Moving forward, Matt Dominguez has a couple of things going against him. First off, Chris Coghlan, the former left-fielder, figures to slide into third base for the foreseeable future, and the other is Dominguez's bat hasn't been hot enough to warrant consideration for a call-up.
Dominguez did have a great 2008 campaign in Low Class A Greensboro with a .296 batting average, 18 HRs and 70 RBIs in a mere 88 games. Since then, that bat has cooled off having hit 23 HRs in 238 games between high class A Jupiter and AA Jacksonville.
Outlook:Defensively, he is major-league ready, but lets not forget Dominguez is only 20 years of age. Most major-leaguers are ready by the age of 23-24. He might stay in the minor leagues for a couple more years for more seasoning while the Marlins keep Dan Uggla at second. A scenario could be that once Uggla is out of the picture, Chris Coghlan slides over to second base, his original position, while Dominguez moves over to third base.
Dominguez figures to be up by 2012 and perhaps be a full-time starter in 2013, that's depending on Dan Uggla's situation with the Marlins.