Chicago Cubs: Checking in with the top prospects

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Miguel Amaya, C/1B, No.10 overall

Amaya rounds out the Cubs top ten prospects and is the final prospect to be discussed here. During the 2015-16 international prospect signing period, the Cubs signed Amaya for $1 million, from Panama.

At just 19 years old, Amaya can develop into something special in the future. The Cubs are stock full of catching prospects, it seems, and of course, Contreras will be the starter for the future. That being said, a few years down the road, it would not be a big surprise to see Amaya as a reliable major league producer.

According to his scouting report, Amaya has above receiving and framing skills for his age. Amaya also threw out 41% of baserunners in the NWL.

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The teenager is having a nice season so far at High A, slashing .272/.349/.476 with 6 HR and 20 RBI. Amaya has also posted a .372 wOBA and 127 wRC+, both excellent for his age. Over his last ten games, Amaya is batting .324 with 1 HR and 4 RBI.

Cubs fans should get excited about Amaya as his ETA is 2021. If Amaya can put it together, and he is indeed on that path, he will be a great piece for many years to come.