Dillon Maples
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs AAA
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.
Sent back to minors
PChicago Cubs  AAA
June 4, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Maples has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings for the Cubs this season, though his 10:9 K:BB isn't particularly encouraging. He'll make way on the active roster for Pedro Strop (hamstring), who was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .261 32 11 9 6 1 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .216 50 19 11 8 2 1 1
2019vs Left .000 9 3 5 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right .077 17 7 4 1 0 0 0
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
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
-49%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-84%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.04 1.57 7.2 2 0 0 11.7 7.0 1.2
Since 2017Away 7.27 2.54 8.2 0 0 0 20.8 14.5 1.0
2019Home 0.00 1.20 1.2 1 0 0 5.4 10.8 0.0
2019Away 0.00 2.00 4.0 0 0 0 20.3 15.8 0.0
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 this season's data (min 20 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
1.11
 
K/9
15.9
 
BB/9
14.3
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
97.1 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
1.76
 
BABIP
.143
 
GB/FB
0.00
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
79.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
3084 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
14.4%
 
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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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Recalled from Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 25, 2019
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Returned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 6, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Back with big club
PChicago Cubs  AAA
April 26, 2019
Maples was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Heading to minors
PChicago Cubs  AAA
March 23, 2019
Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
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Could make bullpen
PChicago Cubs  AAA
March 16, 2019
Maples is an option to begin the season in the Cubs' bullpen with several other relievers dealing with injuries, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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