The 18-year-old Dominguez will participate in the All-Star Futures Game at Coors Field on July 11, it was announced on MLB Network Wednesday. He'll be joined by fellow prospect RHP Luis Medina in the game as well.
Dominguez will be the first player to ever participate in the Futures Game without having played in a full-season league, and he’ll also become the youngest player to take the field in the game since Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (also 18) in 2017.
“The type of repetition here in the States is going to be good,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman told MLB Pipeline. “Between his work ethic and his physical ability, none of that can be denied. The only thing that was denied was the ability to compete. This is another platform for him to compete.
“Is this premature to have someone unwrapped like this in a Futures Game? The answer is yes. At the same time, we can’t deny it’s an experience he will learn from. Good or bad, it’s a growth opportunity. We just decided to take advantage of it if they decided to select him.”
Dominguez, who is currently ranked as MLB Pipeline’s 24th best prospect in all of baseball, made his much-anticipated pro debut this week in the Florida Complex League.
Already being compared to names like Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout because of his five-tool talent, Dominguez was originally signed by the Yankees as an international free agent in July 2019, with the Yankees paying $5.1 million to secure his rights.
MLB Pipeline currently has Dominguez’s big-league ETA at 2024, so while he’s still a long ways away from pinstripes, many fans will get their first real look at Dominguez in action this July.
Medina, the Yankees' seventh ranked prospect according to Pipeline, has started 10 games this year between Hudson Valley and Somerset.
The 22-year-old has a 4.05 ERA, 70 strikeouts and 31 walks in 46.2 innings pitched so far in 2021.