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Arizona adds another center fielder in Ratliff

Arizona adds another center fielder in Ratliff

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Arizona adds another center fielder in Ratliff

The D-backs continued stocking up on speedy center fielders in the 13th round on Saturday, selecting Florida center fielder Taylor Ratliff with the 390th pick overall. He is the fourth center fielder taken by Arizona in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Undrafted out of high school, Ratliff began his college career at Jacksonville, starting 52 games as a freshman, hitting .330 with 58 runs, 25 stolen bases, 24 RBIs and nine doubles to earn himself NCBWA Freshman All-America honors.

Ratliff was well on his way to having another great year his sophomore campaign when he suffered a hand injury that forced him to miss the second half of the team's schedule. From there, he transferred to Florida, where was forced to sit out this year due to NCAA rules.

Even though he is listed as an outfielder, Ratliff also played infield in college.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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