STORYLINE: Stanton is a righthanded pitcher who returns to the Gators after earning a letter and appearing in five games as a freshman. He went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 6.0 innings pitched.
2001: Appeared in five games as a freshman...Finished 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 6.0 innings pitched...Earned first career start, struck out two batters, allowed four hits and no runs in 3.0 inning victory vs. Charleston Southern, 2/13...Also saw action vs. Fordham (3/4), Florida State (2/17) and Savannah State (2/7)...Pitched 1.0 inning and struck out one batter in first career outing (relief) vs. Miami, 2/3.
PREP: A 2000 graduate of Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie where he lettered four years in baseball for head coach Mike Kutner...Earned All Area, All Conference honors...Finished high school career with 14-14 record, 2.04 ERA with 267 strikeouts in 221 innings pitched...Threw no-hitter vs. Gulf Coast...Finished senior year with 2.19 ERA, 4-4 record and 75 strikeouts and only 19 walks in 54.0 IP...Struck out 102 batters in 80 IP and went 6-4 with a 1.86 ERA as a junior...Finished with 4-4 record and 3.11 ERA in 75 IP...Two-time co-MVP and team's top pitcher...Lettered two years at Central then transferred to Centennial...A Wendy's Heisman candidate.
SUMMER BASEBALL: Played with both the Treasure Coast Lightning and St. Lucie County AAU squads.
|STANTON'S CAREER STATISTICS|
|Overall Season Statistics|
STANTON'S PITCHING CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched (start): 3.0 vs. Charleston Southern, 2/13/01;
Strikeouts (start): 2 vs. Charleston Southern, 2/13/01;
Innings Pitched (relief): 1.0 two times- last vs. Savannah State, 2/7/01;
Strikeouts (relief): 1 two times, last vs. Savannah State, 2/7/01.
STANTON UP CLOSE
Nickname: Mantis, T.J.
Thing I like most about UF baseball: competition
If I could choose another career besides baseball, it would be: game show host
Favorite hobbies: playing video games
Favorite movie: any Clint Eastwood movie
Person in history I would most like to meet: Jim Morrison
Favorite TV show: Simpsons
Favorite all-time sporting event: my brother's game-winning basketball shot
Not many people may know this but I: am an expert on classic rock
I am the best at: VH1 Rock 'n Roll Jeopardy