Miguel Amaya
21-Year-Old CatcherC
Chicago Cubs AA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
As is the case with many of the best catching prospects, Amaya is a significantly better real-life prospect. His top traits are a plus arm, good leadership skills and a propensity to draw walks, none of which are overly helpful in standard roto leagues. Amaya shows off 55-grade raw power to left field in batting practice and logged a career-high .167 ISO while playing half his games in the pitcher-friendly park in Myrtle Beach. The 20-year-old backstop flopped in the Arizona Fall League (.224/.291/.286, 21.8 K% in 55 PA), but that wasn't surprising given his age and lack of upper-level experience. He probably won't ever hit for a high batting average, so power and playing time will have to drive his fantasy value in most formats. He is still working to improve as a pitch framer. If it all comes together, he should make it as a starting catcher who hits around .240 with a solid OBP and 15-20 home runs. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed $1.25 million deal with the Cubs in July 2015.
Optioned to Double-A
CChicago Cubs  AA
March 10, 2020
Amaya was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
He was in big-league camp for the experience, rather than as an actual candidate to break camp in the majors. Amaya is a better real-life prospect than a fantasy one, as he projects to be a quality defender who hits for a middling average and solid power.
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Could begin season at Double-A
CChicago Cubs  AA
February 15, 2020
Amaya, who is in his first big-league camp this year, could start the season with Double-A Tennessee, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Added to 40-man roster
CChicago Cubs  AA
November 20, 2019
Amaya was added to the 40-man roster by the Cubs on Wednesday.
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CChicago Cubs  AA
July 2, 2015
Amaya signed a $1.25 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports.
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