Sep 25, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Trevor May (65) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
He got his cup of coffee at the end of the 2014 season, and then went on to spill it all over his lap. While May showed glimpses of the solid project the Twins were hoping they got in return for Ben Revere, it was more often bad than good.
After posting a 2.84 ERA with New Britain last season, the Twins gave May his chance. He went on to compile a 7.88 ERA over the course of nine starts, while walking 4.3 batters per nine innings. His 8.7 K/9 tally was respectable, but all to often he found himself having to work out of jams he had earlier placed himself in.
Coming into 2015, May will have to return to his minor league self. Likely a distant afterthought for the rotation during Spring Training, it will be about May getting himself right for the length of the season. If Trevor May can start strong in the spring, and carry the new-found success into the minor league season, he could once again become a quick option for the Twins to call upon.