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  Sean Ratliff
Sean Ratliff

Player Profile
Hometown:
Longmont, CO

High School:
Niwot HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
OF/LHP

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
L/L

Seasons at Stanford: 2006-08
Professional Baseball Organization: New York Mets (4th round - 2008)

Professional Baseball Career: Was selected by the New York Mets in the fourth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft...made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, a short-season single A circuit...batted .229 (46-for-201) with 32 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 22 RBI and one stolen base in 59 games.

At Stanford: Two-way player developed into a prolific power hitter by the end of his time on The Farm...2007 and 2008 All-Pac-10 selection finished his three-year Stanford career with a .307 batting average (152-for-495) with 115 runs scored, 26 doubles, eight triples, 34 home runs, 117 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 150 games (123 starts)...was a perfect 4-0 on the mound, with a 6.68 ERA (23er, 31.0ip) in 22 relief appearances...compiled 30 strikeouts in just 31.0 innings of work...his 22 home runs in 2008 tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in Stanford history, matching the production of future Major Leaguer Ed Sprague in 1988 and Edmund Muth in 2000...had six career two-homer games, including three in 2008...did not homer over his first 35 collegiate games, but hammered 34 over his final 115 contests...recorded 13 outfield assists, while logging a .988 fielding percentage (four errors in 340 total chances).

As a Junior in 2008: Started all 67 games in center field for Stanford's College World Series club, batting .294 (73-for-248) with 52 runs scored, 13 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 71 RBI...opened the season on the Brooks Wallace Award Watch list, and earned All-Pac-10 honors after his home run total tied for the fourth-most in Stanford history and matched Arizona State's Brett Wallace for most in the conference...was the co-winner of Stanford's Come Through Award, along with Erik Davis...also ranked among Pac-10 leaders for total bases (3rd - 160), triples (4th - 4), RBI (5th) and slugging percentage (9th - .645)...led the Cardinal in triples (tied), home runs and slugging percentage, while he was second with eight stolen bases (in 11 attempts)...also went 2-0 with a 6.00 ERA (2er, 3.0ip) in three early-season relief appearances...posted a .989 fielding percentage, with just two errors in 183 total chances...was a .326 hitter (29-for-89) with runners in scoring position, while he had at least one RBI in 37 games...hammered eight of his home runs in Pac-10 play, while batting .284 (25-for-88) with 25 RBI in 24 games...logged 20 multi-hit contest, and 15 multi-RBI efforts...had a monster game in Stanford's 12-9 win March 9 at Texas, falling a single shy of the cycle after going 4-for-5 with three runs scored, one double, one triple, two home runs and five RBI...also pitched 0.2-inning of relief to earn the win...effort against the Longhorns marked his third career multi-homer game, while he matched his career high for hits (for the second time)...also earned a win with 2.0 perfect relief innings March 2 vs. Cal State Fullerton...did not pitch after logging an 0.1-inning relief stint April 9 vs. UC Davis...matched his career high with a 13-game hitting streak from March 8-April 5, going 22-for-51 (.431) with 14 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 21 RBI...was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for April 8... went deep twice May 4 at San Jose State, including his first of two grand slams on the year, to finish with five RBI in a 17-6 victory...had a stellar postseason, batting .342 (13-for-38) with two doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and a .711 slugging percentage in 11 games...also drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch for a .458 on-base mark...was named Most Outstanding Player of the Stanford Regional after collecting at least one RBI in four of five games (eight total)...had an epic performance in Stanford's come from behind, 9-7 win over Pepperdine in the Regional championship game, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI...hit a solo homer in the fourth, then hammered a grand slam to cap Stanford's six-run, fifth-inning outburst that erased a 6-2 deficit...homered again in the June 6 Super Regional opener at Cal State Fullerton, a solo blast in the sixth that proved the difference in a 4-3 Cardinal victory...went 4-for-14 (.286) with a home run and five RBI in four College World Series games...had three RBI in Stanford's CWS-opening win over Florida State, and hit a two-run homer in a victory over Miami.

As a Sophomore in 2007: Broke out with a huge season, earning first-team All-Pac-10 and Stanford's Most Improved Player honors by hitting .339 (79-for-233) with 12 home runs, 45 RBI and 10 stolen bases...ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in runs scored (4th - 61), total bases (5th - 136), triples (t-6th - 4), at-bats (t-7th), home runs (t-7th), hits (10th) and slugging percentage (10th - .584)...tied for the team lead in both games played (55) and starts (55)... tied for the team lead with four outfield assists and fielded at a .987 clip, with just two errors in 150 defensive chances...had his first two career hits on opening day, February 2 at Cal State Fullerton...belted his first collegiate home run February 18 at Texas...posted a 13-game hitting streak from April 21-May 13, hitting .400 (24-for-60) with 17 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, three homers and 12 RBI...had huge RBI and runs scored streaks at the end of the season, driving in at least one run in each of his last 10 games and 13 of his final 14 (24 total)...scored at least one run during each of his final 16 contests and in 19 of his last 20 to cross the plate a total of 28 times over the stretch...named the Pac-10 Player of the Week and earned a spot on the College Baseball Foundation's Honor Roll on March 6 after a huge series against California (March 2-4) in which he scored seven runs and was 4-for-10 (.400) with a double, two triples and a stolen base...had his first career two-homer game April 6 at Arizona State - including an inside-the-park grand slam - while setting his career high with seven RBI...also hit two home runs May 5 at Washington State and May 19 at Pacific...ranked second on the club in both multi-hit games (24) and multi-RBI contests (10)...had a run of four straight multi-hit games from March 4-10, going 10-for-19 (.526)...hit .333 (32-for-96) in 23 Pac-10 games with five homers, 24 RBI and two stolen bases.

As a Freshman In 2006 (Batting): Enjoyed the majority of his freshman success on the mound, going 2-0 with a 6.75 ERA (21er, 28.0ip) in 19 relief outings...struck out 30 batters in just 28.0 innings for a club-best average of 9.64 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...was hitless in 14 official at-bats, with 10 strikeouts....did contribute two runs scored, one walk and one RBI on a sacrifice fly...was the winning pitcher in an impressive collegiate debut February 4 vs. Cal State Fullerton, as he struck out six over 3.2 innings of one-hit, shutout relief...recorded his first career RBI February 5 vs. the Titans...did not have an at-bat over the team's final 31 games.

High School: Graduated in 2005 from Niwot (Colo.) High School...chosen the 2005 Colorado Gatorade High School Player of the Year, while also being named a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball (Louisville Slugger) and an All-American by EA Sports...added third-team All-America accolades from Baseball America, as well as National High School Baseball Coaches' Association (BCA) All-District and BCA/Louisville Slugger Colorado State Player of the Year honors in 2005...twice earned All-Colorado (All Class) first team honors (2004 and 2005), and was chosen the state's 2005 Player of the Year and 2004 Pitcher of the Year...named All-State 4A first team, as well as All-State 4A, all-area and all-region Player of the Year in consecutive years (2004 and 2005)...also garnered All-Northern Conference and Northern Conference Athlete of the Year in both 2004 and 2005...chosen three times to the all-area and all-region first team (2003-05)...led his squad to 4A state titles in 2004 and 2005, and was named MVP at the 2005 4A State Tournament...helped his club to three consecutive Northern Conference titles (2003-05)...hit .552 with nine home runs and 29 RBI as a senior, while posting a 9-0 record with an 0.84 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 64.2 innings on the mound...as a junior, had a .621 batting average with 14 homers and 51 RBI, and compiled a 10-0 record with an 0.97 ERA...was also a three-time letterwinner in football, playing free safety, wide receiver and punter...named to the 2004 and 2005 All-Northern Conference teams at safety...chosen as a first-team all-state punter and third-team all-state safety in 2004...led the state (all classifications) in interceptions as a senior in 2004...set the school and conference records for single-season interceptions with 11 in his senior year and the school record for career interceptions with 23...also played basketball as a prep...coached in baseball by Bob Bote.

Other Amateur Baseball: Played for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League in the summer of 2007, hitting .301 (40-for-133) with three homers, 12 RBI and 11 stolen bases...spent his 2006 summer season with the Cape Cod Baseball League Eastern Division champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, posting a 1-1 record, a 4.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18.0 innings for a club that was 28-16 in the regular season and 4-2 in the playoffs...played for the 2005 USA Junior National Team, helping the squad to a second place finish at the 2005 Pan Am Championships in Mexico...participated in the 2005 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Missouri...spent four summers with the Niwot High School American Legion A team (2002-05)...led his American Legion club to three straight state titles (2003-05) and the 2004 Western Regional Championship...was twice chosen American Legion State Tournament MVP (2004 and 2005) and was selected three times to the tournament All-Star team (2003-05)...hit two home runs and struck out 17 batters in the 2004 American Legion Regional Championship game against a team from Taylorsville, Utah.

Personal Information: Son of Mike and Kelly Ratliff...was born in Oklahoma City, Okla....has two sisters, Abby and Katie...says that what sets Stanford Baseball apart from other collegiate programs is "how close the entire team is"...majored in sociology.

Ratliff's Career Stats (Batting)
YEAR	AVG	GP-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB-ATT	PO	A 	E	FLD%
2006	.000	28-1	14	2	0	0	0	0	1	0	.000	1	0	10	1	.063	1	0	0-0	3	4	0	1.000
2007	.339	55-55	233	61	79	13	4	12	45	136	.584	19	5	67	2	.396	3	1	10-14	144	4	2	.987
2008	.294	67-67	248	52	73	13	4	22	71	160	.645	36	4	80	2	.387	4	0	8-11	176	5	2	.989
TOTALS	.307	150-123	495	115	152	26	8	34	117	296	.598	56	9	157	5	.382	8	1	18-25	323	13	4	.988

Ratliff's Career Stats (Pitching) YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA 2006 6.75 2-0 19 0 0 0/0 0 28.0 39 26 21 13 30 9 0 1 140 .331 4 3 0 6 0 2008 6.00 2-0 3 0 0 0/0 0 3.0 2 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 16 .222 0 2 0 1 0 TOTALS 6.68 4-0 22 0 0 0/0 0 31.0 41 28 23 17 30 10 0 1 156 .323 4 5 0 7 0

Ratliff's Career NCAA Tournament Stats (Batting) YEAR AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2008 .342 11-11 38 7 13 2 0 4 14 27 .711 8 1 8 0 .458 1 0 1-1 28 1 1 .967 TOTALS .342 11-11 38 7 13 2 0 4 14 27 .711 8 1 8 0 .458 1 0 1-1 28 1 1 .967

Ratilff's Career NCAA Tournament Stats (Pitching) YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA 2006 6.75 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 .750 1 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 6.75 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 .750 1 0 0 0 0

Ratliff's Career Highs (Batting) At-bats: 6 (twice), last: April 9, 2008 vs. UC Davis Runs: 4, March 4, 2007 vs. California Hits: 4 (twice), last: March 9, 2008 at Texas Home Runs: 2 (6 times), last: June 2, 2008 vs. Pepperdine (NCAA Regional) RBI: 7, April 6, 2007 at Arizona State Stolen Bases: 1 (18 times), last: May 31, 2008 vs. Arkansas (NCAA Regional) Hitting Streak: 13 games (twice), last: March 8 - April 5, 2008

Ratliff's Career Highs (Pitching) Innings Pitched (Starter): No career starts Innings Pitched (Reliever): 3.2, February 4, 2006 vs. Cal State Fullerton Strikeouts: 6, February 4, 2006 vs. Cal State Fullerton Winning Streak: 4 games, February 4, 2006 - March 9, 2008

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