Jasson Dominguez

Jasson Dominguez

21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
7-Day IL
Injury Oblique
Est. Return 7/27/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
It was quite an eventful age-20 season for The Martian. He was slow out of the gates at Double-A, logging a .685 OPS over his first 73 games. He seemingly flipped a switch in early July, slashing .372/.442/.557 with five home runs, 15 doubles, 18 steals on 22 attempts and a 17.3 K% in 44 games across Double-A and Triple-A before getting the call at the end of August. Dominguez took Justin Verlander deep on his first swing as a big leaguer and tallied four home runs and one steal in his first eight games before suffering a torn UCL that required Tommy John surgery. This is where things get murky. The Yankees are saying Dominguez will require 9-to-10 months to recover, putting his return date in the June/July range. Riley Greene underwent the same procedure at roughly the same time (mid September) and is expected to be ready for Opening Day, although unlike Dominguez, Greene's surgery was on his non-throwing elbow. Bryce Harper made it back as a first baseman in less than six months after undergoing the procedure on his throwing elbow in November of 2022. It may indeed cost Dominguez the first half of 2024 if New York will not bring him back as anything other than a center fielder, but it's possible he will be ready to hit in games as early as Opening Day. He hit third in seven of his eight big-league games, which is an excellent indicator of how he will be used when he returns to the Yankees lineup. Dominguez has the tools to go 15-15, even in a half season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
Rest of Season From Preseason
#383
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2024.
Playing games soon
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Oblique
July 23, 2024
Dominguez (oblique) took live batting practice Monday in Tampa Bay and is expected to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to play in games "within a week," Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Dominguez sustained a strained left oblique in mid-June and was expected to miss up to eight weeks. However, he's ahead of schedule and will return before August. Still, it's likely that Dominguez will be eased into action. The 21-year-old outfielder has a 1.044 OPS in 37 plate appearances with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season and could be a candidate to join the Yankees later in the season.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
2024
2023
2024 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Sorare
Loading Batting Game Log...
2023 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Sorare
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+312%
OPS vs RHP
2024
No Stats
2023
 
 
+312%
OPS vs RHP
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .286 7 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
Since 2022vs Right 1.179 26 6 4 7 1 .292 .346 .833
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .286 7 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2023vs Right 1.179 26 6 4 7 1 .292 .346 .833
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2024
No Stats
2023
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home 1.017 20 3 2 3 1 .278 .350 .667
Since 2022Away .923 13 3 2 4 0 .231 .231 .692
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 1.017 20 3 2 3 1 .278 .350 .667
2023Away .923 13 3 2 4 0 .231 .231 .692
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Prospect Rankings History
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Batted Ball Stats
Loading Batted Ball Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jasson Dominguez See More
Farm Futures: Draft Preview + Midseason Mailbag
28 days ago
James Anderson gives a sneak peek at where the top MLB Draft prospects like Georgia's Charlie Condon will slot into his top 400 prospect rankings before answering a bevy of questions from subscribers!
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injuries Plague Stanton
30 days ago
Jeff Stotts checks in with the week's high-profile injuries, starting with Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who's on the IL for the eighth time in six seasons with a left hamstring strain.
Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers
37 days ago
Injuries have hindered the progress of a few notable prospects in Jesse Siegel's latest column.
Farm Futures: Massive Prospect Mailbag!
55 days ago
James Anderson answers dozens of questions about the updated top 400 prospect rankings, in which Mets pitching prospects are on the rise, led by righty Christian Scott.
Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers
57 days ago
Jesse Siegel mentions a couple high-end prospects who may be struggling so far this season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2021
2020
Dominguez's career has been a bit of a roller coaster, and he doesn't turn 20 until February. One of the most highly-touted international signees of the past decade, Dominguez didn't meet expectations in 2021, albeit as the youngest hitter at Single-A. He responded positively, both in a return to Single-A (134 wRC+) and, most impressively, after a promotion to High-A, where he slashed .306/.397/.510 with an 18.5 K% in 40 games. Dominguez has plus bat speed and still runs well for his size (roughly 5-foot-9, 200 pounds), although the thunder in his bat figures to age much better than his foot speed. More concerning than his struggles (.467 OPS) in the Arizona Fall League are poor reports on his defense and makeup. He can look good in center field at times, but he can also be a major liability, and he shows a sense of entitlement that could become an issue if he goes through major struggles at Double-A. Dominguez has the talent to develop into a high-OBP middle-of-the-order run producer who chips in a handful of steals, but there is still a wide range of outcomes for the young switch hitter.
It was going to be hard for Dominguez to live up to the massive hype surrounding him in 2019 -- he got $5 million when he signed on July 2 that year, and ridiculous comparisons and tool grades were rampantly assigned to him before and after his signing. He was at least a 60-grade runner when he signed, and now he is a 50-grade runner. He was 5-foot-10, 190 pounds when he signed, and he is up to 5-foot-10, 210 pounds at age 18, and it seems likely that he's either going to continue to add weight or have to work extremely hard to maintain his current weight. Dominguez still has an explosive bat, and while his .258/.346/.398 line at Low-A may not look great, he was above league average (105 wRC+) as the youngest hitter at at the level. He kept his head above water and improved as the season went on, so there's a chance he could be an average or even above-average hitter with plus power if he can cut down on his groundball rate (50.4%). The problem is, without impact speed -- and he figures to only get slower in the coming years -- there's actually not a very high fantasy ceiling for Dominguez, barring his hit tool reaching its 90th percentile outcome.
In the 18 months since Dominguez signed with the Yankees on July 2 as the crown jewel of the 2019 international signing class, he has yet to play in an official pro game, resulting in batting practice videos from his Instagram account being broken down like the 21st century equivalent of the Zapruder film. His bat speed is as ridiculous as his physique. He won't turn 18 until February and is listed at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, but his arms and legs look disproportionately strong in a Popeye the sailor man kind of way. His aggressive weight lifting regimen shouldn't be seen as a positive for a player who was already strong for his age at 16, and the added mass lessens the likelihood that he will be a 30-plus steal threat in the majors. If he is able to show a solid approach against offspeed pitches, he should put up monstrous statistics in the lower levels of the minors while ascending up prospect rankings.
The super tooled up phenoms that populate the top of prospect rankings and inspire awe at what they accomplish in the majors before they are old enough to legally drink are coming from Latin America. They sign every year on July 2. Dominguez, the top player from the 2019 class, is more highly-touted than Wander Franco or Marco Luciano, the top J-2 signees from 2017 and 2018, respectively, when they were 16. He is a switch hitter with hypnotizing bat speed that already produces easy plus power and he is at least a plus runner. At roughly 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, Dominguez doesn't look like a 16-year-old, which is slightly concerning. If he continues to fill out his frame, he might start to look more like a linebacker than a center fielder. It's also possible that he was an early bloomer physically, and he won't get much bigger. If he maintains his speed, he could be a top-five fantasy pick in his peak seasons.
More Fantasy News
Remains far off from return
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Oblique
July 9, 2024
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that Dominguez (oblique) "still has got a ways to go" before he's ready to resume playing, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out eight weeks at Triple-A
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Oblique
June 20, 2024
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Dominguez will be out for up to eight weeks at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre due to a "significant" left oblique strain, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Nursing moderate oblique strain
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Oblique
June 19, 2024
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that Dominguez is dealing with a moderate left oblique strain, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Dealing with oblique strain
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Oblique
June 19, 2024
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that Dominguez has been diagnosed with a left oblique strain, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Placed on IL at Triple-A
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
Side
June 16, 2024
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre placed Dominguez on its 7-day injured list Sunday with what Yankees manager Aaron Boone termed as a left side injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Likely to replace Verdugo in 2025
OFNew York Yankees  AAA
May 24, 2024
Dominguez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is the Yankees' likely replacement next season for Alex Verdugo, who isn't expected to be re-signed during the offseason, per Chris Kirschner of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Both of New York's corner outfielders will hit free agency this offseason, and Verdugo seems unlikely to be retained, while a massive effort will be made to re-sign Juan Soto. Dominguez is expected to remain in the minors this season once he completes his rehab assignment, as there's no real place for him in the big-league outfield this year. The 21-year-old top prospect should get his chance in 2025, however.
See All MLB Rumors