Jasson Dominguez’s growth about greater than baseball for Balkovec


Rachel Balkovec has developed a powerful relationship with extremely hyped Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez and will handle him in 2022 on the Tarpons.

“I always just want to direct the attention to him as a person,” Balkovec, who was not too long ago named supervisor for the Yankees’ Low-A affiliate in Tampa mentioned of Dominguez. “I think the conversation very much is, ‘OK, he can hit the ball hard. We all know that.’ But I think that once people understand the kind of person he is, he’s a phenomenal person in the clubhouse. His aptitude is so high. He wants to learn. “We’re literally doing offseason English classes right now. He and I aren’t even talking much about baseball. We’re talking about English classes so he can be a better person in the clubhouse. Be a leader for both Latin American and American players in his future.”

YankeesJasson Dominguez and Rachel BalkovecGetty Images, New York Yankees

Dominguez, 18, slashed a mixed .252/.353/.379 with 5 homers in 56 video games, first with the Florida Complex League Yankees after which the Tarpons. Yankees vp of participant growth Kevin Reese mentioned the workforce hasn’t determined the place Dominguez will begin his 2022 marketing campaign.

“The exit velos, the speed, some of the measurables that we do on our performance science side, it’s all [what we thought it could be],” Reese mentioned. “Then we just want him to play more baseball. All of the skill is there, all of the ability is there and we’re extremely excited about what he’s going to do in 2022 as well.”

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