Found October 25, 2011 on ChadMoriyama.com:
Jerry Sands entered 2011 as a top Dodgers prospect and made his major league debut on April 18th to chants of “Jerry! Jerry!”, but on June 7th, 144 plate appearances later, he played his last game in a Dodgers uniform until he was recalled as part of the expanded rosters in September. Over those 144 plate appearances that spanned from April to June, Sands was underwhelming to say the least, as he put up a .200/.294/.328/.622 line while playing primarily in left and right field. His dismal start dulled fan expectations a bit for his September recall, but when he did return on September 8th, Sands was a different player, or at least he performed like it. In 83 plate appearances, he put up a huge line of .342/.415/.493/.908, giving Dodgers fans an immense amount of hope for his 2012 season. But what was the cause for the sudden change in performance? ===== The most popular explanation among both fans and the media revolves around Sands making adjustments to his swing, and Sands e...
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