RotoWire Partners

Nolan Fontana

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2017 Stats

AVG

.050

HR

1

RBI

1

R

1

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Fontana struggled mightily for Triple-A Fresno in 2016. He struck out 108 times in 407 plate appearances, a bad sign considering making contact had been his calling card earlier in his career. He hasn...

Read more about Nolan Fontana

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 204   DOB: 6/6/1991   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

September 1, 2017  –  Nolan Fontana News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Fontana was recalled by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Nolan Fontana – simply subscribe now.

Nolan Fontana Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 AA COR 10 44 36 4 10 4 4 0 0 4 1 0 8 5 0 0 0 .278 .409 .389 .798
2016 25 AAA FRE 106 407 359 35 70 18 15 0 3 27 4 3 32 108 7 4 5 .195 .268 .262 .530
2017 26 AAA SAL 105 453 361 82 98 40 26 4 10 51 14 2 75 97 8 6 3 .271 .396 .449 .845
2017 26 MAJ LAA 12 23 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 .050 .174 .200 .374
Career  (View All)     12 23 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 .050 .174 .200 .374

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

No Yes No
Nolan Fontana Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .174 .200 .374
Sep. 30 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 29 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 28 @CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053 .143 .211 .354
Sep. 27 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 26 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053 .143 .211 .354
Sep. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 21 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 19 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 17 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 16 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 15 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 14 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 13 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 12 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .150 .222 .372
Sep. 8 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .105 .222 .327
Sep. 1 @Tex Did not play.
May. 29 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .105 .222 .327
May. 28 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .286 .419
Last 7 Games 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 14 Games 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 30 Games 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250

Nolan Fontana: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 9 1

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Nolan Fontana Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201720000.000.000.333

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017181111.056.222.372

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201750000.000.000.167

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017151111.067.267.443
Nolan Fontana vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Nolan Fontana Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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% .302 .113
2013 22 A+ LAN 499 386 20.4% 20% 1.02 74% .327 .140
2014 23 AA COR 305 229 20% 24.9% 0.80 67% .383 .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% .317 .116
2016 25 AA COR 44 36 18.2% 11.4% 1.60 86% .323 .111
2016 25 AAA FRE 407 359 7.9% 26.5% 0.30 70% .266 .067
2017 26 AAA SAL 453 361 16.6% 21.4% 0.77 73% .338 .178
2017 26 MAJ LAA 23 20 13% 34.8% 0.38 60% .000 .150
Career     23 20 13% 34.8% 0.38 60% .000 .150

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No Yes

Nolan Fontana Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 2B 49 0 10 0 0 0 14 0 4 0 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2017 Stat Review for Nolan Fontana    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.38 BB/K
WEAK
13.0% BB Rate
ELITE
34.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.374 OPS
TERRIBLE
.174 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.050 AVG
TERRIBLE
.000 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.200 SLG
TERRIBLE
.150 ISO
WEAK

Los Angeles Angels Roster

Nolan Fontana: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fontana was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the Marlins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana was optioned to the minors Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Tuesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Brad McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
In 11 Grapefruit League appearances, Fontana is 2-for-14 (.143) with four walks and an RBI.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana was added to the Astros' 40-man roster Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontanta was reassigned to Astros' minor league camp on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Fontana will open 2014 with Double-A Corpus Christi, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

Subscribe now to see our 2017 outlook.

2016

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 infielder with an advanced feel for the strike zone, the 24-year-old obviously lacks power and speed and should not be on fantasy radars outside of super deep dynasty formats that score based on OBP instead batting average.

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.