Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez owns Brooklyn Mets fans after lame chant


Even during the New York Mets’ best season in decades, the team’s fans can’t seem to get the New York Yankees out of their heads — even down to the minor-league level, where hecklers regularly take aim at teens.

Silently (somehow), 19-year-old Jasson Dominguez has emerged from his slumber to become reliably impressive after a promotion to High-A Hudson Valley, where he’ll probably start next season as well. Three out of Dominguez’s past four months, he’s hit over .300 with power and patience, and is working on a .315/.449/.519 triple-slash in August.

Bottom line, if you think Dominguez is “overrated” at this point, that means your expectations were Juan Soto-level absurd, you put too much stock in what “anonymous scouts” have to say, or you’re a Mets/Red Sox fan who has trouble begrudgingly accepting when the Yankees are competent.

On Thursday, Dominguez had to battle with the latter — a stadium full of Mets fans in Brooklyn to witness the High-A Rivalry Battle between the Hudson Valley Renegades and their beloved Cyclones. Even several steps removed from the bigs, things apparently got pretty nasty, and Dominguez was a target of the hatred all night long.

He responded … by mashing and leading his team to victory. Oops! Was that the goal?

Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez rips home run as Mets fans chant “Overrated!”

All these flavors, and you had to choose Coney Island Beach Salty.

Dominguez saved the best for last, which you can hear in Joe Vasile’s play-by-play broadcast below.

The “Overrated!” contingent hung around the the microphones for Dominguez’s final at-bat, and seconds after Vasile predicted he’d respond with a home run, you can hear the crack of the bat fulfilling that promise.

In fact, Dominguez took a low pitch and scooped it out to the opposite field for his 12th homer of the season and third in 24 games with Hudson Valley.

That put the final cherry on top of a boardwalk Ice Cream Massacre.

The Yankees will continue to take things relatively slow with Dominguez, who isn’t exactly on the Wander Franco trajectory and doesn’t have to be. If he can approach Double-A Somerset by midseason next year, he’ll be on track to contribute in the Bronx before long.

He’s already gotten a taste of big-city adversity and thrived off it, too. What’s not to like?