Yankees’ 5-tool outfield prospect already climbing the farm system at an insane rate

Alexander Wilson
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Hudson Valley Renegades outfielder Jasson Dominguez in action against the Brooklyn Cyclones at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls July 27, 2022. The 19-year-old is the New York Yankees third-ranked prospect, who was promoted to the Renegades last week. Renegades Jasson Dominguez

All the hype might be revolving around New York Yankees star shortstop prospect Anthony Volpe, but they have another top player climbing the farm system at an astronomical pace. Five-tool outfielder Jasson Dominguez has begun his rise this season, being elevated to High-A Hudson Valley this year from Low-A Tampa.

Dominguez has put himself in a position to be elevated to Somerset in Double-A next year at just 20 years old, coming off a phenomenal season with both minor-league affiliates.

The Yankees are extremely excited about Jasson Dominguez:

He finished his tenure with Tampa hitting .266 with a 37.4% on-base rate and .440 slugging. He played in 75 games, tallying nine homers and 36 RBIs with 19 stolen bases.

However, his statistics for Hudson Valley in A+ ball were even more impressive. Over 40 games, Dominguez hit .306 with a 40% on-base rate and .510 slugging rate. He tallied six homers with 22 RBIs and 17 stolen bases, showcasing speed and athleticism.

In fact, against the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the team’s season finale, Dominguez tallied four hits on five plate appearances. He smashed two homers with three RBIs and a strikeout.

His four knocks on Saturday tied a season high that he set on Aug. 27 against Hickory. Domínguez has hit safely in his past four games and is sporting a .306/.397/.510 slash line 16 extra-base hits, 33 runs scored, 22 RBIs and is 17-for-18 in stolen base attempts over 40 games with the Renegades.

Per the MLB

The Yankees continue to churn out high-level talent from their minor-league system, and Dominguez is just another player climbing through the ranks. Volpe has already reached Triple-A and is dominating with Scranton, showcasing he’s nearly ready to make the jump to the majors, potentially during the 2023 season.

If Dominguez keeps playing at this rate, he could find himself in Triple-A next year as well, putting him one year out from a potential call-up to the bigs. The Yankees are extremely excited about the growth of their young talent, who are undoubtedly going to play a significant role in the future.