April 12, 1968 |
|September 8, 1993, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 19, 1994, for the San Diego Padres|
|Runs batted in||15|
Upon graduating from Tustin High School, Staton played for Orange Coast College and California State Fullerton before being drafted in the 5th round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Padres. Following his Minor League Baseball career with the Riverside Red Wave & Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, he made his Major League debut on September 8, 1993 in a 3-2 home win over the Florida Marlins. In that game, he had three at bats but no hits and two strikeouts.
During the 1993 season, Stanton played 17 games, was at bat 42 times, had 11 hits, 7 runs, and 5 home runs. In the 1994 season, he played in 29 games, was at bat 66 times, had 12 hits, 6 runs, and 4 home runs.
His final game was played on May 19, 1994 in a 5-9 away loss to the Houston Astros. He was drafted by the LA Dodgers from the San Diego Padres in the 1994 minor league draft but was never called up to the Dodgers major team.
During his time with the Padres, Stanton wore the number 31 jersey.