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2012 MLB Draft: Astros Select SS Nolan Fontana With First Pick Of Second Round

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros once again kicked off the action in the 2012 MLB Draft. The Astros had the first pick in the second round and used it to select shortstop Nolan Fontana, a Junior at Florida.

The scouting report at MLB.com indicates that Fontana is a contact hitter with some power. He is said to have great instincts both in the field and on the basepaths and shows a terrific ability to make adjustments in the batter's box.

While not a flashy selection, the hope is that Fontana is an extremely well-rounded player that will be able to bring this good mix of skill to the major leagues and eventually solidify a future Astros infield.

You can click here to watch live streaming coverage of Day 2 of the 2012 MLB Draft at MLB.com.

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