Current Roster

Kaleb Fontenot

Position: P
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 180 lbs
College Experience: McNeese State University
Bats: R
Throws: R


Appeared in MLB Spring Training with the Texas Rangers for the first time in his career (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)
Went 2-3 with one save, nine games finished and a 3.25 ERA in 35 games (one start) with the Down East Wood Ducks (Class-A Advanced) of the Carolina League
Didn’t allow a hit or run in his season debut on 4/6 against the Lynchburg Hillcats
Didn’t allow a run in a season-best 10.1 consecutive innings between June 3 and July 9
Made his only start on 6/13 vs. the Wilmington Blue Rocks (4 IP, 2 R/1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K)

Went 5-4 with a career-high 22 games finished, six saves and a 3.06 ERA in 41 relief appearances with the Hickory Crawdads (Class-A) of the South Atlantic League
Posted a career-high five wins, 22 games finished, six saves, 3.06 ERA, 85.1 innings pitched, 96 strikeouts, .214 opponents batting average, 1.07 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9 (walks per nine innings), 10.1 SO/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) and a 3.84 SO/W (strikeout-to-walk ratio)
Didn’t allow a run in six of his first seven appearances and didn’t allow a run in a career-best 13 consecutive innings between May 21 and June 11

Selected by the Texas Rangers in the 21st round of the MLB Draft as a senior out of McNeese State University
Went 0-2 with eight games finished, three saves and a 4.17 ERA in 19 games (three starts)
Tossed a hitless inning of relief in his professional baseball debut on 6/18 vs. the Vancouver Canadians and didn’t allow a run in his first four innings pitched and five of his six games

Named All-State and All-State Honorable Mention as a pitcher and shortstop as a junior and senior, respectively, at Sacred Heart High School
Pitched at McNeese State University from 2013-16
Made two relief appearances and named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll as a freshman at McNeese State University in 2013
Posted a team-best 6-2 record and a team-best 2.14 ERA in 16 games (10 starts) as a sophomore in 2014
Went 7-4 with a 3.38 ERA in a team-high 15 starts as a junior in 2015
Led the McNeese State pitching staff with 15 starts, 93.1 innings pitched and 92 strikeouts in 2015
Named to Second Team Southland Conference All-Academic Team after going 6-5 with two complete games (one shutout) and a 2.02 ERA in a team-high 15 starts as a senior in 2016
Led the McNeese pitching staff with two complete games, a 2.02 ERA, 15 starts, 107 innings pitched, 108 strikeouts and a .209 opponents batting average in 2016
Set a single-season school record with 28 consecutive scoreless innings in 2016
Ranks third in school history with 19 career wins at McNeese State
Son of Jonathan and Bridget Fontenot; has two siblings, Kaggan and Karli



# Name POS
16 Wilfredo Gimenez C
29 Danny De La Calle C


# Name POS
2 Marcus Mooney IF
5 Andy DeJesus IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
10 Morgan Blatnik IF
17 Randy Santiesteban IF
18 Will Savage IF


# Name POS
1 John Price Jr. OF
8 Sean Guida OF
19 Evan Marzilli OF
20 Zach Welz OF
21 Colin Willis OF


# Name POS
22 Lars Liguori P
28 Kaleb Fontenot P
33 Sandy Lugo P
37 Trevor Lubking P
39 Justin Sinibaldi P
44 Robbie Coursel P
47 Christian DeLeon P
54 Felix Carvallo P
61 Jumpei Akanuma P

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