Who Brings Up The End Of The Rotation For The Twins?

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Sep 9, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher

Trevor May

(65) delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Despite pitching at the back-end of the rotation in 2014, it appears there are already two more viable options for the Twins than Trevor May. With a lower ceiling than Alex Meyer, and a less projectable consistency level than Tommy Milone, May find himself being the odd man out. Much like Meyer however, he could change the tide with a strong spring.

In 2014, May posted a 7.88 ERA and that was ballooned by a 1.774 WHIP. Despite lacking control (4.3 BB/9), he showed a strong ability to strike major league batters out as backed by his 8.7 K/9 ratio. There were periods where May looked like things were clicking, but all too often the regression reared its ugly head.

Look for May to compete at a significantly higher level than what he did in his cup of coffee experience during 2014. Although I don’t see him cracking the starting rotation out of the gate, he could force himself into it at some point. May could end up having similar numbers to those of the career of teammate Ricky Nolasco (4.48 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 7.3 K/9).

Now we start to get into some outsider options that would have to have quite a few things break their way to crack the rotation…