2012 Draft Scouting Report: Nolan Fontana

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college shortstop, Nolan Fontana.

Name: Nolan Fontana
Position: Shortstop
School: Florida
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 190
Bats/Throws: L/R

Events Scouted: Spring Season

Physical Description

Fontana has a smallish frame but he's a better than average athlete. He's somewhat thick in the lower half but it doesn't seem to impact his agility at all. What he looks like now is probably what you can bank on long term as well.


He's going to be a slashing style singles and doubles hitter at the next level. He hits from a solid base and mostly uses his hands and uses them very well.


The power game is not going to be a featured aspect of Fontana's game. You can expect about 10 home runs annually from him.


Sure-handed is the term that comes to mind with Fontana. He makes all the plays and has the range to make the spectacular play in the hole as well.


Fontana is not a burner but he's maybe a step better than average. He's going to need to be sure to maintain that speed as he matures to keep his value.


Fontana's upside is not huge, but he's giving some team a very safe bet to be a shortstop in the big leagues. The only question is if he's going to be more of a fringe regular or a legitimate everyday player.

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