Dillon Maples
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Maples appeared in nine games for the Cubs last season, allowing seven runs in just 5.1 innings. Scouting reports like Maples' hard fastball and slider but hate his command and control, and he's done nothing to change the narrative thus far in his career. He recorded a 42.4% strikeout rate at Triple-A with an appalling 22.0% walk rate. Maples has a long way to go before being considered as even a low-leverage reliever; no reliever who threw at least 30 innings in the majors last season had a walk rate higher than 16.6%. The strikeouts remain enticing and could give Maples deep-league value should he ever find the plate, but there's been no evidence that's he's any closer to doing that. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Back in big leagues
PChicago Cubs
September 13, 2019
Maples was recalled by the Cubs on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Maples has gotten into 11 games for the Cubs this season, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP in 9.1 innings. His 31.1 percent strikeout rate is strong, but his 22.2 percent walk rate is quite poor, and his 19.2 percent walk rate for Triple-A Iowa is similarly worrisome.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Dillon Maples generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Dillon Maples generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-54%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .226 40 12 9 7 1 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .231 70 26 12 12 2 1 3
2019vs Left .083 17 4 5 1 0 0 0
2019vs Right .179 37 14 5 5 0 0 2
2018vs Left .364 13 3 2 4 1 0 1
2018vs Right .273 16 6 3 3 0 1 1
2017vs Left .250 10 5 2 2 0 0 0
2017vs Right .308 17 6 4 4 2 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-84%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.75 1.50 8.0 2 0 0 12.4 6.8 1.1
Since 2017Away 8.79 1.95 14.1 0 0 0 17.0 9.4 1.9
2019Home 0.00 1.00 2.0 1 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2019Away 6.52 1.45 9.2 0 0 0 14.9 7.4 1.9
2018Home 15.00 1.67 3.0 1 0 0 15.0 3.0 3.0
2018Away 7.71 3.00 2.1 0 0 0 15.4 15.4 3.9
2017Home 3.00 1.67 3.0 0 0 0 12.0 9.0 0.0
2017Away 19.29 3.00 2.1 0 0 0 27.0 11.6 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Dillon Maples compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.80
 
K/9
13.9
 
BB/9
7.7
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
96.9 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.212
 
GB/FB
2.50
 
Left On Base
68.2%
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.1%
 
Spin Rate
2973 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.4%
 
Swinging Strike
15.6%
 
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2012 Fantasy Outlook
A power righty with a nasty breaking ball, Maples fell to the 14th round due to signability issues last year, but the Cubs offered him a $2.5 million bonus and landed the would-be first or second rounder. He'll start the year in the low minors, but his ascent could be rapid.
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Back in minors
PChicago Cubs
August 13, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
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Returns to majors
PChicago Cubs
August 10, 2019
Maples was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs
July 3, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Recalled by Cubs
PChicago Cubs
June 29, 2019
Maples was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Sent back to minors
PChicago Cubs
June 4, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
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