Dustin May has made himself a name as a pitcher on the field with the dashing and hands made of steel. The young player is currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Not to mention, the Dodgers picked May in the third round, overall, during the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
Also, deemed as a born-pitcher, Dustin made headlines with his opening pitch back in the day.
Likewise, today, he will be opening for the Dodgers, where he will compete against the Astros, his rival to say.
But how much do we know about him outside of the pitch? Here, right now, we will talk more about his early career, start in the pitch, and his life. Make sure to read till the end to know more about him.
Dustin May: Quick Facts
|Dustin Jake May
|September 6, 1997
|Justin, Texas, the United States of American
|Texas Tech Red Raiders
|Northwest High School
|26 Years Old
|6 feet 6 inches (198 cm)
|82 kgs(180 lbs)
|Los Angeles Dodgers
|Engaged to Millie Trautner
|Rookie Cards, Jersey, Bobblehead, Baseball Trading Card, Autographed Card
Short Bio- Parents, Childhood, and Education
Dustin May, the prodigy pitcher who has also been deemed a star, was born Dustin Jake May to his American parents.
Born and raised in Justin, Texas, the United States of America, he has not revealed any family information.
Not the one to talk much, May has yet to disclose the name of his father and mother, and there is no mention about his siblings as well.
But we do know that Dustin is an American who belongs to white ethnic background.
Likewise, Dustin completed his early high school education from Northwest High School in his hometown Justin, Texas, for his education.
From what we know, May has been playing baseball since his high school days.
And more so, May was committed to continuing baseball at the college level at the Texas Tech Red Raiders. However, he changed his mind after getting through the MBL draft held that year.
How tall is Dustin May?- Age and Height
Already seen as the prodigy and genius when it comes to pitching, Dustin May seems big, but he is still a young man. Yes, Dustin May, aka the “Gingergaard,” is just in his early 20s.
To be more specific, May was born in the year 1997, which makes him 26 years old. Also, he celebrates his birthday every year on the sixth of September.
Not to mention, his sun sign happens to be Virgo, who is known to be a perfectionist, intelligent, and smart.
We are sure to win the game strategy is essential, but it is the brawl that keeps them going in the field.
Likewise, May might be young, but he is already 6 feet 6 inches(198 cm) tall and weighs about 82 kgs(180 lbs). Aside from that, the exact measurements of his athletic physique are unknown.
However, we know he has long red hair and dark brown eyes contrasting his fair skin complexion.
Professional Debut- MLB, Stats, and AZL Dodgers
As we have talked about earlier, Dustin is a born-pitcher who has been in the field ever since his high school days.
He played junior baseball at the Northwest High School and was committing to play at the college level.
In just a few months, May was getting ready to play for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. However, his decision changed once he got drafted in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
To be more specific, May was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round and 101. Just a teenager, he signed a million contracts to join the Dodgers.
As expected, the Dodgers were quick to put May in the field and get that strike.
That same year, he made his MLB debut with the AZL Dodgers and spent the whole season there. His first game ended with a 3.86 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched.
Likewise, in 2017. Dustin played for the Great Lakes Loons and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Combined, his stats recorded 9-6, 3.63 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP in just 25 games.
Then on August 3, Dustin started playing for the Tulsa Drillers of Double-A, going 3 2/3 innings where he earned five runs.
The following year, the skilled pitcher was picked for the Quakes and selected to the post-season California League all-star team.
With the time, Dustin polished his skills even further, and by the end of September, he had 23 total starts with a 3.39 ERA. Similarly, Dustin’s 2019 also began with Tulsa.
The team chose him for the mid-season Texas League All-Star Game and also the All-Star Futures Game. Later, May was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers at the end of June.
Many significant events were to happen for Dustin. On August 2, 2019, young Dustin was called up to the majors, and eventually, he made his major league debut for the Dodgers.
But what was more memorable is the fact that May was the one to start as a pitcher against the San Diego Padres.
Born to be a pitcher, May pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing only four runs and nine hits with three strikeouts.
By the 13th of August, May picked his first major league win against the Miami Marlins after pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts.
Moreover, Dustin ended his season with 14 games appearances for the Dodgers, a 2-3 record, a 3.63 ERA, and 32 strikeouts with only five walks.
Pandemic shortened Season
The following year 2020, which was obviously the pandemic shortened season, Dustin grabbed the following marks.
May became the youngest opening day starter since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 for Dodgers. His 99.1 mph-average four-seam fastball was the speedy four-seamer of any major league pitcher for the 2020 season.
May pitched in two games of the 2020 World Series, working three total innings and making three runs to score on five hits. He also ranked fifth in Rookie of the Year voting.
Dustin May to Appear at the Dodger’s Finale against Astros
On June 29, it was announced that Dustin May, the genius pitcher, will be appearing for the Dodgers finale against their rival, Astros.
After three years, Dustin will be meeting his rival pitcher, both 1997 born Cristian Javier.
Before this, the two met for the first time in 2017 at the Midwest League, where their team met at Modern Woodmen Park located in Davenport, Iowa.
This is not the only important thing to happen to Dustin. Just this year, May started the Dodgers on Opening Day after Clayton Kershaw injured his back before the big day.
Not only that, but Dustin also became the youngest opening day starter for the Dodgers since Fernando Valenzuela back in 1981.
During the conference on Wednesday, Ross Stripling said,
“For Dustin to step in on Opening Day, man, that is no small feat, and he did it, I don’t know if effortlessly is the right word, but it seemed like he didn’t bat an eye, and goes in there and pump strikes.”
More he added,
“He’s going to get a good test here in Houston tonight, but he’s obviously really good against righties. I expect him to go out there and compete as he has basically from day one in the big leagues.”
Dustin May | Injury and Surgery
The top young starting pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers had to undergo Tommy John Surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in May 2021.
The surgery is likely to pause his playing career for at least a year. He faced the injury while starting for the team against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 1 in the second inning.
He threw a pitch and tore his UCL, called the trainer, and exited the game.
Net Worth and Income- How much does Dustin earn in a year?
Drafted in 2016 and started in the major league in 2019, Dustin has more to cover when it comes to wealth.
Fame has surely has earned from his debut days, but we are sure as time passes, wealth will come to him too.
Hence, the young Dustin’s net worth is unknown at the moment. And we are not sure just how much he is earning from his time in the Dodgers too.
We only know that he signed a million-dollar contract with the Dodgers right after his draft.
Is Dustin May dating anyone? Who is his girlfriend?- Personal Life and More
Aside from his career, Dustin’s personal life is also something people want to know about. The star pitcher has earned some loyal and die-hard fans from his short time in the league, from what we know.
So, what do we know about his personal life, especially his dating life? Well, for starters, Dustin is engaged to his girlfriend, Amelia, for some time now. Sad news for the ladies fans out there!
There is one thing that readers might get confused about so, Amelia is actually Millie Traut. We don’t know much about their dating period, but yes, through Dustin’s Instagram profile, it is sure and certain that their love is growing day by day.
Aside from their love talks, we can surely stalk Millie via her Instagram handle, where she has clearly mentioned @d_maydabeast as “My,” followed by a love emoticon.
12/10/2020 was the marked date of his life when Dustin, with all his romantic aura, proposed to his girlfriend. The kind of proposal that he planned is still a dream for most of the girls.
Dustin was all dressed in a macho style (brown shirt and light blue denim), with that 10-gallon cowboy hat. Not to mention, he also planned a photo session to keep the moment as a memory forever.
Additionally, the round brick thing (quite unclear in the picture) that had MARRY ME was something really awesome.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 55.6k Followers
Twitter– 13.5k Followers
Frequently Asked Question
Is Dustin May a free agent now?
There are no such exact reports on this to date.