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Mitch Maier

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed     EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 211   DOB: 6/30/1982
BORN: Petoskey, MI   COLLEGE: Toledo  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals in April of 2014.

March 18, 2014  –  Mitch Maier News

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Maier was assigned to minor league camp Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Mitch Maier Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 A BUR 82 345 317 41 95 31 24 3 4 36 34 10 27 51 0 1 0 .300 .354 .432 .786
2004 22 A WIL 50 190 170 24 44 14 9 2 3 17 9 2 15 29 1 2 2 .259 .323 .388 .711
2005 23 AA WIC 80 342 322 55 81 33 21 5 7 48 9 3 15 47 0 3 2 .252 .287 .413 .700
2006 24 AA WIC 138 603 543 95 166 56 35 7 14 92 13 12 41 96 3 9 7 .306 .357 .473 .830
2006 24 MAJ KAN 5 15 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
2007 25 AAA OMA 140 596 544 75 152 48 29 5 14 62 7 2 33 89 6 9 4 .279 .320 .428 .748
2008 26 AAA OMA 85 383 345 57 109 34 24 1 9 41 12 3 29 42 3 5 1 .316 .366 .470 .836
2008 26 MAJ KAN 34 97 91 9 26 2 1 1 0 9 0 2 2 18 2 0 2 .286 .316 .319 .634
2009 27 AAA OMA 12 60 51 8 16 5 3 0 2 10 1 1 8 8 0 1 0 .314 .400 .490 .890
2009 27 MAJ KAN 127 397 341 42 83 21 15 3 3 31 9 2 43 76 7 2 4 .243 .333 .331 .665
2010 28 MAJ KAN 117 421 373 41 98 26 15 6 5 39 3 2 41 68 4 3 0 .263 .333 .375 .709
2011 29 MAJ KC 45 113 95 19 22 7 4 3 0 7 1 0 16 32 0 1 1 .232 .345 .337 .682
2012 30 AAA OMA 38 156 132 25 38 9 4 1 4 17 2 1 21 31 0 2 1 .288 .385 .424 .809
2012 30 MAJ KC 32 74 64 8 11 4 1 1 2 7 2 0 8 24 1 1 0 .172 .260 .313 .573
2013 31 AAA PAW 31 137 113 32 35 10 7 0 3 22 3 1 24 26 0 0 0 .310 .431 .451 .882
2014 32 AA NOR 17 70 63 12 16 7 4 0 3 8 0 0 7 22 0 0 0 .254 .329 .460 .789
3-Year Averages     38 92 79 13 16 5 2 2 1 7 1 0 12 28 0 1 0 .203 .304 .316 .621
Career  (View All)     360 1,117 977 122 242 60 36 14 10 93 15 6 112 222 14 7 7 .248 .327 .344 .671

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Mitch Maier Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 20 @Col Did not play.
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Aug. 7 @Ari Did not play.
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Aug. 3 @Oak Did not play.
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Aug. 1 @Oak Did not play.
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Jul. 23 @CWS Did not play.
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Jul. 20 @Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Mitch Maier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 22 16 6 5
2011 29 11 9 10 3
2010 1 114 8 65 43 1
2009 123 17 85 36

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Mitch Maier Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012174230.176.529.706

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012474042.170.234.520

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012316011.129.194.422

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012332261.212.424.714
Mitch Maier Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 A BUR 345 317 7.8% 14.8% 0.53 84% .347 .132
2004 22 A WIL 190 170 7.9% 15.3% 0.52 83% .297 .129
2005 23 AA WIC 342 322 4.4% 13.7% 0.32 85% .276 .161
2006 24 AA WIC 603 543 6.8% 15.9% 0.43 82% .351 .167
2006 24 MAJ KAN 15 13 13.3% 26.7% 0.50 69% .222 .000
2007 25 AAA OMA 596 544 5.5% 14.9% 0.37 84% .313 .149
2008 26 AAA OMA 383 345 7.6% 11% 0.69 88% .340 .154
2008 26 MAJ KAN 97 91 2.1% 18.6% 0.11 80% .356 .033
2009 27 AAA OMA 60 51 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 84% .341 .176
2009 27 MAJ KAN 397 341 10.8% 19.1% 0.57 78% .305 .088
2010 28 MAJ KAN 421 373 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 82% .310 .112
2011 29 MAJ KC 113 95 14.2% 28.3% 0.50 66% .349 .105
2012 30 AAA OMA 156 132 13.5% 19.9% 0.68 77% .351 .136
2012 30 MAJ KC 74 64 10.8% 32.4% 0.33 63% .237 .141
2013 31 AAA PAW 137 113 17.5% 19% 0.92 77% .381 .141
2014 32 AA NOR 70 63 10% 31.4% 0.32 65% .342 .206
3-Year Averages     92 79 13% 30.4% 0.43 65% .300 .113
Career     1,117 977 10% 19.9% 0.50 77% .311 .096

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Mitch Maier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Maier has signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs that includes an invite to spring training, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Maier (wrist) accepted an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Maier (wrist), who can opt out of his minor league deal, is expected to remain with the Red Sox's organization and accept an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, ESPN Boston reports.

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Maier is currently dealing with a severely sprained left wrist, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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Maier has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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The Royals have released Maier.

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Maier accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha, the Royals' official Twitter feed reports.

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Maier has been designated for assignment, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Maier will start in center field and bat eighth against the Orioles on Sunday, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Maier appeared in just his fourth tilt in May, drilling his second home run of the season as the Royals lost to the Yankees on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Mitch Maier.

2012

As the Royals' fourth outfielder, Maier didn't see much of the field in 2011 as Alex Gordon, Melky Cabrera and Jeff Francoeur all had healthy and productive seasons. With Lorenzo Cain set to takeover for Cabrera in center, Maier's role is unlikely to change. Skill wise, he is a career .253/.332/.346 hitter who swings freely, yet has little power to show for it. At 29 years old, he has yet to display any of the promise that made him a first-round pick in 2003.

2011

Maier, who will turn 29 this season, figures to be a reserve outfielder for the Royals a year after batting .263/.333/.375. With Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera brought in this offseason, it looks pretty obvious that the Royals don't have any grand plans for their 2003 first-round draft pick.

2010

Maier, a former first-round selection, received regular playing time for the first time in his career and he hit .243/.333/.331 in 341 at-bats. Although those numbers are not overwhelming, Maier improved as the season went on, hitting .260 for the final two months of the season. Maier is an excellent defensive outfielder as he went error-less in 261 chances with 11 assists. Royals management is heavily emphasizing defense this offseason and if Maier can continue to improve offensively, he could become the Opening Day center fielder in 2010. Even in that role, his fantasy value is minimal at this point.

2009

Injuries to the KC outfield in 2008 meant Maier got his first semi-extended look in the majors, where he hit .286/.316/.319 with a double and a triple in 91 at-bats. His offense was a bit more impressive before his callup, as was his plate discipline. He has some power, but never hit more than 15 home runs in a minor league season, and his minor league doubles numbers don’t suggest an eventual spike. He can play all three outfield spots and projects to be something of a fourth outfielder. Seeing as how the Royals already have four outfielders better than him, it would be surprising to see Maier on the Opening Day roster.

2008

Maier's progression through the Royals' minor league system continued in 2007, and the catcher-turned-outfielder put up similar numbers in Triple-A as those in Double-A in 2006. He steals nowhere near as many bases as he used to, but he was given the green light far less often. The major roadblock keeping him from reaching the majors soon is the fact that both David DeJesus and Joey Gathright can play his position adequately and share his handedness, so there is no real reason to rush him up. Another season at Triple-A is in his crystal ball for 2008, with some sporadic callups if injury necessitates.

2007

Maier has taken positional moves in stride as he has climbed the organizational ladder. He started as a catcher, but was deemed technically flawed, so the Royals moved him to third base. When Mark Teahen joined the system, Maier moved again. All the while, his offense has stood out. He has decent power and should be able to hit 20 or more homers in the big leagues. He has a good eye at the plate and has shown some speed, although he was thrown out 12 times in 25 attempts in 2006. A standout Arizona Fall League season, in which he was named to the all-prospects team, is a nice addition to the resume.

2006

Maier tore up High-A High Desert in the California League and continued his offensive prowess in Double-A Wichita. He finished the 2005 season with 47 doubles and 15 home runs between the two stops, but his plate disciple is still lacking. In fact, it worsened from 2004, which is a bad sign. Now an outfielder, Maier needs to continue to hit the ball into the gaps and take a few more walks to break into a young and crowded outfield picture. With Chris Lubanski, Shane Costa and, possibly, Alex Gordon vying for time in the future Royals outfield, Maier's window might be closing fast.

2005

No longer a catcher and showing troublesome signs with his offense, the 2003 first-round pick is now a third baseman moving slowly up the Royals system. He hit .300 in Burlington but struggled when advanced to the more competitive Wilmington. He also struck out once every seven plate appearances, something unexpected from a guy who struck out nine times in 194 at-bats in his final year at the University of Toledo. He needs to start showing the power expected from him and continuing to develop at third. He’s a few years away from extensive major-league action, even for the Royals.

2004

Maier, the Royals’ first round pick in 2003 from Toledo University, is athletic with a strong arm, but a hitch in his throwing arm combined with some issues with his footwork will force him from behind the plate to the hot corner. He has an advanced approach to hitting and should take his share of walks while his strikeout rate will resemble that of the slugger he is. We expect him to emerge as a high OPS type who’ll probably rise to high Single-A by the end of 2004, with an eye to a 2006 major league debut if he can grasp the nuances of the position

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