The Yankees announced on Thursday night after their spring training game with the Pittsburgh Pirates that they have assigned a top prospect Jason Dominguez to minor league camp.
The 20-year-old impressed during 11 spring games, as he slashed .455/.520/1.045 with four home runs, a double, nine RBI, eight runs scored, three walks and a stolen base.
Despite the strong spring, it was expected that Dominguez would begin the regular season in the minors. He is the No. 2 overall prospect in the Yankees’ system, according to MLB.com, only behind SS Anthony Volpe.
Last season with the Single-A Tampa Tarpons (75 games), High-A Hudson Valley Renegades (40 games) and a brief stint with the Double-A Somerset Patriots (five games), Dominguez owned a .266 batting average over 657 at -bats with 21 home runs, 32 doubles, eight triples, 78 RBI, 99 walks and 46 stolen bases.
The switch-hitting outfielder then helped the Patriots win the Eastern League Championship, slashing .450/.560/.950 over five postseason games with three homers, a double and 10 RBI.