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Jacob Amaya

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Jacob Amaya
Name: Jacob Carlos Amaya
Born: Sep 3, 1998 in Rosemead, Calif. USA
High School: South Hills HS, West Covina, Calif.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 11th round (340th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 (signed for $247,500)
Amaya took a star turn with an exceptional performance at the National High School Invitation as a senior. The 6-foot, 195 pound shortstop made highlight-reel plays in the hole, showed off impressive arm strength, and lined the ball hard to all fields at the plate. Amaya demonstrates excellent barrel control and enough bat speed to catch up to high velocity. He has a chance to be an above-average hitter, but his power is fringe-average and is not expected to increase because he lacks physical projection. Defensively he is solid across the board at shortstop. Amaya has talent but lacks a carrying tool, which some evaluators believe will stall him at higher levels. His focus and work ethic off the field have also been questioned. Still, Amaya's ability to hit and play the middle infield appeals to many. He is committed to Cal State Fullerton.
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