Lassiter Working Hard For A Better Showing

It's a new season for Charleston Riverdogs third basemen Garrison Lassiter, but by no means is the South Atlantic League unfamiliar territory for him. Lassiter is in his second stint with the Riverdogs, and, despite his slow start thus far, feels he poised to make his 2010 campaign a more successful go around.

Lassiter's development was hindered during his first full season in Pinstripes last year due to being sidelined for nearly two months with a shoulder injury and having to learn a new position.

"Knowing what to expect this year and knowing how to get my work done and not wear my self out, I think really will really help me this time around," Lassiter said.

When the Yankees took Lassiter in the 27th round of the 2008 they immediately moved him from shortstop to third base, and it proved to be an adjustment period for Lassiter.

"I feel a lot more comfortable at third, and being able to come back to the same league I know what to expect, and that of course will translate to the plate too," he added.

Experience might prove to be most pivotal for the 20-year-old Lassiter. More time at the plate will only allow for greater improvement.

"There's no substitute for playing games," Riverdogs hitting coach Justin Turner said. "It's all about repetition and getting a better understanding of what he can do with the skill set he's got."

Lassiter, who hit .260 with two home runs in his first go around with Charleston, has been known to possess a good set of hands at the plate, but it was a priority for him to get his legs more involved last season.

He changed his stance towards the end the season that provided him a healthier base to be able to use his legs and explode through pitches. Lassiter also lowered his grip on the bat to assist him with becoming a more explosive hitter.

"Just really playing within in my legs and being a consistent hitter will allow me to build on the changes I made last season, " Lassiter said. "I'm going to keep working and get more at-bats and games under my belt, and I think it will work out."

Turner reiterated more of the same saying, "He's just got to play the game. He's a young kid with good ability, he's got to go out and play and trust that his work will get him to where he needs to be."

Through eleven games with the Riverdogs, Lassiter is still trying to find his way with his bat, hitting a mere .111. But confidence is not a concern for Lassiter and he remains certain he will be able to implement all his changes and come away with a solid product through at-bats and repetition.

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\r\n \r\n\r\nLassiter's development was hindered during his first full season in Pinstripes last year due to being sidelined for nearly two months with a shoulder injury and having to learn a new position.
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\r\n\"Knowing what to expect this year and knowing how to get my work done and not wear my self out, I think really will really help me this time around,\" Lassiter said.
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\r\nWhen the Yankees took Lassiter in the 27th round of the 2008 they immediately moved him from shortstop to third base, and it proved to be an adjustment period for Lassiter.
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\r\n\"I feel a lot more comfortable at third, and being able to come back to the same league I know what to expect, and that of course will translate to the plate too,\" he added.
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\r\nExperience might prove to be most pivotal for the 20-year-old Lassiter. More time at the plate will only allow for greater improvement.
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\r\n\"There's no substitute for playing games,\" Riverdogs hitting coach Justin Turner said. \"It's all about repetition and getting a better understanding of what he can do with the skill set he's got.\"
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\r\nLassiter, who hit .260 with two home runs in his first go around with Charleston, has been known to possess a good set of hands at the plate, but it was a priority for him to get his legs more involved last season.
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\r\nHe changed his stance towards the end the season that provided him a healthier base to be able to use his legs and explode through pitches. Lassiter also lowered his grip on the bat to assist him with becoming a more explosive hitter.
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\r\n\"Just really playing within in my legs and being a consistent hitter will allow me to build on the changes I made last season, \" Lassiter said. \"I'm going to keep working and get more at-bats and games under my belt, and I think it will work out.\"
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\r\nTurner reiterated more of the same saying, \"He's just got to play the game. He's a young kid with good ability, he's got to go out and play and trust that his work will get him to where he needs to be.\"
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\r\nThrough eleven games with the Riverdogs, Lassiter is still trying to find his way with his bat, hitting a mere .111. But confidence is not a concern for Lassiter and he remains certain he will be able to implement all his changes and come away with a solid product through at-bats and repetition.
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