Every week NVTBL will spotlight a former player who is now playing professional baseball and showcase where they are playing now and highlight their career accomplishments.
This week features former Metro Senator, Tyler Ratliff.
Tyler Ratliff, 3B
NVTBL program: Metro Senators
High School: T.C. Williams
College: Marshall University
Current team: A-Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers)
Last appearance: 8/23: 0-for-4, RBI, R vs. Greenville (2018 Totals at A-Hickory: 87 games, .219 avg., 8 HR, 26 RBI)
Notable: Ratliff was a four-year varsity starter at T.C. Williams and was awarded All-District and All-Region honors his senior year. Named to the ABCA Mideast All-Region Second Team after batting .327 with 47 RBI his sophomore season at Marshall. Led Thundering Herd with 53 runs scored his junior season. Two-time Conference-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient. Drafted in the 17th round by the Rangers in the 2017 MLB Draft following his junior season. Started 2018 campaign at A-Hickory after playing 57 games last year in the Arizona Fall League (Rookie) and the Northwest League (A). Homered in consecutive games for the Crawdads in July. Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored earlier this week on Aug. 20.