Luke Maile
Luke Maile
29-Year-Old CatcherC
Pittsburgh Pirates
60-Day IL
Injury Finger
Est. Return 10/1/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Pirates in December of 2019.
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CPittsburgh Pirates
Finger
July 23, 2020
The Pirates placed Maile (finger) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
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Maile was ruled out for 10-to-12 weeks after undergoing surgery July 17 to repair a fractured index finger on his throwing hand, so the transaction comes as little surprise. The Pirates will proceed with Jacob Stallings and John Ryan Murphy as their two catchers on the Opening Day roster with Maile sidelined.
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Since 2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
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2019
 
 
+86%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .608 100 12 4 12 0 .180 .260 .348
Since 2018vs Right .604 260 19 1 24 3 .224 .298 .306
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .274 38 3 1 3 0 .057 .132 .143
2019vs Right .510 91 6 1 6 1 .190 .236 .274
2018vs Left .820 62 9 3 9 0 .259 .339 .481
2018vs Right .656 169 13 0 18 2 .243 .331 .324
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Since 2018
 
 
+34%
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+96%
OPS at Home
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+20%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .692 179 16 4 27 2 .241 .309 .383
Since 2018Away .518 181 15 1 9 1 .182 .267 .252
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home .572 68 5 2 7 0 .190 .239 .333
2019Away .292 61 4 0 2 1 .107 .167 .125
2018Home .765 111 11 2 20 2 .273 .351 .414
2018Away .637 120 11 1 7 0 .223 .317 .320
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Out 10-12 weeks after surgery
CPittsburgh Pirates
Finger
July 18, 2020
Maile underwent surgery to address his fractured right index finger Friday and will be sidelined 10-12 weeks.
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Returning Thursday
CPittsburgh Pirates
March 5, 2020
Maile (hamstring) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com.
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Dealing with hamstring tightness
CPittsburgh Pirates
Hamstring
February 28, 2020
Maile was scratched from Friday's spring game with left hamstring tightness, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Picked up by Pittsburgh
CPittsburgh Pirates
December 16, 2019
Maile signed a major-league contract with the Pirates on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Sets sights on free agency
CFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Maile was non-tendered by the Blue Jays on Monday.
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