Jasson Dominguez

Akshita Patel

Jasson Dominguez Enters Elite Yankees Club After Home Run Spree Vs. Astors! Promises “Awesome” Home Debut

20-year-old outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez signed a record bonus deal with the New York Yankees back in 2019. At a tender teenage age, the prospect earned high praises and was coined the nickname “The Martian” owing to his offensive prowess. He was ranked no.2 prospect in the Yanks farm system, only second to Spencer Jones.

Jasson Dominguez built a lot of hype around him by rising to the minor league ranks. Off lately, the prospect got promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which pushed him a step forward to the ultimate major league debut. However, Dominguez’s starts aligned to earn him call up in this season itself. And the prospect didn’t fail to leave his mark.

   

Jasson Dominguez Pulls An “Aaron Judge”! Homers Twice In First Three Career Games!

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A home run from Aaron Judge and contributions from a bunch of rookies, Jasson Dominguez included, keyed the Yankees’ 5-4 win in Houston on Saturday night.AP

An underwhelming season encouraged the New York Yankees to hand out chances to hyped minor-league prospects. Subsequently, Jasson Dominguez and Austin Wells made their MLB debuts on Friday against the Houston Astros. The hype around Dominguez remained sky-high, and the prospect lived up to every ounce of it. He homered in his very first major league at-bat, that too against future Hall of Famer pitcher Justin Verlander. Jasson’s run around the bases screamed confidence and fearlessness. However, the dream run had just begun. During the series finale against the Astros, Dominguez smoked a 386-feet two-run home run over the other side of the field. The switch hitter rounded the bases to earn the Yanks a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning.

With that, Jasson Dominguez has entered an elite list of Yankee players. As per Sarah Langs of MLB.com, Dominguez is only the fourth player in franchise history who has hit home runs in two of their first three career games. Captain Aaron Judge was the last to achieve the feat in 2016. The rest of the list includes Joe Lefebvre and Yogi Berra. Certainly, the 20-year-old has lived up to the hype and aced his debut. His contribution of a two-run long shot and as many RBIs on Sunday helped the Yankees secure a series sweep vs. the Astros. Moreover, the rookie has aced defensive duties in the center field as well. Now, the Martian is all set to return home to the Bronx to woo the home crowd.

Yankees “Martian” Promises Spectacular Show To Home Crowd!

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Jasson Domínguez in the on-deck circle prior to his first major league at bat. via Twitter NYY

After sweeping the Houston Astros in their home den, the New York Yankees will return to theirs for the next series. The team will be traveling back to the Bronx for the upcoming series against the Detroit Tigers. Meanwhile, this will be Jasson Dominguez’s first home series post-debut, and the prospect is pumped. Gary Phillips of the NY Daily News Sports asked Jasson about his home debut expectations, to which the prospect said that it would be a big time.

Jasson Dominguez further elaborated, saying a lot of extended family members will be there at the Yankee stadium to witness him playing in the pinstripes. Hence, it would be a huge and awesome day for sure. Well, the home crowd will certainly give a rousing welcome to Dominguez. Since spring training, the Yankees crowd has been wanting to see him in the big leagues. Hence, the fans are expected to turn up in large numbers to witness the Martian in action.