

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