WATCH: Yankees’ monster prospect Jasson Dominguez launches homers

Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, Jasson Dominguez

The Martian is what they call them, and seeing him in person does not disappoint. New York Yankees monster prospect Jasson Dominguez has lit the MLB ablaze, despite never taking an at-bat at the major-league level.

Dominguez, a star-studded outfielder, stands at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds. While that might not seem like a big frame, it is important to note that he is 17 years old. He has been compared to players like Mike Trout, Mickey Mantle, and Bo Jackson — he signed a $5.1 million international deal with the Yankees in 2019.

His insane blend of tools makes him a potential candidate for generational talent, but of course, nothing is set in stone until you perform at the big league level. Like most minor leaguers, the COVID-19 pandemic stalled their development and forced them to practice on their own accord. They will likely return to play in 2021, but Dominguez is still popping home runs and turning heads at a remarkable rate.

Check out his latest blast below:

Some might say his bat represents a cannon, and the sound the ball makes is simply astonishing. Whether it be the crack of a whip or the sound of 1000 home runs hit over the course of Yankee history, Dominguez is next in line to become a Yankee namesake. But, we’ve heard this story before, recently with Estevan Florial, who is a five-tool prospect that simply can’t remain healthy. Last year, he broke his wrist, and without a season to utilize due to Covid, his development will once again be pushed back.

The reviews on Jasson don’t disappoint, though:

“He’s possibly the best combination of tools, athleticism, and performance that I’ve run across. Now, there’s a whole lot of time, a whole lot of at-bats, and a whole lot of proving it between now and hopefully reaching the major leagues. Given his baseball background, his baseball acumen, his desire, his competitive nature, his work ethic, it’s never an easy thing to drop $5.1 million on one player, but he made it pretty easy.” – Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland, via Baseball America’s Ben Badler