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Scouting Yankees Prospect #19: George Kontos

The Yankees selected George Kontos in the 5th round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Northwestern University. A power arm who has been learning to develop his entire repertoire and improve his pitchability, he seemingly turned a corner late in the 2008 season after a near-trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Vital Statistics: Name: George Kontos Position: Pitcher DOB: June 12, 1985 Height: 6'3" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I thought my year went very well," said Kontos. "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." He went just 6-11 for the...

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