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George Kontos

30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2015 Stats

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4-4

ERA

2.33

WHIP

0.94

K

44

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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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 s...

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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:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants in February of 2016 to avoid arbitration.

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Kontos agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants on Monday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

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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
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3-Year Averages     49 0 0 53.7 47 18 5 39 13 3 2 0 1 6 3.02 1.12

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George Kontos Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 4 Col 0.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.33 0.94
Oct. 3 Col 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.96 0.90
Sep. 27 @Oak 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.98 0.91
Sep. 23 @SD 0.3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.02 0.90
Sep. 22 @SD 1.7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.90 0.87
Sep. 18 Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.82 0.88
Sep. 15 Cin 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 0.88
Sep. 14 Cin 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.83 0.87
Sep. 9 @Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.87 0.89
Sep. 7 @Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.90 0.89
Sep. 3 @Col 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.91 0.89
Aug. 31 @LAD 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 0.88
Aug. 30 StL 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 0.86
Aug. 29 StL 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.90 0.88
Aug. 27 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.91 0.86
Aug. 25 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.94 0.88
Aug. 22 @Pit 1.7 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.97 0.89
Aug. 19 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.87 0.90
Aug. 15 Was 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.88 0.91
Aug. 14 Was 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 0.93
Aug. 12 Hou 1.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.95 0.94
Aug. 8 @ChC 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 0.93
Aug. 6 @ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.90 0.92
Aug. 4 @Atl 0.3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.93 0.92
Aug. 3 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 0.86
Aug. 1 @Tex 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.62 0.86
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.0 7 5 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 1-2 0 1 2 11.25 2.00
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
8.3 11 6 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 2-2 0 1 2 6.48 1.44
Last 60 Days
26 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.0 22 11 11 5 6 13 0 1 0 2-3 0 2 4 4.13 1.17

George Kontos Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201510416622115.227
20145213106010.143
20137311921314.339

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201518028635704.205
20147314118601.250
2013165369391003.258

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201532.721021121.380.67
201416.310015513.310.98
201329.701023802.431.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201540.7230231173.101.16
201416.030012602.251.19
201325.7210241076.661.75
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
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3-Year Averages     49 0 53.7 6.54 2.18 3.00 0.84 76.4% 3.02 3.68 .272

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2015 Stat Review for George Kontos    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.67 K/BB
GOOD
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.47 BB/9
ELITE
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.1 HR/9
POOR
1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.33 ERA
GOOD
0.94 WHIP
ELITE
4.09 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.228 BABIP
LOW
83.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for George Kontos

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

Kontos has made the Opening Day roster for the Giants, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Kontos was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Kontos was recalled by the Giants to serve as the 26th man for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

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Kontos was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Monday.

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Kontos will be optioned down to Triple-A now that Santiago Casilla (hamstring) is close to returning, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Kontos tossed a pair of scoreless innings and struck out three Sunday.

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Kontos was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Kontos was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

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Kontos was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Kontos was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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.