The Mets drafted Ratliff in the 4th round of the 2008 draft.
From Baseball America: Stanford's top talent, junior outfielder Sean Ratliff, might have worked into the first-round mix with more polish at the plate. His 18 homers ranked fifth in the Pac-10, he runs well for his 6-foot-3, 225-pound size, and he has enough arm to hit 92 mph off the mound. It's a prototype right-field profile, but Ratliff has an unorthodox swing with holes in it, and he swings and misses a lot. His 72 strikeouts tied for second-worst in Division I entering regional play
From the Stanford website:
From MLB.com: Hitting Ability:
In 2009, Ratliff starred for Savannah, going .265/.312/.451/.763, in 468 at bats. He also had 15 home runs (tied for 12th in the league) and 68 RBIs (tied for 11th in the league) before getting bumped near the end of the season to St. Lucie (.286 in 28-AB).
Ratliff earned the bump to A+ and will play the 2010 season there once again. I look for the pop to continue and the home run count to increase.