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The Yankees promoted top prospect OF Jasson Dominguez to Low-A Tampa.
Dominguez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his first game. He played in seven contests in the Florida Complex League, going 4-for-20 with six walks. It's a bit of an aggressive promotion for the 18-year-old prodigy, but the Yankees also want to get some of their new draft picks into instructional league games. Dominguez remains one of the most hyped prospects in recent history.
Yankees top prospect OF Jasson Dominguez went 0-for-2 with a walk in his professional debut on Monday.
Dominguez started in center field and was batting leadoff in Monday's Opening Day for the Florida Complex League. Still just 18 years, "the Martian" is widely considered a top-25 prospect already. Due to his young age combined with the Coronavirus pandemic, baseball fans had yet to see Dominguez play in an actual game until today. His development will be one to follow as the summer moves along.
Yankees top prospect OF Jasson Dominguez will begin the 2021 minor league season in extended spring training.
Yankees Senior Director of Player Development Kevin Reese says there's a chance Dominguez will debut for Low-A Tampa this year. "He doesn't look like an 18-year-old kid," Reese elaborated. "You notice that in everything he does. He jumps off the page at you as you watch him perform. I apologize that you have to wait a little bit longer for that mystery to unveil itself, but when it comes, you'll know." Dominguez is one of the most hyped prospects in recent years, but he has yet to play a professional game due to signing at such a young age followed by the cancellation of the minor league season last year. Still, he absolutely needs to be rostered in dynasty leagues and could rise up prospect rankings quickly if all goes well. The plan is for the potential five-tool star to play exclusively center field in extended spring training.