Luke Maile

Luke Maile

31-Year-Old CatcherC
Cincinnati Reds
2023 Fantasy Outlook
A fine defensive catcher, Maile slashed .221/.301/.326 through 206 plate appearances in 2022. He missed a handful of weeks early in the season before rejoining the Guardians and serving as backup to Austin Hedges. Maile was non-tendered by Cleveland but quickly latched on with the Reds. Cincinatti has Tyler Stephenson as its primary catcher and signed Curt Casali to be the top backup, so Maile shouldn't serve as anything more than the No. 3 option in 2023, barring injuries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Reds in November of 2022.
Signs with Reds
CCincinnati Reds
November 28, 2022
Maile signed a one-year deal with the Reds on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Maile slashed .221/.301/.326 through 206 plate appearances last season for Cleveland, and found a decent amount of success against left-handed pitching (.300 AVG, eight RBI). Tyler Stephenson will likely remain Cincinnati's primary option behind the plate, but Maile will be the backup in case Stephenson, who has suffered multiple concussions, misses time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
34
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+174%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .804 51 3 0 9 0 .341 .373 .432
Since 2020vs Right .614 189 22 3 11 0 .204 .296 .317
2022vs Left .701 46 2 0 8 0 .300 .326 .375
2022vs Right .606 160 17 3 9 0 .199 .294 .312
2021vs Left 1.800 5 1 0 1 0 .750 .800 1.000
2021vs Right .656 29 5 0 2 0 .231 .310 .346
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+82%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .702 123 15 3 14 0 .248 .317 .385
Since 2020Away .602 117 10 0 6 0 .216 .308 .294
2022Home .648 107 9 3 11 0 .221 .290 .358
2022Away .604 99 10 0 6 0 .221 .313 .291
2021Home 1.071 16 6 0 3 0 .429 .500 .571
2021Away .590 18 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .313
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
9.2%
 
K Rate
26.2%
 
BABIP
.291
 
ISO
.105
 
AVG
.221
 
OBP
.301
 
SLG
.326
 
OPS
.627
 
wOBA
.283
 
Exit Velocity
84.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.2%
 
Barrels/PA
3.4%
 
Expected BA
.194
 
Expected SLG
.301
 
Sprint Speed
22.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
37.7%
 
Line Drive %
18.5%
 
Fly Ball %
43.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
2016
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.
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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Non-tendered by Cleveland
CFree Agent
November 18, 2022
The Guardians declined to tender Maile a contract for 2023, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Goes yard Monday
CCleveland Guardians
September 19, 2022
Maile went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-4 win over the Twins.
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Continues hot August
CCleveland Guardians
August 24, 2022
Maile went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 7-0 win over San Diego.
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Homers in nightcap
CCleveland Guardians
August 15, 2022
Maile went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a 7-5 win over the Tigers in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
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Blasts first home run of 2022
CCleveland Guardians
August 7, 2022
Maile went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk during Sunday's 1-0 win over the Astros.
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