The New York Mets selected outfielder Sean Ratliff in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the Stanford University. On the short list of potential in-house outfield candidates a year ago, a horrific eye injury forced him out of the action for 2011 but he still offers the Mets some real long-term potential if and when he can come back from the injury.
March 20, 2012
Sean Ratliff sustained one of the worst baseball injuries imaginable back in Spring Training when he took a liner right below his eye in Luis Salazar fashion. Recovering from the injury since then, he says he is starting to get closer to possibly returning after he made his way down to Instructs recently.
September 26, 2011
Sean Ratliff rather quietly put together one of the best seasons on the farm last year. He showed important growth the bat, including some of the best power in the organization. Now, Ratliff wants to continue his success during what could be a defining season with the Mets. Inside Pitch caught up with the outfielder to find out about his offseason, his spring training and more.
March 23, 2011
Prior to the 2010 season, it was fair to say Sean Ratliff got lost a bit in the depth of the organizational depth chart. That is true no more after the 2008 4th round pick exploded for an impressive, stock raising second half with Double-A Binghamton. Where does his game stand now? Check out this exclusive Q&A with Ratliff and scouting report to find out.
January 22, 2011
In this category, it is simple. Who can go get it the best? Who covers the most ground? How big of a factor is one's arm strength? InsidePitchMagazine.com turns its attention to the outfield where the following prospects bring different strengths to their position, but all share the distinction of being the most reliable with the glove.
October 29, 2010
For the New York Mets, the Double-A level has often served as the tipping point for the organization's top prospects. Some seize the opportunity and improve at the level while others watch their careers redefine themselves against the cutthroat competition of the Eastern League. This year's B-Mets squad fared no different though it was home to many of the organization's top prospects for 2010.
September 24, 2010
BINGHAMTON, NY - Sean Ratliff began the year on a high note in St. Lucie, but got even better upon his promotion to Binghamton. There, Ratliff is hitting for more power and showing the skills of a more complete hitter. Now the B-Mets center fielder is shaking off a recent injury and preparing for a strong finish to a very positive season.
August 21, 2010
With roughly three weeks left to the regular season now is a good time to run down a number of prospects who should be watched. Some of these prospects had good years, others rocky seasons but what ties them all together is a need to finish the season on a high note.
August 11, 2010