Tony Kounas

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Nicholas Anthony Kounas

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher/first baseman Tony Kounas played in the minor leagues from 1990 to 1995. He was drafted twice. Initially, he was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the 17th round of the 1986 amateur draft, ahead of pitcher Dennis Moeller, then he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 21st round of the 1990 amateur draft, a few picks ahead of future All-Star Eddie Guardado.

Kounas remained in the Mariners system through 1994. He had as many as 104 hits in a campaign (1991), and peaked at 10 home runs and 55 RBI (1992). He joined the Montreal Expos organization for 1995 to wrap up his career. Overall, Kounas batted .259/.328/.384 with 30 home runs and 180 RBI in 422 games.