Position: Pitching Coach
Date of Birth: 11/30/1982
Height: 6' 9" Weight: 250 lbs
Resides: North Plainfield, NJ
Hunton enters his seventh overall season with the Somerset Patriots and first as the team’s Pitching Coach/ Director of Baseball Operations. He previously spent six seasons as a record-setting relief pitcher; the latter four of which he was also the Director of Player Personnel. With his transition into a coaching role, Hunton has announced his retirement from professional baseball.
Hunton missed most of the 2017 season with injuries and recorded two saves over 15 relief appearances. He finished his Atlantic League career as the single season (49, 2014) and all-time saves leader (167), 158 of which came with Somerset.
The North Plainfield, New Jersey native was twice named an Atlantic League All-Star (2013 and 2016) and has won three Atlantic League Championships, including two with the Patriots (2008 and 2015).
In 2014, Hunton became the first player in professional baseball to hold the title of Director of Player Personnel while still playing. The 6’9” closer either led or finished second in the league in saves in four-straight seasons (2013-2016). He previously had years of service in both the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics organizations.
Hunton has 275 career saves over a 14-year career that’s taken him all over the United States and around the world.
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