Luke Maile

Luke Maile

33-Year-Old CatcherC
Cincinnati Reds
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Maile has carved out a nice career for himself as a backup catcher in the league since 2015, and that career track will continue as the Reds re-signed Maile in the offseason to one-year deal with a club option. Maile's career high for plate appearances came in 2018, but has come in right around 200 plate appearances each of the past two seasons. He has value in the new era of real baseball as a good thrower beind the plate having gunned down 34% of potential basestealers while catching for both Ohio-based clubs. He has the power to barrel up mistakes, but is otherwise perfectly suited for the job he has and his fantasy value is limited to two-catcher NL-Only leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#598
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$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Reds in October of 2023. Contract includes team option for 2025.
Draws fourth straight start
CCincinnati Reds
May 1, 2024
Maile will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Padres.
ANALYSIS
Maile will make his fourth consecutive start while Tyler Stephenson tends to a hand injury. The Reds continue to view Stephenson as day-to-day, so Maile could soon be headed back to the No. 2 role behind the dish.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .713 127 11 3 17 0 .257 .315 .398
Since 2022vs Right .612 352 29 7 29 2 .203 .293 .318
2024vs Left .620 23 2 1 4 0 .158 .304 .316
2024vs Right .455 51 2 0 0 0 .156 .255 .200
2023vs Left .755 58 7 2 5 0 .259 .310 .444
2023vs Right .675 141 10 4 20 2 .224 .307 .368
2022vs Left .701 46 2 0 8 0 .300 .326 .375
2022vs Right .606 160 17 3 9 0 .199 .294 .312
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+36%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .601 249 17 6 20 1 .208 .289 .312
Since 2022Away .680 230 23 4 26 1 .227 .310 .369
2024Home .487 40 1 1 2 0 .121 .275 .212
2024Away .523 34 3 0 2 0 .194 .265 .258
2023Home .595 102 7 2 7 1 .226 .294 .301
2023Away .811 97 10 4 18 1 .244 .323 .488
2022Home .648 107 9 3 11 0 .221 .290 .358
2022Away .604 99 10 0 6 0 .221 .313 .291
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Stat Review
How does Luke Maile compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.27
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
35.1%
 
BABIP
.243
 
ISO
.078
 
AVG
.156
 
OBP
.270
 
SLG
.234
 
OPS
.505
 
wOBA
.241
 
Exit Velocity
85.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.0%
 
Barrels/PA
2.7%
 
Expected BA
.173
 
Expected SLG
.266
 
Sprint Speed
23.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
39.5%
 
Line Drive %
23.7%
 
Fly Ball %
36.8%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Bigger role on tap?
CMilwaukee Brewers
October 16, 2021
With Manny Pina possibly set to leave Milwaukee in free agency, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports, Maile could emerge as the No. 2 catcher in 2022.
ANALYSIS
Omar Narvaez has been the team's starter, but if Pina leaves, there's an opportunity for some playing time in a backup role. Maile looked good in a brief stint for the Brewers this season, slashing .300/.382/.433 with four doubles, three RBI and six runs in 34 plate appearances, and he could get extended run in 2022.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A fine defensive catcher, Maile slashed .221/.301/.326 through 206 plate appearances in 2022. He missed a handful of weeks early in the season before rejoining the Guardians and serving as backup to Austin Hedges. Maile was non-tendered by Cleveland but quickly latched on with the Reds. Cincinatti has Tyler Stephenson as its primary catcher and signed Curt Casali to be the top backup, so Maile shouldn't serve as anything more than the No. 3 option in 2023, barring injuries.
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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Behind dish Wednesday
CCincinnati Reds
April 10, 2024
Maile will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
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Big day at plate
CCincinnati Reds
March 14, 2024
Maile went 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBI and an additional run scored in Wednesday's spring game against San Francisco.
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Re-signs with Cincinnati
CCincinnati Reds
October 19, 2023
The Reds re-signed Maile to a one-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2025.
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Contributes to comeback win
CCincinnati Reds
September 27, 2023
Maile went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.
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Returns to action
CCincinnati Reds
September 20, 2023
Maile (hand) is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth Wednesday against the Twins.
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