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Nolan Fontana | Shortstop

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Astros optioned INF Nolan Fontana to Triple-A Fresno; re-assigned INF Tony Kemp to minor league camp.
Fontana picked up just two hits in 19 Grapefruit League at-bats. The 24-year-old infielder could eventually find his place as a utility infielder with the Astros. Mar 20 - 11:12 AM

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Astros purchased the contract of INF Nolan Fontana from Triple-A Fresno.

The 24-year-old infielder hasn't progressed as rapidly as the Astros had hoped afer making Fontana the 61st overall selection in the 2012 draft. He hit just .241/.369/.357 with three homers and 40 RBI in 117 games at Triple-A Fresno in 2015. He could potentially see action with the Astros as a utility infielder in 2016.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Astros selected Florida SS Nolan Fontana with the No. 61 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

In doing so, they kicked off Day 2 of the draft. Interestingly, Fontana was MLB.com's 61st-ranked draft prospect. Fontana has solid skills across the board, but no overwhelming individual talent. A left-handed batter with a good approach at the plate, Fontana is expected to move quickly through the minors. Most believe he'll eventually stick at second base.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 12:25:00 PM

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