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FCL Yankees outfielder Jasson Dominguez (25) jogs to the dugout during a game against the FCL Tigers on June 28, 2021 at Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida. (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: The Martian Lands In Florida

Rejoice, Yankees minor league fans: no longer will there be a single day of the week devoid of action, because the Florida Complex League takes Sundays off, not Mondays. The FCL Yanks took the field for the first time today, and while all eyes were trained on mega-prospect Jasson Dominguez, there were plenty of great performances to go around.

FCL Yankees (1-0): An RBI double from rising star Kevin Alcantara, a Madison Santos steal of home, and some superb pitching helped the baby Yanks get off to a great start on Monday, as they defeated the Tigers East, 4-0.

  • Star of the Game: Madison Santos – 1-for-2, 1 run scored, 3 stolen bases. Santos, a 21-year-old outfielder who hit .203 in 57 games with Pulaski two years ago, stole second, third, and home on the day
  • Jasson Dominguez: 0-for-2, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. In one of the most hyped pro debuts the Yankees have seen in years, Dominguez struck out and popped out before working a walk in his third at-bat
  • Alex Vargas: 0-for-3, 1 strikeout
  • Kevin Alcantara: 1-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Alcantara’s seventh-inning double was one of two extra-base hits on the day for the Yanks
  • Everson Pereira: 0-for-2, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Antonio Gomez: 1-for-3, 2 strikeouts. Gomez also caught two runners stealing, flexing his reported 80-grade arm behind the plate
  • Marcos Cabrera: 1-for-2, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. The 19-year-old hit .269 with an .825 OPS with the DSL Yanks two years ago
  • Juan Carela: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. This is Carela’s second stint in the GCL/FCL. His first go-round in 2019 was not pretty, as he finished with a 7.11 ERA
  • Leonardo Pestana: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. Pestana struck out 52 but also walked 32 in 39 innings with Pulaski in 2019
  • Nick Paciorek: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
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