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Kontos Accomplished His Goals

Kontos says he became a more complete pitcher

George Kontos left the Hawaiian Winter League last offseason with a vastly improved changeup and curveball to complement his fastball-slider combination. He entered Spring Training this season with the goals of getting ahead of batters and using his four-pitch arsenal more, and he says he accomplished those goals.

"I thought my year went very well," George Kontos opined. "My numbers for the most part were very good. There's not much I can do about the record, 6-11, it happens. That's pretty much out of my control but I thought my numbers were pretty solid." Striving for consistency this season after a somewhat inconsistent season a year ago, he posted a 3.68 ERA for Double-A Trenton this year and...

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