Cameron Maybin, Outfield, Houston Astros
Date of Birth: 4/4/1987
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina
Cameron Maybin, outfielder for the Houston Astros, was a star player in high school before being drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2005. He played in the Tigers' minor league system from 2006 through most of 2007. He was just 20 years old in 2007 when he joined the Tigers for 24 games.
The Tigers traded Maybin to the Miami Marlins in December, 2007. From 2008 through half of 2010, he played in the Marlins' minor league system. He joined the Marlins for 8 games in 2008, 54 games in 2009, and 82 games in 2010.
After the 2010 season ended, Maybin was traded to the San Diego Padres. In 2011, his first full season in the major leagues, he batted .264 with 136 hits, 24 doubles, and 40 stolen bases in 137 games.
In March, 2012, Maybin signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Padres. That season, he batted .243 with 123 hits and 26 stolen bases in 147 games. In 2013, he was injured and spent most of the season on the DL, playing in just 14 games with the Padres. He was again injured in Spring training in 2014 and he started the season on the DL. He finished the season with 59 hits, 13 doubles, and a .235 batting average in 95 games.
Maybin was traded to the Atlanta Braves on April 5, 2015. He finished the 2015 season with a .267 batting average, 135 hits, 18 doubles, 23 stolen bases, and 59 RBIs in 141 games. As a center fielder, he made 331 putouts and 3 errors in 139 games. He had a .991 fielding percentage.
Maybin was traded to the Tigers on November 20, 2015. He played in 94 games with the Tigers in 2016 and he finished the season with 110 hits, 14 doubles, 15 stolen bases, 43 RBIs, and a .315 batting average. Defensively, as a center fielder in 91 games, he made 223 putouts and 4 errors.
The Tigers traded Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels on November 3, 2016. He was claimed off waivers by the Astros on August 31, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Maybin through 2016 include:
- 796 games played
- 706 hits
- 114 doubles
- 252 RBIs
- 121 stolen bases
- 643 strikeouts to 239 walks
- .259 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Maybin as a center fielder through 2016 include:
- 753 games played
- 1,792 putouts
- 22 errors
- .988 fielding percentage