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Dodgers Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Dustin May, Whose "Gingergaard" Nickname Might Be The Worst Of All Time

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No disrespect to Dustin May here, but ‘Gingergaard’ is the worst nickname I have ever heard. It somehow beats Clint Frazier’s ‘Red Thunder’ which he has said on The Short Porch he despises. Gingergaard is TERRIBLE. Just because he has red hair and has awesome stuff with his pitches doesn’t mean you have to force him to be the ginger Noah Syndergaard.

Why would anyone want to be associated with Noah Syndergaard? Since when is Noah Syndergaard good enough to have people nicknamed after him? The guy who dubbed himself a superhero, meanwhile he sits out with bizarre injuries and pitches like dog shit. The entire fanbase has basically gone against Noah after realizing he’s a bum. The guy who has every topical movie scene saved to his phone so he can instagram or tweet it out so he can seem like the coolest, most hip player in the world. You want to be associated with that?

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May is a top talent though. The Dodgers opted to hold onto him and Gavin Lux, their top two pieces, instead of trading for Pittsburgh’s Felipe Vazquez. Fangraphs currently has him as their 8th best prospect in all of baseball. All 3 of his pitches grade above a 60, including his 97 mph fastball. He also has a Bronson Arroyo-esque leg kick.

If the Dodgers win the World Series it’s partly because May became a difference maker out of the pen for them. Still gotta change that nickname.