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Nolan Fontana

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Houston Astros

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In last year's full season with Triple-A Fresno, Fontana hit .241/.369/.357 with three home runs, 40 RBI, and a 99:74 K:BB over 117 games. While he may have a future in the big leagues as a utility in...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 192   DOB: 6/6/1991   DRAFTED: No  

March 20, 2016  –  Nolan Fontana News

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Fontana was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Brad McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 21 A LEX 49 222 151 37 34 12 9 1 2 25 12 2 65 44 2 1 3 .225 .464 .338 .802
2013 22 A+ LAN 104 499 386 88 100 32 18 6 8 60 16 5 102 100 5 3 3 .259 .415 .399 .814
2014 23 AA COR 66 305 229 33 60 23 21 1 1 26 5 8 61 76 11 2 2 .262 .418 .376 .794
2015 24 R SUR 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2015 24 AAA FRE 117 456 361 56 87 30 21 6 3 40 6 11 74 99 12 6 3 .241 .369 .357 .726
2016 25 AAA FRE 39 154 132 14 25 6 5 0 1 17 2 1 17 44 1 2 2 .189 .288 .250 .538

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 21 A LEX 222 151 29.3% 19.8% 1.48 71% .305 .113
2013 22 A+ LAN 499 386 20.4% 20% 1.02 74% .331 .140
2014 23 AA COR 305 229 20% 24.9% 0.80 67% .388 .114
2015 24 R SUR 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .000
2015 24 AAA FRE 456 361 16.2% 21.7% 0.75 73% .324 .116
2016 25 AAA FRE 154 132 11% 28.6% 0.39 67% .276 .061

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In 11 Grapefruit League appearances, Fontana is 2-for-14 (.143) with four walks and an RBI.

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Fontana was added to the Astros' 40-man roster Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fontanta was reassigned to Astros' minor league camp on Friday.

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Fontana, 22, is batting .277/.418/.398 with one home run, 22 RBI and two steals through 47 games for Double-A Corpus Christi this season.

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Fontana will open 2014 with Double-A Corpus Christi, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Fontana, 22, went 2-for-5 against High-A Bakersfield on Sunday and is now hitting .277/.431/.413 this season with a 72:70 BB:K ratio for Lancaster.

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Fontana, 21, is batting .220/.452/.341 with two home runs, 23 RBI and 10 steals through 42 games for Low-A Lexington.

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Fontana, Houston's 2012 second-round draft pick (61st overall), is off to a hot start at Low-A Lexington by hitting .368 with a home run in 11 games.

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Fontana has signed with the Astros and will report to Low-A Lexington, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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The Astros selected Fontana with the first pick of the second round, 61st overall, in the MLB first-year player draft.

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2015

Fontana took the next step forward in his development with Double-A Corpus Christi last season, but suffered a broken pinky finger that required surgery and forced him to miss an extended period. Despite the injury, the 23-year-old middle infielder posted his third straight season with an OBP higher than .415 thanks to an incredibly-high 20.0% walk rate. His power disappeared (one home run) and he was caught stealing more often than he was successful (5-of-13), but it's clear Fontana has a future in the big leagues at least as a utility infielder who has an advanced feel for the strike zone.

2014

Fontana, the Astros' second-round pick in 2012, spent his first full season at High-A Lancaster, where he hit .259/.415/.399 with a 102:100 BB:K ratio over 104 games. While the 22-year-old has an advanced approach at the plate, he lacks power in his bat (eight home runs) and is known more for his prowess on defense. A promotion to Double-A is likely this season and how Fontana performs there offensively should give us better insight into his future as a regular major league starter or utility option.