The New York Yankees signed the most highly regarded international prospect of all time today when they signed switch-hitting center fielder Jasson Dominguez.
Dominguez is compared to the likes of Mike Trout and Mickey Mantle. All five of his tools are as highly regarded as it gets. The rich get richer.
Dominguez is only 16 years old, so there’s always a chance things don’t work out, but given the reputation of the Yankees’ talent evaluators and developers, you gotta feel good right now about his chances to become a superstar. This is one of the things Brian Cashman has been known to do well.
The Yankees used $5.1M of their $5.4M available to sign international prospects on Dominguez. It shows how highly they regard this guy.
We should be excited, but be sure to keep in mind that he is now like any other prospect and he’s still just 16. He’s a long way from us seeing him in pinstripes. We can still have fun with it, though.