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21  Luke Maile
Luke Maile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Crestview Hills, Ky.

High School:
Covington Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
C/IF

B/T:
R/R


09/20/2012

Recapping the 2012 UK Baseball MiLB Season

31 Former Wildcats Finish 2012 Professional Season in Minor Leagues

07/18/2012

Summer Notebook: Reida Collects Five-Hit Game

UK Baseball Summer Notebook: Alex Meyer Dazzles in Return to Lexington, Promoted

07/09/2012

71 Wildcats on SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Announced

07/06/2012

Luke Maile Earns All-America Accolades

UK Junior Catcher Named Honorable Mention All-America

06/27/2012

Baseball Finishes 2012 Ranked for 13th Consecutive Week

Wildcats Equal Highest End of Season Ranking by Baseball America in Program History

05/28/2012

Maile says disappointment can be motivation

In a surprise to many experts, Kentucky was not selected as one of 16 regional hosts.

04/22/2012

Maile after UK's sixth-straight SEC series win

Luke Maile was 1 for 3 with an RBI in UK's 7-6 win over LSU on Sunday.

04/09/2012

Maile on Louisville game, winning SEC POW

Catcher/first baseman Luke Maile talks on Monday, the day before UK-UofL in Cliff Hagan Stadium.

• 43rd round draft pick in 2009 (Red Sox)
• 2010 78th-best prospect available in 2012 MLB Draft (Perfect Game)
• 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
• 2011 second-best prospect in the Perfect Game League (Baseball America)
• 2011 third-best prospect in the Perfect Game League (Perfect Game)


Luke Maile


Outlook
One of the top collegiate players in the nation, will share the catching and first base position with UK senior Michael Williams and be an everyday middle-of-the-order hitter ... Led UK with nine homers as a sophomore, ranking fifth in the SEC ... Has monster power at the plate and is a good defender behind the plate ... Is a vocal and physical leader ... Was UK's best hitter during the fall, batting a team-high .403 with nearly 70-percent of his at bats going as quality appearances ... Had four doubles, four homers and an 8-6 walk-strikeout ratio during the fall ... The 2009 Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball ... Grandfather was an All-America basketball star at LSU.

Summer
Played for both the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League ... Named the second-best prospect in the PG League by Baseball America and as the third-best prospect by Perfect Game USA ... In his 26 games in the PG League, proved to be the top hitter in the circuit, batting .378 (34-for-90) with 27 runs, seven doubles, eight homers and 28 RBI ... Totaled a 20-18 walk-strikeout ratio, with a .722 slugging and a .509 on-base percentage ... Was hit by five pitches for Amsterdam ... For Cotuit, played in 10 games, batting .167 (3-for-18) with three runs, one double and two walks ... Also stole two bases ... Played sporadically for Cotuit, getting three at bats in a game only three times.

2011
One of the top sluggers in college baseball, split time behind the plate and at first base with strong-armed Michael Williams ... Appeared in 51 games with 50 starts, batting .282 (50-for-177) with 10 doubles, three triples, a team-high nine homers and 36 RBI ... Had a .525 slugging percentage and a .361 on-base percentage, with 18 walks ... Stole 6-of-8 bases, with four sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts ... Had a .989 fielding percentage, with four errors and a team-high 342 putouts ... Ranked fifth in the SEC with nine homers ... Hit .247 (23-for-93) in 27 SEC games, with four doubles, three triples, three homers and 13 RBI ... Batted .321 (27-for-84) in 24 non-conference games, with six doubles, six homers and 23 RBI ... Hit .307 (31-for-101) in 30 games at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with five doubles, two triples, seven homers and 22 RBI ... Batted .236 (13-for-55) in road games, with four doubles, one triple, one homer and nine RBI ... Got off to a red-hot start, batting .419 in the first eight games in February ... Made 23 starts at catcher, 24 starts at first base and three starts as the designated hitter ... Hit No. 4 10 times, No. 5 10 times, No. 6 17 times, No. 7 12 times and No. 8 once ... Totaled 15 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Had a six-game hitting streak and a stretch of 11 straight games reaching base safely ... Season-high six game hitting streak all came as multi-hit games ... Launched a no-doubt homer into the famous Crawford Boxes in leftfield during the 2011 Houston College Classic at the Astros' Minute Maid Park vs. Houston on March 6 ... Had three RBI in a win over Tennessee Tech ... Totaled a season-high four RBI vs. Xavier ... Hit homers vs. Houston, Tennessee Tech, Xavier, Auburn, WKU, Arkansas, Louisville, Indiana and Georgia ... Launched a no-doubt blast at WKU at the low Class-A home of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Bowling Green Ballpark ... Hit a grand slam vs. Xavier ... Launched a two-run jack vs. Georgia ace Michael Palazzone ... Batted .429 with the bases loaded, .322 with the bases empty and .341 as the leadoff hitter ... Had a breakout summer in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the New York Collegiate Baseball League championship ... Batted .318 (21-for-66) in 23 games and 19 starts ... Totaled eight doubles and 10 RBI, drawing 10 walks and striking out 10 times ... Stole one base and fielded .994 with just one error ... Had a breakout summer in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the New York Collegiate Baseball League championship ... Teamed with UK's Sam Kidd on the Mohawks ... Batted .318 (21-for-66) in 23 games and 19 starts ... Totaled eight doubles and 10 RBI, drawing 10 walks and striking out 10 times ... Stole one base and fielded .994 with just one error.

2010
Emerged as UK's backup catcher and the future of the position midway through freshman season ... Played in 26 games with 12 starts, batting .200 (7-for-35) with six runs, three homers and six RBI ... Drew 11 walks and struck out 12 times, getting hit by six pitches and owning a .457 on-base percentage ... Slugged .462 and stole 2-of-2 bases ... Made seven starts in SEC play, playing in 11 games in conference action total ... Batted .143 (3-for-21) with one homer and three RBI in SEC play, drawing five walks, getting hit by two pitches and striking out nine times ... Homer came against defending NCAA Champion LSU ... Started 11 games at catcher and got one start as the designated hitter at Auburn ... Hit sixth (once), seventh (twice) and eighth (nine times) in the order ... In his first career collegiate at bat, was inserted as a late-inning replacement and worked the count to 2-2 before belting a no-doubt blast over the leftfield fence for his first career homer ... In a return to his hometown region at Cincinnati, UK gave him the start behind the plate with family and friends in attendance ... Responded to hometown start, batting 1-for-1 with two runs scored, a homer, a walk, a stolen base and a staggering three hit by pitches ... Had a career-high 2-for-4 game against No. 20 LSU, hitting a homer and driving in two RBI ... After establishing himself as a regular weekend starter late in the season, had four two-walk games.

High School
Kentucky Mr. Baseball in 2009 and first-team High School All-American by MaxPreps.com ... First-team All-State in 2008 and 2009 ... Owner of every offensive record in the history of Covington Catholic, with the expectation of at bats, ranking second ... Hit .514 with 12 homers as a senior ... Three-time Northern Kentucky Player of the Year ... A four-year baseball letterwinner for coach Bill Krumpelbeck ... Played basketball for four seasons and golf for two ... Member of the 1,000 point club in basketball ... Led baseball team to district championship 2007-09, finishing as region runner up in 2009 ... Hit .554 with seven homers and 40 RBI as a junior ... Batted .486 with eight homers and 66 RBI ... Has earned the Mt. St. Joseph College writing award and the Northern Kentucky University writing award ... Drafted in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.

Personal
Full name is Luke Richard Maile... Son of Rich and Laurie Maile ... Has two brothers, Ben (15) and Jack (9), and two sisters, Abby (16) and Caroline (12) ... Father, Rich, played football at UK and grandfather, Dick, was an All-American basketball player at LSU.


• 43rd round draft pick in 2009 (Red Sox)
• 2010 78th-best prospect available in 2012 MLB Draft (Perfect Game)
• 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
• 2011 second-best prospect in the Perfect Game League (Baseball America)
• 2011 third-best prospect in the Perfect Game League (Perfect Game)

Outlook
One of the top collegiate players in the nation, will share the catching and first base position with UK senior Michael Williams and be an everyday middle-of-the-order hitter ... Led UK with nine homers as a sophomore, ranking fifth in the SEC ... Has monster power at the plate and is a good defender behind the plate ... Is a vocal and physical leader ... Was UK's best hitter during the fall, batting a team-high .403 with nearly 70-percent of his at bats going as quality appearances ... Had four doubles, four homers and an 8-6 walk-strikeout ratio during the fall ... The 2009 Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball ... Grandfather was an All-America basketball star at LSU.

Summer
Played for both the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League ... Named the second-best prospect in the PG League by Baseball America and as the third-best prospect by Perfect Game USA ... In his 26 games in the PG League, proved to be the top hitter in the circuit, batting .378 (34-for-90) with 27 runs, seven doubles, eight homers and 28 RBI ... Totaled a 20-18 walk-strikeout ratio, with a .722 slugging and a .509 on-base percentage ... Was hit by five pitches for Amsterdam ... For Cotuit, played in 10 games, batting .167 (3-for-18) with three runs, one double and two walks ... Also stole two bases ... Played sporadically for Cotuit, getting three at bats in a game only three times.

2011
One of the top sluggers in college baseball, split time behind the plate and at first base with strong-armed Michael Williams ... Appeared in 51 games with 50 starts, batting .282 (50-for-177) with 10 doubles, three triples, a team-high nine homers and 36 RBI ... Had a .525 slugging percentage and a .361 on-base percentage, with 18 walks ... Stole 6-of-8 bases, with four sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts ... Had a .989 fielding percentage, with four errors and a team-high 342 putouts ... Ranked fifth in the SEC with nine homers ... Hit .247 (23-for-93) in 27 SEC games, with four doubles, three triples, three homers and 13 RBI ... Batted .321 (27-for-84) in 24 non-conference games, with six doubles, six homers and 23 RBI ... Hit .307 (31-for-101) in 30 games at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with five doubles, two triples, seven homers and 22 RBI ... Batted .236 (13-for-55) in road games, with four doubles, one triple, one homer and nine RBI ... Got off to a red-hot start, batting .419 in the first eight games in February ... Made 23 starts at catcher, 24 starts at first base and three starts as the designated hitter ... Hit No. 4 10 times, No. 5 10 times, No. 6 17 times, No. 7 12 times and No. 8 once ... Totaled 15 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Had a six-game hitting streak and a stretch of 11 straight games reaching base safely ... Season-high six game hitting streak all came as multi-hit games ... Launched a no-doubt homer into the famous Crawford Boxes in leftfield during the 2011 Houston College Classic at the Astros' Minute Maid Park vs. Houston on March 6 ... Had three RBI in a win over Tennessee Tech ... Totaled a season-high four RBI vs. Xavier ... Hit homers vs. Houston, Tennessee Tech, Xavier, Auburn, WKU, Arkansas, Louisville, Indiana and Georgia ... Launched a no-doubt blast at WKU at the low Class-A home of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Bowling Green Ballpark ... Hit a grand slam vs. Xavier ... Launched a two-run jack vs. Georgia ace Michael Palazzone ... Batted .429 with the bases loaded, .322 with the bases empty and .341 as the leadoff hitter ... Had a breakout summer in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the New York Collegiate Baseball League championship ... Batted .318 (21-for-66) in 23 games and 19 starts ... Totaled eight doubles and 10 RBI, drawing 10 walks and striking out 10 times ... Stole one base and fielded .994 with just one error ... Had a breakout summer in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the New York Collegiate Baseball League championship ... Teamed with UK's Sam Kidd on the Mohawks ... Batted .318 (21-for-66) in 23 games and 19 starts ... Totaled eight doubles and 10 RBI, drawing 10 walks and striking out 10 times ... Stole one base and fielded .994 with just one error.




2010
Emerged as UK's backup catcher and the future of the position midway through freshman season ... Played in 26 games with 12 starts, batting .200 (7-for-35) with six runs, three homers and six RBI ... Drew 11 walks and struck out 12 times, getting hit by six pitches and owning a .457 on-base percentage ... Slugged .462 and stole 2-of-2 bases ... Made seven starts in SEC play, playing in 11 games in conference action total ... Batted .143 (3-for-21) with one homer and three RBI in SEC play, drawing five walks, getting hit by two pitches and striking out nine times ... Homer came against defending NCAA Champion LSU ... Started 11 games at catcher and got one start as the designated hitter at Auburn ... Hit sixth (once), seventh (twice) and eighth (nine times) in the order ... In his first career collegiate at bat, was inserted as a late-inning replacement and worked the count to 2-2 before belting a no-doubt blast over the leftfield fence for his first career homer ... In a return to his hometown region at Cincinnati, UK gave him the start behind the plate with family and friends in attendance ... Responded to hometown start, batting 1-for-1 with two runs scored, a homer, a walk, a stolen base and a staggering three hit by pitches ... Had a career-high 2-for-4 game against No. 20 LSU, hitting a homer and driving in two RBI ... After establishing himself as a regular weekend starter late in the season, had four two-walk games.

High School
Kentucky Mr. Baseball in 2009 and first-team High School All-American by MaxPreps.com ... First-team All-State in 2008 and 2009 ... Owner of every offensive record in the history of Covington Catholic, with the expectation of at bats, ranking second ... Hit .514 with 12 homers as a senior ... Three-time Northern Kentucky Player of the Year ... A four-year baseball letterwinner for coach Bill Krumpelbeck ... Played basketball for four seasons and golf for two ... Member of the 1,000 point club in basketball ... Led baseball team to district championship 2007-09, finishing as region runner up in 2009 ... Hit .554 with seven homers and 40 RBI as a junior ... Batted .486 with eight homers and 66 RBI ... Has earned the Mt. St. Joseph College writing award and the Northern Kentucky University writing award ... Drafted in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.

Personal
Full name is Luke Richard Maile... Son of Rich and Laurie Maile ... Has two brothers, Ben (15) and Jack (9), and two sisters, Abby (16) and Caroline (12) ... Father, Rich, played football at UK and grandfather, Dick, was an All-American basketball player at LSU.

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