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Jul 19, 2024 1 0 0 0
Jul 13, 2024 1 1 1 2 9
Jul 12, 2024 2 0 0 0 2
Jul 10, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Jul 7, 2024 2 1 0 1 5

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Player Outlook
Miguel Amaya made his MLB debut in 2023, appearing in 53 games for the Cubs. The catcher batted .214 with a .688 OPS, five home runs and 18 RBI. Amaya struck out nearly 26% of the time, which isn't too surprising for a young player getting his feet wet in the majors. The 24-year-old's strikeout rate wasn't much lower during his time in the minors, however, so that part of his game may stick. In the minors, Amaya offset the swings and misses by consistently walking at a high rate, which propped up his on-base percentage. He only walked 7.7% of the time during his time with the Cubs in 2023, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to push that figure upward as he settles in at the nig-league level. Amaya figures to back up veteran Yan Gomes to begin the 2024 season, which caps the former's fantasy upside in the short term. However, the Cubs may mix things up if they fall out of contention. Amaya doesn't look like a fantasy regular quite yet, but that could happen in the near future.

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2024 791.2 13 3 18 14 .201
2023 851.6 17 5 18 12 .214
2022 .000
3y Avg. 29.51.6 6 2 6 4 .205
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Getting afternoon off

    Amaya is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Amaya has moved back into a timeshare with Tomas Nido behind the plate, but it'll be the latter's turn to play Sunday after the former started at catcher in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday. In the Cubs' 5-4 loss in the second game of the twin bill, Amaya went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Slugs third homer

    Amaya went 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run home run in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. After sitting out the matinee, Amaya took Kyle Gibson deep in the second inning of the nightcap for his third homer of the year, helping the Cubs to an early 4-2 lead that slipped away late. The 25-year-old backstop has been alternating starts with Tomas Nido over the last week, and the arrangement seems to be agreeing with Amaya -- he's gone 5-for-12 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his last four games.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Productive in win Sunday

    Amaya went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Angels. Amaya has been seeing less playing time recently, with the newly signed Tomas Nido seemingly taking over as Chicago's top catcher. The 25-year-old Amaya still has some upside, but after hitting .214 in 53 games last year as a rookie he's batting only .194 this season. If he can't get his bat going a bit more, Amaya will likely stick in a reserve role, which caps his fantasy value.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Getting extended time off

    Manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that the Cubs are giving Amaya extra time off to work through his struggles at the plate, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. Amaya is slashing .186/.249/.256 with two home runs and 15 RBI this season, but since June 1 those numbers have dipped to .167/.231/.200. Tomas Nido is starting behind home plate Saturday, and he figures to see more full-time work moving forward while Amaya works on things offensively.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Not starting Tuesday

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies. Amaya will take a seat Tuesday after going just 1-for-10 at the plate over his last four games. Tomas Nido will start at catcher instead while batting ninth.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Getting Saturday off

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Brewers. Amaya struck out in both of his at-bats during a loss in Friday's series opener, and he'll give way to Tomas Nido for Saturday's contest.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Getting breather Thursday

    Amaya is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in San Francisco. Amaya started four of the first six games after Tomas Nido was added to the roster, but he'll yield to Nido for this one. The Cubs will be trying to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Giants.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Day off Monday

    Amaya is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Giants. Amaya will take a seat after he went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in Sunday's series finale versus the Mets. Tomas Nido will take over behind the plate and bat eighth in the opener versus San Francisco.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Sitting down Saturday

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Amaya will receive a day off Saturday after tallying a base hit in each of his last three games. His absence will allow Tomas Nido to make his first start behind the plate as a Cub.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Sitting down Saturday

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday versus the Reds. Amaya will get a breather Saturday after going 2-for-7 with an RBI and a run scored through the first two games of Chicago's series with Cincinnati. Yan Gomes will take over behind the dish and bat ninth.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Taking seat Wednesday

    Amaya is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's contest in Milwaukee. Amaya caught the last two games and six of the previous eight contests, but he'll receive some rest Wednesday. Yan Gomes will be behind the plate for the Cubs.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Day off Saturday

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against Pittsburgh. After belting a solo homer in Friday's loss, Amaya will sit down for the third game of Chicago's series with the Pirates. Yan Gomes will fill in behind the dish and bat ninth.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Resting Wednesday

    Amaya is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres. Amaya will rest for the series finale after he started at catcher in four of the Cubs' previous five games. Yan Gomes will step in behind the dish Wednesday.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Getting Monday off

    Amaya is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres. Amaya will receive a breather after he drew starts behind the dish in each of the Cubs' last three games. Yan Gomes will handle the catching duties in Monday's series opener.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Sitting Saturday

    Amaya isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against Boston. Amaya will take a seat Saturday after going 0-for-8 over his last two contests. Yan Gomes will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Hits bench Wednesday

    Amaya is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros. Though he'll give way to Yan Gomes behind the dish Wednesday, Amaya seems to have edged ahead of the veteran on the depth chart at catcher. Amaya started in four of the previous five games and owns a 302-point edge in OPS over Gomes for the season (.772 to .470).
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Gets start Wednesday

    Amaya is in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday against the Giants. Amaya will start at catcher and bat ninth with Yan Gomes getting a day off. The backup catcher has not tallied a hit in his last five games with a plate appearance, going 0-for-16.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Enters lineup Sunday

    Amaya is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Reds. With Yan Gomes getting a day off, Amaya will enter the lineup for the second time in the last three days. The Cubs did have a doubleheader Friday, otherwise Amaya likely wouldn't have seen the lineup as frequently to begin the month. As long as Chicago remains in the playoff race, the team figures to ride the veteran Gomes, which will keep Amaya on the bench most days.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Hits second career homer

    Amaya went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Orioles. Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart remain the Cubs' primary catchers, but manager David Ross has been getting Amaya involved when he can. The rookie has been paired up with Kyle Hendricks the last two times through the rotation and has garnered a few starts at DH against left-handed starters. Amaya's offensive upside has been on display, but as long as Gomes and Barnhart are healthy, he won't get enough at-bats to crack fantasy relevancy in standard leagues.
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  • Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Another start Wednesday

    Amaya is starting at catcher Wednesday against the Angels. Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart will both ride the pine. Amaya has posted an .857 OPS through his first 29 major-league plate appearances this season with the Cubs and has now started four straight games between catcher and DH.
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