With so many teams using fluid bullpens, trying to predict how the Twins new manager, Rocco Baldelli, will deploy his pitchers in high leverage would be difficult. Especially since he worked with Tampa Bay last year. However, for those mining for every save possible, it’s tough to ignore how well Trevor May transitioned to the bullpen last season. He fits the criteria of a starting pitcher shedding a pitch in order to succeed in shorter doses.

May appeared in 24 games last year winning four of his five decisions and saving three games. He worked 25.1 innings with 36 strikeouts against five walks, a 3.20 ERA, 2.46 xFIP and 1.03 WHIP. Although May benefited from a high strand rate (84.1 percent), he did produce a strong 30.1 strikeouts minus walks percentage along with ground balls 40.7 percent of the time. This will be pivotal since May did yield a 36.1 hard hit rate, which will be less than ideal trying to close out games.

Further hope lies within his 15.4 swinging strike...