Jasson Dominguez has generated quite a buzz since he signed with the New York Yankees as an international prospect in 2019. The prominent outfielder is the Yankees’ top prospect after Anthony Volpe’s recent promotion to the major-league level. There’s significant optimism that Dominguez’s MLB debut will come sooner rather than later after his triumphant spring training performance.
In 11 spring training games, Dominguez hit .455 with four home runs, nine RBIs and eight runs scored. Although a small sample size and playing only five games with Double-A Somerset Patriots in 2022, Dominguez has the “New York State of mind” showing early signs of his ability to play in the Big Apple.
Naturally, there is room for improvement for the 20-year-old. Dominguez only played center field in spring training, and it would not be the worst decision in the world to learn the corner outfield spots while getting more reps in at center.
Aside from resigning Aaron Judge to a nine-year deal worth $360 million, the Yankees have some questions about their outfield. Aaron Hicks cannot stay healthy or consistent when he gets playing time. Giancarlo Stanton also has a hard time staying healthy, but when he does play, he contributes to the Yankees’ talented offense. It will also be interesting to see how Harrison Bader – who has rapidly become a fan-favorite playing for his hometown team – performs in his first full season in the Bronx.
With the talent Dominguez has shown, it’s no secret what he could accomplish in the Bronx when his time comes. Aaron Judge, the newly-named captain of the franchise, has a well-respected voice with the front office and played a role with the major league call-up of Volpe. Undoubtedly, he will play a role in the call-up of Dominguez as he continues to strengthen his skills.
Depending on how the 2023 campaign plays out, it is possible “The Martian,” a nickname given to him for his monster home runs, will invade the Bronx in the very near future.