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Top Jacob Amaya News

  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Sent to minors

    The Marlins optioned Amaya to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Christina De Nicola of reports.

    With Jazz Chisholm and Luis Arraez seemingly locked in as the Marlins' Opening Day starters in the middle infield, Amaya was never a realistic candidate to break camp with the big club. After being acquired from the Dodgers in January in the deal that sent Miguel Rojas to Los Angeles, Amaya will likely have a clearer path to reaching the big leagues in 2023 with his new organization. He was productive in his first taste of the Triple-A level with Oklahoma City in 2022, slashing .259/.368/.381 with eight home runs and three stolen bases across 351 plate appearances.

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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Healthy for spring

    Amaya (undisclosed) was spotted taking part in defensive drills during the Marlins' team workout Monday at big-league spring training, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The 24-year-old infielder is attending his first camp with the Marlins after Miami acquired him from the Dodgers in January in the deal that sent veteran shortstop Miguel Rojas to Los Angeles. Amaya closed the 2022 campaign on Triple-A Oklahoma City's 60-day injured list due to an unspecified injury, but his participation in the early stages of spring training suggests he'll enter the 2023 season at full health. Look for him to open his time in the Miami organization at Triple-A Jacksonville.

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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Acquired by Miami

    Amaya (undisclosed) was acquired by the Marlins from the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for shortstop Miguel Rojas (wrist), Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

    Amaya split the 2022 campaign between the Double-A and Triple-A levels and had a .261/.369/.426 slash line across 133 games. He landed on the 60-day injured list in October with an unspecified injury, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of spring training next month.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Lands on 60-day IL

    Amaya was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday with an unspecified injury.

    The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster in November and split the 2022 campaign between Double-A Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Amaya had a .749 OPS in 84 games at Triple-A, and it's unclear how much the injury will affect his offseason program.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Promoted to Triple-A

    Amaya was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of reports.

    While Amaya was repeating Double-A this year, he did so in very impressive fashion. The 23-year-old shortstop hit .264/.370/.500 with nine home runs, three steals and a 120 wRC+. Most notably, he had by far the highest ISO (.236) of his career while trimming his K% from 21.6% in 2021 to 13.4% this season and increasing his BB% from 10.9% to 14.8%.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Popping in Double-A

    Amaya is hitting .315/.420/.653 with nine homers, two steals and a 24:18 BB:K for Double-A Tulsa.

    He's also averaging nearly a run per game -- 31 in 34 contests. The 23-year-old didn't come into the season with a reputation as a power hitter -- he socked just 12 homers with a .343 slugging percentage in 113 Double-A games last year -- but he's certainly muscled up this season. Amaya has always been considered an excellent defender, which should help punch his ticket to the big leagues as soon as next season, though his long-term outlook will hinge on whether he can carry this season's impressive power gains forward. At worst, he's an excellent utility infielder, but if he can keep hitting like this, he's got chance to be considerably more than that.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Amaya's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Amaya served as a non-roster invitee during spring training in 2021, but he spent the entire season at Double-A Tulsa and slashed .216/.303/.343 with 12 homers, 60 runs, 47 RBI and five stolen bases. His addition to the 40-man roster will protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Headed to spring camp

    Amaya will attend the Dodgers' big-league camp this spring, Eric Stephen of reports.

    Amaya spent last season at the team's alternate training site after hitting a combined .260 with seven homers and 71 RBI across two levels in 2019. He has considerable defensive talent and a good eye at the plate but hasn't yet demonstrated an ability to hit for power.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Joins 60-man player pool

    Amaya was added to the Dodgers' 60-man player pool Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    He will report to the Dodgers' alternate training site at USC after being a non-roster invitee during spring training. Amaya, who turns 22 on Sept. 3, has displayed excellent plate skills in the minors, but he has never posted an ISO higher than .132 in full-season ball. He most recently hit .250/.307/.375 with one home run and one steal in 21 games at High-A.

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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Assigned to minors camp

    Amaya was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, Eric Stephen of reports.

    Amaya received an invitation to spring training with the big-league club, but he'll join minors camp following Monday's round of roster moves. He reached High-A for the first time in his young career last season, slashing .250/.307/.375 with one home run and 13 RBI across 21 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: El Monte, CA
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R