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Miguel Amaya

Born: 03/09/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 230
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position: 1B
Strong frame, broad shoulders, thick lower half, bigger than listed 185 pounds; still has room for additional growth.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 05/23/2018
Dates Seen 5X April-May 2018
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (Low A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2022 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Balanced, slightly open stance, minimal load and leg kick, average bat speed, gets leverage; Doesn't get a lot from the lower half, will get off balanced and hit off the front foot especially on secondaries, moderate barrel control, solid hand-eye.
Power 55 Plus raw power, generates lift in the swing, current approach is to pull but has the strength to go opposite way, very strong frame but lacks consistent lower half engagement, still some room for physical growth; projects to above average power.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Current average raw speed, average 4.27 home to first on multiple clocks, not a threat to steal but is not a liability on the bases; Will slow with physical maturity and time spent behind the plate, projects to slightly below average.
Glove 50 Raw but has physical tools to stick behind the plate, athletic with quick hands, inconsistent blocking balls down in the dirt but has shown agility, can be slow out of the crouch.
Arm 55 Above-average raw arm strength, quick transfers, throws show strong carry through the bag, inconsistent mechanics, has tendency to rush throws causing ball to sail arm side; with development arm could be a weapon.

Only 19, Amaya, a strong-armed catcher with some pop in his bat, is holding his own against more advanced Midwest League competition. Defensively he's still raw with a lot of improvement still needed but the physical tools make it easy to envision a future everyday catcher. At the plate, Amaya shows quality bat to ball skills at the plate to go along with a leveraged, powerful swing. He's a quality catching prospect with a profile of an above average major league starter.

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