The Cubs are losing a big prospect in 2022 due to Tommy John’s surgery

The Cubs are losing a big prospect in 2022 due to Tommy John’s surgery

The Chicago Cubs were dealt a heavy blow, Tuesday, with the loss of a top potential player for the 2022 season.

As if things couldn’t get any worse for the Chicago Cubs, the rebuild that fans feared having to sit through hit a roadblock.

According to Cubs who beat writer Jordan Bastian, Cubs are expected to be without the best prospect of hunting Miguel Amaya for the entire 2022 season.

Amaya missed the final part of the final season due to forearm strain, but now baseball’s scariest diagnosis has been handed out by doctors. He thinks Amaya needs Tommy John’s surgery.

“The Cubs believe Tommy John surgery is imminent to capture potential client Miguel Amaya, according to multiple sources. Timeline to be determined,” Bastian mentioned Tuesday. “[He] He missed the last few months of the 2021 season with what was initially described as right forearm fatigue.”

Amaya has been ranked the 4th best potential company in the cubs farm system according to MLB Pipeline. It was expected to be a call-up for 2022 and a big part of Chicago’s push toward rebuilding in the post-Bryant/Rizzo era.

Now the Cubs will have to wait until at least 2023 to see the prospect of catching their young begin to make its mark.

It’s not all bad news for prospects for the Cubs getting some big league experience in 2022. Pitcher Brailyn Marquez has already been called up and defender Brennen Davis is the best Cubs player in their farm system and is expected to make the leap from AAA to MLB this year.

Losing Amaya is a blow, but nothing in rebuilding the Cubs would have resulted in immediate success. Unfortunately for the fans, there is plenty of time in what will likely be a long road to rebuilding the team back into a contender for Amaya’s comeback next season – hopefully a young team ready to prove the skeptics wrong.

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