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Sublett's Patient Approach Creates Slow Start

Damon Sublett used his ultra-patient approach to string together a monster season in Staten Island two years ago. Coaches in the Hawaiian Winter League this past offseason attempted to turn him the other way and make him a very aggressive hitter, and it didn't suit him. Now back to being patient at the plate, Sublett's slow start just might be a byproduct of being too patient.

He missed most of the 2008 season in Tampa with torn ligaments in his ankle, but arguably more damage might have been done to his game by switching back and forth between aggressive and patient approaches at the plate. Naturally a more patient player in the batter's box, Sublett felt uncomfortable swinging earlier in the count in the Hawaiian Winter League, especially after drawing just three... Recommended Stories

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