• Full name Daniel James Amaral
  • Born 03/07/1997 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School UCLA
  • Drafted in the 14th round (414th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 (signed for $100,000).
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    Amaral's father, Rich, played 10 seasons in the majors as a utilityman and his brother, Beau, is an outfielder in the Mariners' system. All three went to UCLA and Daniel continued the family legacy by posting an .857 OPS with 12 steals as the Bruins' starting center fielder this spring. Amaral is an instinctive player who isn't flashy but is effective. He is a patient hitter who drew as many walks as strikeouts this season, and he wears pitchers down until he gets the pitch he wants or draws a walk. His swing isn't pretty, but he picks out the pitch he can drive and keeps the barrel in the zone long enough to make line-drive contact. Amaral is a plus runner and plus defender in center field and projects to stay there. He lacks the power to project as more than an extra outfielder, but he has the instincts and work ethic to get the most out of his ability.

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Career Transactions

  • OF Daniel Amaral assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from ACL Rockies.
  • OF Daniel Amaral assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from ACL Rockies.
  • ACL Rockies activated OF Daniel Amaral.
  • Colorado Rockies signed free agent OF Daniel Amaral to a minor league contract.
  • OF Daniel Amaral assigned to ACL Rockies.
  • Acereros del Norte released OF Daniel Amaral.
  • Acereros del Norte signed free agent OF Daniel Amaral.

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