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Yankees News: No. 2 Prospect Jasson Dominguez Promoted to Double-A

Erin WalshSeptember 13, 2022

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The New York Yankees have promoted top outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez to the Double-A Somerset Patriots, according to SNY's Andy Martino.

Dominguez had spent the 2022 campaign with the High-A Hudson Valley Renegades and the Single-A Tampa Tarpons. He is the franchise's No. 2-ranked prospect, per MLB.com.

In 75 games with the Tarpons this season, Dominguez slashed .266/.374/.440 with nine home runs, 36 RBI and 19 stolen bases.

The 19-year-old was promoted to the Renegades on July 22. He slashed .306/.397/.510 with six home runs, 22 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 40 games with the club.

On Saturday night, Dominguez posted his first career multi-home run game as a member of the Renegades, hitting two home runs with three RBI on four hits in a 7-5 loss to the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

After the game, Hudson Valley's hitting coach, Rob Benjamin, lauded the switch-hitter, noting that he is wise beyond his years, via MLB.com's Rob Terranova:

"He's just such a great kid, a phenomenal athlete, really just a fantastic human being, and what he's been doing lately is impressive. He's been really open to our discussions and having quality at-bats and making quality decisions, and he's just been really receptive in pre-game meetings and just really inquisitive, which is fantastic for a kid his age and shows a really advanced mindset and approach both in meetings and at the plate."

Dominguez is ranked second among New York's top prospects behind shortstop Anthony Volpe. He is ranked 42nd among the league's top prospects, and 10th among outfield prospects behind those such as Arizona Diamondbacks' Druw Jones and Cleveland Guardians' George Valera.

The Yankees signed Dominguez to a deal that included a $5.1 million signing bonus as a 16-year-old in 2019. It was the most money the franchise ever spent on an international player.

Dominguez's estimated time of arrival to Major League Baseball is 2024, per MLB.com.

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