Trevor J. May was originally signed by Phillies scout Dave Ryles…graduated from Kelso (WA) High School where he was the valedictorian…in 2019 raised funds through the Big League Impact ALL WIN campaign, impacting Gillette Children’s Hospital.
Was 2-0 with a save, a 5.04 ERA and .756 opponents OPS in 26 relief appearances with the Mets in a season shortened by a three month stint on the injured list with an inflamed right triceps....Struck out 30 batters in 25.0 innings, his sixth consecutive season with more strikeouts than innings pitched....Had a .324 opponents on-base percentage, which was his highest since his rookie season of 2014 (.390)…his ERA was his highest since 2016 (5.27)....Allowed a .265 opponents batting average, which broke down to .250 (14-for-56) with a .769 OPS against right-handed hitters compared to .283 (13-for-46 (.283) with a .740 OPS against left-handers…yielded three of his four home runs to righties....Opponents hit .320 with three of his four home runs with the bases empty, .212 with runners on…allowed a .192 average with runners in scoring position....Converted his only save opportunity and stranded all six of his inherited runners…first batters faced were 7-for-23 (.304) with three walks (.385 on-base percentage)....Had a 2.08 ERA and .548 opponents OPS in 13 games at home, an 8.25 ERA and .939 OPS in 13 appearances on the road....Allowed just one run before the eighth inning (9.0 ip, 1.00 ERA)…had a 7.33 ERA from the eighth inning on. ...Tossed at least one inning in 23 of his 26 appearances but never more than 1.1 innings....DAY-BY-DAY: Was credited with his only save of the season in the second game of an April 19 doubleheader against San Francisco (1.0 ip, 1 so)…pitched a season-high 1.1 innings April 22 at Arizona…had an 8.64 ERA and .969 OPS in eight games when he was placed on the injured list May 3 with a right triceps inflammation…made one rehab appearance with Binghamton on July 24 against Hartford (1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 so) and three with Syracuse from July 27-31 (3.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 3 so) before he was reinstated from the IL on Aug. 3…posted a 3.24 ERA and .629 OPS in 18 games following his return…struck out a season-high three batters in an inning of work against Cincinnati on Aug. 9…did not allow a run in 10 of his final 11 regular season games beginning Aug. 22 (9.2 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 2 er, 4 bb, 16 so, 1.80 ERA)…that included a seven-game stretch from Aug. 22 to Sept. 20 where he did not allow a run in 6.0 innings…tossed a scoreless inning and struck out two in the 300th appearance of his career on Aug. 27 against Colorado…was on the injured list from Sept. 3 to 11…struck out the final batter of the game on Sept. 18 against Pittsburgh…it was the Mets 20th strikeout of the game, tying a major league record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game…matched his season high with 1.1 scoreless innings Oct. 2 at Atlanta…made two postseason appearances for the Mets in the Wild Card Series against San Diego and did not allow a run (2.1 ip, 1 bb, 4 so)…has not allowed a run in six career postseason outings (5.1 ip, 1 h, 1 bb, 6 so).
Had seven wins, tied for the seventh-most among NL relievers and tied for the 13th-most among major league relievers...The seven victories were one shy of his career-high of eight set in 2015...Was seventh among Major League relievers with 11.92 strikeouts per nine innings (min. 60 innings)...Finished with 83 strikeouts in 62.2 innings...The 83 strikeouts were tied for the 11th-most among NL relief pitchers...Had a career-high four saves...Also established a career-high in appearances (68)...Did not allow an earned run over 12.0 innings from April 6-May 8, spanning 12 appearances...Had a 10.0 inning scoreless streak from June 16-July 5 (10 games)...Limited opponents to a .148 (9-61) batting average with three extra-base hits (all doubles) with RISP.
Made the Opening Day roster for third time in career (also 2016 and 2019) and was the winning pitcher on Opening Day July 24 at Chicago-AL, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning in a 10-5 victory...Surpassed 300.0 innings pitched for his career on Aug. 16 vs. Kansas City...Struck out at least one batter in 19 of 23 appearances and multiple batters in 10 appearances...Had a scoreless appearance in 17 of his 24 games...Held left-handed hitters to a .200 (9-45) batting average and right-handed batters to a .256 (11-43) mark...Ranked second in the AL in strikeouts-per-9.0 innings pitched with 14.66 (min 20.0 IP)...POSTSEASON...Tossed 2.0 scoreless frames in the 2020 Wild Card Series vs. Houston.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for second time in career and first time since 2016....Did not allow a home run in first 20 appearances March 30-May 15 (16.1 IP) and just one homer allowed in 31 of first 32 appearances March 30-June 22 (26.1 IP)....Posted scoreless appearances in 18 of 20 outings in a 20-game stretch April 18-June 11, including seven holds....Earned fourth career save with 1.0 scoreless inning in a Twins 6-5 victory June 11 vs. Seattle....Struck out multiple batters in six-straight appearances June 27-July 14 and in 11 of 14 appearances from June 27-August 14, posting a 14.29 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP in that span...struck out multiple batters 22 times on season....Recorded second save of season and fifth of career September 20 vs. Kansas City, striking out all three batters in the ninth inning on 13 pitches....Over his last 24 outings (beginning July 27), went 2-0 with one save, eight holds and a 1.33 ERA (27.0 IP, 4 ER)...held opposing batters to a .129/.182/.269 slash line (12-for-93, with six walks and 35 strikeouts)....Held left-handed hitters to a .185 batting average and right-handed hitters to a .182 average....Posted an ERA of 1.41 (32.0 IP, 5 ER) in 30 road games and a 4.45 ERA (32.1 IP, 16 ER) in 35 home games....Led the club in holds (17)...allowed just three of 22 inherited runners to score (13.6%), the lowest IR scored percent by a Twins reliever since 2006 (Dennys Reyes - 13.3% and Pat Neshek 10.3%)....Made two appearances in 2019 ALDS vs. New York-AL, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning (0.1 in Game 1, 0.2 in Game 2) with one hit allowed and two strikeouts.
Spent the first half of the season on the 60-day DL recovering from "Tommy John" surgery he had in March of 2017...Made one rehab start in Single-A Ft. Myers before being activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester on June 7...In 13 games (4 starts) with the Red Wings, went 0-4, 4.00 ERA (27.0 IP, 12 ER) with 16 walks and 25 strikeouts...Recalled from Triple-A Rochester July 31 and made season debut that same day, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning with a strikeout vs. Cleveland...his first major league appearance in 688 days...11 of first 13 appearances were scoreless, going 3-0, 1.88 ERA (14.1 IP, 3 ER) with three walks and 22 strikeouts in that span...Made the start as the Opening Pitcher September 4 at Houston, allowing four runs on five hits in 1.0 inning pitched and was dealt the loss....Hosted "Fortday" at Target Field September 9, pre-game vs. Kansas City...gamers and baseball fans were invited to watch professional gamers BasicallyIDoWork and Jordan Fisher play the online game Fortnite live on the videoboards at Target Field...Earned first career save on 29th birthday September 23 at Oakland, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings of relief...Finished season with eight of 10 final appearances being scoreless (1.80 ERA), including six straight appearances to end season...went 3-for-3 in save opportunities in season's final week...Held left-handed hitters to a .195 average and right-handers to a .241 average.
Diagnosed with torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow March 11 ... Underwent "Tommy John" surgery March 22 and missed the entire season ... Officially placed on 60-day disabled list March 22.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for first time in career...Posted a 1.89 ERA (19.0 IP, 4 ER) with opponents hitting .181, eight walks and 27 strikeouts, through May 10...Ranked second in baseball in strikeouts (40) among relievers through games of June 1, trailing only New York-AL's Dellin Betances (47)...Placed on 15-day disabled list June 10 with low back spasms...Pitched in four games for Triple-A Rochester on rehab assignment; returned from rehab assignment and reinstated July 5...Appeared in 100th career game August 4 at Cleveland...Placed back on 15-day disabled list August 10 with low back strain; reinstated September 9 but made just one more appearance before placed back on disabled list September 12, ending his season...Held left-handed hitters to a .153 (9-for-59) batting average with Minnesota and right-handed hitters to a .275 (30-for-109) average...Posted a strikeout-per-9.0 innings pitched ratio of 12.66, seventh best in the AL and 10th in baseball (minimum of 40.0 IP).
Played in third career Twins spring training and was optioned to Triple-A Rochester March 28...Was slated to be Triple-A Rochester third starter but was recalled by Minnesota on April 11 when Ricky Nolasco was placed on DL with right elbow inflammation...Made start in Home Opener April 13 vs. Kansas City, allowing five runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings pitched with one walk and four strikeouts and was issued the loss... Pitched 7.0-shutout innings with two hits allowed, no walks and nine strikeouts, which tied a season-high (previous May 23 at Chicago-AL) June 3 at Boston...Moved to the bullpen upon Ervin Santana's reinstatement from the 80-day restricted list in beginning of July; had gone 4-7, 4.37 ERA (80.1 IP, 39 ER) with 18 walks and 71 strikeouts in 15 starts.... Held opponents scoreless in 14 consecutive relief appearances (13.0 IP) from July 25-August 28....Recorded six holds from August 21 through the end of the season, the most on the Twins in that span....Went 4-8, 4.43 ERA (83.1 IP, 41 ER) with 18 walks and 73 strikeouts in 16 starts and 4-1, 2.87 ERA (31.1 IP, 10 ER) with eight walks and 37 strikeouts in 32 relief appearances....Led all AL rookies in strikeouts-per-walk (4.23) with a minimum of 100.0 IP and ranked fourth in strikeouts (110), tied for seventh in games (48) and tied for ninth in holds (7).
Optioned to Triple-A Rochester from Twins spring training March 9...Set season-high with 11 strikeouts May 1 vs. Louisville (6.0 IP)...tied season-high with 11 again June 16 vs. Pawtucket (8.1 IP)...Pitched first complete game May 13 vs. Columbus, the sixth of minor league career...Went 4-2, 1.47 ERA (36.2 IP, 6 ER) with 34 strikeouts and 15 walks in six May starts...Selected to participate in SiriusXM Futures Game at Target Field, replacing St. Louis prospect Marco Gonzalez (recall)...placed on 7-day disabled list June 26 with right calf strain (suffered June 21 at Buffalo); could not play and was replaced by teammate Alex Meyer...Reinstated July 13 and made four starts for the Red Wings before being recalled August 9...Made major league debut in a start August 9 at Oakland, allowing four runs on three hits and seven walks in 2.0 innings pitched, being dealt the loss...Earned first major league win September 3 vs. Chicago-AL, allowing three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings pitched, with one walk and six strikeouts as the Twins won 11-4...Set season and career-high with 10 strikeouts (6.0 IP) September 14 at Chicago-AL; eighth different rookie in club history to record doubledigit strikeouts; 12th different time, and first since Matt Garza in 2007...A Combined to go 11-12, 4.44 ERA (144.0 IP, 71 ER) with 61 walks and 138 strikeouts between Rochester and Minnesota...Finished third in the organization in strikeouts (138), behind Phil Hughes (186) and Alex Meyer (153)...Ranked ninth best prospect and best changeup in Twins system by Baseball America entering 2015.
Participated in first Twins major league spring training and optioned March 11..spent his first season in the Twins organization with Double-A New Britain... Pitched two 7.0-inning complete game shutouts - April 24 at New Hampshire and May 10 vs. Portland (Game 2)... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week for June 21, tossing 7.2 shutout innings with four hits allowed, one walk and nine strikeouts, earning the win June 18 at Erie... Had season-high 10 strikeouts twice - May 10 vs. Portland (7.0 IP) and August 31 vs. Reading (7.0 IP)...struck out six-plus in 16 starts and eight-plus in eight starts... Named to Eastern League All-Star East team but did not play... Led the Eastern League in strikeouts (159), tied for first in starts (27) and ranked fifth in innings pitched (151.2)...led the Rock Cats in wins (9)... Played in the Arizona Fall League with Glendale Desert Dogs, going 0-2, 3.21 ERA (14.0 IP, 5 ER) with four walks and 12 strikeouts in nine games (1 start)... Named eighth-best prospect and best changeup in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2014.
Spent the season with Double-A Reading (Philadelphia). ... Went 5-0, 2.40 (30.0 IP, 8 ER) with eight walks and 33 strikeouts in five April starts. ... Did not allow a home run in first eight starts (46.1 IP) April 6-May 16. ... Led the Eastern League in strikeouts (151), was tied for first in starts (28), tied for eighth in wins (10) and 10th in innings (149.2). ... Struck out seven-plus batters in nine of his 28 starts and eight-plus in four starts; averaged 9.1 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings pitched.
Spent the season with Single-A Clearwater...named Phillies Pitcher of the Week May 30-June 5...named Phillies minor league Pitcher of
the Month for June, going 2-2, 1.50 (30.0 IP, 5 ER) with 13 walks and 40 strikeouts in five starts...named to Florida State League All-Star team
and earned the win (1.0 IP)...was the 50th anniversary of the FSL All-Star game, which was played in Bright House Field, his home club's park
in Clearwater, FL...named FSL Pitcher of the Week twice...struck out 208 batters in 151.1 IP (12.37 K/9.0 IP), third-most in all of Minor League
Baseball...recorded double-digit strikeouts seven times, including 14 strikeouts June 22 at Tampa (7.0 IP); the most strikeouts by a Phillies minor
league pitcher since at least 1980...led the Florida State League in strikeouts and shutouts (2), tied for second in complete games (3) and starts
(27), and ranked third in innings pitched (151.1)...given Paul Owens Award as best pitcher in the Phillies minor league system...named the top
prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America entering 2012.
Began season with Single-A Clearwater...selected as a midseason FSL All-Star...transferred to Single-A Lakewood July 4...named Phillies
Minor League Pitcher of the Week July 26-August 1...struck out 14 batters in 7.0 innings pitched with no walks July 27 at Delmarva...averaged
12.13 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP between both levels...went 1-1, 0.77 (11.2 IP, 1 ER) with 21 strikeouts in two playoff starts with Lakewood...named
the fifth best prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America entering the 2011 season.
Spent the season with Single-A Lakewood...named Phillies minor league Pitcher of the Week August 31-September 7...averaged 11.06
strikeouts-per-9.0 IP...held opponents to a .211 batting average...went 1-0, 0.00 (11.0 IP) with 11 strikeouts in two postseason starts.
Began his professional career with the GCL Phillies...participated in Florida Instructional League.