Luke Maile
Luke Maile
28-Year-Old CatcherC
Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Maile received a career-high 231 plate appearances last season and performed competently enough, hitting .248/.333/.366. Nothing about those numbers excites, and he hit just three homers, but the line was good for a 95 wRC+, perfectly adequate for a catcher. Combined with good framing numbers, Maile looks primed for a lengthy run in the big leagues as a backup. Danny Jansen is the future for the Blue Jays behind the plate, so Maile will likely be stuck fighting with Reese McGuire for the leftover opportunities after Russell Martin was traded to the Dodgers in January. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2012 that includes a $133,200 signing bonus.
Activated Saturday
CToronto Blue Jays
September 14, 2019
ANALYSIS
He is not in the lineup, as Danny Jansen gets the start behind the dish, but Maile is active for the contest. Look for him to work as the third-string catcher over the rest of the season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
23
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+86%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .567 143 15 4 15 1 .185 .252 .315
Since 2017vs Right .543 353 26 3 28 3 .196 .259 .283
2019vs Left .274 38 3 1 3 0 .057 .132 .143
2019vs Right .510 91 6 1 6 1 .190 .236 .274
2018vs Left .820 62 9 3 9 0 .259 .339 .481
2018vs Right .656 169 13 0 18 2 .243 .331 .324
2017vs Left .476 43 3 0 3 1 .195 .233 .244
2017vs Right .375 93 7 2 4 0 .124 .151 .225
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+96%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .625 250 21 5 31 3 .222 .281 .343
Since 2017Away .472 246 20 2 12 1 .163 .233 .240
2019Home .572 68 5 2 7 0 .190 .239 .333
2019Away .292 61 4 0 2 1 .107 .167 .125
2018Home .765 111 11 2 20 2 .273 .351 .414
2018Away .637 120 11 1 7 0 .223 .317 .320
2017Home .461 71 5 1 4 1 .176 .211 .250
2017Away .348 65 5 1 3 0 .113 .138 .210
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Stat Review
How does Luke Maile compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.24
 
BB Rate
6.2%
 
K Rate
25.6%
 
BABIP
.190
 
ISO
.084
 
AVG
.151
 
OBP
.205
 
SLG
.235
 
OPS
.440
 
wOBA
.200
 
Exit Velocity
84.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.4%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Maile fared better in his 2016 stint with the Rays than he had in his 2015 cup of coffee, slashing .227/.252/.361 over 119 at-bats. He finished the season ice-cold at the plate, however, hitting just .171 over his last 41 at-bats. Given his limited experience with major league pitching, it's perhaps unsurprising that Maile had significant trouble making contact, posting a bloated 28.6 percent strikeout rate and making contact at only a 72.2 percent clip. With the addition of Wilson Ramos in free agency, Maile will compete with Curt Casali for the backup role upon Ramos' return from a torn ACL. There is little in his profile to suggest he will hit enough to be more than a backup in the long run.
Maile made his debut in 2015 in the form of a September cup of coffee and hit about as badly one would expect from his minor leagues numbers. His .171/.171/.257 line in 35 plate appearances was roughly equivalent to his .207/.298/.296 line at Triple-A. The lack of walks could be chalked up to nervous aggression, but the fact remains that he has not shown any ability to hit the ball in the upper levels. He was called up to fill in for Rene Rivera and Curt Casali when they were hurt, meaning he’ll probably open 2016 back in Durham. He should remain a depth option for Tampa Bay though he’ll be behind Casali, Rivera and J.P. Arencibia on depth charts while also having to compete with top catching prospect Justin O’Conner for future roles. Maybe Maile is able to find a spot in the majors due to extreme circumstances, but it’s more likely he continues hitting around .200 at Durham in 2016.
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Could return in one week
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
September 10, 2019
Maile (oblique) is making solid progress in his rehab and could return within a week or so, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Resuming baseball activiites
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
August 27, 2019
Maile (oblique) has resumed throwing and catching and will start hitting soon, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
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To IL with oblique strain
CToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
July 27, 2019
Maile was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left oblique strain, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Losing work to Jansen
CToronto Blue Jays
July 7, 2019
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
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Sitting Sunday
CToronto Blue Jays
June 9, 2019
Maile is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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