Lover- Miguel Amaya (C)
Miguel Amaya represented the Chicago Cubs in the Futures Game in 2018 and 2019. And then we all Forgot That (He) Existed. That was primarily due to the Cruel Summer of 2020 that saw the Minor League Baseball season canceled in a very similar way to LoverFest being canceled and dashing the hopes and dreams of Swifties everywhere.
After losing the 2020 season Amaya then played in less than 70 combined games over 2021 and 2022 due to various lower leg injuries and his prospect star faded and it really did feel like Death By A Thousand Cuts.
That being said, the trainers kept telling him that Soon You’ll Get Better, and that’s what has happened this season. Much like Taylor Swift surprised all of us when she dropped All Of The Girls You Loved Before claiming that it was a Lover track, Amaya did the same thing by shocking the world and making a few starts at catcher after Yan Gomes went down with a concussion.
Since Amaya has returned to AAA Iowa he’s looked like The Archer, while would-be base-stealers have been his prey. We all know that most of what a catcher does is not at the plate, it’s with the pitchers, and I trust that Amaya has the ability to tell a struggling pitcher You Need To Calm Down, and they’ll actually listen.