Jasson Dominguez
Just when you thought the Yankees’ season would sputter to an end with no silver linings in sight, here comes Jasson Dominguez, smacking. Serves you right.Photo: AP

Jasson Dominguez, the New York Yankees’ most sought-after prospect, made a splashy debut this year. He came in the latter half of the season as a part of a youth movement and left a deep impact. In just seven games, the outfield prospect had four home runs to his name. He seemed an unbreakable force on the plate as well as in the center field.

However, fate had different plans, as a grievous elbow UCL tear injury not only ended his debut season prematurely but also put his crucial 2024 year in jeopardy. He underwent surgery and is on a standard return timeline of 11 months, which places him back on the roster by mid-June. However, upon return, Jasson Dominguez could undergo significant position change.


Jasson Dominguez Likely To Be Moved To Left Field Next Year!

Everson Pereira, Jasson Domínguez, and Aaron Judge celebrate after the Yankees win. via Twitter NYY

Upon his much-anticipated debut, Jasson Dominguez played center field for the New York Yankees during a short stint and left a profound impact. However, since the prospect is set to miss the first half of the 2024 season, the team mulls different plans for the prospect. The Yanks have an existing revolving door in the left field. While they might look for reinforcements in free agency, Dominguez could emerge as an in-house candidate. Considering Dominguez’s talent and caliber, he would fit best in the left rather than center. While he has a strong arm, he lacks the finesse to become a strong center fielder. After all, the 21-year-old is just a rookie.

On the other hand, as far as center field is concerned, the Yankees can acquire someone like Kevin Kiermaier, who is a proven solid defensive player. He is defying his age to lodge impressive defensive stats. While Kevin won’t produce any wonders in the long term, a short-term deal would give enough room to Jasson Dominguez to settle in left field without splitting time. Ultimately, the Yanks have to approach Dominguez’s situation with extreme caution. He is by far their top prospect and has the potential to become a future franchise legend. With proper guidance and a suitable plan of action, the Bombers can maximize the use of Jasson’s skills. While the prospect will stay out for the first half of the following year, he will undoubtedly remain an active member of the rumor market.

Yankees Linked To Cody Bellinger And Juan Soto In Blockbuster Trade Scenario!

Cody Bellinger, Juan Soto

Keeping Jasson Dominguez’s situation aside, the New York Yankees would seek outfield reinforcements during the upcoming off-season. So far, Cubs Cody Bellinger and Padres star Juan Soto have emerged as top candidates. While Bellinger is expected to hit free agency next year, we await a word on Soto’s availability. Having said that, acquiring either of the two candidates could change the dynamics of the Yankee roster.

They desperately need a strong arm in the outfield, possibly a left-handed hitter. Cody Bellinger had a breakout year in 2023 with the Cubs after a prolonged slump. On the other hand, Soto lived up to his superstar status by delivering yet another robust offensive season. Any one of them could elevate the Yankees lineup by three folds. But to fulfill the dream deal, Hal Steinbrenner must wear his heart on his sleeves while putting together an offer.