Baseball America ranks Kontos as the 7th best prospect in the 2007 Hawaii Winter Baseball League. Here’s what they said about him:
The Yankees jumped Kontos to high Class A for his first full season, where he had moderate success. The club sent the 22-year-old to HWB to work on fastball command and further refine his changeup. Kontos’ fastball sits in the 89-93 mph range, touching 94 occasionally. His mid-80s slider can be devastating at times, and he’s also working on a curveball. Kontos still doesn’t have enough separation between his fastball and changeup, though he made strides to improve his arm speed on the latter offering.
This is better to share than the last news that I had on Kontos.