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Kontos Making Strides

Kontos allowed one earned run in last start

Kontos has been flying under the radar in terms of the upper tier of Yankees pitching prospects, but his numbers may make him hard to ignore in the near future. A member of a stellar, five-deep Trenton rotation this year, Kontos not only leads Trenton in strikeouts, but his 3-9 record belies the fact that he is quietly putting together a stellar season.

Despite working on mechanics and his changeup this year, Kontos has baffled Eastern League hitters to the tune of a .239 batting average against and a strikeout ratio of 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings with an ERA of 3.54. "What we've been working on is my delivery and the ability to get my hand out of my glove sooner than I had been doing," Kontos said of his most recent improvements. "That... Recommended Stories

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