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April 17: Doubles in 6-3 win
Jasson Dominguez put the Tarpons ahead with a opposite-field line drive double in the fifth inning of Sunday’s contest against the Blue Jays. And the Tarpons never looked back, winning the ballgame 6-3. Dominguez went 1-for-4 at the dish and scored a run. Dominguez is slashing .250/.270/.361 in eight games so far this season. Gameday »

April 16: Doubles, drives in two in come-from-behind win
A day after getting high praise from his manager Rachel Balkovec, Jasson Dominguez balled out for Single-A Tampa in a dramatic 8-7 win over Dunedin on Saturday. Dominguez went 2-for-5 at the dish, driving in two runs, one on a second-inning single and one on a clutch seventh-inning double. He also came around to score the tying run later in the seventh. Dominguez brought his average up to .250 and his OPS up to .617 in the young season. Gameday »

April 15: Dominguez singles in 1-for-4 night
Jasson Dominguez punched a single into right field in his third at-bat of Friday’s contest. The 19-year-old outfielder otherwise didn’t contribute much on offense during Single-A Tampa’s 6-3 loss to Dunedin. Dominguez is now hitting .227/.261/.318 on the season. Gameday »

April 13: Doubles in modest night
Jasson Dominguez managed to get himself an extra-base hit on Wednesday, swatting a seventh-inning double in Single-A Tampa’s 4-3 win. The rest of his night was fairly quiet, though, as he went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

April 12: Dominguez’s slow start continues
Jasson Dominguez went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in the series opener against the Dunedin Blue Jays on Tuesday. Dominguez has started off his 2022 season slower than he’d like, hitting .235/.278/.294 with six strikeouts in 17 at-bats so far.

April 10: Dominguez strong in Sunday’s game
Jasson Dominguez, the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, went 2-for-5 with a single and a double, his first extra-base hit of the season, against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Sunday. The 19-year-old center fielder mixed his two hits with a pair of strikeouts, which remains Dominguez’s biggest weakness in the batters box. Dominguez should make his home debut at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday when Tampa begins its series against the Dunedin Blue Jays.

April 8: Starts 2022 on a positive note
Opening the year with the Single-A Tampa Tarpons, Jasson Dominguez started his second season with the club on a positive note, lacing a single, working a walk and scoring a run in a 1-for-4 night. The Yankees’ no. 3 prospect had decent numbers for his first season stateside in 2021, hitting .258 with a .744 OPS in 49 games with the Tarpons. The main point of concern for Domiguez last season were his strikeout numbers, striking out 67 times in 186 at-bats in Single-A. Those concerns weren’t squashed on Friday, as he struck out twice on the night. Gameday »

March 21: Dominguez named Yankees’ No. 3 prospect
Before Dominguez signed with the Yankees for $5.1 million in July of 2019, he was already surrounded by otherworldly hype, with comparisons to Bo Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout. He was nicknamed “The Martian” for his advanced set of tools for a teenager and made his professional debut in 2021. In 56 games — 49 for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons — Dominguez posted a .732 OPS with five home runs and 19 RBIs. Heading into 2022, the 19-year-old was named the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect and the No. 61 prospect in baseball.

Feb. 23: Dominguez making his mark on Yankees minicamp
Not wanting to overload one of the most celebrated prospects in recent memory, Yankees staffers sometimes hesitate to add kindling to the Jasson Dominguez wildfire, recognizing that expectations are already sky-high for the switch-hitting wunderkind.

Those comparisons to Mickey Mantle, Mike Trout and Bo Jackson never seemed fair, voiced and printed before Dominguez faced so much as a single professional pitch. And yet — when you watch (and hear) Dominguez barrel balls during a minicamp at the club’s Player Development complex, it’s impossible not to be excited about the 19-year-old’s future.

“I feel really good,” said Dominguez, who is rated as the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect and baseball’s No. 17 prospect by MLB Pipeline. “This camp has helped me a lot with what I’ve needed for the season.” Full story »

Feb. 5: Dominguez card sells for record $474,000
The hype surrounding The Martian was already otherworldly, but this auction further escalated that into another galaxy.