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Willson Contreras

25-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.276

HR

21

RBI

74

R

50

SB

5

2018 RotoWire Projections

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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  

October 18, 2017  –  Willson Contreras News

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Contreras (forearm) is starting at catcher and batting fifth for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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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
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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)     193 711 629 83 175 69 35 1 33 109 7 6 71 165 1 3 7 .278 .356 .494 .851

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
Oct. 1 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 30 Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .356 .499 .855
Sep. 29 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .353 .497 .850
Sep. 28 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 27 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 26 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .353 .499 .852
Sep. 25 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .350 .501 .851
Sep. 24 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .275 .351 .504 .855
Sep. 23 @Mil 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .350 .504 .854
Sep. 22 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .351 .508 .859
Sep. 21 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .353 .511 .864
Sep. 20 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .357 .517 .874
Sep. 19 @TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .354 .517 .871
Sep. 17 StL Did not play.
Sep. 16 StL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .355 .517 .872
Sep. 15 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .351 .517 .868
Sep. 14 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 13 NYM 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .350 .517 .867
Sep. 12 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .346 .516 .862
Sep. 10 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .341 .518 .859
Sep. 9 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 8 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 2 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 1 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 31 Atl Did not play.
Last 7 Games 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 .300 .500 .300 .800
Last 14 Games 29 3 7 1 0 0 1 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 .241 .371 .276 .647
Last 30 Games 38 4 11 1 0 0 4 12 7 2 1 0 0 0 .289 .460 .316 .776

Willson Contreras: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2017111197211.279.523.916
2016748270.311.500.854

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172663114534.274.489.828
20161782510282.270.483.841

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171882210370.282.473.818
2016133198232.301.564.923

Away

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

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
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3-Year Averages     353 314 9.9% 23.2% 0.43 74% .327 .207
Career     711 629 10% 23.2% 0.43 74% .327 .216

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Willson Contreras Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 C 389.7 0 0 0 0 228 0 66 0
2016 1B 19 -1 1 0 -1 0 8 0 9 0 0 0 0
2016 LF 180.7 -2 27 -1 -2 87 -1 41 -1
2017 C 821.3 0 0 0 0 414 0 324 0
2017 1B 20 1 2 1 0 1 9 1 5 0 0 1 0
2017 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 26 0 3 0 0 17 0 15 0
2017 RF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 C -3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016 1B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 LF 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 C 0 6 2 0 -1 0 -8 -1
2017 1B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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0.46 BB/K
GOOD
10.5% BB Rate
GREAT
22.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.855 OPS
GREAT
.356 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.276 AVG
GOOD
.319 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.499 SLG
GREAT
.223 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Willson Contreras

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Willson Contreras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Contreras, who injured his forearm in Tuesday's game, is expected to be ready for Game 4 on Wednesday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

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Contreras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

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

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Contreras is not in the starting lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Contreras went 0-for-1 with three walks and an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Contreras is not in the lineup against the Brewers on Friday.

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Contreras' suspension has been reduced to one game, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. He will serve his suspension Sunday.

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Contreras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

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Contreras has been suspended two games after he bounced his face mask Friday and it hit home plate umpire Jordan Baker on the leg, but he is appealing, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Contreras was ejected in the top of the fifth inning Friday against the Cardinals and likely faces a suspension after he bounced his face mask and it hit home plate umpire Jordan Baker on the leg.

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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.