Luke was on the golf team in high school and still golfs quite a bit in his free time, boasting a 3 handicap...Luke's hands are so large that he can grip seven baseballs in one hand...He and his wife, Paige, married on Nov 1, 2014… on their first anniversary, she ran the New York Marathon, 26.2 miles through the city's five boroughs…Paige is a mechanical engineer…the couple met when he was playing college summer ball for the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks, where she was working a summer job at the split-the-pot booth...His grandfather, Dick Maile, was an AllAmerican in basketball at Louisiana State University and his father, Rich, was a cornerback on the Kentucky football team…his mother, Laurie, ran cross country and track in high school…has four younger siblings...Luke was a good student who won a couple creative writing awards in high school.
Recalled from Triple-A Durham over the All-Star break…started 35 of the club's 74 games in the second half (34-C, 1-DH)…played 14 innings at 1B off the bench...Caught 7 of 25 attempted base stealers (28.0 pct.), the best rate ever by a Rays rookie backstop (min. 10 SB attempts)...Rays pitchers compiled a 3.14 ERA (301-IP, 105-ER) with Maile behind the plate, compared to a 4.48 ERA with all other catchers...Had a .273 avg. (15-for-55) in 20 games at Tropicana Field, compared to a .188 avg. in 22 games on the road...Had a 10-game stretch from Aug 16-Sep 2 when he hit .429 (12-for-28) with 7 runs, 3 2B, 3 HR and 9 RBI…apart from that, hit .165 (15-for- 91) with 0 HR and 6 RBI in 32 games...Hit the first 3 HR of his career, the first coming on Aug 20 vs. TEX, a solo shot off RH A.J. Griffin...On Aug 30 at BOS, hit a game-tying, 2-run shot in the 7th off LH Drew Pomeranz, becoming the third rookie catcher in the last 60 years to hit a game-tying or go-ahead homer in the 7th inning or later as a visitor at Fenway Park, joining NYM Omir Santos on May 23, 2009 (go-ahead, 9th inning) and MIL Ned Yost on Sep 29, 1982 (go-ahead, 9th inning)...On Sep 2 vs. TOR, his 330-foot homer off LH Francisco Liriano was the shortest at Tropicana Field (Rays or visitors) since StatCast began measuring them in 2015...Had a career-high 3 hits and 4 RBI on Aug 16 vs. SD…his 4 RBI tied the franchise record for a rookie catcher, matching Robinson Chirinos (Aug 3, 2011 vs. TOR) and John Jaso (May 23, 2010 at HOU)…they were the most by a Rays catcher since J.P. Arencibia on Sep 1, 2015 at BAL (6)...On Sep 25 vs. BOS, was charged with an error in the 10th inning when he failed to tag the goahead run in Dustin Pedroia following a David Ortiz double…the call was confirmed after the Rays challenged, resulting in a 3-2 loss...With Durham, hit only .182/.221/.242 (18- for-99) through the end of May but batted .305/.394/.442 (29-for-95) with 2 HR from the start of June until his July 15 call up…threw out 12 of 38 attempted base stealers (31.6 pct.).
Selected from Triple-A Durham on Sep 1...became the 51st player used by the Rays in 2015, one shy of the club record (2000), and 18th rookie, extending the club record…Appeared in 15 games (9 starts) at catcher...of his 9 starts, 5 came with Matt Moore as the starting pitcher...Moore posted a 1.72 ERA (31.1-IP, 6-ER) while paired with Maile…Made his major league debut Sep 1 at BAL as a pinch-hitter, with the Rays leading 11-0...his first start was Sep 5 at NYY...his first career hit and RBI came on Sep 12 vs. BOS, a pinch-hit double off Rick Porcello...became the first Ray to record his first career hit as a pinch-hitter since Tim Beckham on Sep 19, 2013 vs. TEX, and first to have it go for extra bases (as a PH) since Desmond Jennings doubled on Sep 11, 2010 at TOR…Went 2-for-28 (.071) over his first 12 games, through Sep 29...went 4-for-7 (.571) over his last 3 games…Only one runner attempted to steal against him, and Maile threw him out: TOR Ben Revere (31 SB), in the Oct 4 season finale...with Durham, threw out 33.8 pct. (26 of 77) of attempted base stealers-2nd-best rate in the International League…Enters the 2016 season rated the Best Defensive Catcher in the Rays system by Baseball America, for a second straight season.