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Johnny Slater 25
Johnny Slater

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Southfield, Mich.

High School:
Southfield Lathrup

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
OF

B-T:
L-L


Freshman (2014) ... Had an RBI double and scored a run vs. Washington (Feb. 16) ... Stole a base and scored a run as a pinch runner at UCF (March 5)... Scored a run as pinch runner vs. Kent State (March 16)... Saw time as pinch runner or outfielder in every game of College of Charleston Tournament (March 14-16) ... Stole a base as a pinch runner vs. Minnesota (April 4) ...

Prep ... Graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School (2013) ... Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Southfield Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich. ... Named to the all-state first team and the all-state Dream Team his senior season ... Drafted in the 31st round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves ... Hit .464 with five home runs in 2013 ... Was a three-time all-district and all-conference selection ... Broke the school record for batting average in a season (.573) his junior campaign ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Also named to the All-Oakland County team in 2013 ... Honored by the Detroit Tigers at the Negro League ceremony for being the highest recruited African-American in the Metro-Detroit area ... Also played basketball at Southfield Lathrup, starting for the Chargers his sophomore season ... Was an Honor Roll student at Southfield Lathrup.

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Undecided major ... Son of Johnny and Cynthia Slater ... Born Aug. 9, 1995.

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