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Scouting report: Yankees' Jasson Dominguez

Teen phenom ready to debut with 'otherworldly' expectations
@RobTnova24
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This week, MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Road to The Show™: Jazz Chisholm

Marlins speedster looking to make lasting impact in the Majors
@RobTnova24
March 22, 2021

It’s no longer a matter of if but when Jazz Chisholm will find permanent residence with Miami at the big league level. And judging by the performance of the fourth-ranked Marlins prospect at camp this spring, the answer might very well be now. Signed by the D-backs for $200,000 out

After long road, Mets' Opp ready for next challenge

Left-hander epitomizes power of perseverance in quest for contract
@RobTnova24
February 19, 2021

Since he started playing baseball, the only thing that has accompanied Mets pitching prospect Cam Opp more than his glove is adversity. But through every obstacle, the 25-year-old has continued to push forward. On a journey that included stops in London, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Indiana, Texas,

Modern marvels: Sparks showcased iron arm

Righty's 44 complete games most among players active this century
@RobTnova24
February 15, 2021

MiLB.com staff combed through decades of stats to uncover Minor League hitting and pitching leaders among players active for at least one season in the 21st century. In "Modern marvels," we present their stories. We covered the hits leaders, strikeouts leaders, home run leaders and saves leaders in previous editions.

Yajure tops Pirates' prospect package for Taillon

Yankees part with Contreras, Smith, Escotto to round out the deal
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2021

The Yankees dipped into their prospect depth to fortify their most glaring weakness at the top Sunday. New York shipped four prospects, three who were in the organization's top 30 -- No. 15 Miguel Yajure, No. 19 Roansy Contreras and No. 21 Canaan Smith -- as well as shortstop Maikol

Head headlines prospect package to Pirates

Cruz, Bednar, Fellows, Rodriguez sent in megadeal for Musgrove
@RobTnova24
January 18, 2021

The Padres have flexed the strength of their farm system in recent weeks to acquire high-end Major League talent, and the organization went to the well again Monday to bolster its team at the top. San Diego sent four prospects to Pittsburgh -- headlined by the club's No. 7 prospect,

Modern marvels: Wood's hits unmatched

Infielder's 1,840 knocks most among players active this century
@RobTnova24
January 12, 2021

MiLB.com staff combed through decades of stats to uncover Minor League hitting and pitching leaders among players active for at least one season in the 21st century. This is the first installment of a new series called "Modern marvels." It’s been 12 years since Jason Wood stepped to the plate

Righty Dunning heading to Rangers

Chicago gives up No. 98 overall prospect, Weems to get Lynn
@RobTnova24
December 8, 2020

Dane Dunning is on the move again. MLB.com's No. 98 overall prospect and left-hander Avery Weems were traded to the Rangers for right-hander Lance Lynn. Reports came in late Monday night with both clubs confirming Tuesday afternoon.

State of the System: New York Yankees

Schmidt, Garcia lead arms race for perennial contenders
@RobTnova24
December 2, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

State of the System: Seattle Mariners

Kelenic, Gilbert on cusp of pushing rebuild to another level
@RobTnova24
November 9, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Arozarena sets postseason hit record

Rays No. 19 prospect notches 27th knock in World Series Game 5
@RobTnova24
October 26, 2020

Randy Arozarena again separated himself in playoff lore. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect set the postseason hits record with an RBI single in the third inning of a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The record-setting

Espino stands tall among game's home run kings

Prodigious slugger fondly remembered as 'Babe Ruth of Mexico'
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Arozarena remains electric for Rays

No. 19 prospect launches fourth homer of postseason
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

He did it again. Randy Arozarena homered for the fourth time this postseason, smacking a solo shot that put Tampa Bay on the board en route to a 2-1 victory over the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. "He’s having a lot of fun right now,’’

Rays' Arozarena makes postseason splash

No. 19 prospect triples, scores run in Game 1 win over Jays
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2020

Randy Arozarena is no stranger to postseason success. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect was an integral part of Triple-A Memphis' run to the Pacific Coast League championship in 2018. Arozarena started all eight playoff games for the Redbirds that year and posted a .407/.485/.741 slash line with a pair of homers,

Jazz sets tone in final Marlins tune-up

No. 62 overall prospect homers, doubles, drives in three runs
@RobTnova24
September 27, 2020

There was no playing second fiddle for Jazz Chisholm on Sunday. The fourth-ranked Marlins prospect was front and center as he put together his best performance in The Show with a homer, double, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored to lead his club to a 5-0 blanking of

Adams pulled off rare double duty with Braves

Former Atlanta farmhand played in Minors, Majors on same day
@RobTnova24
September 7, 2020

It's been a strange year in baseball. A season traditionally viewed as a marathon became a 60-game sprint. Previously unfamiliar terms like player pools, alternate training sites and taxi squads have become daily nomenclature. With each passing day, the game's future stars make their big league debuts inside ballparks filled

Kremer dazzles in big league debut for O's

No. 10 prospect allows one hit, strikes out seven over six innings
@RobTnova24
September 6, 2020

Dean Kremer didn't have a lot of time to prepare for his Major League debut on Sunday, but that didn't stop the 24-year-old from making it one of the most memorable debuts in franchise history. The Orioles’ No. 10 prospect allowed one run on one hit while striking out seven

A's Luzardo tosses 6 1/3 scoreless innings

No. 13 overall prospect fans seven in longest outing as a pro
@RobTnova24
August 20, 2020

Jesus Luzardo entered Wednesday's start against the D-backs determined to prove that what he's shown through his professional career to this point is just the tip of the iceberg -- that he's got another gear he can tap. Mission accomplished. MLB Pipeline's No. 13 overall prospect showcased exactly that as

Robert doubles down on White Sox history

Chicago's top prospect posts first multi-homer effort in The Show
@RobTnova24
August 18, 2020

The top of the White Sox order may have opened the night by making history, but from the bottom of the order, Luis Robert ended the night with an exclamation point. MLB.com’s third-ranked overall prospect smoked his second dinger of the game in the eighth inning to cap a 7-2

Dodgers' Ruiz homers in first big league at-bat

No. 3 prospect makes history with leadoff blast in third inning
@RobTnova24
August 16, 2020

Keibert Ruiz found out on Saturday that he was going to make his big league debut the following day, and the 22-year-old needed only three pitches to make history. MLB Pipeline's No. 79 overall prospect became the first Dodger in 26 years to homer in his first Major League at-bat

Seattle's Dunn battles to first big league win

Club's No. 8 prospect limits damage to two runs over six innings
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2020

It didn't take long for Justin Dunn to realize he didn't have his best stuff when he took the hill Monday night, but that didn't stop him from grinding out his first Major League victory. The eighth-ranked Mariners prospect battled through six innings -- yielding two runs on seven hits

Song won't be navigating uncharted waters

Red Sox prospect begins active duty commitment familiar to Moore
@RobTnova24
August 7, 2020

Noah Song became the ninth Midshipmen since 2002 to have his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Red Sox selected him No. 137 overall on June 6, 2019. From that list, only four graduated from the Naval Academy -- Mitch Harris (2008), Stephen Moore

Royals' Bubic elevates his game again

No. 7 Royals prospect allows two runs, fans six in second outing
@RobTnova24
August 6, 2020

Much like in his first two professional seasons in the Minors, Kris Bubic continues to improve each time out. The seventh-ranked Royals prospect took the big league hill for the second time Wednesday and flashed better command of his arsenal, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of

Dudley Field played home to historic outburst

Diablos, Golden Gators set Texas League records in 35-21 slugfest
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July 30, 2020

No place in Minor League Baseball history provided the spectacle that El Paso's Dudley Field did regularly in its heyday. At an elevation of more than 4,000 feet, the dry desert air and constant high winds combined with quirky outfield dimensions made the stadium a launching pad for baseballs. Throw

White tees off for first time with Mariners

No. 55 overall prospect clubbed 32 dingers in the Minor Leagues
@RobTnova24
July 27, 2020

Evan White found his power stroke in the Texas League last season, and the 24-year-old flexed it in the Major Leagues on Monday. The Mariners No. 4 prospect clubbed his first big league dinger -- a two-run blast that traveled an estimated 418 feet off righty Josh James in the