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Portrait of Dillon Maples

Dillon Maples PCubs

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
1.3 4.92 1.65 1 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date5-9-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2014
2015
2016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CHN MLB 4 0 3.3 0 0 0 5 4 7 0 .226 96 13.5 10.8 0.0 18.9 50% .625 .354 2.70 2.57 16.20 81 3.14 66.9 0.1
CareerMLB403.30005470.2269613.510.80.018.950%.625.3542.702.5716.20813.1466.90.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 CUB Rk 6 4 10.3 0 1 0 6 10 12 0 .271 94 5.2 8.7 0.0 10.5 76% .240 .250 1.55 5.79 4.35 112 6.07 115.2
2013 KNC A 11 7 34.7 0 2 1 33 31 34 1 .268 105 8.6 8.0 0.3 8.8 59% .317 .298 1.85 5.03 8.31 115 7.82 123.0
2013 BOI A- 10 9 42.0 5 2 0 37 19 41 0 .267 105 7.9 4.1 0.0 8.8 70% .325 .247 1.33 3.29 2.14 100 4.85 108.7
2014 BOI A- 6 6 17.7 0 2 0 29 20 13 0 .263 107 14.8 10.2 0.0 6.6 67% .420 .350 2.77 6.42 12.23 127 16.31 159.0
2014 CUB Rk 4 4 10.3 0 2 0 6 6 10 0 .000 5.2 5.2 0.0 8.7 0% .231 .000 1.16 4.69 3.48 102 4.98 108.6
2015 SBN A 15 0 30.3 1 1 1 28 12 19 2 .253 105 8.3 3.6 0.6 5.6 63% .286 .254 1.32 4.57 4.15 107 5.60 112.4
2015 EUG A- 3 0 5.0 0 1 0 7 1 8 0 .285 104 12.6 1.8 0.0 14.4 56% .438 .347 1.60 2.20 7.20 90 3.38 97.4
2016 SBN A 19 0 25.0 1 2 9 18 10 17 1 .253 6.5 3.6 0.4 6.1 76% .233 .216 1.12 4.07 3.24 106 5.64 113.4
2016 MYR A+ 9 0 7.0 0 1 0 9 7 6 0 .258 11.6 9.0 0.0 7.7 69% .346 .339 2.29 5.68 7.71 111 6.84 118.2
2017 CHN MLB 4 0 3.3 0 0 0 5 4 7 0 .226 96 13.5 10.8 0.0 18.9 50% .625 .354 2.70 2.57 16.20 81 3.14 66.9
2017 MYR A+ 21 0 31.3 4 0 3 21 15 44 2 .258 6.0 4.3 0.6 12.6 65% .288 .213 1.15 2.94 2.01 75 1.52 34.2
2017 TEN AA 14 0 13.7 1 1 6 11 11 28 0 .270 7.2 7.2 0.0 18.4 64% .440 .262 1.61 1.64 3.29 73 1.53 37.5
2017 IOW AAA 17 0 18.3 1 2 4 12 11 28 1 .265 5.9 5.4 0.5 13.7 63% .297 .233 1.25 3.83 1.96 83 2.11 40.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 78 0.4744 0.3333 0.5769 0.4595 0.2195 0.7059 0.3333 0.4231
Career780.47440.33330.57690.45950.21950.70590.33330.4231

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-19 2012-07-27 Minors 38 27 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dCAA Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (14-429) (Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.). $2.5M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.5 2.3 0.6 22 7 49.7 46 26 19 6 .237 1.44 5.20 5.53 -2.5 -0.3
80o 2.1 2.1 0.5 19 6 43.0 43 24 16 6 .252 1.57 5.67 6.05 -4.4 -0.5
70o 1.8 2 0.4 17 5 38.4 41 23 15 6 .263 1.66 6.02 6.44 -5.5 -0.6
60o 1.6 1.8 0.3 15 5 34.6 38 22 13 5 .273 1.74 6.33 6.78 -6.2 -0.7
50o 1.4 1.7 0.3 14 4 31.1 36 21 12 5 .282 1.83 6.63 7.11 -6.6 -0.7
40o 1.2 1.6 0.2 12 4 27.7 34 19 11 5 .291 1.91 6.93 7.45 -6.8 -0.7
30o 1 1.4 0.2 11 3 24.3 31 18 9 4 .301 2.01 7.27 7.82 -6.9 -0.8
20o 0.8 1.2 0.2 9 3 20.3 27 16 8 4 .313 2.12 7.67 8.26 -6.7 -0.7
10o 0.5 1 0.1 7 2 15.2 22 13 6 3 .330 2.29 8.25 8.91 -6.0 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.31.60.313430.23520115.2801.816.587.06-6.2-0.7

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/23/2017 13:03 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.1 0.1 0 1 0 18.9 14 10 21 2 .258 1.25 3.47 3.45 0.1 0.0
80o 0.1 0.1 0 1 0 12.5 10 7 14 1 .277 1.38 3.97 3.96 0.1 0.0
70o 0.1 0.1 0 1 0 8.1 7 5 9 1 .291 1.48 4.35 4.34 0.0 0.0
60o 0.1 0.1 0 1 0 4.4 4 3 5 0 .303 1.56 4.67 4.67 -0.0 -0.0
50o 0.1 0.1 0 1 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 .314 1.65 4.99 4.99 -0.1 -0.0
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 1% 0% 1% 1%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201826231266676853511057.3101.806.187.079.17.16.81.3-1.0
2019273413799410766671557.3291.835.976.8310.26.36.41.4-1.3

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Jake Johansen 2016 0.00 DNP
2 96 Blaine Sims 2014 0.00 DNP
3 96 Brian Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
4 96 Nick Cunningham 2016 0.00 DNP
5 96 Brandon Braboy 2011 0.00 DNP
6 96 Kelvin Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
7 96 Blair Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
8 96 Brian Irving 2011 0.00 DNP
9 95 Mike Nesseth 2013 0.00 DNP
10 95 Julian Hilario 2016 0.00 DNP
11 95 Luis Chirinos 2015 0.00 DNP
12 95 Andres Avila 2015 0.00 DNP
13 95 Brian Dupra 2014 0.00 DNP
14 95 Colton Turner 2016 0.00 DNP
15 95 Eddie Degerman 2009 0.00 DNP
16 95 Andrew Waszak 2016 0.00 DNP
17 94 Kyle Winkler 2015 0.00 DNP
18 94 Quinton Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
19 94 Luis Meza 2016 0.00 DNP
20 94 T.J. Hose 2011 0.00 DNP
21 94 Santo Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
22 94 Aaron Meade 2013 0.00 DNP
23 94 Moises Robles 2009 0.00 DNP
24 94 Kyle Vazquez 2013 0.00 DNP
25 94 Michael Heesch 2015 0.00 DNP
26 94 Kristian Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
27 94 Kevin Couture 2013 0.00 DNP
28 94 Paul Schwendel 2015 0.00 DNP
29 94 Tyler Kehrer 2013 0.00 DNP
30 94 Alan Oaks 2013 0.00 DNP
31 93 Bruedlin Suero 2015 0.00 DNP
32 93 Luis Niebla 2016 0.00 DNP
33 93 Ramon Aguero 2010 0.00 DNP
34 93 Joshua Conway 2016 0.00 DNP
35 93 Trey Hearne 2009 0.00 DNP
36 93 Miguel Munoz 2014 0.00 DNP
37 93 Carlos Rivas 2010 0.00 DNP
38 93 Austin Fleet 2012 0.00 DNP
39 93 Jacob Lee 2015 0.00 DNP
40 93 Matthew Milroy 2016 0.00 DNP
41 93 Rob Nixon 2014 0.00 DNP
42 93 Jake Stevens 2010 0.00 DNP
43 93 Jino Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
44 93 Tyler Melling 2014 0.00 DNP
45 93 Jeffrey Lorick 2013 0.00 DNP
46 93 Nate Newman 2012 0.00 DNP
47 93 David Shinskie 2009 0.00 DNP
48 93 Jared Bradford 2011 0.00 DNP
49 93 Scott Swinson 2013 0.00 DNP
50 93 David Noles 2011 0.00 DNP
51 92 Danny Sandbrink 2014 0.00 DNP
52 92 Jeffrey Walters 2013 0.00 DNP
53 92 Phil Negus 2013 0.00 DNP
54 92 Nicholas Carr 2012 0.00 DNP
55 92 Ryan Zink 2010 0.00 DNP
56 92 Frederick Tiburcio 2016 0.00 DNP
57 92 Aaron Breit 2011 0.00 DNP
58 92 Blake Holovach 2016 0.00 DNP
59 92 Michael McCarthy 2013 0.00 DNP
60 92 Jake Cowan 2013 0.00 DNP
61 92 Brad Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
62 92 Shane Kaufman 2011 0.00 DNP
63 92 Misael DeJesus 2010 0.00 DNP
64 92 Drew Benes 2014 0.00 DNP
65 92 Chase Brookshire 2016 0.00 DNP
66 92 Trystan Magnuson 2010 0.00 DNP
67 92 Mike Musgrave 2009 0.00 DNP
68 92 Edward Concepcion 2014 0.00 DNP
69 92 Eric Brown 2014 0.00 DNP
70 92 Adam Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
71 92 Christopher Odegaard 2012 0.00 DNP
72 92 Andrew Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
73 92 Jeffrey Kaplan 2011 0.00 DNP
74 91 Zach Cates 2015 0.00 DNP
75 91 Juan Zapata 2010 0.00 DNP
76 91 Matthew Bashore 2013 0.00 DNP
77 91 Matt Fox 2008 0.00 DNP
78 91 Zach Petersime 2014 0.00 DNP
79 91 Eric Wooten 2015 0.00 DNP
80 91 Blake McKnight 2016 0.00 DNP
81 91 Jonathan Joseph 2013 0.00 DNP
82 91 Jason Mitchell 2013 0.00 DNP
83 91 Justin Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
84 91 Jose Rosario 2016 0.00 DNP
85 91 Josh Hill 2008 0.00 DNP
86 91 Greg Wilborn 2012 0.00 DNP
87 91 Ryan O'Rourke 2013 0.00 DNP
88 91 Eric Krebs 2010 0.00 DNP
89 91 Justin Mallett 2007 0.00 DNP
90 91 Chris Kirkland 2011 0.00 DNP
91 91 Phil Coke 2008 0.61
92 91 Jimmy Ballinger 2013 0.00 DNP
93 91 Zachary Peterson 2010 0.00 DNP
94 91 Tripp Davis 2016 0.00 DNP
95 91 Dustin Molleken 2010 0.00 DNP
96 91 Blake McFarland 2013 0.00 DNP
97 91 Aroni Nina 2015 0.00 DNP
98 91 Jhon Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
99 91 Chris Fetter 2011 0.00 DNP
100 91 Martire Garcia 2015 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Injury-plagued starter Dillon Maples can unleash a low-90s fastball and power curve, and his stuff misses bats and generates groundballs, but his full-season debut was marred by inconsistent mechanics and atrocious command.
2013 Maples dropped to the 14th round of the 2011 draft because of signability concerns and his commitment to football. The Cubs talked him off the gridiron by signing him for $2.5 million in the last draft in which such spending was possible. Yes, the Cubs signed a football player to pitch: Please try to contain your shock. An elbow injury kept Maples in extended spring training for much of the 2012 season and limited his work the rest of the year. He has a plus fastball and a strong 12-6 curve, but he lacks polish in all areas and has poor command. He has a lot of potential, but there are significant doubts he'll ever be able to reach it.

BP Articles

Dillon Maples is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 24Scooter Hotz2017-09-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 23Scooter Hotz2017-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 14-16Zach Mortimer2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 3Zach Mortimer2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDissecting the Draft: IntroductionNick J. Faleris2013-04-30
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-04-02
Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the newly-heralded Cubs SP prospects gets to Wrigley first? Which, if any ,project as middle of the rotation or better?
(Matt from Chicago)
Adbert Alzolay is the answer to the second, in my opinion. To the first, I guess it's either Alzolay or Trevor Clifton. (Dillon Maples is the next prospect who'll grace a Wrigley Field mound, but obviously, that's purely as a reliever.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dillon Maples, Juan Paniagua, or a tire fire. Choose one.
(sitrick2 from Minneapolis, MN)
Bread and Water (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Much has been made among CHC fans about their Big 4 prospects(Baez, Almora, Bryant, Soler),which guys in the 5-10 range in their system intrigue you most?Btw, is Olt redeemable?
(Matt from Chicago)
Mike Olt is absolutely redeemable. I still believe in his ability to be a very good everyday player. As for the 5-10 range, I like the progress scouts reported seeing with Dillon Maples this year. The addition of CJ Edwards and having guys like Duane Underwood and Pierce Johnson make for some quality depth outside of the top four guys. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Dillon Maples? He had a really rough start to the year and was demoted. Since the demotion he looks to have turned a corner. The walks are down and the k's are up. What kind of upside do you see with him? Does he have the stuff to keep up with other Cubs prospects such as Pierce Johnson? Also, thanks for the chat. These are always a lot of fun to follow.
(Bill from Chicago)
For Maples it isn't about the numbers, especially in Boise. It's what his mechanics are like. Is he in good form and is he repeating it. I see him being a late inning reliever, or a total bust. Johnson is more of a legitimate starting pitcher candidate, even though he doesn't have the raw stuff that Maples can flash. And I'm still a Ben Wells fan, hoping for him to put it together in AA and make the next step next year. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you surprised at Kyle Hendricks success this season at AA for Tennessee (Cubs) and should he be considered one of the Cubs top pitching prospects?
(Mike from Illinois)
The Cubs are obviously very bat-heavy in their system, and many of the top arms are either hurt (Vizcaino) or at the lower levels (Pierce Johnson in Low-A, Dillon Maples in Low-A, Duane Underwood in extended spring). So by default Hendricks is one of their better arms at the upper levels.

There's nothing too sexy about Hendricks, but he can really pitch, so I'm not surprised he's having success this year. I saw Hendricks a couple times last year in Myrtle Beach. Haven't gotten a report on him last year but here's what I saw – located and mixed deep arsenal very well. Not a lot of life on anything but sat 87-91-ish with his fastball but showed the ability to pop 92-93 and the occasional 94 when needed. Very deceptive changeup that also didn't have a lot of movement. He also had a cut-slider and big get-me-over curveball. The stuff is very fringe and it's probably a no. 5 starter at best, but he can locate and mix, so that gives him a shot. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the most interesting Cub prospect besides Baez, Almora, Soler and Vizcaino?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Duane Underwood or Dillon Maples. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Dillon Maples has thrown 78 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Curve (85mph).