Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez throws eighth homer with Double-A Somerset

October 26, 2022;  Surprise, Arizona, USA;  New York Yankees designated hitter Jasson Dominguez plays for the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Surprise Stadium.
October 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Jasson Dominguez plays for the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Surprise Stadium. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees top prospect Jason Dominguez continued to show his growing power with Double-A Somerset on Thursday night.

On a 1-0 count with two out in the eighth inning, “The Martian” went on the opposite court to give up his eighth home run of the season and lift the Patriots to an 11-7 win over Portland. Dominguez finished 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs.

However, after dominating the High-A ball last season, the outfielder has struggled a bit with Somerset this season. After Thursday’s performance, the 20-year-old reduced 0.205/0.365/0.769. He has eight homers in 43 games — he had 16 homers in 120 games last year — so power is starting to look like a real threat to the prospect as the organization has seen this spring.

Dominguez was invited to spring training and made his mark, going 8 for 22 with four home runs. Predictably, the Yankees sent their young outfielder to start the year in the minors, but Dominguez took the experience to heart.

“What I learned from the major leagues is that I have a lot to learn, that I have to continue to develop…” he said. “I have a long way to go.”

Somerset also had Austin Wells start Thursday evening. The catcher is the Yankees’ top prospect and No. 2 overall — he even recently made the MLB Pipeline Top 100 — and had a solid day at the plate.

Although Wells went 0 for 3, he walked twice, drove in two runs and scored twice. Wells is now down .238/.339/.844 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs. Like Dominguez, Wells’ power begins to grow.

He’s homered eight in 27 games this season — he missed time through injury — down from 20 in 92 games last year.

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