Failed Yankees prospect Garrison Lassiter, whose minor league career ended after the 2011 season, filed a strange lawsuit against the team in December of 2018, alleging (among other things) that Derek Jeter was part of the reason why he never made the majors. He also compared himself to Dodgers star Corey Seager.
Lassiter sought millions of dollars he felt were owed to him due to his allegation that the team -- and not his poor play -- was responsible for him never reaching the majors and earning the millions that eventually would have been waiting for him there.
When filing the lawsuit while representing himself, Lassiter introduced Exhibits A and B. Exhibit A was 'COREY SEAGER STATISTICAL HISTORY' and Exhibit B was 'GARRISON LASSITER STATISTICAL HISTORY.'
During his minor league career, Lassiter hit .244/.326/.302 in parts of five seasons, never reaching higher than High-A ball, which happened in his age-22 season.
During his minor league career, Seager hit .307/.368/.523 in parts of five seasons, making it to Triple-A by his age-21 season and debuting with the Dodgers later that season (in 2015).
The numbers don't lie, but in the lawsuit which has since been dismissed, Lassiter alleged that the Yankees conspired against him in order to "protect the career of Derek Jeter," according to documents obtained by NJ.com.
According to NJ.com, Lassiter also wrote rambling letters to other major league teams that bashed the Yankees while hoping to get shots with those organizations.
"Lacking any federal question raised in the complaint and having already determined that diversity jurisdiction does not exist, the court is unable to further adjudicate Lassiter's claims," Chief District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder wrote while dismissing Lassiter's lawsuit.
After his lawsuit against the Yankees was dismissed, Lassiter filed suit against the Reds on Dec. 30.