-May’s emergence as a reliever proved invaluable for the Twins. He is a definite strike out pitcher with a 1.06 WHIP as a reliever. Numbers like these will be what the Twins need coming out of the bullpen. Especially with the current uncertainty there.
-He showed some great control as a reliever in 2015, walking only eight batters and allowing 10 earned through 31.1 innings of work.
-His capability of being a spot starter for the Twins will also be key. If injuries or struggles hurt any starters, the Twins will have the advantage of not having to call up a prospect unless they want to. May did start his Twins career as a starter and could still be a one in the future.
-If May wants to become an eventual starter for the Twins, he will need to become consistent. While he pitched very well in relief, May’s numbers as a starter showed he works better in short spurts.
-More of a disadvantage, but without any defined role with the Twins, May finds himself prepping to be a hybrid pitcher. Mentally, one would think it would be better for May to know straight up if he will be reliever and use him exclusively as one this spring. With the likes of Jose Berrios, Ricky Nolasco and Tommy Milone also being thrown in the mix, it’s tough to see May emerging as the fifth starter after such a successful 2015.
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