New York Yankees star prospects Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza have been receiving most of the headlines lately as potential trade pieces at the deadline. While it is unlikely general manager Brian Cashman trades either of the two shortstops, there’s always a possibility he connects on a blockbuster deal. That deal would have to include Washington Nationals’ generational talent, Juan Soto.
If Cashman were to make such a big splash, he would have to include multiple top prospects from the Yankees farm system. One of those players would be Jasson Dominguez, who recently featured in the All-Star Futures game with Volpe over the weekend.
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The Yankees are elevating Dominguez to the next level:
The 510, 190-pound outfielder was recently elevated to High A Hudson Valley. With Low A Tampa, Dominguez was hitting .266 with a 37.4% on-base rate, nine homers, and 36 RBIs. He also tallied 19 stolen bases, 46 walks, and 89 strikeouts over 275 at-bats.
The 19-year-old is quickly elevating through the Yankees farm system. If he continues to perform with Hudson Valley, he could find his way to Somerset rather quickly in Double-A. However, the Martian showed off some of his generational power in the Futures game, launching a home run to left-field, which featured a 107 mph exit velocity.
JASSON DOMINGUEZ WITH A 107 MPH NUKE pic.twitter.com/iLNLI4KOb9
— YankeeMetrics (@YankeeMetrics) July 17, 2022
Given Dominguez is a switch-hitter and capable of dominating from both sides of the plate, his value is sky high. As one of the most hyped international prospects in the farm system, the expectations are huge for the young outfielder. He has drawn comparisons to Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout, two otherworldly talents. Sometimes, those comparisons can overwhelm a player, but Dominguez is living up to the expectations so far.
With baseball expected to change in the coming years, featuring robo-umps and taking away the shift, Dominguez is entering a modern game that will help promote his hard-hitting metrics.