Yankees top outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez is already getting asked if he’s better than Aaron Hicks.
New York Yankees top outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez, aka The Martian, is going to be an absolute joy to watch.
Thanks to the minor-league shutdown in 2020 (thank you so much), he still hasn’t played a professional game for the franchise, and with every day that goes by, we get more and more antsy to watch his raw power and ridiculous arm.
But it’s safe to say it’s probably time to stop comparing him to dudes on the major league roster. Least we can do.
Dominguez fielded questions on his Instagram story on Thursday, and one impatient Yankee fan decided to ask him the question we’ve all been waiting for (none of us have been waiting for it): Who’s better, you or veteran Aaron Hicks?
Luckily, Dominguez took the high road.
Unfortunately, that Bitmoji is the best argument I’ve seen yet for Dominguez being older than his listed age. That’s the Bitmoji of a 28-year-old DJ.
But let’s focus on what’s important here. Yankees fans have got to calm down.
If Dominguez is as good as we think he’ll be, the man is going to find his way onto the field for the Yankees fairly easily. But we have to actually see it first.
And when/if it happens, it will not be over the next few months. Got to get some reps in at High-A before you go to Fenway.
We guarantee that when Dominguez is ready (in a couple of years, folks!), he will not have any trouble displacing Hicks, or Clint Frazier, or a somehow-still-there Brett Gardner. It’s all going to work out.
Until it does, let’s stop baiting Dominguez into difficult situations, even though he seems to have the right answer so far.