Sean Ratliff Taken In The Fourth Round By The New York Mets
June 5, 2008
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Stanford junior centerfielder Sean Ratliff has been selected in Thursday's first day of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Ratliff was taken by the New York Mets as a fourth round selection (134th overall). This is the first time Ratliff has been selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The two-day 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft concludes on Friday, June 6. Stay tuned to gostanford.com for the latest updates on Stanford players selected in the draft. The entire draft can be followed at mlb.com.
Sean Ratliff (New York Mets, 4th Round, 134th Overall Selection) Sean Ratliff Bio
Ratliff, a native of Longmont, CO is enjoying another big season that saw him be apart of the 2008 Wallace Award Watch List. He led the Cardinal in home runs (20), RBI (65) and tied for the team lead in triples with four. Overall he is hitting .298 on the season and has a team-leading .654 slugging percentage.
Ratliff was named an All-Pac-10 selection in 2008, which was the second time he has earned the honor. He homered four times over a three-game span (May 4-6), and also had a 13-game hitting streak from March 8- April 5.
The Cardinal junior has had a strong postseason, hitting a team-high .444 (8-18) with two home runs and 8 RBI in Stanford's five Regional games.
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