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Nolan Fontana SSAstros

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date6-6-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 LEX A 49 222 .311 .256 .330 .377 .258 .302 102 12.3 6.5 2.8 -2.9 3.0 23.0 2.0 23.0 2.0
2013 LNC A+ 104 499 .283 .270 .344 .429 .280 .327 113 12.7 14.6 5.4 -7.6 3.9 35.0 2.8 35.0 2.8
2014 CCH AA 66 305 .296 .249 .317 .364 .251 .383 103 11.4 8.4 1.1 2.1 -2.7 17.3 2.1 17.3 2.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 LEX A 222 37 34 9 1 2 25 65 44 12 2 .225 .464 .338 .113 .311 23.0 -2.9 2.0
2013 LNC A+ 499 88 100 18 6 8 60 102 100 16 5 .259 .415 .399 .140 .283 35.0 -7.6 2.8
2014 CCH AA 305 33 60 21 1 1 26 61 76 5 8 .262 .418 .376 .114 .296 17.3 2.1 2.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-20 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -

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BP Articles

Nolan Fontana is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Parsing the PECOTAsBen Lindbergh2014-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 30Jeff Moore2013-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 23Jeff Moore2013-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10Jeff Moore2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 1Chris Rodriguez2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 31stChris Rodriguez2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15BP Prospect Staff2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15Nick J. Faleris2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game EditionBP Prospect Staff2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game EditionJason Parks2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 28-30Zach Mortimer2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5Zach Mortimer2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 24Zach Mortimer2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 10Zach Mortimer2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 3Bradley Ankrom2012-09-04
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 5Kevin Goldstein2012-07-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Tropeano and Nolan Fontana both could have the "advanced/polished college player" label attached to them, and both are tearing up their level (AA and A+, respectively). How soon do we see them at the MLB level?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
It comes down to how aggressive Houston wants to be. I would say 2014 but perhaps Houston decides to give them a glimpse of big-league life in September. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Astros pushed Nolan Fontana fast and he's doing well in A-ball Lexington already. ETA to the Majors for him? Is he or Jonathan Villar the shortstop of the future at this point?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
For the next question, Ashitaka1110, I have seen both players, but not recently. Fontana has great bloodlines, as his grandfather is former Milwaukee Brave RHP Lew Burdette, which might help him get there a little sooner. Villar was a good get in the Pence deal, and the Astros will have a couple of talented kids to evaluate. (Dan Evans)


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