The New York Mets have a depleted farm system, but the 18-year old arm of Robert Dominguez gives the Mets hope in their prospect system. The little known pitcher pushes his fastball close to triple digits and made the Fangraphs Mets Top 31 Prospect List.
Fangraphs has released its #Mets top 31 prospects list and itâ€™s chock full of low-minors names like Endy Rodriguez, Robert Dominguez, Jordany Ventura, Joshua Cornielly, and Joander Suarez. https://t.co/yhLmGebSP4
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) January 10, 2020
The Venezuelan pitcher broke on to the Mets radar relatively quickly. He signed with the Mets in July and promptly saw his velocity increase. After topping out at 99 mph only after a few outings, he has caught the attention of the organization quickly. Most members of the front office have not see him pitch in person.
More Than a Fastball
Scouts have been very impressed with his curveball as well. His change-up still needs work, but the foundation is there for Dominguez to potentially move his way up the prospect ladder. There has been a gap between the Matt Harvey/Jacob deGrom/Noah Syndergaard timeline in dominant prospect pitchers for the Mets. With no other stud pitchers on their way to the big leagues anytime soon, Dominguez could lead the way for the next generation of great Mets pitchers.