The continued development of Chicago Cubs prospect Miguel Amaya takes on new importance this offseason as the organization looks to get back on track.
During much of the Joe Maddon era, really since the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber arrived at Wrigley Field, we’ve seen less and less focus on the farm system. You can’t really blame fans for that – the Chicago Cubs have been tremendously exciting over the last five years. We had seemingly graduated from the life of waiting for the next prospect to save our team.
While those days certainly aren’t over (believe it or not, the Cubs have a lot of talent on their major league roster) – it’s time to start shifting that focus back to the farm system. We’ve heard about the front office overhaul Theo Epstein is focused on and I wouldn’t be shocked to see some major organizational changes when it comes to player development and the farm system, as a whole.
Knowing we could see Chicago part ways with big league assets this offseason in hopes of breathing life into the roster ahead of 2020, it’s time to check in on some of the team’s brightest young talents. One of those talents? Young catcher Miguel Amaya.