Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez, who signed a deal worth roughly $5 million in July after being viewed as the best prospect on the international market, crushed his first Yankees homer on Wednesday.
The blast -- during an instructional league game -- was majestic, soaring way over the left field fence and disappearing into the trees beyond.
Baseball America's Ben Badler was on hand for the game, and spoke to Dominguez afterwards.
"When I hit it, I knew the ball was going to leave the yard, but it was not my best contact," Dominguez said. "I didn't get it. I didn't square the ball up."
Scouts have spoken incredibly high of Dominguez, with one calling him a teenage Mike Trout.
An international signing director who failed to sign Dominguez said) "It's like Mickey Mantle. He's not 6-foot. He's a switch-hitter. He's got crazy power. He's fast as s---. He loves playing."
FanGraphs compared his tools to a combination of Bo Jackson, Yasiel Puig and Yoan Moncada.
In July, Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland spoke about what made Dominguez special.
"It was a bit shocking and very impressive," Rowland told NorthJersey.com's Pete Caldera about Dominguez. "He's the kind of player that kind of makes the hair on your arm stand up."
But Rowland didn't want to talk about the Trout comparison.
"I don't like to put comparisons like that on a 16-year-old player," he explained. "I think he's going to be Jasson Dominguez and I don't want to put him in the same vein as some people who've done some incredible things in our game."
Dominguez is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Yankees' No. 2 prospect, behind Deivi Garcia and one slot ahead of Estevan Florial.