The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best baseball prospects, and they find them all over the draft. They have the second-best farm system in the league, according to MLB.com, and the future looks bright for the Boys in Blue.
Most of them are set to contribute in 2023, and one of them, according to MLB.com, is shortstop Jacob Amaya.
Amaya is from El Monte, California (15 miles from Dodger Stadium), but attended South Hills High School in West Covina, California.
A couple of days ago, Amaya was seen spreading his baseball wisdom to some ball players from his high school in South Hills.
2022 South Hills Baseball Camp
Special Guest Jacob Amaya SS Los Angeles Dodgers doing drills that was once taught to him as a kid and giving the knowledge he has gained as a professional ball player. Thank U ALL for the support. It's all about the youth and giving back. pic.twitter.com/x4msAnAj2W
— ?BASEBALL is LIFE? (@robertamaya21) December 27, 2022
It’s great to see guys give back to their community and help young ones accomplish their goals in life.
The Dodgers drafted Amaya in 2017 in the 11th round with the 340 overall pick. He has yet to make his major league debut but hopes for a chance in 2023.
The 24-year-old, in the 2022 season in double-A and triple-A, slashed .261/.369/.426 with a .795 OPS while hitting 17 home runs and 71 RBIs.
Amaya made a massive jump in 2022, increasing his batting average by 45 points, on-base percentage by 66 points, and slugging by 83 points. He has shown a vast improvement in his game and is currently the 15th-best Dodger prospect.
We hope to see the Southern California native continue to make huge strives and contribute to the Dodgers real soon.