Biographical

Portrait of Dillon Maples

Dillon Maples PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
58.7 5.79 1.68 42 2 6 0 -0.6
Birth Date5-9-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age22 years, 5 months, 15 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 CUB Rk 6 4 10.3 7.21 59 .250 .265 .340 .402 .271 .240 94 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2013 KNC A 11 7 34.7 6.58 63 .298 .264 .339 .394 .268 .317 105 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2013 BOI A- 10 9 42.0 4.52 98 .247 .244 .321 .341 .267 .325 105 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
2014 BOI A- 6 6 17.7 7.57 49 .351 .250 .325 .373 .263 .420 106 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2014 CUB Rk 4 4 10.3 6.99 59 .229 .265 .342 .382 .273 .231 100 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 CUB Rk 0 1 0 6 4 10.3 6 10 12 0 76% .240 5.2 8.7 0.0 10.5 1.55 4.35 2.7 0.3
2013 BOI A- 5 2 0 10 9 42.0 37 19 41 0 70% .325 7.9 4.1 0.0 8.8 1.33 2.14 3.3 0.4
2013 KNC A 0 2 1 11 7 34.7 33 31 34 1 59% .317 8.6 8.0 0.3 8.8 1.85 8.31 -0.5 -0.0
2014 BOI A- 0 2 0 6 6 17.7 29 20 13 0 67% .420 14.8 10.2 0.0 6.6 2.77 12.23 -2.2 -0.2
2014 CUB Rk 0 2 0 4 4 10.3 6 6 10 0 77% .231 5.2 5.2 0.0 8.7 1.16 3.48 -0.4 -0.0

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

Injury History

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

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 4.1 4.9 0.4 25 14 82.2 67 40 58 8 .264 1.30 4.21 4.57 4.6 0.5
80o 3.4 4.7 0.4 22 13 73.8 66 39 52 8 .283 1.42 4.73 5.14 -0.4 -0.0
70o 3 4.6 0.3 21 12 67.9 64 39 48 8 .296 1.52 5.11 5.56 -3.3 -0.3
60o 2.7 4.4 0.3 19 11 63.0 63 38 45 7 .308 1.60 5.45 5.92 -5.3 -0.5
50o 2.4 4.3 0.3 18 10 58.6 62 37 42 7 .319 1.68 5.78 6.28 -7.0 -0.7
40o 2.1 4.1 0.2 16 10 54.3 60 36 39 7 .330 1.76 6.11 6.64 -8.3 -0.8
30o 1.8 4 0.2 15 9 49.8 58 35 35 7 .342 1.86 6.48 7.04 -9.4 -1.0
20o 1.5 3.7 0.2 14 8 44.7 55 33 32 7 .356 1.97 6.92 7.52 -10.3 -1.1
10o 1.1 3.4 0.1 12 7 38.0 51 30 27 6 .376 2.14 7.56 8.21 -11.0 -1.1
Weighted Mean2.44.20.3171057.66036417.3161.665.716.21-6.5-0.7

Diagnostics

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

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015236713920152142781381753.3141.454.745.158.44.68.21.0-0.3
2016245513116120111591081253.3111.414.394.778.34.48.10.90.3
2017254412513978747871153.3001.384.384.768.14.48.11.00.2
20182644126131019351931253.3111.424.544.938.34.58.31.10.0
2019274412513979146861153.3111.414.464.858.44.38.01.00.1
20202844126131029446921153.3101.374.284.668.34.18.11.00.3
20212944127131049346951153.3071.344.124.478.14.08.21.00.6
20223044126131039245931153.3061.334.104.468.13.98.21.00.6
2023314412513968742861053.3071.344.134.498.13.98.00.90.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.41.20.71.12.16.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Zach Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
2 95 Ariel Pena 2011 0.00 DNP
3 94 Bryan Morris 2009 0.00 DNP
4 94 Ryan Pressly 2011 0.00 DNP
5 93 Jose Cisnero 2011 0.00 DNP
6 93 Jarret Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
7 93 Elisaul Pimentel 2011 0.00 DNP
8 93 Jhonny Nunez 2008 0.00 DNP
9 93 Yoervis Medina 2011 0.00 DNP
10 93 Rafael Dolis 2010 0.00 DNP
11 92 Drake Britton 2011 0.00 DNP
12 92 Brett Wallach 2011 0.00 DNP
13 92 Will Lamb 2013 0.00 DNP
14 92 Pedro Guerra 2012 0.00 DNP
15 92 Antonio Bastardo 2008 0.00 DNP
16 91 Luis Liria 2012 0.00 DNP
17 91 Lucas Luetge 2009 0.00 DNP
18 91 Nicholas Carr 2009 0.00 DNP
19 91 Adam Ottavino 2008 0.00 DNP
20 91 Tyler Sample 2011 0.00 DNP
21 91 Matthew Andriese 2012 0.00 DNP
22 91 Gary Daley 2008 0.00 DNP
23 91 Juan Minaya 2013 0.00 DNP
24 91 Hansel Robles 2013 0.00 DNP
25 91 Alexander Smit 2008 0.00 DNP
26 90 Aaron Northcraft 2012 0.00 DNP
27 90 Radhames Quezada 2013 0.00 DNP
28 90 Ryan Morris 2010 0.00 DNP
29 90 Edlando Seco 2011 0.00 DNP
30 90 Thomas Collier 2012 0.00 DNP
31 90 Evan Reed 2008 0.00 DNP
32 90 Shane Greene 2011 0.00 DNP
33 90 Kennil Gomez 2010 0.00 DNP
34 90 Jheyson Manzueta 2012 0.00 DNP
35 90 Josh Outman 2007 0.00 DNP
36 90 Joseph Colon 2012 0.00 DNP
37 90 James Adkins 2008 0.00 DNP
38 90 Misaul Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
39 90 Daniel Tuttle 2013 0.00 DNP
40 90 Erik Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
41 90 Angel Baez 2013 0.00 DNP
42 90 Zach Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
43 90 Tyson Ross 2009 0.00 DNP
44 90 Brett Lorin 2009 0.00 DNP
45 90 Michael O'Brien 2012 0.00 DNP
46 90 Enny Romero 2013 0.00
47 89 Duane Below 2008 0.00 DNP
48 89 Anthony Ortega 2008 0.00 DNP
49 89 Gregory Infante 2010 0.00
50 89 Jose Arias 2013 0.00 DNP
51 89 Blake Wood 2008 0.00 DNP
52 89 Alex Cobb 2010 0.00 DNP
53 89 Henry Sosa 2008 0.00 DNP
54 89 Deryk Hooker 2011 0.00 DNP
55 89 Martire Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
56 89 Bryan Mitchell 2013 0.00 DNP
57 89 Shooter Hunt 2009 0.00 DNP
58 89 Anthony Capra 2009 0.00 DNP
59 89 Shaun Garceau 2010 0.00 DNP
60 89 Mike Rayl 2011 0.00 DNP
61 89 Josh Ravin 2010 0.00 DNP
62 89 Cody Hebner 2013 0.00 DNP
63 89 Carlos Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
64 89 Aaron King 2011 0.00 DNP
65 89 Wily Peralta 2011 0.00 DNP
66 89 Chad Bettis 2011 0.00 DNP
67 89 Jeff Lyman 2009 0.00 DNP
68 89 Justin Hancock 2013 0.00 DNP
69 88 Casey Crosby 2011 0.00 DNP
70 88 Anthony Bass 2010 0.00 DNP
71 88 Lisalverto Bonilla 2012 0.00 DNP
72 88 Trey Haley 2012 0.00 DNP
73 88 Michael Cisco 2009 0.00 DNP
74 88 Parker Markel 2013 0.00 DNP
75 88 Simon Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
76 88 Anthony Ferrara 2012 0.00 DNP
77 88 Ross Detwiler 2008 0.00 DNP
78 88 Hunter Cervenka 2012 0.00 DNP
79 88 Richard Sullivan 2009 0.00 DNP
80 88 Charlie Furbush 2008 0.00 DNP
81 88 Deunte Heath 2008 0.00 DNP
82 88 Murphy Smith 2010 0.00 DNP
83 88 Nik Turley 2012 0.00 DNP
84 88 Anthony Fernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
85 88 Colin Rea 2013 0.00 DNP
86 88 Patrick Cooper 2012 0.00 DNP
87 88 Tyler Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
88 88 Patrick Schuster 2013 0.00 DNP
89 88 Yeiper Castillo 2011 0.00 DNP
90 88 Ethan Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
91 88 Chad Rodgers 2010 0.00 DNP
92 88 Tim Atherton 2012 0.00 DNP
93 88 Ryan Chaffee 2010 0.00 DNP
94 88 Michael Blazek 2011 0.00 DNP
95 88 Nick Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
96 88 Jordan Pries 2012 0.00 DNP
97 88 Fabian Williamson 2011 0.00 DNP
98 88 David Bromberg 2010 0.00 DNP
99 88 Zachary Nuding 2012 0.00 DNP
100 88 Daniel Reynolds 2013 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
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

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  Title Author Date
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
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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