George Kontos

George Kontos #70

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/215
  • Age: 31

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George Kontos Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2-1 2.64 30.2 22 1.04

George Kontos MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
14-8 2.95 241.1 190 1.11

George Kontos Bio

  • Full Name: George Nicholas Kontos
  • Pronunciation: joerj KAHN-tohs
  • Born: 6/12/1985 in Lincolnwood, IL
  • Draft: 2006, New York Yankees, 5th rd. (164th overall)
  • College: Northwestern
  • Debut: September 10, 2011
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 2 1 2.64 35 0 0 30.2 22 1.04
MLB Career Stats 14 8 2.95 235 0 0 241.1 190 1.11

George Kontos 2016 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 1 0 2.45 7 0 0 7.1 5 2 1 5 0.82
Last 15 Games 1 0 1.80 15 0 0 15.0 10 3 2 12 0.80
Last 30 Games 2 0 2.70 30 0 0 26.2 20 8 6 19 0.97
Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 1 0 2.45 7 0 0 7.1 5 2 1 5 0.82
Last 15 Games 1 0 1.80 15 0 0 15.0 10 3 2 12 0.80
Last 30 Games 2 0 2.70 30 0 0 26.2 20 8 6 19 0.97
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
7/17 @ SD 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0
7/19 @ BOS 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
7/24 @ NYY 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 2
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
7/17 @ SD 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0
7/19 @ BOS 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
7/24 @ NYY 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 2
2016 Games by Position: RP (35)

George Kontos Cutter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Giants NL 151 Cutter 88.17 87.72 2317.00 5.88 84.39
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.31 88.03 2200.00 5.99 87.54
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Giants NL 151 Cutter 88.17 87.72 2317.00 5.88 84.39
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.31 88.03 2200.00 5.99 87.54

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George Kontos 2016 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
Rest of Season
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1 1 3.44 18 0 0 0 0 0 18.1 18 8 7 2 0 5 0 14 1.25
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3 2 2.94 53 0 0 0 0 1 49.0 43 20 16 5 0 12 0 36 1.12
Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
Rest of Season
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1 1 3.44 18 0 0 0 0 0 18.1 18 8 7 2 0 5 0 14 1.25
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3 2 2.94 53 0 0 0 0 1 49.0 43 20 16 5 0 12 0 36 1.12

George Kontos News

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May 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM ET

Kontos activated from disabled list

In a wholly anticipated move, the Giants reinstated reliever George Kontos from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned fellow right-hander Clayton Blackburn back to Triple-A Sacramento.

May 15, 2016 at 4:13 PM ET

Kontos will rejoin Giants bullpen in San Diego

The Giants have decided to wait until Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in San Diego, to reactivate right-handed reliever George Kontos, manager Bruce Bochy said on Sunday.

Awards

George Kontos Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL

MiLB.com Short-Season Best Playoff Performer

Year Team League
2006 Staten Island NYP

Baseball America Short-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Staten Island NYP

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/04/2008 Trenton EAS

George Kontos Leaderboards

Games

Season G Rank
2015 73 10th in NL

George Kontos Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 17, 2016 San Francisco Giants activated RHP George Kontos from the 15-day disabled list.
May 8, 2016 San Francisco Giants sent RHP George Kontos on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
April 19, 2016 San Francisco Giants placed RHP George Kontos on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18, 2016. Flexor strain in his right elbow
October 30, 2014 San Francisco Giants activated RHP George Kontos.
October 1, 2014 San Francisco Giants reassigned RHP George Kontos to the minor leagues.
August 25, 2014 San Francisco Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 22, 2014 San Francisco Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 22, 2014 Fresno Grizzlies activated RHP George Kontos.
August 21, 2014 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
July 27, 2014 San Francisco Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 21, 2014 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
June 16, 2014 San Francisco Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 22, 2014 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
May 10, 2014 San Francisco Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 6, 2014 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
March 23, 2014 San Francisco Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
September 3, 2013 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
July 23, 2013 San Francisco Giants optioned George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 11, 2013 George Kontos roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
June 24, 2013 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
June 12, 2013 San Francisco Giants optioned George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
June 9, 2012 San Francisco Giants recalled George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
April 4, 2012 New York Yankees traded RHP George Kontos to San Francisco Giants for C Chris Stewart.
April 4, 2012 San Francisco Giants optioned George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
March 20, 2012 New York Yankees optioned RHP George Kontos to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
October 7, 2011 George Kontos roster status changed by New York Yankees.
September 30, 2011 New York Yankees reassigned RHP George Kontos to the minor leagues.
September 6, 2011 New York Yankees selected the contract of RHP George Kontos from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
March 14, 2011 George Kontos returned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from San Diego Padres.
December 9, 2010 San Diego Padres claimed George Kontos off waivers from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
September 1, 2010 George Kontos assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
July 6, 2010 George Kontos assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
June 18, 2010 George Kontos assigned to Tampa Yankees from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 8, 2010 George Kontos roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
September 21, 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees activated RHP George Kontos from the 7-day disabled list.
June 26, 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees placed RHP George Kontos on the 7-day disabled list.
May 3, 2009 RHP George Kontos assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from Trenton Thunder.

George Nicholas Kontos Bio Info

Attended Northwestern University, where he started most games of any Wildcat pitcher (16) and ranked second in the Big Ten with 84 strikeouts in 2006....Went to Niles West High School in Illinois, where he was named the high school baseball player of the year in Illinois in 2003…he also lettered in golf and basketball.

2015

Had his best big league season, going 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in a career-high 73 relief appearances....Posted career highs in games, innings pitched (73.1) and his ERA and WHIP (0.94) were both the lowest of his five-year career....13 of his 20 runs allowed came off home runs....Stranded his first 26 inherited runners before allowing his first such runner to score July 24 vs. OAK...stranded 41/54 runners (75.9%)....Fashioned a 1.38 ERA (5er, 32.2ip) at home compared to a 3.10 figure (14er, 40.2ip) on the road....Held right-handed batters to a .205 clip (35-for-171)....Limited opponents to a .159 average (13-for-82) with RISP and .073 (3-for-41) with RISP/2 outs....The only relievers in the big leagues with a lower opponents batting average against with RISP were New York's (AL) Dellin Betances (.115) and Chicago's (NL) Hector Rondon (.143) (minimum of 75 opponent at-bats with RISP).

2014

Spent the season bouncing back and forth between Triple- A Fresno and San Francisco, being recalled to the big league club five different times...Went 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA (10er, 32.1ip) in 24 relief appearances for the Giants, with 14 of 24 outings being multiple innings...Won back-to-back games July 21-22, earning wins at Philadelphia in which he totaled 4.1 innings while allowing one run on 61 pitches...Began the season at triple-A Fresno where he compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.08 ERA (11er, 47.2ip) along with four saves in 30 relief appearances...Struck out 58 batters while allowing 11 walks and held PCL batters to a .228 average against...Fanned at least one batter in every game but two, with multiple strikeouts in 20 of 30 games...Ended his triple-A season Aug. 15 with a 19.0-inning scoreless streak (June 28-Aug. 15).

2013

Completed his second season with San Francisco and appeared in 52 games, going 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA (27er,55.1ip). Fashioned a 2.43 ERA at home, but posted a 6.66 figure on the road.Received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen on June 11 at PNC Park. Finished the season strong, posting a 1.00 ERA (1er, 9.0ip) over his last 10 appearances.Despite spending over a month with Fresno, his 52 appearances out of the Giants' bullpen were the fifthmost on the club. Appeared in 18 games for triple-A Fresno, going 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA (11er, 23.2ip).

2012 Rookie right-hander was integral part of Giants' bullpen, going 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA (12er, 43.2ip) along with 44 strikeouts against 12 walks in 44 relief outings. Among rookie relievers he was tied for sixth in games, seventh in innings and strikeouts. Was acquired by the Giants from the Yankees on April 4 in exchange for C Chris Stewart. Was recalled from triple-A Fresno on June 9 and spent the remainder of the year in SF's 'pen. Left-handed hitters batted just .167 (9-for-54) off him with one extra base hit (one HR). Held the opposition scoreless in 14 of his last 17 outings (4er, 15.2ip, 2.30 ERA). Earned his first Major League win on Aug. 29 at Houston tossing 2.2-scoreless innings with four strikeouts. 2011 Posted a 3.00 ERA (6.0IP, 2ER) without recording a decision in seven relief appearances with the Yankees as a September callup...retired five of his six first batters faced and prevented each of his six inherited runners from scoring... held opponents scoreless in five of his appearances. .. Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' active roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/6...made his Major League debut in 9/10 loss at Los Angeles-AL, allowing 2H and 1ER in 1.1IP (2K, 1HR)... did not face an official batter in 9/18 loss at Toronto after Lawrie was caught stealing second base to end the inning. .. Entered 9/22 loss vs. Tampa Bay with the bases loaded and struck out Justin Ruggiano to strand all three runners (1.1IP, 1H, 1K). .. Prior to his call-up, went 4-4 with two saves and a 2.62 ERA (89.1IP, 26ER) in 40 appearances (four starts) at Scranton/WB...was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA (17.1IP, 4ER) in four starts and 3-4 with a 2.75 ERA (72.0IP, 22ER) in 36 relief appearances...tossed at least 2.0 innings in 21 of his 36 relief outings, including six appearances of at least 3.0 innings and two with at least 4.0IP. .. Was returned to the Yankees from the Padres on 3/14/11 after being selected in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft. 2010 Split his time between three levels in the NYY organization, seeing time at Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton, and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Combined to go 0-4 with a 3.60 ERA (18 ER/45.0 IP) in 24 games (two starts)...tallied 38 strikeouts compared to 15 walks...Served primarily as a reliever for the first time in his career, having made two relief appearances prior to the 2010 campaign...Selected by the Padres in the Rule 5 draft following the season...11th player selected overall in the draft. 2009 Combined to go 4-5 with a 3.15 ERA (25 ER/71.1 IP) in 13 starts between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Began the season with Trenton, going 1-1 in four starts before being promoted to Triple-A on 5/4...Tossed his first career complete game 6/6 at Charlotte...tagged with the loss despite allowing just four hits and three runs (two earned) over 8.0 innings...Placed on the disabled list 6/26 with a strained right biceps, missing the remainder of the season. 2008 Made a team-high 27 starts for Double-A Trenton, going 6-11 with a 3.68 ERA...Led his team with 152 strikeouts and 151.2 innings pitched...Led all Yankees minor leaguers and ranked third in the Eastern League with a .239 opponent batting average...limited left-handers to a .212 average...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending 8/3. 2007 Made 19 appearances (17 starts) for Single-A Tampa...missed time while on the disabled list from 4/19-6/13 with a right shoulder contusion...Recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work 4/17 vs. Clearwater...Pitched for the Honolulu Sharks of the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League following the season. 2006 Made his professional debut with Short-A Staten Island, going 7-3 with a 2.46 ERA (23 ER/78.1 IP) in 14 starts...Ranked third among all New York-Penn League pitchers with 82 strikeouts...Won seven consecutive decisions from 7/8-8/17...Named to the Baseball America Minor League Short-Season All-Star Team.