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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Sean Ratliff (Credit: Kyle Terada/Stanford Athletics)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Sean Ratliff
School:Stanford University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:225 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/29/08
Game(s):Washington State

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:He's not a pure hitter, not being consistent enough from at-bat to at-bat.
Power:He's got pretty good power and showed home run pop to the pull side.
Running Speed:He grades out as average, at best.
Base running:He handled himself OK on the bases.
Arm Strength:He wasn't tested in this game, but he's shown a strong arm as a guy who's done some pitching.
Fielding:He's playing CF now and looks OK, but he may not be able to stay there in the future.
Range:He has average range in center right now.
Physical Description:Ratliff is a big, strong, left-handed hitter.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Power bat, with home-run potential.
Weaknesses:Inconsistency. He hasn't shown the ability to make consistent contact.
Summary:College power hitters are always going to draw interest, even inconsistent ones. Ratliff hasn't always been able to make consistent contact, but he manages to show enough to remain intriguing. A center fielder for now, the team who thinks he'll turn his sometimes power into something frequent enough to man a corner spot will take a chance on him.