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Willson Contreras

25-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

1

RBI

7

R

7

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Although he was limited to just 117 games last season, mainly due to a hamstring injury which cost him almost a month, Contreras still finished as a top-six catcher in standard formats. He posted a mi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 212   DOB: 5/13/1992   BORN: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Willson Contreras Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $604,500 contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.

April 25, 2018  –  Willson Contreras News

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Contreras went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run, his first of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

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Willson Contreras Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 19 A BOI 60 239 222 31 58 11 5 4 2 27 3 2 11 41 3 0 3 .261 .305 .347 .652
2012 20 A BOI 64 266 249 32 68 14 10 1 3 39 3 2 11 54 0 1 5 .273 .316 .357 .673
2013 21 A KAN 86 345 310 46 77 27 11 5 11 46 8 3 26 66 1 1 7 .248 .320 .423 .743
2014 22 A+ DAY 80 317 281 40 68 21 14 2 5 37 5 5 28 66 1 2 5 .242 .320 .359 .679
2015 23 AA TEN 126 521 454 71 151 46 34 4 8 75 4 4 57 62 0 3 7 .333 .413 .478 .891
2016 24 AAA IOW 55 240 204 40 72 28 16 3 9 43 4 4 28 32 0 2 6 .353 .442 .593 1.035
2016 24 MAJ CHC 76 283 252 33 71 27 14 1 12 35 2 2 26 67 0 1 4 .282 .357 .488 .845
2017 25 MAJ CHC 117 428 377 50 104 42 21 0 21 74 5 4 45 98 1 2 3 .276 .356 .499 .855
2018 26 MAJ CHC 19 87 77 7 21 10 8 1 1 7 0 0 6 16 0 0 4 .273 .356 .442 .798
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3-Year Averages     96 353 314 41 87 33 17 0 16 54 3 3 35 82 0 1 3 .277 .354 .484 .838
Career  (View All)     212 798 706 90 196 79 43 2 34 116 7 6 77 181 1 3 11 .278 .356 .489 .845

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Willson Contreras Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 25 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .356 .442 .798
Apr. 24 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .361 .438 .799
Apr. 22 @Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .359 .406 .765
Apr. 21 @Col 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .351 .406 .757
Apr. 20 @Col 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .356 .400 .756
Apr. 19 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .283 .368 .400 .768
Apr. 17 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .365 .411 .776
Apr. 14 Atl 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .362 .423 .785
Apr. 13 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .377 .447 .824
Apr. 12 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 11 Pit 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .408 .488 .896
Apr. 10 Pit 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .409 .487 .896
Apr. 8 @Mil 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
Apr. 7 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .313 .646
Apr. 6 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .355 .357 .712
Apr. 5 @Mil 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .333 .360 .693
Apr. 2 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .227 .238 .465
Apr. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Mia 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .294 .572
Mar. 30 @Mia 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .250 .481
Mar. 29 @Mia 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Last 7 Games 25 2 6 3 0 1 4 2 4 0 0 2 0 1 .240 .345 .480 .825
Last 14 Games 49 4 13 6 1 1 6 4 8 0 0 3 0 1 .265 .357 .490 .847
Last 30 Games 77 7 21 8 1 1 7 6 16 0 0 4 0 1 .273 .356 .442 .798

Willson Contreras: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 19 2 2
2017 108 5 1 6 4 2
2016 57 3 24 24

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Willson Contreras Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018202030.350.550.985
2017111197211.279.523.916
2016748270.311.500.854

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018575140.246.404.732
20172663114534.274.489.828
20161782510282.270.483.841

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018252020.280.360.717
20171882210370.282.473.818
2016133198232.301.564.923

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018525150.269.481.837
20171892811375.270.524.891
2016119144120.261.403.758
Willson Contreras vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chase Anderson MIL 9 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .556 .545 .889 1.434

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Willson Contreras Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 19 A BOI 239 222 4.6% 17.2% 0.27 82% .313 .086
2012 20 A BOI 266 249 4.1% 20.3% 0.20 78% .337 .084
2013 21 A KAN 345 310 7.5% 19.1% 0.39 79% .282 .175
2014 22 A+ DAY 317 281 8.8% 20.8% 0.42 77% .297 .117
2015 23 AA TEN 521 454 10.9% 11.9% 0.92 86% .370 .145
2016 24 AAA IOW 240 204 11.7% 13.3% 0.88 84% .382 .240
2016 24 MAJ CHC 283 252 9.2% 23.7% 0.39 73% .339 .206
2017 25 MAJ CHC 428 377 10.5% 22.9% 0.46 74% .319 .223
2018 26 MAJ CHC 87 77 6.9% 18.4% 0.38 79% .333 .169
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3-Year Averages     353 314 9.9% 23.2% 0.43 74% .327 .207
Career     798 706 9.6% 22.7% 0.43 74% .328 .211

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Willson Contreras Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2016 389.7 1 34 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -3 0
2017 821.3 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 2 6 0 0 -8
2018 160 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 1 0 1 -2
1B 2016 19 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 20 1 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2016 180.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 8 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 6 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Willson Contreras    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
18.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.798 OPS
GOOD
.356 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.273 AVG
GOOD
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.442 SLG
AVERAGE
.169 ISO
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Willson Contreras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Contreras is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

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Contreras went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Saturday against the Rockies.

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Contreras is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Contreras is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

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Contreras went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

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Contreras went 2-for-3 in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Brewers.

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Contreras went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

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Contreras is catching and batting fourth in Monday's game against the Reds.

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Contreras is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Contreras is likely best suited to hit fourth for the Cubs behind Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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In his second full spring training working with Jon Lester, Contreras is drawing high marks from the veteran left-hander, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

After taking a big step forward at the plate during his 2015 campaign at Double-A, Contreras raked at Triple-A Iowa to begin the season and forced his way onto the Cubs' 25-man roster in short order. Especially for a 24-year-old, his performance was impressive, as he continued to show a discerning eye (9.2 percent walk rate) while flashing 20-25 home run pop. Additionally, Contreras proved to be an above-average defender, which should give him the starting job again in 2017 regardless of what the team does with Miguel Montero. Although his overall line fell during the second half, Contreras cut his strikeout rate from 26.9 percent to 22.1 percent during that span. Moreover, Contreras demonstrated the ability to handle righties and lefties, swatting 10 of his 12 homers against the former while maintaining a slightly higher OPS against the latter (.854). Contreras' pop and run-production potential give him a chance to finish as a top-five catcher in 2017.

2016

Contreras spent the whole year with Double-A Tennessee in 2015 and easily had the best season of his professional career. The 23-year-old backstop batted .333 with 75 RBI and 71 runs for the Smokies and has played his way into the Cubs' long-term plans. With Kyle Schwarber possibly sticking in the outfield, another good year in the minors for Contreras could put him in contention for a spot on the 2017 roster. His BB:K ratio was abysmal coming into 2015, but he learned to take pitches last year, and it paid off in spades. That 57:62 BB:K is appealing, especially coming from a catcher, but he'll need to do it again before we should get too excited.