Jacob May, Outfielder, Chicago White Sox, #64
Date of Birth: 1/23/1992
Birthplace: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
College: Coastal Carolina University
Current Salary: $535,000
Jacob May, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, was first drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2010 but he didn't sign with them. Three years later, he was drafted by the White Sox. he played in Chicago's minor league system from 2013 through 2016.
Batting statistics for May as a minor league player from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 359 games played
- 374 hits
- 73 doubles
- 118 stolen bases
- 121 RBIs
- 268 strikeouts to 110 walks
- .273 batting average
Fielding statistics for May as a center fielder in the minor leagues from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 332 games played
- 692 putouts
- 8 errors
- .989 fielding percentage
May's grandfather, Lee May, was a major league first baseman from 1965 through 1982. He was part of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine from 1965 through 1971. After that he played for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, and Kansas City Royals. He was a three-time All Star (1969, 1971, 1972) and he led the American League in RBIs in 1976. He is in the Reds Hall of Fame and the Orioles Hall of Fame.
May's father, Lee May, Jr., played in the minor leagues for the New York Mets from 1986 through 1992. He later became a coach in the Mets' minor leagues and a manager and coach in the Cleveland Indians' minor league system.