Jacob May

Position: OF
Born: 01/23/92
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHW).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Hit .266 with one home run, 24 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 83 games at Charlotte (Triple-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Broke camp with the team out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 04/04/17

Debut Details
April 4, in a 6-3 loss to the Tigers. The starting center fielder, he batted ninth and went 0-for-4 with an RBI, striking out twice. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the third inning he struck out looking against Tigers starter RHP Justin Verlander. In his second at-bat in the fifth inning, with one out and one on, he struck out swinging. In his third at-bat in the seventh inning with one on and one out he hit into a force out and reached first. In the ninth inning, with one out and two on, he grounded out to second base, driving in Cody Asche who was on third base.

Player Notes
The Coastal Carolina product comes from a great baseball family: His grandfather was major leaguer Lee May and his dad, Lee Jr., is a long-time minor league manager and coach who is currently the hitting coach of the Red Sox' Portland (Double-A) club. A good contact hitter from both sides, May's standout tools are plus-plus speed and defense. A true cente rfielder, his emergence this spring clinched he White Sox' decision to deal away Peter Bourjos during spring training. May's 2016 campaign was interrupted by abdominal injuries including an oblique strain, but he was a Southern League All-Star in 2015 when his 38 steals ranked second in the loop, despite missing six weeks after suffering a concussion during an outfield collision with teammate Tim Anderson.