27-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Maybin essentially forfeited the 2013 season due to wrist and knee issues, collecting merely 57 plate appearances as a result. The season-ending wrist procedure performed in early September required m...
Cameron Maybin Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract with the Padres in March of 2012.
Maybin's (arm) rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso continues in earnest, the Padres' official site reports. However, his .125 average (2-for-16) entering Friday spurred manager Bud Black to say, "He's got to get some hits."
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Cameron Maybin: MLB Games Played By Position
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San Diego Padres Roster
MajorsAlonso, Yonder (1B)
AAAsencio, Yeison (OF)
A+Baltz, Jeremy (OF)
AEflin, Zach (P)
RookieBauers, Jake (1B)
Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats (View All Matchup Data)
Best Matchups for Cameron Maybin (by OPS, min 5 AB)
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Worst Matchups for Cameron Maybin (by OPS, min 5 AB)
Cameron Maybin: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Maybin's numbers slipped from 2011 to 2012 as he hit for a lower average, got on base less, hit for less power, and stole fewer bases, but something else happened in the process; he started to make contact at a much higher rate than ever before. This can largely be attributed to a change in his batting stance. The returns from this change can be seen in the numbers he produced after the All-Star break as he hit .283/.333/.402 in the second half of the season. If he can maintain this change in his approach, and there's no reason to think he can't, 2013 may be the encore that many were hoping for, after his breakout in 2011.
Apparently, all it took for Maybin to start delivering on that five-tool potential was a trade to San Diego. After three disappointing and injury plagued seasons with the Marlins, Maybin finished 2011 with a .264/.323/.393 line. While those averages don't seem all that exciting, they are, for all intents and purposes, a career best and a staunch improvement from previous seasons. He also hit nine home runs and stole 40 bases and entrenched himself as the Padres' full-time, starting center fielder. His minor league totals always showed that he had the skill set to produce at this level and if he can continue to reduce the strikeouts as he's done, he'll be in line for a breakout season in 2012.
For the second straight season Maybin raked Triple-A pitching but struggled at the plate in the majors, and the Marlins finally got tired of watching his potential go unrealized. Moving to San Diego won't help his numbers any though, and given his poor and stagnant plate discipline even a Mike Cameron-esque offensive ceiling is beginning to seem like a stretch.
Maybin won the starting job in center field last spring but struggled at the plate, and the Marlins decided to save some coin and delay the start of his arbitration clock by sending him back down to Triple-A and leaving him there most of the year despite significant improvement with his bat. He'll turn 23 just after Opening Day and still has every tool you could want in a center fielder, and after another big September (.293/.353/.500 after his late season callup) he seems poised to keep the job this time. He still has a real chance to be very, very good.
The Marlins exercised uncharacteristic patience with Maybin, leaving him at Double-A for most of the season before bringing the 21-year-old back up to the majors, presumably for good. A rough start at Carolina forced their hand to some extent, but his final Double-A numbers were solid and he was electric in his brief stint in the bigs in September. The strikeouts are the major concern here, and will almost certainly keep him from hitting for a good batting average, but his power, speed and defense are all very good and getting better. Mike Cameron is the obvious comp but Maybin's ceiling is higher than that, and he's still got a real chance to develop into the kind of player Eric Davis might have been if he'd stayed healthier.
Maybin shot through the Tigers system last season, starting at High-A Lakeland and making a quick pit stop in Double-A before being promoted to Detroit. Maybin dominated Double-A pitching in his short trial there, but he struggled at the major league level, striking out 21 times in his 49 at-bats. A shoulder strain limited him for most of the Arizona Fall League schedule, but he was healthy enough to be one of the key players in the Florida-Detroit blockbuster in December. Maybin will get a chance to earn the everyday job in center field for the Marlins, but he could go back as far as Double-A to start the year. Even if he begins the year in the minors, it's very likely that he'll be playing for the Marlins at some point this season.
Maybin hit .304 with a .387 OBP and nine homers as a 19-year-old at low-A West Michigan last season. His 116 strikeouts in 385 at-bats are a bit of a concern but since he is only 19 there is hope that he will start to cut down on the Ks as he matures. The Tigers love his potential as evidenced by their unwillingness to include him in a deadline deal for Alfonso Soriano last season.
Maybin was selected out of high school as Detroit’s first round pick in the draft last season. He's drawn rave reviews for his tools and his makeup. We'll see how that translates performance-wise once he faces tougher competition.
Maybin was taken by the Tigers with the 10th pick in the 2005 draft. Maybin, a high schooler out of North Carolina, is a scout-friendly pick. He's drawn raves for his tools and his makeup.