1993 Apple Valley graduate Dave Maurer was born on February 23, 1975 in Minneapolis.
The Padres drafted Maurer in the 11th round of the 1997 Amateur Draft. He made his major league debut on July 22, 2000 at age 25. He pitched 14.2 innings over 14 games that season, picking up his only big league win on September 22 in Los Angeles. He made only three appearances for the Padres in 2001. After brief stints in the Reds and Athletics organizations, Maurer made it back to the majors with Cleveland late in the 2002 season, pitching in two games, both against the Minnesota Twins. He took his only major league loss at the Metrodome on September 25, giving up a twelfth-inning walk-off home run to David Ortiz.
Maurer made three appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. They did not go well.
In total, Maurer appeared in 22 major league games, pitching 22.1 innings over parts of four seasons.