Who is Jasson Dominguez?
Dominguez, nicknamed The Martian for his otherworldly talent, is currently the Yankees #1 prospect and the #24 overall prospect according to MLB.com. Dominguez was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2019 for a record $5.1M signing bonus. He is considered the most hyped and gifted international prospect in recent memory. He has been compared to the likes of Mike Trout and Mickey Mantle, among others. He projects as a 5 tool player in his career and is destined as an outfielder in the Yankees organization.
Born in 2003, Dominguez is only 18 years old and signed with New York when he was only 16 years old. Unfortunately for him, he is one year behind schedule due to the Covid pandemic and only just recently got called up to Low A Tampa Tarpons. In his first season in the minors he has performed just as expected so far. He is currently batting .289 in 45 plate appearances with 1 HR and 5 RBI to go along with 2 SB and an OPS of .818. There is a very strong possibility that Dominguez will make his way up the minor league ranks very quickly. Expect to see him reach High A Hudson Valley by the end of the 2021 season at the very least. There is a chance that he could be promoted all the way up to AA Somerset Patriots although that is most likely to come in 2022. At the latest, we should expect to see The Martian reach the majors in 2023.
Yankees Farm System Outlook
Currently, the Yankees farm system is performing very well. Their farm system has the best record of any farm system in MLB. There have been times this season where the future for the Yankees has looked very bleak but they continue to fight for a playoff spot and are right there in the thick of the race for a wild card berth. Overall, the Yankees farm system has a lot of bright spots, but none are brighter and more exciting than Jasson Dominguez. Once he reaches the majors, he has a chance to be one of the best players in the world for a long time. As a Yankees fan, the thought of Jasson Dominguez and Aaron Judge in the same outfield is salivating.
Get excited ladies and gentlemen because the Jasson Dominguez ship has launched. And The Martian is ready to launch balls into orbit at Yankee Stadium.