The Dodgers are making up for the loss of Edwin Uceta by adding a top prospect into their playoff pool. Uceta was sent home after a violation of team protocols. The organization sent him home and will be suspending him as a result.
In his place, the Dodgers will be adding Jacob Amaya to the 60-man player pool. Amaya is ranked as the team’s 12th best prospect and 3rd best middle infielder. He is just 21 years old and was drafted in the 11th round out of high school by Los Angeles.
The Dodgers added prospect Jacob Amaya to their 60-man player pool. He'll report to their alternate training site at USC. The middle infielder was a non-roster invite to spring training way back in February.
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Amaya is a lot like many of the other Dodgers’ top prospects in that he possesses great control of the strike zone. He has stepped up his power since turning professional and scouts believe he has the potential to be a 15 homerun player. Scouts also project him as a plus middle infielder with a good arm and quick hands.
While Amaya probably won’t spend time with the big league squad, he will get plenty of playing time at the alternate location. The Dodgers have been able to have games for guys not on the big league roster almost on a daily basis.
Up Next for the Dodgers
After sealing a series sweep over the Rockies, the Dodgers will head up to San Franciso for a series against the Giants. San Francisco has been on a tear as of late, winning their last six games. They currently sit third in the National League West being the Padres, another streaking team.