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Kontos in Control

Kontos continues to flash nasty stuff

In the 5th round of the 2006 draft, the Yankees took Northwestern University ace George Kontos. It seemed like a high round to draft a college pitcher with a 3-10 record and a 5.29 ERA, but the Yankees believed that Kontos' right arm would ultimately prove they had gotten a steal.

Ask anyone about George Kontos and you'll get the same response. "He's got a great arm," said Staten Island pitching coach Carlos Chantres. "[He's] got quality stuff and [he] can pitch in this league," said manager Gaylen Pitts. Great stuff, though, does not always translate to success if the pitcher cannot throw it for strikes. That appeared to be the case for Kontos at Northwestern...

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