Player Profile: Jasson Domínguez

Player Profile: Jasson Dominguez

Jasson Domínguez was born in Esperanza, Valverde Province, Dominican Republic, on February 7, 2003. He began training very early, signing with trainer Ivan Noboa when he was eight years old. He gained international recognition after several of his training videos went viral, earning him the moniker “El Marciano” or The Martian due to his otherworldly talent. 

When Was Jasson Domínguez Drafted?

In the 2019 international signing period, Jasson Domínguez signed with the New York Yankees for a franchise record $5.1 million. At the time of his signing, he was ranked number one on MLB.com’s international prospect list.

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Jasson Domínguez Yankees Tenure

2020

Domínguez didn’t debut immediately due to the 2020 MiLB season being canceled due to COVID-19. While his first minor league game didn’t happen according to schedule, Domínguez continued training throughout 2020 at the Charlie Nova Baseball Academy in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

2021

Being an international amateur, Domínguez didn’t attend college. Instead, he made his first appearance with the Florida Complex League Yankees. He would only play seven games and collect a stat line of .200/.407/.200 before being promoted to the Low-A Tampa Tarpons. Domínguez would finish the season with a combined stat line of .252/.353/.379 and a .731 OPS; he had 52 hits, including nine doubles, a triple, five home runs, 19 RBIs, nine stolen bases, and 27 walks in 57 games.

2022

Domínguez started 2022 as the 61st-ranked prospect by MLB.com; he played for three levels in the Yankees organization, beginning with Low-A Tampa again, then heading to High-A Hudson Valley, and finishing the season with AA Somerset. In 120 games, he slashed .273/.376/.461 with a .837 OPS; he had 23 doubles, seven triples, 16 home runs, 59 RBIs, 92 runs scored, 37 stolen bases, and 72 walks. He also played in the Arizona Fall League, playing 20 games, and slashed .159/.250/.217 with a .467 OPS; he had four doubles, three RBIs, nine runs scored, five stolen bases, and eight walks.

2023

Domínguez started 2023 as the 74th-ranked prospect by MLB.com; he played for three levels in the Yankees organization, beginning with AA-Somerset again, then heading to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and finally making his MLB debut with the Yankees. In 118 minor league games, he slashed .265/.377/.425 with a .802 OPS; he had 22 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs, 76 RBIs, 89 runs scored, 40 stolen bases, and 83 walks. He also made his MLB debut. Over eight games, he slashed .258/.303/.677 with a .980 OPS; he had one double, four home runs, seven RBIs, six runs scored, one stolen base, and two walks.

Future

ITD ranks Jasson Domínguez as the Yankees’ number-one-ranked prospect and the 17th overall prospect entering 2024. Domínguez is expected to reach the Yankees in 2024 but will likely be delayed due to his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

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