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Top Yankees Prospect Had A Promising First Full Season

A New York Yankees hat and Rawlings baseball glove is seen during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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The New York Yankees had a busy trade deadline in 2022, one in which they traded several solid prospects.

However, they were able to retain their three best prospects: Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Jasson Dominguez.

All of them had excellent seasons marked by slow starts, but also an ability to make adjustments on the fly.

Dominguez, in particular, was very impressive considering the fact he was routinely one of the youngest players at his level.

“Jasson Dominguez’s first full pro season has come to a close. In 115 games between A-/A+: .280/.382/.465, 15 HR, 36 SB, 13.6%, 24.2%, 138 WRC+. Ranks top five in Yankees’ system in hits, runs, walks, and stolen bases,” Yankees prospect specialist Eli Fishman tweeted.

Dominguez turned 19 before the season started, yet finished the year playing in High-A, against players two or three years older than him.

 

The Sky Is The Limit

The scary thing is that, when he is fully maxed out, he has a much higher home run ceiling than the 15 he just hit.

Perhaps more impressively, he stole 36 bases, which is amazing given his stocky, muscular build.

His plate discipline numbers are also worth discussing.

While he struck out a lot (24.2 percent), it’s not a huge problem, and he also earned a lot of walks (13.6 percent).

Given his excellent High-A performance (.306/.397/.510, six home runs and 17 stolen bases), it’s not out of the question that he opens next season at Double-A.

His High-A sample, however, was just 40 games so the Bombers will likely have him begin at High-A in 2023.

If he succeeds, that should be just for a few weeks to get his feet wet.

He will have to ace the high minors before thinking about the majors, but there will be plenty of time for that in 2023.




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