Jacob May

Jacob May belly-flops for insane catch

Jacob May belly-flops for insane catch

Jacob May's time with the White Sox wasn't how he envisioned his first stint in the majors going, but the outfielder sure had a play to be proud of on Tuesday in Triple-A Charlotte.

May went full extension on a diving catch in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against Toledo. He robbed Jason Krizan of extra bases and an RBI with the eye-popping catch.

Watch the catch in the video above.

May, who went 2-for-36 in the majors to open this season, also had a solid day at the plate going 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a walk. The 25-year-old is hitting .246 with a .304 on-base percentage for the Knights this season.

The Knights lost the game in 10 innings after Carson Fulmer started.

White Sox Minor League Report: Jordan Guerrero turning heads with Barons

White Sox Minor League Report: Jordan Guerrero turning heads with Barons

As part of a weekly series, presented by Ozinga, CSNChicago.com will highlight the top performances of several prospects in a weekly minor league report.

White Sox Blueprint Player of the Week: Jordan Guerrero (SP), Birmingham Barons

After struggling throughout the first two months of the season, Jordan Guerrero has turned the corner in the month of June.

In his last three starts, Guerrero has allowed just three earned runs and 16 hits with 14 strikeouts across 23 innings. Guerrero tossed his first complete game of the season Tuesday night, surrendering just two hits and notching 4 strikeouts against the Mobile BayBears.

The 6-foot-3 left-hander, who was originally drafted by the White Sox in 2012, is not currently ranked among the team's Top 30 prospects on MLB Pipeline.

Charlotte Knights

The Charlotte Knights have been scuffling at the plate as of late, but one bright spot has been the White Sox Opening Day center fielder.

Since getting sent down to Charlotte, Jacob May has a .277/.339/.396 slash line in Triple-A.

May has six hits in his last six games and drove in three runs in the Knights' victory Thursday night. The speedy May has stolen four bases in his last 10 games.

Winston-Salem Dash

Landon Lassiter has opened some eyes in Winston-Salem this season.

The 24-year-old outfielder has been scorching at the plate. Over his last 10 games, Lassiter is hitting .333 with a homer and seven RBI.

Since getting selected by the White Sox in the 21st round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Lassiter has a .290/.379/.391 minor-league slash line with seven home runs and 71 RBI in 195 games.

[VIVID SEATS: Get your White Sox tickets here]

Kannapolis Intimidators

The White Sox have a pair of offensive prospects in Kannapolis who have struck fear in the eye of opposing pitchers over the last few weeks.

Outfielder Micker Adolfo has found his power stroke as he's smashed four home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 games. 

Fellow Intimidators outfielder Joel Booker, a 22nd round pick of the White Sox last year, has registered 16 hits to go along with a homer and four RBI during that same span.

Pitcher Alec Hansen continues to post video game numbers on the mound for Kannapolis as he's allowed just eight baserunners to go along with 18 strikeouts in his last two starts.

DSL White Sox

Luis Robert's professional debut with the White Sox was a success as the 19-year-old Cuban outfielder belted a home run in his second at-bat in the Dominican Summer League. 

Robert has only played in three games and has scored two runs, walked four times and stolen one base.

17-year-old outfielder Anthony Coronado leads the DSL White Sox with a .353 batting average and seven RBI in 11 games.

After rough major league debut, Jacob May slowing things down in Triple-A

After rough major league debut, Jacob May slowing things down in Triple-A

INDIANAPOLIS — Jacob May is back in Triple-A and feels like he has a better idea of what it takes to stick with the White Sox. 

The 25-year-old got his first career hit April 22 but wasn’t able to do much in his month in the major leagues, in which he had two hits in 36 at-bats and was sent down May 1 with a .206 OPS. May said one of the toughest parts of his first stint in the majors was “trying to catch my breath a little bit,” but explained that processing all the information available to him was a challenge, too. 

“There's so much to gain and learn from up there, as far video goes and information and the teammates you can learn from,” May said. “That's probably one of the toughest parts, is being able to slow it down a little bit and get comfortable. It's kind of hard to really know what it's like until you're there.”

May went hitless in his first 30 trips to the plate with the White Sox, putting a considerable weight on his shoulders during April. Having all those scouting reports and video clips might not’ve helped May alleviate the pressure of trying to get his first career hit. 

Last year, May had 301 plate appearances in Triple-A, so he’s felt comfortable in his return to the level this month. This is the first time May has repeated a minor league level for an extended period of time — he went from rookie ball and Single-A Kannapolis in 2013 to advanced Single-A Winston-Salem in 2014, then Double-A Birmingham in 2015 and Triple-A Charlotte in 2016.

May hit .266/.309/.352 with 19 stolen bases in 27 attempts with Charlotte last year, and likely will have to improve on those numbers in his second go-around here to make it back to the major leagues. 

But May is confident he’ll eventually get back to the White Sox. 

“I don't think — if I didn't believe that I should be wearing a uniform anymore,” May said. “I’ve got to get better, that's for sure, in all aspects of the game. You've got to continue to grow and improve, even up there. You've got to get better every day. I believe in myself. I believe I'll put in the work that it takes. If it's meant to be I think it will be.”