Trevor J. May...Twitter: @trevmay65...Instagram: @trevmay65...2008 graduate of Kelso (WA) High School where he was a valedictorian...went 11-1 his senior year to help team to the Class 3A state championship game...enjoys many hobbies, which includes writing and producing house music, live DJ's under several monikers, wrote a blog in 2017 for MLBtraderumors, and most recently has become a regular streamer on Twitch.tv under the name "IamTrevorMay"...Fortnite is his game of choice...participated in Twins Winter Caravan in 2016 and '17...very active on social media, Instagram and Twitter as well as Youtube at youtube.com/iamtrevormay.com...grew up a Ken Griffey, Jr. fan and is a Seattle Seahawks fan.
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 ofthe 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 teamand 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 parkin 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 LeagueBaseball...recorded double-digit strikeouts seven times, including 14 strikeouts June 22 at Tampa (7.0 IP); the most strikeouts by a Phillies minorleague 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 topprospect 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 PhilliesMinor 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...averaged12.13 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...namedthe 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 11.06strikeouts-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.