Born: October 24, 1984
Drafted: 8th Round, 241st overall, 2003 (Dodgers)
How acquired: Minor League FA
High School: Parkway West HS, Ballwin, MO
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
The Dodgers originally drafted May as an infielder. He played short initially for them, then the outfield, until they shifted him to catcher in his fourth pro season. He’s shown good power throughout much of his career, but has always been held back by poor walk and K rates, resulting from struggles with offspeed and breaking stuff. He has a good arm, but otherwise is not considered good defensively behind the plate. He had slightly above-average speed earlier in his career, but seems to have slowed down.
R: 252/350/302, 159 AB, 8 2B, 19 BB, 38 K, 11-12 SB
May played shortstop exclusively in his debut season in rookie ball. Aside from a good walk rate he didn’t do much offensively.