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Jun 02

Goodbye, Lucas May. We hardly knew ye.

Lucas May came to the Royals in the Scott Podsednik trade last summer. Today, he was traded to the Diamondbacks, for righty Andrea Pizziconi. (I can already hear Ryan LeFebvre having fun with that name on a broadcast.)

(Thanks to Greg Schaum for alerting me that I am stupid, and missed the fact that Pizziconi’s name was already published as the return the Royals got.)

May played 48 games in Omaha – 24 last year, and 24 this year. (Incidentally, 24 was also his jersey number this year.) He also appeared in 12 games for the big club last year.

He has struggled quite a bit at the plate this year, putting forth a line of .160/.244/.277.  He’s walking less and striking out significantly more than he did last year, which probably means that he’s pressing, to some extent. But he’s also been the victim of some bad luck, with a BABIP of just .203.

Hopefully Reno* treats him well and he can figure himself out again. Though I doubt he’ll ever be a Major League regular, he’s a really nice “depth” type of guy to have around in case of injuries. I’ll send him off to his new team in the best way I know how: Shamelessly pimping my own pictures.

Lucas May

Signing autos a few days after his arrival in Omaha last year.

Lucas May

Rounding the bases after hitting a MAMMOTH home run last year.

Lucas May

That Elmo backpack is really excited to be part of this picture!

Lucas May struck out looking to end the game. Weep woop.

Here's one from this season.

*I was shocked by how much I liked the city of Reno, considering how much I hate casinos. But it was SO nice, and the people there were all so friendly! And drinks were so cheap!

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