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Luke Maile

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Luke Maile
Name: Luke Richard Maile
Born: Feb 6, 1991 in Crestview Hills, Ky. USA
High School: Covington Catholic HS, Park Hills, Ky.
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 8th round (272nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 (signed for $133,200)
Maile is the biggest power threat on a Kentucky team that won its first 22 games and led the Southeastern Conference for much of the regular season. A 6-foot-3, 220-pound righthanded hitter, Maile has good strength and made some needed adjustments at the plate this year without compromising his solid pop. He has shortened his swing, made more consistent contact and caught up to better fastballs. He has good patience at the plate. Offense definitely is the strength of Maile's game, and scouts remain unconvinced that he can catch regularly in pro ball. He has shared duties behind the plate the last two years with Michael Williams while also seeing extensive time at first base. Maile has average arm strength but a long release, and he doesn't look pretty as a receiver. To his credit, he did throw out 56 percent of basestealers during the regular season. He also moves well enough to make left field a possible destination.
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