Early Tuesday morning, one of the hottest prospects from Latina America signed with the already powerhouse of a team, the New York Yankees.
At the age of 16, New York Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez is a speedy, explosive, and powerful switch hitter who also has a cannon of an arm.
Dominguez’s signing included a $5.1 million signing bonus. In addition to this, the Yankees added $250,000 in potential scholarship money if Dominguez would like to continue his education.
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The Yanks have $5.4 million in money to spend on international free agency which started July 2nd the day Dominguez was signed. Using almost all of their international free agency money on Dominguez shows what they think he is capable of achieving in his career.
Dominguez can not start playing until the 2020 season because of his age but will fit right in with all the Yankee sluggers. Those who have not yet seen Dominguez play, are eager and excited for his debut. But, to get an idea of what he is like on the field, an international scouting director who attempted to sign Dominguez states, “it’s like Mickey Mantle. He’s not 6-foot. He’s a switch-hitter. He’s got crazy power. He’s fast as (explicit). He loves playing.”
His nickname El Marciano or, “The Martian” was invented by all the scouts who watched him.
He was given this nickname because they could simply not believe what they were seeing was from this earth. His swing from either side of the plate has an exit velocity of 110 mph. And he’s blazing fast with an astonishing 6.3 in the 60-yard dash.
This time was faster than Mo Hampton who was one of the best (if not the best) athletes in the 2019 MLB draft class. Also, this time is just a millisecond slower than what the fastest man in baseball, Billy Hamilton, was able to put up.
Although Dominguez cannot play, the MLB world is ready for him, and The Martian has prepared for liftoff.