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D'Backs AFL profile--Marland 'Smoke' Williams

'Smoke' burns up the basepaths

Marland Williams likes to run. In the outfield where he covers more than just the gaps, and on the basepaths where he swiped 48 bases this past year for the El Paso Diablos. Now in the Arizona Fall League Williams is working on ways to run even more. A nightmare for opposing pitchers could be a lead off dream for the Diamondbacks.

Marland Williams has heard all this before. "They've got me working on leading off mostly.  Just getting on base more, taking more pitches.  It is pretty much the same stuff they've had me working on since I got in the organization." While Williams is one of the hottest prospects in the Diamondbacks organization there are whispers that he is under performing, whispers Williams hasn't heard, and...

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