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Dodgers Invite Number 10 Prospect Jacob Amaya to Spring Training

The Dodgers will start reporting to Glendale, Arizona in just about 2 weeks. They will kick off their Spring Training games on February 27th as they start their campaign to defend their World Series championship. 

Part of the prep for Spring Training includes figuring out which players not on the 40-man roster will get invited to camps. The Dodgers will undoubtedly pick through their list of prospects and send out invitations to have them in the big league camps in a few weeks. One of those guys will be Jacob Amaya, per J.P. Hoornstra

Amaya is the Dodgers number 10 overall prospect entering the 2021 season. At 22-years-old, many expect that he is just one year away from being added to the Major League roster. Amaya has impressed at all levels since he was drafted out of West Covina High School in 2017.

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During the 2019 minor league season, Amaya spent his time split between A-ball and High-A Rancho Cucamonga. At Rancho, he slashed .250/.307/.375 in 21 games. The Dodgers have praised his ability to command the strike zone and overall approach at the plate. A solid defender at shortstop, he has plus potential over at second base. 

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  1. Take a look at Jacob Amaya for 2nd-base. If he looks like he can handle it, offer Gavin Lux to other teams. You have Chris Taylor as a fall-back 2nd-base option.

    1. I agree with you Robin. If Lux comes into camp overweight, lethargic, or uncaring, his shelf life will end. Giving young Amaya a look-see might benefit the organization. Go Blue!!!

      1. Hello BLUE LOU!! Hope you’re doing well and concur here. At least there’s a plus with Amaya and that is he’s a RH hitting infielder. He could eventually fill the spot vacated by Kike. WSS.

  2. Actually, Amaya is likely slated to replace Seager as Boras may be asking for the moon on an extension, and the whole solar system in free agency. And, perhaps, Friedman knows this. He’s the only one talking to Boras.

    And, what do ya know? Amaya is a local kid; West Covina. He will WANT to be here…

  3. Not much of a bat there. I also think another sign that Lux may have squandered his chance. Lux is from Wisconsin, maybe he can be traded to the Packers for Aaron Rodgers.

    1. Yeah, if the Rams hadn’t already gotten Stafford.

      But, I’d take Hader for Lux…!

  4. I think it’s a good idea to invite Amaya to spring training. Maybe someone there can teach him how to hit. That slash line is not impressive.

  5. Ya know there are a lot of musical chairs we can play. Bellinger can come back to first and Muncy can slide over to 2nd. Assuming JT will still be with us, then we can trade for an outfielder or two. We have a ton of trade chips. If we went after Bauer, then that frees up even more pitching trade chips. It will be much easier to trade pitching for outfielders with very few good infielders left to pick from. Sometimes I think Colton Wong might be worth a look, but I don’t get that warm fuzzy feeling about him at this time.

  6. Amaya has too weak a bat so far to get excited about, but Busch [or McKinstry] has potential to rise above Lux . i know, more lefties.

  7. If Lux doesn’t work, maybe Busch will be ready for a shot. With last year lost for minor leaguers, it’s hard to gauge progress, but scouts were raving about him. He is, after all, the same age as Lux. Amaya hasn’t shown much of a bat to get excited about, seems more like a Kiki type, defensive specialist.

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