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Dillon Maples

Dillon Maples

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230 | Age: 27
Draft: 2011 (Rd: 14, #429, Chicago Cubs) - Pinecrest, Southern Pines, NC
West End, NC USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 5.40 14 0 0 11.2 18 1.37
3 Seasons 2 0 8.06 29 0 0 22.1 38 1.79
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 14 1-0 5.40 11.2 18 1.37
3 Seasons 29 2-0 8.06 22.1 38 1.79

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 CHC NL 27 0 0 10.13 6 0 0 5.1 6 6 6 0 6 11 2.25
2018 CHC NL 29 1 0 11.81 9 0 0 5.1 7 7 7 2 5 9 2.25
2019 CHC NL 54 1 0 5.40 14 0 0 11.2 6 7 7 2 10 18 1.37
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 75 | Slider: 65 | Curveball: 60 | Control: 35 | Overall: 45

Maples landed a $2.5 million deal as a 14th-rounder in 2011 -- still a Draft record for below the third round -- a product of his top-two-rounds talent and his complicated signability because he wanted to play two sports as a pitcher/kicker at North Carolina. He delivered discouraging returns on that investment in his first five pro seasons as he battled injuries and the strike zone. Then he suddenly reversed course in 2017, shooting from high Class A to Chicago while striking out 111 in 68 2/3 innings.

Maples can choose from three overpowering pitches in his fastball, curveball and slider. His heater ranges from 94-100 mph with run and sink. He lost some feel for his curve while focusing on fastball command in his days as a starter, but it's back to the low 80s with downer break, and he has come up with a high-80s slider that's even more of a wipeout pitch.

More than half the batters Maples faced last year failed to put the ball play, either striking out (37 percent) or reaching via a walk or hit batsman (16 percent). While he's athletic, he never has had a smooth delivery or has provided consistent strikes. His control has gotten worse in 2018 and his inability to locate his pitches has made him ineffective in brief trials with the Cubs.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 109 10 0 0.0 95.4 7.6 .228 .282 .375 .328 .470 60.0 40.7 22.2
2018 142 13 2 15.4 84.3 8.7 .256 .407 .497 .381 .474 15.4 31.0 17.2
2019 237 22 2 9.1 84.7 5.0 .168 .298 .320 .329 .362 36.4 33.3 18.5
ALL 488 45 4 8.9 87.0 6.7 .206 .323 .380 .342 .418 35.6 34.5 19.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/13/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
08/11/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
08/10/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
07/03/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
06/29/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
06/04/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
05/25/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
05/06/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
04/26/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
03/24/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
08/31/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
08/24/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
08/23/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
07/22/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
07/21/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
07/06/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
07/05/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
07/01/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
06/28/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
06/26/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
03/16/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa Cubs.
10/20/2017 Dillon Maples roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
10/06/2017 Chicago Cubs reassigned RHP Dillon Maples to the minor leagues.
09/01/2017 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa Cubs.
07/17/2017 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
06/09/2017 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
04/04/2017 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from South Bend Cubs.
06/30/2016 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to South Bend Cubs from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
05/26/2016 Myrtle Beach Pelicans activated RHP Dillon Maples from the 7-day disabled list.
04/09/2016 Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed RHP Dillon Maples on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2016 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from South Bend Cubs.
08/31/2015 South Bend Cubs activated RHP Dillon Maples from the temporarily inactive list.
08/28/2015 South Bend Cubs placed RHP Dillon Maples on the temporarily inactive list.
06/27/2015 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to South Bend Cubs from Eugene Emeralds.
07/31/2014 Dillon Maples assigned to Boise Hawks from Kane County Cougars.
07/21/2014 AZL Cubs sent RHP Dillon Maples on a rehab assignment to Boise Hawks.
07/02/2014 Kane County Cougars sent RHP Dillon Maples on a rehab assignment to AZL Cubs.
04/03/2014 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Kane County Cougars from Boise Hawks.
07/15/2013 RHP Dillon Maples assigned to Boise Hawks from Kane County Cougars.
05/12/2013 Dillon Maples assigned to Kane County Cougars from AZL Cubs.
06/20/2012 Dillon Maples assigned to AZL Cubs.
08/15/2011 Chicago Cubs signed RHP Dillon Maples.