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Jacob Amaya made his big-league debut last summer but garnered just nine plate appearances in four games. He slashed .252/.344/.406 with 15 home runs and six steals in 128 games at Triple-A, marking the third straight year with double-digit long balls after previously showing much less pop. The 25-year-old has no guarantees but is likely to receive another look with the Marlins in 2024, especially since utility man Jon Berti represents the only real established roadblock at shortstop.

Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Base on Balls (Walk)
Stolen Bases
Batting Average
2024 .000
2023 6.51.6 1 2 1 .222
2022 .000
3y Avg. 21 0 1 0 .250

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  • Astros' Jacob Amaya: Acquired by Houston

    The Astros acquired Amaya from the Marlins on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations and Valente Bellozo, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports. Amaya was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land. Amaya, 25, is a glove-first shortstop who has mostly just kept his head above water in the minors with his bat, although he has displayed decent on-base skills. He should get regular reps at shortstop with Sugar Land and offers solid depth at the position in the event something happens to Jeremy Pena.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: DFA'd by Miami

    The Marlins designated Amaya for assignment Tuesday. The 25-year-old missed out on Miami's Opening Day roster and has now been removed from the 40-man roster. Amaya made his big-league debut last season with four appearances for the Marlins and had a .750 OPS in 128 games at the Triple-A level.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Roster bid falls short

    The Marlins optioned Amaya to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday. Amaya received a cup of coffee in the big leagues last June when the Marlins were short on healthy bodies in the infield, but he otherwise spent the bulk of the 2023 campaign at Jacksonville, where he slashed .252/.344/.406 with 15 home runs and six stolen bases across 567 plate appearances. The 25-year-old likely doesn't require much further developmental time in the minors, but it may take an injury to either of the Marlins' projected everyday starters in the middle infield -- Tim Anderson and Luis Arraez -- before Amaya gets an extended look in the majors.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Optioned back to Triple-A

    Miami optioned Amaya to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of reports. Amaya went 2-for-9 with no walks and one strikeout during his brief stay on the Marlins' major-league roster. The 24-year-old middle infielder has slashed .278/.346/.472 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 58 games this season at the Triple-A level and should get another big-league opportunity later this summer.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: RBI, steal in debut

    Amaya went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a steal in Sunday's victory over the Nationals. Amaya opened the scoring in his first major-league at-bat, driving in Nick Fortes with a fielder's choice in the second inning. The 24-year-old Amaya then added his first stolen base later in the frame. Amaya was solid in Triple-A this season, slashing .278/.346/.472 with nine homers, 35 RBI and a steal. He should work on the weak side of a shortstop platoon with Joey Wendle in the short term.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Promoted to big leagues

    Amaya was called up from Triple-A Jacksonville by the Marlins on Saturday. Amaya has put together a solid season in Triple-A this year, slashing .277/.344/.469 with nine homers and 35 RBI through 241 plate appearances. Jean Segura (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move, meaning Amaya might see regular reps at shortstop while Joey Wendle shifts to third base -- a temporary change that could become permanent if Amaya holds his own.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Sent to minors

    The Marlins optioned Amaya to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Christina De Nicola of reports. With Jazz Chisholm and Luis Arraez seemingly locked in as the Marlins' Opening Day starters in the middle infield, Amaya was never a realistic candidate to break camp with the big club. After being acquired from the Dodgers in January in the deal that sent Miguel Rojas to Los Angeles, Amaya will likely have a clearer path to reaching the big leagues in 2023 with his new organization. He was productive in his first taste of the Triple-A level with Oklahoma City in 2022, slashing .259/.368/.381 with eight home runs and three stolen bases across 351 plate appearances.
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  • Marlins' Jacob Amaya: Acquired by Miami

    Amaya (undisclosed) was acquired by the Marlins from the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for shortstop Miguel Rojas (wrist), Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports. Amaya split the 2022 campaign between the Double-A and Triple-A levels and had a .261/.369/.426 slash line across 133 games. He landed on the 60-day injured list in October with an unspecified injury, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of spring training next month.
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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Lands on 60-day IL

    Amaya was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday with an unspecified injury. The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster in November and split the 2022 campaign between Double-A Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Amaya had a .749 OPS in 84 games at Triple-A, and it's unclear how much the injury will affect his offseason program.
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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Amaya's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Amaya served as a non-roster invitee during spring training in 2021, but he spent the entire season at Double-A Tulsa and slashed .216/.303/.343 with 12 homers, 60 runs, 47 RBI and five stolen bases. His addition to the 40-man roster will protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Headed to spring camp

    Amaya will attend the Dodgers' big-league camp this spring, Eric Stephen of reports. Amaya spent last season at the team's alternate training site after hitting a combined .260 with seven homers and 71 RBI across two levels in 2019. He has considerable defensive talent and a good eye at the plate but hasn't yet demonstrated an ability to hit for power.
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  • Dodgers' Jacob Amaya: Joins 60-man player pool

    Amaya was added to the Dodgers' 60-man player pool Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. He will report to the Dodgers' alternate training site at USC after being a non-roster invitee during spring training. Amaya, who turns 22 on Sept. 3, has displayed excellent plate skills in the minors, but he has never posted an ISO higher than .132 in full-season ball. He most recently hit .250/.307/.375 with one home run and one steal in 21 games at High-A.
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