There are some Dodgers prospects shooting their way through the system this year. They already bumped up guys like Michael Busch and Diego Cartaya, both of whom could have a huge impact on the big league squad in the coming years. But they’re not done yet.
This week, the Dodgers also bumped Jacob Amaya up to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 23-year-old shortstop played 49 games with Double-A Tulsa before getting bumped up again. He slashed .264/.370/.500 and hit 9 homeruns with them in that time.
Amaya has long been touted as a defensive-first kind of shortstop since the Dodgers drafted him in 2017. As of right now, he ranks out as the team’s 19th best prospect in the rankings. After an incredibly down 2021 season with the bat, he appears to have added a much better approach at the plate.
While the talent is there, most experts do not view him as the Dodgers shortstop of the future. He would likely slot in as more of a utility type of player when he does make it, especially with the slick glove that he can bring.
But if Amaya can continue to combine power with bat-to-ball skill, there could be a good big-league future for him.