There might not be a more exciting prospect in baseball than Yankees‘ Jasson Dominguez, despite being just 18 years old and featuring in Low-A ball this past season with the Tampa Tarpons.
There is not a single analyst and coach in the Yankees’ system that isn’t excited about his potential, having been compared to players like Mike Trout and Lou Gehrig back in their younger years.
However, Dominguez has a long way to go before he can realize that potential, but in the meantime, we can enjoy watching him smash baseballs into outer space.
Recently, general manager Brian Cashman gushed over Jasson’s qualities, specifically his work ethic.
“His work ethic is exceptional; his will to be successful is exceptional,” Cashman said recently, via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. “When you engage all the departments, whether it’s player development, performance science, the measurables that come along with it — he’s basically an anomaly, something that doesn’t come along very often.”
Take a look at Dominguez hitting laser beams into the night sky that appear to fade into the abyss:
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Dominguez not only has the potential for well above-average tools across the board, but he also has the advanced instincts and skills to get the most of them. A switch-hitter, he exhibits a smooth stroke, tremendous bat speed and strength from both sides of the plate. With precocious feel for the barrel and a mature, disciplined approach, he should hit for power and average.
If Dominguez can continue to develop at this rate, there’s no doubt he will end up being a phenomenal player at the big league level. With switch-hitting capabilities and unmatched athleticism for a player of his size and his age, all that he needs is the right coaching end guidance.
Luckily for the young slugger, the Yankees’ first minor-league female baseball coach Rachel Balkovec will have a hand in his growth. When asked about his capabilities, Balkovec harped on his character and personality, dodging his physical attributes.