#98 – Sean Halton
Lancaster (2016 – ’17)
Of the first three players announced in our top 100 list, Sean Halton is the 2nd utility player. It just goes to show that versatility has real value in the Atlantic League. Sean’s 128 OPS+ and 7.1 WAR over 2 seasons made him an easy selection for our countdown, even for a player in the high 90s. However, Sean offered much more than that. While he wasn’t the strongest glove in the field, Halton supplied good positional versatility. Naturally a corner-utility player (1B/3B/LF/RF…it happens all the time in this league, so we decided to name it), Sean found a way to play 8 positions in the Barnstormers’ final game of 2017.
Sean was an All-Star in each of his Atlantic League seasons, even homering in the 2017 All-Star Game in Somerset. In 2017, Halton led the league in home runs (26), total bases (256), extra-base hits (63), and RBIs (90). Sean even set franchise records in sac-flies and HBPs (12 apiece) and tied Lancaster’s single-season grand slam record with 4!
After that big 2017 and his 8-position odyssey through the diamond, Sean called it a career at the age of 30, choosing to get into coaching and spending time with his wife and 3 sons. You can still find him at The Clubhouse in Monterey, CA where he’s the Director of Instruction, or at ALPB Roundup where he’s in the #98 spot in our All-time Top 100.
ALPB Roundup All-Time Top 100 Atlantic League Players
100. Jonathan Galvez
99. Matt Craig
98. Sean Halton