Description: The Associated Press reports Cubs' manager Lou Piniella said Fontenot will see more time at 2B with Ryan Theriot slumping again.
Insight: Fontenot has dual position eligibility at second and third base, and could be worth consideration in NL-only leagues if this comes to fruition. (SportsBuff.com)
6/2/2010 11:38:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Cubs' manager Lou Piniella is open to platooning Fontenot and Ryan Theroit at second base,
Insight: Fontenot has started the last two games since he is hitting well while Theriot has struggled recently. Fontenot may be worth consideration in NL-only leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
5/21/2010 9:36:00 AM
Description: Fontenot went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against Philadelphia on Thursday.
Insight: Fontenot is hitting .304 this season. He has seen his playing time reduced since SS Starlin Castro was called up, and could be traded at some point. (SportsBuff.com)
5/12/2010 11:03:00 PM
Description: Fontenot went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Insight: Fontenot's playing time recently took a hit with the promotion of SS Starlin Castro and the shift of Ryan Theriot to 2B. He is hitting .308 with 12 RBI this season, and could become a valuable trade chip if he can produce when he gets the chance. (SportsBuff.com)
5/10/2010 9:50:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports Fontenot said he won't sulk with Starlin Castro's promotion.
Insight: Fontenot is hitting .315 this season, but with Ryan Theriot moving over to second base to make room for Castro has reduced his playing time. He could be traded at some point. (SportsBuff.com)
3/19/2010 11:28:00 AM
Description: Cubs.com reports Fontenot is the frontrunner for the Cubs' starting 2B job.
Insight: Fontenot has apparently beaten out Jeff Baker for the starting job, which is not too big a surprise. (SportsBuff.com)
3/15/2010 8:26:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Cubs' manager Lou Piniella said Fontenot has "jumped ahead of Jeff Baker for the starting job at second base.
Insight: A platoon situation could still ensue between the left-handed hitting Fontenot and the right-handed Baker. (SportsBuff.com)
3/10/2010 10:23:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Cubs' manager Lou Piniella called Fontenot's play at shortstop "one of the highlights" of Monday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Fontenot has a good chance to win the second base job from Jeff Baker, but his ability to back up SS Ryan Theriot should give him some extra at-bats. (SportsBuff.com)
3/5/2010 3:25:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous item, Carrie Muskrat of MLB.com reports Fontenot (right shoulder) hurt his right shoulder on Thursday and is likely to sit out until Sunday.
Insight: Fontenot is expected to be fine after resting for a couple days. He and Jeff Baker are competing for the starting job at 2B. (SportsBuff.com)
3/5/2010 12:13:00 PM
Description: According to Cubs.com, Fontenot (left knee) banged his left knee during an awkward slide on Thursday.
Insight: There has been no indication that this injury is serious at this point. Fontenot is competing with Jeff Baker for the Cubs' starting 2B job. (SportsBuff.com)
1/20/2010 8:56:00 AM
Description: Fontenot avoided arbitration on Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Cubs.
Insight: Fontenot hit .236 with nine home runs and 32 RBI last season with Chicago. (SportsBuff.com)
6/27/2009 11:03:00 AM
Description: Fontenot continued to struggle. He started at second base, but went 0-for-4 for the third straight game.
Insight: Fontenot is hitting just .219 after hitting .305 last year. He'll start to hit eventually, so he might be a nice player to stash on your bench as a potential middle infielder. (SportsBuff.com)
5/11/2009 9:46:00 AM
Description: Fontenot is starting regular at third base for the Cubs, but he is not hitting. He has just one hit in his last 17 at bats.
Insight: Fontenot's average has fallen to .229. He tends to hit in spurts - all or nothing. It's time to bench him until he starts hitting again. (SportsBuff.com)
5/1/2009 9:36:00 AM
Description: Fontenot, who has been filling in for Aramis Ramirez at third base, hit his third homer in four games.
Insight: Fontenot should continue to see playing time at second when Ramirez returns (possibly as soon as this weekend). Despite the power and hits in seven of his last eight games, the LSU graduate is only hitting .232. (SportsBuff.com)
3/7/2009 11:01:00 AM
Description: Cubs Manager Lou Piniella told the Chicago Sun-Times that he is hesitant to give Fontenot the starting second base job because he'd like to use him all over the field.
Insight: Fontenot hit .304 last year and was a tough guy to strike out. Wherever he plays on the field, he should get plenty of at bats near the top of the Cubs order. That means plenty of runs. (SportsBuff.com)
2/14/2009 9:52:00 AM
Description: Fontenot will likely platoon with Aaron Miles at second base for the Cubs, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Fontenot could be the winner in this situation if hits against most right-handers. He hit .302 against righties last year in his rookie season in 222 at bats. With a .514 slugging percentage, he has more power than Miles and the Slidell, LA native could be a nice lower tier second baseman. (SportsBuff.com)
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