- Taylor Ratliff
- 6' 1"
- Perry, Fla.
- 165 lbs.
- Taylor County (Jacksonville)
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Taken in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks at No. 390…Sat out the 2013 Gators’ campaign following his transfer from Jacksonville University.
AT JACKSONVILLE (2012): Started in 30 of 31 games as a sophomore for head coach Terry Alexander at Jacksonville University…Missed the final half of the season due to a hand injury…Batted .281 with 12 RBI, six doubles and one homer…Finished third on the team with 17 stolen bases in 19 attempts…Had 10 multi-hit contests, including three hits at Stetson on April 6...Delivered a game-winning RBI double in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Kennesaw State...Scored three times at Georgia Southern...Recorded a two-run single versus Wagner and stole three bases in the series opener with the Seahawks…Roped a two-run double against Florida A&M...Notched a career-best five RBI with a grand slam at Florida State...Went 2-for-4 with double and an RBI in the second game of the season-opening series at Southern California.
(2011): Started 52 of the Dolphins’ 55 games in three different spots (3B, 2B, DH) as a rookie…Earned NCBWA Freshman All-America and Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team accolades after hitting .330 with 58 runs, 25 stolen bases, 24 RBI and nine doubles…Totaled 19 multi-hit games…Chosen to the A-Sun Academic Team…The Dolphins advanced to the NCAA Gainesville Regional and went 1-2…Went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs against Florida A&M…Turned in a 3-for-5 outing and scored with a run against Florida State in Jacksonville… Registered four hits in the series opener at FGCU…Collected seven RBI over the first two games at East Tennessee State…Batted .538 (7-for-13) with six runs and four stolen bases in the series with USC Upstate…Also had three hits in the meeting with the Seminoles in Tallahassee…Recorded his first collegiate hit with a sixth-inning single in the finale at UNC Wilmington.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year starter as a shortstop and utility player for head coach Reggie Wentworth at Taylor County High School…As a senior, Ratliff was named 2010 Preseason Under Armour All-America and earned all-state recognition by the Prospect Wire Scouting Network after batting .500 with 16 stolen bases, eight home runs and seven triples…Had been named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida All-Region Second Team prior to his senior year…Attended the Perfect Game National Showcase and was ranked as one of the Top 200 Seniors in the Class of 2010…Ranked as the No. 7 shortstop and No. 49 overall player in Florida by Prospect Wire Scouting Network… Chosen to the 2009 Perfect Game USA Preseason Underclassmen All-American Honorable Mention Team…Batted .435 as a junior with a .623 slugging percentage, a .524 on-base percentage and 15 stolen bases…Also lettered in football and soccer.