From the AFL: Doug Slaten Premium Story


By James Renwick
Managing Editor
Date: Oct 10, 2005

SURPRISE, Ariz.--In any industry, in any line of work, labels happen, and labels can hurt. 'Lazy.' 'Warning Track Power.' 'Career Minor Leaguer.' '4A Player.' 'Undependable.' They can also be overstated, putting undue pressure on a young up and coming prospect. 'Clutch.' '5-Tool.' 'Top Prospect.' Diamondbacks lefty Doug Slaten isn't stupid, but he's also not completely comfortable with labels. Especially the one he's starting to get tagged with, 'lefty specialist.'

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