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Nolan Fontana | Shortstop

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Angels claimed INF Nolan Fontana off waivers from the Astros.
Originally a second-round pick of the Astros in 2012, the 25-year-old batted just .203/.282/.273 in 116 games between Double- and Triple-A this past season. Despite that, the Angels are willing to give him a 40-man roster spot for the time being. Nov 22 - 3:54 PM

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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

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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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Carlos Perez
3Tony Sanchez
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Cliff Pennington
2Kaleb Cowart
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Alex Meyer
9Nate Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Keynan Middleton
11Austin Adams
12Justin Miller