Attended South Hills High School (West Covina, CA) where he hit .323 with 15 RBI and three home runs and helped his team win the CIF Southern Section championship in 2016...His grandfather, Frank Amaya, was a shortstop in the Dodgers organization from 1955-58.
Jacob Amaya was named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star for the Dodgers in 2022, combining for 17 home runs and 71 RBI in 133 games played between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City...With Double-A Tulsa, slashed .264/.370/.500 in 49 games...Had 10 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 26 RBI...Walked 32 times and struck out 29...His .870 OPS got him a promotion to Triple-A on June 14...Hit a grand slam in his third game with the Oklahoma City Dodgers on June 16. Went 2-for-4 with one run scored and five RBI...In 84 games at Triple-A, batted .259 (76-for-294) with 46 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, eight homers and 45 RBI.
Played with Double-A Tulsa for the whole season, producing a .216 (90-for-417) average across 113 games... Roped 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 RBI with 52 walks, totaling a .216/.303/.343/.646 slashline...also matched his 2019 total in stolen bases with five... Ranked amongst the best in Double-A Central League in total games (3rd, 113) and walks (8th, 52)…similarly ranked high on the team in multiple categories: games (1st, 113), at-bats (1st, 417), runs (4th, 60), hits (4th, 90), doubles (T-4th, 15), and home runs (T-5th, 12)... Started 111 games at shortstop, appearing in 969.1 innings with a .950 fielding percentage…committed 20 errors over 399 total chances... Played with the Glendale Desert Dogs during the Fall, appearing in 19 games, batting .333/.463/.556 with three home runs and six RBI 2020... Spent the season at the alternate site on the USC Campus.
Spent the season at the alternate site on the USC Campus.
Combined to hit .260/.369/.391 over 124 games between Single-A Great Lakes and Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga...started the season with Great Lakes and hit .262 with 25 doubles, four triples and six home runs in 103 games...was promoted to Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga on Aug. 7, where he hit .250/.307/.375 with three doubles, two triples and one home run in 21 games… had success against left-handed pitchers, batting .278 with two doubles and one doubles...on Sept. 6, he hit a walk-off home run against Lake Elsinore during game three of the California League playoffs… the solo shot was his second of the game, as he recorded the first multi-homer performance of his professional career.
In 59 games with Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie level Ogden, he hit .311/.432/.436 with ten doubles, three triples and four home runs...was selected as a Pioneer League Mid-Season All-Star after hitting .346 with nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 24 RBI in 32 first half games with the Raptors...was promoted to Single A Great Lakes on Aug. 1, where he hit .265 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
Spent his first professional season with the Arizona League Dodgers, where he batted .254/.364/.356 with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and 14 RBI in 34 games.