Yankees’ prospect Jasson Dominguez makes strides in rehab: Throws reach 135 feet

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It’s been almost seven months since Jasson Dominguez last played for the New York Yankees. While injuries have shrouded the young prospect in uncertainty, there’s finally some good news. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees manager Aaron Boone reported on Friday that Dominguez increased his throwing distance to 135 feet.

While continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery last September, Jasson Dominguez has shown steady progress. Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently announced that the 21-year-old is just “a few weeks” away from playing in a minor-league rehab game.

Despite injury, Jasson Dominguez stays among Yankees’ top MLB prospects

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It’s fascinating to observe that despite Jasson Dominguez‘s absence from the field, he continues to be regarded as one of MLB’s pivotal future players. The Yankees boasted four players in the latest Top 100 prospect rankings by MLB Pipeline, which were recently unveiled.

Three of these prospects maintained their positions in the Top 100 prior to the update, with shortstop Roderick Arias joining the ranks as a newcomer. Leading the pack of Yankees’ prospects is outfielder Jasson Dominguez, securing the 41st spot, followed by outfielder Spencer Jones at 84, Arias at 85, and right-handed pitcher Chase Hampton at 92.

Before the reshuffle, the Yankees’ Top 100 prospects included Spencer Jones (73), Jasson Dominguez (74), outfielder Everson Pereira (75), and Hampton (95).

Despite making his MLB debut last season, Jasson Dominguez faced injury setbacks, including a torn UCL requiring Tommy John surgery. The Yankees are hopeful for his return sometime this season.

Jasson Dominguez, player of the new york yankees

Jones, the Yankees‘ 2022 first-round pick from Vanderbilt, advanced swiftly through their system, reaching Double-A Somerset last season. Arias, signed in 2022 from the Dominican Republic, showed promising development in the Yankees’ minor league affiliates.

Hampton, drafted in the sixth round in 2022, demonstrated his potential last season with Somerset, contributing to his Top 100 ranking.

The rankings take into account input from scouts, scouting directors, and other evaluators, assessing various factors such as skill set, proximity to the Majors, and potential impact. The Top 100 comprises players with rookie status for 2024, including those who debuted in 2023 without meeting specific service time, at-bat, or innings pitched criteria to graduate.

Last season, Jasson Dominguez impressed in his eight games with the Yankees. He went 8-for-31 with four home runs and seven RBIs, emerging as a bright spot in a disappointing year for the team that failed to reach the playoffs.

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