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4/4/1987 (29 y, 10 m, 23 d)
2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 10, Overall: 10, Team: Detroit Tigers
$25M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
The Angels are unsure of where they will place Maybin in the lineup, but he is under consideration to serve as the team's leadoff hitter, the Orange County Register reports. (12/8/2016)
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Year in Review:
With plenty of opportunity in Florida, Maybin was just about everybody's pre-season pick for the National League Rookie of the Year. Instead, that honor went to his teammate Chris Coghlan, who basically took Maybin’s place on the big-league roster. The toolsy, 22-year-old Maybin stumbled badly out of the blocks, hitting for a paltry .254 wOBA with 31 whiffs in 84 big league at bats. The Marlins lost patience and sent Maybin down to Triple-A New Orleans. Things got easier in the Big Easy for the outfielder. In 298 plate appearances, Maybin hit for a .387 wOBA and earned himself a call back up to The Show. His success carried over to the Majors, as he hit for a very solid .361 wOBA in 102 plate appearances. Maybin's greatest weakness has been his propensity for strikeouts. After getting sent down, he made real strides in shoring up that weakness. Throughout the minors, Maybin has consistently struck out in around 30% of his at-bats, but cut his strikeout rate to 19.5% in Triple-A. He struck out in 21.7% of his at-bats after getting called back up.
The Year Ahead:
Maybin has to be feeling pretty confident heading into 2010. We’re not 100% sold that his strikeout issues have been solved. We're only looking at around 400 plate appearances, but at least it looks like he's headed in the right direction. His defense is excellent in center field, which will help the Marlins’ pitchers quite a bit. For some reason or another, Maybin quit stealing bases last year, but it's not like his speed went anywhere, so you can expect him to pick it up in the steals department once again. Maybin has more power than your average center fielder, but he's a ground-ball machine, so don't count on him cracking .430 in the slugging department. A 3 WAR season isn't completely in the realm of crazy for Maybin. For a 23-year-old, that would be fantastic. (Erik Manning)
The San Diego Padres let go of Tony Gwynn Jr. and got a player who could probably be described as Tony Gwynn Jr. with upside. Both are burners who play great defense with weak offense, but Maybin has a mouthwatering minor-league track record that suggests the former five-tool top prospect just needs a change of scenery. Unfortunately, cavernous PETCO Park is not the best place for a struggling hitter to try to turn it around. The key for Maybin is always his strikeout rate, which ranges from high to debilitating. In the minors, his walk-to-strikeout ratio was 0.52; in the majors, it's 0.27. In other words, his control of the strike zone has slipped from his grasp. His .133 major league ISO is intriguing for a center fielder, and his walk rate wouldn't be awful if he could get his batting average up. For him, contact will be everything, especially as there's no reason for him to swing for the fences every time in PETCO. As long as he plays a full season, he'll probably get double-digit steals and homers, but the batting average will determine the rest. (Alex Remington)
The Quick Opinion:
Maybin could probably be described as Tony Gwynn Jr. with upside. As long as he plays a full season, he'll probably get double-digit steals and homers, but the batting average will determine the rest.
Maybin’s 2011 season was somewhat of a revelation for the outfielder, and he started to finally show off the potential many saw in him as a prospect coming out of high school. It seems like a lie, but Maybin will be entering his age-25 season in 2012, so he still has plenty of upside. If he can cut down on the strikeouts by just a percentage point or two, Maybin could easily hit .270 with 10 homers and 35 steals. That, my friends, is a pretty nice fantasy baseball line. Maybin’s fantasy value will all come down to his approach at the plate. If he buys into being a defensive center fielder who slaps singles while providing a handful of home runs, his value will be high. If Maybin decides he wants to start hitting for more power, his numbers will fall. (Zach Sanders)
The Quick Opinion:
Maybin still has a good deal of upside left in him, but it will all come down to how he approaches refining those abilities. Draft him as a third outfielder, but have a backup plan in case things go awry.
As a prospect hyped by so many early on, Maybin has struggled to find himself at the major league level. After three injury-riddled seasons with the Marlins, Maybin had an impressive debut season with the Padres in 2011, only to take a slight step back in 2012. Though there is definitely a modest form of power potential in his bat, Maybin's game is really his speed and defense. Going from 40 steals in 2011 to just 26 in 2012 with a declining success rate is frustrating to both the Padres and his fantasy owners. He did make a modest improvement on his strikeout rate and he started to hit more line drives, but without drawing more walks and a batting average on balls in play under .300, his on-base percentage dropped from an unimpressive .323 to an unsettling .306 last season. His job in center field is secure heading into 2013, but Maybin will need to improve his on-base skills to bring his overall value in fantasy back to where owners feel safe drafting him in mixed leagues. He'll turn just 26 when the season opens so there is still plenty of hope for him. Maybe he should understand his place as a table-setter and leave the run-production to the bigger bats in the lineup. (Howard Bender)
The Quick Opinion:
Maybin is entering his age-26 season and possesses all the skills to be one of the league's premier table-settters. While his stolen base total dropped last year, he did make other improvements at the plate and fantasy owners should feel confident in drafting him as a third outfielder this season.
Shhh. Don't even read his name aloud here because that alone could land him on the disabled list. Maybin is the perfect example of the fact that there is no such thing as a "can't-miss" prospect. He was considered a five-tool player when he was in the minors and though the Marlins would like everyone to forget it, he was the centerpiece of the return in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to Detroit. Since then, he's enjoyed just two seasons of playing in more than 130 games though his fantasy owners have enjoyed just one. Last season it was knee and wrist injuries that put him on the shelf throughout the year. He managed just 57 plate appearances before opting for surgery to clean up the injured wrist. The recovery timetable for that procedure was 8-12 weeks, so he is expected to be ready to go for spring training. For how long he can stay healthy after that is anyone's guess. In a healthy season, he could hit 8-10 home runs and swipe 30-40 bases while batting just .250, but putting your money on Maybin to stay healthy is like sitting on a toilet filled with piranha. Sooner or later, you're going to get bitten in the ass. (Howard Bender)
The Quick Opinion:
Maybin and his fantasy owners endured yet another injury-plagued year -- wrist and knee issues were the primary culprits. He is expected to be ready for spring training and walks into 2014 as the Padres starting center fielder. When healthy, he's got the potential to hit 10 home runs and steal 40 bases, but he first needs to master the 'when healthy' part.
The Padres acquired three big outfield bats this offseason, but none of their acquisitions are suited to handle center field. Maybin is the guy on the roster best suited to handle center, but the Padres didn't make the big trades with the intention of Maybin playing all that much. So even if Maybin stays healthy, something he hasn't done the last two years, it's hard to imgaine him getting to the plate nearly enough to have any fantasy value. If there's an injury to one of San Diego's new outfielders, Maybin figures to take over in center and could be a cheap source of speed. But until that happens, he has little to no value. (
The Quick Opinion:
With the Padres bringing in Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp, Maybin is unlikely to see much playing time. Even if he ends up with regular playing time, he's nothing more than a guy you add off the waiver wire if you need steals.
It was a tale of two halves for Maybin in 2015, as he posted above-average offense in the first half, and followed that with putridity the rest of the way. His walk rate took a dive in the second half, going from 9.3% to 6.6%. He’s moving to the Tigers outfield for 2016, and there is no guarantee of a full-time role for him. He’ll likely be platooning with Anthony Gose and Tyler Collins, barring any other moves by the Tigers before the season gets underway. It will be interesting to see how the Tigers use him, as he didn’t have much of a platoon split in 2015. His patience against lefties is much better, as his 13.1% walk rate against southpaws dwarfs the 6.5% BB% he shows against righties. In his career, his weighted offense is actually higher against right-handers, but reverse splits are tough to believe in without huge samples. He was basically even last year, but that was buoyed by the increased walk rate. Don’t pick him up to be the short side of a platoon, even if that’s how the Tigers deploy him, as the numbers against lefties aren’t stellar. He cracked the 20-steal mark for the third time in his career, and should be good for another 15-20 in 2016, but that's about the best thing you can say about him. (Darren Schienbein)
The Quick Opinion:
Everyone was excited with how Maybin played the first half of last year, but don’t necessarily expect that to be repeated in Detroit. He showed an increase in walk rate against lefties, which will give him more opportunities to steal bags. Expect fewer than ten home runs, 15-20 steals, and no more than 50 runs or RBI. He’s going ahead of Josh Reddick and Marcell Ozuna right now, and that's an overpay.
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