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George Kontos

32-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

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0-4

ERA

3.67

WHIP

1.31

K

53

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kontos turned in another solid campaign for the Giants while serving as one of manager Bruce Bochy's most-trusted middle relievers, finishing with a 2.53 ERA in 57 appearances. He didn't provide much ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/12/1985   BORN: Lincolnwood, IL   COLLEGE: Northwestern   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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George Kontos Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Giants in January of 2017.

June 28, 2017  –  George Kontos News

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Kontos fired a scoreless inning while striking out one in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies.

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George Kontos Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A TAM 19 17 0 94.0 95 42 15 101 30 4 6 0 4.02 1.33
2008 23 AA TRE 27 27 0 151.7 134 62 14 152 57 6 11 0 3.68 1.26
2009 24 AA TRE 4 4 0 20.3 19 6 0 24 9 1 1 0 2.66 1.38
2009 24 AAA SCR 9 9 0 51.0 44 19 6 39 21 3 4 0 3.35 1.27
2010 25 A+ TAM 2 2 0 10.1 7 3 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.61 0.99
2010 25 AA TRE 2 0 0 32.0 30 12 2 28 11 0 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.28
2010 25 AAA SCR 2 0 0 2.2 5 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 10.13 2.73
2011 26 AAA SCR 40 4 0 89.1 72 26 12 91 26 4 4 2 0 0 2.62 1.10
2011 26 MAJ NYY 7 0 0 6.0 4 2 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.17
2012 27 AAA FRE 23 0 0 31.2 24 6 1 26 7 2 0 1 0 0 1.71 0.99
2012 27 MAJ SF 44 0 0 43.7 34 12 3 44 12 2 1 0 1 5 2.47 1.05
2013 28 AAA FRE 18 0 0 23.2 19 11 3 26 3 3 2 4 0 0 4.18 0.95
2013 28 MAJ SF 52 0 0 55.3 60 27 7 47 18 2 2 0 1 5 4.39 1.41
2014 29 AAA FRE 30 0 0 47.2 41 11 4 58 11 3 3 4 0 0 2.08 1.10
2014 29 MAJ SF 24 0 0 32.3 24 10 1 27 11 4 0 0 0 1 2.78 1.08
2015 30 MAJ SF 73 0 0 73.3 57 19 9 44 12 4 4 0 2 14 2.33 0.94
2016 31 AAA SAC 4 0 0 3.2 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.56
2016 31 MAJ SF 57 0 0 53.3 42 15 3 35 20 3 2 0 2 9 2.53 1.16
2017 32 MAJ SF 47 0 0 49.0 49 20 7 53 15 0 4 0 3 5 3.67 1.31
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3-Year Averages     51 0 0 53.0 41 14 4 35 14 3 2 0 1 8 2.38 1.04
Career  (View All)     304 0 0 313.0 270 105 31 256 91 15 13 0 3.02 1.15

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George Kontos Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 24 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.31
Jul. 21 SD 0.3 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.75 1.33
Jul. 20 SD 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.26
Jul. 19 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 1.24
Jul. 17 Cle 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.25
Jul. 14 @SD 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.00 1.20
Jul. 9 Mia 1.0 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.14 1.26
Jul. 8 Mia 1.7 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.24
Jul. 5 @Det 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.90 1.26
Jul. 4 @Det 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.68 1.24
Jul. 1 @Pit 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.72 1.21
Jun. 28 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.82 1.23
Jun. 27 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.23
Jun. 25 NYM 1.7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.97 1.24
Jun. 24 NYM 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.21
Jun. 22 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.19
Jun. 20 @Atl 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.24 1.23
Jun. 18 @Col 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
Jun. 15 @Col 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.17
Jun. 11 Min 1.7 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.64 1.25
Jun. 9 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.21
Jun. 7 @Mil 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.26
Jun. 4 @Phi 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.96 1.28
May. 31 Was 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.75 1.29
May. 29 Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.32
May. 26 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.29 1.24
May. 24 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.30
May. 21 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.32
May. 19 @StL 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.00 1.39
Last 14 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.7 11 9 7 2 2 9 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 1 7.27 1.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
17 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
16.0 22 10 8 2 3 16 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 3 4.50 1.56
Last 60 Games (Team)
29 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
32.0 32 13 11 5 8 37 0 1 0 0-2 0 1 3 3.09 1.25

George Kontos Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201779171218403.273
201686151218201.243
201510416622115.227

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201712935331704.254
201613020824412.203
201518028635704.205

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201724.703023733.651.34
201622.021014923.681.45
201532.721021121.380.67

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201723.301029843.861.33
201631.3110211111.720.96
201540.7230231173.101.16
George Kontos Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A TAM 19 17 94.0 9.67 2.87 3.37 1.44 75.5% 4.02 4.08 .328
2008 23 AA TRE 27 27 151.7 9.02 3.38 2.67 0.83 72.9% 3.68 3.60 .303
2009 24 AA TRE 4 4 20.3 10.62 3.98 2.67 0.00 78.6% 2.66 2.46 .363
2009 24 AAA SCR 9 9 51.0 6.88 3.71 1.86 1.06 78% 3.35 4.55 .266
2010 25 A+ TAM 2 2 10.1 7.13 2.67 2.67 0.00 70% 2.61 2.51 .255
2010 25 AA TRE 2 0 32.0 7.88 3.09 2.55 0.56 74.4% 3.38 3.29 .310
2010 25 AAA SCR 2 0 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 4.09 60% 10.13 8.65 .488
2011 26 AAA SCR 40 4 89.1 9.19 2.63 3.50 1.21 83.7% 2.62 3.85 .272
2011 26 MAJ NYY 7 0 6.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 1.50 0.30 83.3% 90.7 MPH 3.00 4.87 .216
2012 27 AAA FRE 23 0 31.2 7.50 2.02 3.71 0.29 83.3% 1.71 2.72 .271
2012 27 MAJ SF 44 0 43.7 9.07 2.47 3.67 0.62 1.54 79.1% 90.9 MPH 2.47 2.90 .281
2013 28 AAA FRE 18 0 23.2 10.09 1.16 8.67 1.16 57.9% 4.18 3.03 .289
2013 28 MAJ SF 52 0 55.3 7.64 2.93 2.61 1.14 1.07 71.8% 90.5 MPH 4.39 4.23 .327
2014 29 AAA FRE 30 0 47.2 11.06 2.10 5.27 0.76 85.4% 2.08 2.54 .330
2014 29 MAJ SF 24 0 32.3 7.52 3.06 2.45 0.28 1.00 73.5% 91.3 MPH 2.78 2.95 .264
2015 30 MAJ SF 73 0 73.3 5.40 1.47 3.67 1.10 1.38 83.3% 91.2 MPH 2.33 4.09 .228
2016 31 AAA SAC 4 0 3.2 5.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 80% 2.45 1.95 .416
2016 31 MAJ SF 57 0 53.3 5.91 3.38 1.75 0.51 1.53 79.7% 91.0 MPH 2.53 3.86 .253
2017 32 MAJ SF 47 0 49.0 9.73 2.76 3.53 1.29 2.16 77.2% 91.0 MPH 3.67 3.81 .330
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.27 2.70 2.69 0.67 77.3% 2.87 0.26 .278
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 8.52 2.81 3.04 1.01 78.7% 3.02 3.70 .283
Rest Of Season     0 0 22.1 8.53 2.62 3.26 0.87 76.9% 3.05 3.44 .287
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3-Year Averages     51 0 53.0 5.94 2.38 2.50 0.68 80.4% 2.38 3.65 .244
Career     304 0 313.0 7.36 2.62 2.81 0.89 77.6% 3.02 3.75 .276

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George Kontos Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 73.3 2 5 2 0 33 2 0 0
2016 P 53.3 1 8 1 0 22 0 0 0
2017 P 48 1 4 1 0 25 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2016 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 P -1 -1 0 0 1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for George Kontos    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.53 K/BB
GOOD
9.73 K/9
GOOD
2.76 BB/9
GOOD
91.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
2.16 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.67 ERA
WEAK
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
3.81 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
77.2% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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George Kontos: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kontos fired 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out three in a loss to the Rockies.

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Kontos pitched two innings of relief Wednesday, holding the Nationals scoreless in a 3-1 loss.

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Kontos has allowed four runs over eight innings of relief to begin the season entering Sunday's game against the Padres.

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Kontos will be used in later innings against lefty-heavy portions of opponents' lineups, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Kontos pitched a clean sixth inning and picked up the win in Saturday's spring training win over the Cubs.

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Kontos agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Kontos tossed three clean innings in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Orioles. He walked two and struck out one.

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Kontos has given up just three earned runs and two walks over his last 11 relief appearances.

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Kontos has thrown six shutout innings dating back to May 29.

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Kontos (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Kontos (elbow) is in line for rehab appearances Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports. If everything proceeds as planned, Kontos will be activated during next week's series against the Padres, according to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

On the surface, the 30-year-old Kontos turned in his best season as a professional in 2015. He tossed a career-high 73.1 innings and finished with a career-best 2.33 ERA. Digging a bit deeper we can see that things weren't so rosy for the veteran right-hander. His low strikeout rate (5.4 K/9), high LOB% (86.9%) and a 4.02 FIP that was nearly two whole runs higher than his ERA indicate that Kontos was getting extremely lucky in 2015. His success last season - fluky or not - earned him the right to start the year in the Giants' bullpen, but those who are hunting for holds should be weary of his ratios.

2015

Kontos shuttled between Triple-A Fresno and San Francisco in 2014, making just 24 of his 54 appearances in the big leagues. He pitched well when called upon, however, turning a 7.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 into a 2.78 ERA thanks to a very low HR/FB rate (2.7%, career 8.0%). Kontos also handled lefties capably, posting a .143 BAA despite a 19.2 BB% against left-handed batters. Out of minor-league options, the Giants won't have the luxury of moving him up and down without exposing him to waivers. As a result, he may end up sticking in middle relief all season, as it's likely that another club would roll the dice on Kontos if he became available in 2015.

2014

Coming off of a career year in 2012, Kontos took a step backwards in 2013 finishing with a 4.39 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 55.1 innings. Kontos barely has two full years of MLB service, so while a repeat of 2012 wasn't guaranteed, his peripherals (9.1 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 2.80 FIP, 3.25 xFIP) didn't indicate any sort of regression coming in 2013. His velocity levels in 2013 were in line with 2012, but the big difference was his ability to use his fastball effectively. In 2012, the pitch value for his fastball wasn't impressive by any means (-3.3 wFB), but in 2013 it plummeted to -12.2 wFB due to his inability to locate properly. Opposing hitters would lay off his excellent slider and wait for him to make a mistake with his fastball, which led to more home runs surrendered (1.1 HR/9 in 2013 compared to 0.6 HR/9 in 2012) and bloated ratios. The Giants will likely give him a chance to work out his fastball location issues during spring training and re-earn a spot in the bullpen.

2013

Kontos appeared in 44 games with the Giants out of the bullpen after being acquired in a trade right before the start of the season from the Yankees. He became a key cog in the bullpen for Bruce Bochy, posting a 2.47 ERA, 2.80 FIP and 3.25 xFIP, which indicate that he could remain a key setup man in 2013. Kontos relies heavily on his slider, which allowed him to record a 12.5 percent swinging-strike rate and 9.1 K/9. With a 51.3 percent groundball rate and an improved walk rate (2.4 BB/9), Kontos also should an ability to pitch against left-handed hitters by holding them to a .218 wOBA.

2012

Kontos made his major league debut late in 2011, and profiles as a middle reliever for the long term.  Kontos was fairly effective out of the bullpen for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2011, putting up a 2.62 ERA with a 1.097 WHIP with 91 strikeouts in 89.1 innings.  Kontos' good command could secure him a middle relief role somewhere, but he doesn't a deep enough arsenal to exceed that ceiling.