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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The '13 Prospects of Christmas- #12- Nolan Fontana

by Jared Webb @Webberoo11

#12 Nolan Fontana R/R 2b/ss 5'11" 190 21 yrs old

The strike zone belongs to Nolan Fontana. He owns it plain and simple. You may never see this guy mash, but he will grind out at bats and use the entire field to his advantage.

Fontana also provides solid "D" that plays up a bit due to his great baseball smarts. His arm isn't amazing, but it is strong enough for him to stay at SS. Expect him to move fast in the Astros system. I see him starting 2013 at HiA, Lancaster.  He could possibly pass Jiovanni Mier depending on how Mier hits.

I see Fontana as a super utility guy in the Ben Zobrist mold. Guys like Fontana are really easy to overlook, because they don't amaze scouts with their abilities. When you add up all his parts, Fontana is a true ballplayer (Just like the one your pappy told you about).

Ceiling: Starting SS 

Floor: Utility IF

c2012 Jared Webb. Used with permission.

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