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State of the System: Chicago Cubs

Amaya, Marquez form near future for the NL Central champs
December 4, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Chicago Cubs are at a crossroads

The Road to The Show™: Miguel Amaya

Cubs No. 3 prospect has skills, mind-set to thrive behind plate
September 14, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Amaya. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Prospects in the Cubs' 2020 player pool

Batterymates Marquez, Amaya open camp in South Bend
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Giants, Mariners re-assign Bart, J-Rod

Pair of top 20 prospects sent to Minor League camps
March 10, 2020

With just a few weeks left in Spring Training, a trio of top 100 prospects are headed back to the Minors.The Giants assigned Joey Bart,'s No. 14 overall prospect, to Minor League camp on Tuesday, as the Mariners did with their second-ranked prospect, Julio Rodriguez. Also, Cubs No. 4 prospect Miguel

Davis, Marquez climbing toward Wrigley

Prospect projects stand out as Chicago retools farm system
October 20, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The year couldn't have ended much better for the Cubs' farm system. The organization's top

Adell, Lewis headline Fall League rosters

Twenty Top-100 prospects headed to Arizona for showcase
August 28, 2019

The Arizona Fall League is going to be a little different in 2019, but the talent level will be as high as ever.Angels outfielder Jo Adell (No. 4) and Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (No. 7) headline the list of 20 Top-100 prospects named to the Arizona Fall League rosters released

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 4

Cubs' Amaya posts four hits; Boston's Dalbec homers again
July 5, 2019

Cubs C Miguel Amaya, Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach: 4-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R --'s No. 76 overall prospect had multiple hits for the first time since June 14 to raise his average to .221, its highest since April 26, in the Pelicans' 6-0 win over Lynchburg. He

Cubs Prospect Primer: Tight at the top

Hoerner, Amaya grabbing spotlight; Marquez takes steps forward
March 20, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Loudest tool: Miguel Amaya, CThe

Amaya, Young headline Cubs' next wave

Catcher, first baseman took strides at plate, in field in 2018
October 15, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Since their rise back on the scene in 2015, the Cubs have been one of

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 27

Yanks' Garcia stays hot in Florida; O's Hays tees off again
August 28, 2018

Theme of the dayMore bats than Bruce Wayne's cave: The Minors were the place to find offense on Monday. Mets prospect Jhoan Urena had one of the season's best hitting performances when he homered three times (twice on grand slams) and plated nine runs for Double-A Binghamton. Not to be

MWL notes: Cubs' Amaya showing maturity

Teenage catcher displays power bat, intangibles with South Bend
August 16, 2018

Miguel Amaya signed a contract with the Cubs at the age of 16.Talent attracted scouts to the Panama-born catcher, but his maturity, work ethic and willingness to learn have combined with that talent to place the now 19-year-old at the top of Chicago's prospect ranking -- and No. 94 in all of

Twins' Lewis, Kirilloff lead MWL All-Stars

Kernels duo highlight West squad; Jays' Vicuna to represent host
June 6, 2018

A pair of Kernels will be bringing some pop to this year's Midwest League All-Star festivities, scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 in Lansing, Michigan. Cedar Rapids teammates Royce Lewis, Minnesota's top prospect, and sixth-ranked Alex Kirilloff headline the West Division roster, the league has announced. Brusdar Graterol, the Twins' No. 7

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 9

Reds' Santillan posts eight zeros; Cubs' Amaya homers, triples
May 10, 2018

Theme of the dayTommy John at both ends: Elbow injuries are a fact of life for professional pitchers. First, there's the terror of the news that Red Sox No. 2 prospect Jay Groome will undergo the elbow surgery next week. The 19-year-old left-hander's career has already been ravaged by injuries

Amaya punches Emeralds' ticket to Finals

Cubs catching prospect's ninth-inning double keys six-run outburst
September 7, 2017

The youngest player on roster provided the biggest hit of Class A Short Season Eugene's season.Cubs catching prospect Miguel Amaya plated the go-ahead run with a double off the left-field wall to key a six-run ninth inning and power the Emeralds to a 10-4 win over the Hops in Game