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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.61 1.22 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-12-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.02011
0.42012
0.22013
0.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 NYA 26 7 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 2 2 1 7 3 3 0 6 3.00 4.73 4.41 0.1 0.0
2012 SFN 27 44 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 2 1 0 3 0 0 177 34 15 12 3 54 12 12 0 44 2.47 2.84 3.67 3.9 0.4
2013 SFN 28 52 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 2 2 0 2 0 0 238 60 30 27 7 96 18 16 2 47 4.39 4.05 4.40 1.5 0.2
2014 SFN 29 24 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 4 0 0 0 0 0 125 24 10 10 1 35 11 8 0 27 2.78 2.86 2.96 3.9 0.4
Career1270137.30.0137.3830500564122575112192443921243.343.413.859.41.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 STA A- 14 14 78.1 3.51 92 .239 .241 .313 .325 .256 .291 72 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2007 TAM A+ 19 17 94.0 5.47 86 .258 .258 .328 .381 .255 .319 101 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 hon Wnt 8 7 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 hon Wnt 1 1 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TRN AA 27 27 151.7 4.20 100 .258 .264 .341 .403 .260 .290 90 13.6 1.4 13.6 1.4
2009 TRN AA 4 4 20.3 2.83 126 .270 .254 .328 .348 .257 .322 86 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2009 SWB AAA 9 9 51.0 4.70 98 .247 .262 .328 .404 .250 .253 103 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2010 TAM A+ 5 2 10.3 3.54 109 .216 .261 .323 .376 .262 .241 89 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 TRN AA 17 0 32.0 4.64 92 .256 .263 .340 .400 .260 .315 94 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2010 SWB AAA 2 0 2.7 4.93 95 .378 .278 .343 .425 .259 .467 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 10 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .404 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 7 0 6.0 4.41 102 .243 .237 .305 .402 .261 .214 101 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 40 4 89.3 4.42 91 .230 .260 .328 .402 .254 .263 87 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 44 0 43.7 3.67 107 .235 .257 .316 .395 .260 .263 92 3.5 0.4 3.9 0.4
2012 FRE AAA 23 0 31.7 3.34 137 .212 .275 .337 .423 .263 .250 101 8.2 0.8 8.5 0.9
2013 SFN MLB 52 0 55.3 4.40 91 .281 .252 .311 .390 .255 .323 100 1.4 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 FRE AAA 18 0 23.7 3.91 123 .241 .269 .341 .412 .263 .250 102 4.7 0.5 4.8 0.4
2014 SFN MLB 24 0 32.3 2.96 124 .212 .250 .306 .383 .256 .267 98 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2014 FRE AAA 30 0 47.7 3.11 137 .221 .280 .352 .442 .273 .303 95 13.3 1.3 14.1 1.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2006 STA A- 7 3 0 14 14 78.1 64 19 82 3 54% .291 7.4 2.2 0.3 9.4 1.06 2.65 8.6 0.9
2007 TAM A+ 4 6 0 19 17 94.0 95 30 101 15 44% .319 9.1 2.9 1.4 9.7 1.33 4.02 0.8 0.1
2007 hon Wnt 0 1 0 1 1 2.3 0 3 3 0 0% .000 0.0 11.7 0.0 11.7 1.30 0.00 0.0 0.0
2008 TRN AA 6 11 0 27 27 151.7 134 57 152 14 40% .290 7.9 3.4 0.8 9.0 1.26 3.68 13.6 1.4
2009 SWB AAA 3 4 0 9 9 51.0 44 21 39 6 45% .253 7.8 3.7 1.1 6.9 1.27 3.35 4.0 0.4
2009 TRN AA 1 1 0 4 4 20.3 19 9 24 0 49% .322 8.4 4.0 0.0 10.6 1.38 2.66 4.8 0.5
2010 SWB AAA 0 1 0 2 0 2.7 5 1 2 1 44% .467 16.7 3.3 3.3 6.7 2.22 10.00 0.1 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 1 2 0 10 0 12.7 21 10 11 2 0% .404 14.9 7.1 1.4 7.8 2.44 12.05 0.0 0.0
2010 TAM A+ 0 1 0 5 2 10.3 7 3 8 0 41% .241 6.1 2.6 0.0 7.0 0.97 2.62 1.0 0.1
2010 TRN AA 0 2 0 17 0 32.0 30 11 28 2 43% .315 8.4 3.1 0.6 7.9 1.28 3.38 0.8 0.1
2011 SWB AAA 4 4 2 40 4 89.3 72 26 91 12 38% .263 7.3 2.6 1.2 9.2 1.10 2.62 0.3 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 0 0 0 7 0 6.0 4 3 6 1 20% .214 6.0 4.5 1.5 9.0 1.17 3.00 0.1 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 2 1 0 44 0 43.7 34 12 44 3 50% .263 7.0 2.5 0.6 9.1 1.05 2.47 3.9 0.4
2012 FRE AAA 2 0 1 23 0 31.7 24 7 26 1 54% .250 6.8 2.0 0.3 7.4 0.98 1.71 8.5 0.9
2013 SFN MLB 2 2 0 52 0 55.3 60 18 47 7 39% .323 9.8 2.9 1.1 7.6 1.41 4.39 1.5 0.2
2013 FRE AAA 3 2 4 18 0 23.7 19 3 26 3 45% .250 7.2 1.1 1.1 9.9 0.93 4.18 4.8 0.4
2014 SFN MLB 4 0 0 24 0 32.3 24 11 27 1 39% .267 6.7 3.1 0.3 7.5 1.08 2.78 3.9 0.4
2014 FRE AAA 3 3 4 30 0 47.7 41 11 58 4 41% .303 7.7 2.1 0.8 11.0 1.09 2.08 14.1 1.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 90 0.3778 0.4667 0.6190 0.6471 0.3571 0.8182 0.4000 0.3810
2012 647 0.5085 0.4644 0.7300 0.5957 0.3270 0.8571 0.4904 0.2700
2013 865 0.4948 0.4821 0.7650 0.6379 0.3295 0.8938 0.5208 0.2350
2014 457 0.5186 0.4846 0.8100 0.6245 0.3318 0.8581 0.7123 0.1855
Career20590.49930.47640.75760.62210.33040.8710.54850.2414

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-02-21 2012-03-18 Camp 26 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-04-08 2010-06-08 Minors 61 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-07
2009-06-26 2009-09-18 Minors 84 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-07
2007-04-18 2007-06-13 Minors 56 0 Right Shoulder Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $494,500
2012 SFN $481,350
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$975,850
2 yrTotal$975,850

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 99 dLevinsons ACES1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 1 year/$481,350 (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from NY Yankees 4/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10. Returned to NYY Yankees from San Diego 3/13/11. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/6/11.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (5-164) (Northwestern). $0.158M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 73.2 54 20 62 6 .256 1.01 2.76 3 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 67.0 53 20 57 6 .270 1.09 3.12 3.39 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 62.7 52 20 53 6 .280 1.14 3.38 3.68 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 59.0 51 19 50 6 .289 1.19 3.61 3.93 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 55.7 50 19 47 6 .297 1.24 3.83 4.16 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 52.4 49 18 45 6 .305 1.29 4.05 4.4 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 49.0 48 18 42 6 .314 1.34 4.29 4.66 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 45.1 46 17 38 5 .324 1.40 4.57 4.96 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 39.8 43 16 34 5 .338 1.49 4.97 5.4 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000055.14919476.2951.233.804.130.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
11% 20% 16% 21% 41%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153031150054501847641.3061.274.114.478.43.07.91.00.3
20163131154058511851641.2981.203.633.948.02.88.00.90.7
20173231151054491847641.2991.233.754.088.13.07.81.00.6
20183321148051461643641.2971.223.784.118.22.87.61.10.5
20193421146048441541541.2981.223.784.108.22.87.60.90.5
20203521143046421439541.2981.233.724.048.32.87.71.00.5
20213621141043401336541.2991.223.714.038.32.77.51.00.5
20223721139041381334441.2991.243.744.068.32.97.50.90.4
20233821138040371233441.2991.213.734.068.32.77.40.90.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.13.1431.71.116

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
2 93 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
3 87 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
4 87 Chris Smith 2010 5.40
5 87 Fernando Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
6 87 Jose Capellan 2010 0.00 DNP
7 86 Jason Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
8 86 Roman Colon 2009 4.83
9 86 Jonah Bayliss 2010 0.00 DNP
10 85 Dan Meyer 2011 0.00 DNP
11 85 Mike Gosling 2010 0.00 DNP
12 84 John Ennis 2009 0.00 DNP
13 84 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
14 84 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
15 84 Taylor Tankersley 2012 0.00 DNP
16 84 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
17 84 Chad Orvella 2010 0.00 DNP
18 84 Josh Rupe 2012 0.00 DNP
19 84 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
20 84 Sean Henn 2010 0.00 DNP
21 84 Billy Traber 2009 14.73
22 84 Casey Fien 2013 4.06
23 84 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
24 83 Heath Bell 2007 2.11
25 83 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
26 83 Dirk Hayhurst 2010 0.00 DNP
27 83 Mike Burns 2008 0.00 DNP
28 83 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
29 83 Matt Riley 2009 0.00 DNP
30 83 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
31 82 Jon Huber 2011 0.00 DNP
32 82 Fernando Nieve 2012 0.00 DNP
33 82 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
34 82 Greg Burke 2012 0.00 DNP
35 82 Guillermo Moscoso 2013 5.10
36 82 Steven Shell 2012 0.00 DNP
37 82 Travis Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
38 82 Rocky Cherry 2009 0.00 DNP
39 81 Dan Wheeler 2007 5.79
40 81 Jesse Chavez 2013 4.24
41 81 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
42 81 Justin Lehr 2007 0.00 DNP
43 81 Andrew Sisco 2012 0.00 DNP
44 81 Yhency Brazoban 2009 0.00 DNP
45 81 Jon Adkins 2007 0.00
46 81 Kevin Gregg 2007 3.64
47 81 Pedro Viola 2012 0.00 DNP
48 81 Tyler Yates 2007 6.00
49 80 Jim Miller 2011 2.57
50 80 Chris Narveson 2011 4.56
51 80 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
52 80 Jon Rauch 2008 4.52
53 80 Garrett Mock 2012 0.00 DNP
54 80 Shawn Kelley 2013 4.72
55 80 Brian Slocum 2010 0.00 DNP
56 80 Francis Beltran 2009 0.00 DNP
57 80 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
58 80 J.D. Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
59 80 Blaine Neal 2007 0.00 DNP
60 80 Mike Zagurski 2012 5.79
61 80 Kelvin Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
62 80 Michael Wuertz 2008 4.63
63 80 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
64 80 Everett Teaford 2013 0.00
65 79 Jake Woods 2011 0.00 DNP
66 79 Matt Yourkin 2011 0.00 DNP
67 79 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
68 79 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
69 79 Oneli Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
70 79 Juan Gutierrez 2013 4.72
71 79 Roberto Novoa 2009 0.00 DNP
72 79 Logan Kensing 2012 0.00 DNP
73 79 Greg Aquino 2007 5.79
74 79 Joe Bisenius 2012 0.00 DNP
75 79 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
76 79 Blake Hawksworth 2012 0.00 DNP
77 79 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
78 79 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
79 79 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
80 79 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
81 79 Brian Bass 2011 0.00 DNP
82 79 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
83 79 Jaime Cerda 2008 0.00 DNP
84 79 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
85 79 Jason Motte 2011 2.91
86 79 Eric Stults 2009 4.86
87 79 Dustin Nippert 2010 4.45
88 79 Adalberto Mendez 2011 0.00 DNP
89 78 Bill Murphy 2010 0.00 DNP
90 78 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
91 78 David Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
92 78 Josh Hancock 2007 4.26
93 78 Frank Brooks 2008 0.00 DNP
94 78 Casey Daigle 2010 11.32
95 78 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
96 78 Sam LeCure 2013 2.66
97 78 Colby Lewis 2009 0.00 DNP
98 78 Ben Howard 2008 0.00 DNP
99 78 Juan Salas 2008 7.11
100 78 Daniel McCutchen 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .285 .360 .490 .305
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .295 .384 .250
18 Split (Multi) .036 .065 .106 .055
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .339 .411 .613 .350
31 vs R (2013) .258 .305 .384 .249
38 Split (2013) .080 .106 .229 .100
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Not much was made of the Giants sending backup catcher Chris Stewart to the Yankees for a reliever who, save for a cup of coffee in 2011, was a six-year minor-league veteran. But Kontos proved to be a solid bullpen arm at Bochy's disposal last year. He primarily used two fastballs, a four-seam and sinker, plus a slider, to get hitters out. The slider was his put-away pitch, and he went to it often with two strikes regardless of the handedness of his opposition. His fastball-slider combination may leave him vulnerable against left-handed batters, but he was able to effectively neutralize them last year.
2012 Tommy John survivor Kontos nearly escaped the ignominy of being a Yankees afterthought when he was Rule 5'd to the Padres in spring training. Unfortunately, he failed to make the team and headed back to Scranton. Now an ex-starter, Kontos has shown good strikeout rates with his fastball-slider combination, but 13 home runs allowed in 95.1 innings split between the majors and minors is troubling, as are Triple-A left-handers slugging .460 against him. He held same-side hitters to .185/.243/.328, so perhaps there is something to be exploited here, albeit with care.
2011 George Kontos was a middling starting prospect before Tommy John surgery; now he's a middling relief prospect. Kontos has often had problems with fly balls; his stroke of good luck was getting selected by the Padres in the Rule 5 draft, where he might have a chance to pitch in a place where fly balls are no problem at all.
2010 Tommy John surgery will keep George Kontos shelved until sometime after spring training; when healthy, he has back-end rotation potential with three breaking pitches, the best of which is his slider.
2009 For the first time in his minor league career, Kontos impressed. He was initially reported to have been part of the Nady/Marte package, but the Yankees held on and got good results, the first time Kontos could say that without qualification, as his college career was unimpressive and his 2007 was interrupted by an arrest after he refused to leave a bar that had closed. His stuff isn't overpowering, and that in concert with a bias towards fly balls last season bodes ill. He'll move up to Triple-A, but with the Yankees rotation stocked it's going to take excellent pitching and a clubhouse-wide case of stomach flu to get him into the picture.
2008 The fifth-round pick from New York's terrific 2006 draft, George Kontos throws in the low 90s and has better control than his college career suggested. What's scary is his high fly-ball rate and concomitantly lush number of home runs allowed.
2007 George Kontos got hammered as a college senior, so, despite his good stuff, the Yankees were able to pick him up in the fifth round of last year`s draft. They made some mechanical adjustments and he immediately looked better. Stay tuned.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-10-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it better to keep Lincecum as an option out of the bullpen? Overall, how would you grade Bochy's handling of the SF bullpen w/o Wilson?
(Santi Cazorla from Sacramento)
I'll let Sam Miller pinch hit here, since he's been covering the Giants since the start of the postseason. Re: Lincecum: " It is an interesting option, but interesting options are often more fun for theorizing than in execution. While the Giants' bullpen can certainly use him, the alternative in the rotation--Barry Zito--is untenable."

And re: Bochy's bullpen work: "Bochy has been aggressive about going to his bullpen early, and his confidence in George Kontos seems to be growing by the game. His biggest error was in relying on the back end of his bullpen in game 1 of the NLDS, when the game was still very much in question (for a while). He's gotten good work from his three lefties by not limiting them to strict LOOGY work."

I like this. I should outsource all my chat answers. (Ben Lindbergh)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


George Kontos has thrown 2,185 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph), Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).