- Miguel Amaya, receptor de los Cachorros de Chicago - Foto: chicagonow.com
Chicago Cubs prospect Miguel Amaya was selected to represent the Rest of the World team in the All-Star Game of the Future, which will be played next Sunday, July 15, at Nationals Park in Washington.
Amaya, who was signed in 2015 for a record amount of 1.25 million dollars, will be the only Panamanian in the mid-season classic and will share the position of catcher with the Dominican Francisco Mejia, of the Cleveland Indians; and with the Venezuelan Keibert Ruiz, of the Dodgers of Los Angeles.
The young Panamanian mask, born in Chitre on March 9, 1999, was placed by Major League Baseball in the list of the 30 best prospects of the entire farm system for its ability to lead the pitchers, their excellent defense and their ability of hitting above average, adding strength to his batting.
Miguel Amaya ranked 23rd in that list, a very high place for such a competitive environment with organized baseball,
He currently plays in South Bend Cubs, in category A, where he has witnessed the manifesto of the Major League scouts, leaving an average of .278 with a total of 31 extra-base hits, including eleven home runs, in addition to 41 runs batted in. and 36 runs scored in 76 games.
On the defensive he only adds seven errors in 540 sets and has taken 50 percent of the runners who have gone out to steal (62-31).
His designation for the Game of the Stars of the Future only confirms that Miguel Amaya will continue to rise like the foam in the minor league system of the Chicago Cubs.