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Nolan Fontana | Second Baseman | #16

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
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Angels optioned INF Nolan Fontana to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fontana got just two at-bats in the season's first week-plus, and the team opted to call up Ryan Schimpf for an extra bench bat instead while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list. Fontana will remain organizational depth. Apr 7 - 6:09 PM

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Angels recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 26-year-old saw limited action with the Angels in 2017, going 1-for-20 (.050) with eight strikeouts. He'll add infield depth while Ian Kinsler is sidelined.
Mar 31 - 2:57 PM

Angels recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Fontana went 1-for-18 in a stint in the majors earlier this season. He won't play much this month.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Angels optioned INF Nolan Fontana to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Fontana went 1-for-18 with seven strikeouts during his short stay at the major league level. Tuesday's starter Parker Bridwell is taking his 25-man roster spot.
Tue, May 30, 2017 06:30:00 PM

Angels recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Fontana will replace C.J. Cron on the active roster. The 25-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Astros over the winter and was batting .265/.374/.426 with five home runs and 25 RBI through 38 games this season in Triple-A.
Mon, May 22, 2017 02:44:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 03:54:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 11:12:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7Alex Meyer
8J.C. Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Parker
2Cam Bedrosian
3Jim Johnson
4Keynan Middleton
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Eduardo Paredes