The Minnesota Twins have an extremely solid relief pitcher in Trevor May, but he is also very skilled and popular in another field. For over two years Trevor May has been a popular video game streamer on Twitch. He has over 121,000 followers and over 1 million all time views.
Most people don’t really know what people do outside of professional sports, especially with the millions a lot of them make. For Trevor, it’s quite simple. He does what he loves and he shares it with the world. It shows us that these aren’t just players we can pay to go watch throw a baseball, they are normal people just like you and me.
Before he was drafted, May was always really into gaming but decided it was time to focus more on baseball after being drafted by the Phillies.. He would always still be playing video games but he didn’t really begin streaming until recently. His Twitch channel really took off while he was rehabbing from TJ surgery. It was certainly a good hobby for him to pick up and have great success with while he couldn’t play baseball for over a year.
He plays games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Apex Legends and more. I am still quite young and I actually really enjoy tuning in to his streams once in a while. I will say it is really weird to watch him playing Fortnite one day and then going out to pitch in a major league game the next day. You get to see a side to the pitcher that you would never really see when you are watching his streams.
During the time while he began streaming and rehabbing he started to come into contact with a gaming company. May is partners with “Luminosity Gaming”. He is known as an esports ambassador. He has spoken about wanting to bring more attention to esports as a whole and get more people interested in it.
He actually hosted “Fortday” at Target Field last year which you might remember. He invited some other popular streamers Jordan Fisher as well as Marcel “BasicallyIDoWrk” Cunningham. The three of them played Fortnite for an hour on the big board in left field. May has said he would like to do something similar in 2019.
Here is a link to his channel https://m.twitch.tv/search?term=iamtrevormat I would recommend checking it out. It’s actually pretty fun to watch him do his thing outside of baseball.