William Contreras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/24/1997 (25)
William Contreras Season Stats
Last 10 Games
William Contreras News
Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's back-and-forth 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers. The 25-year-old first doubled off Andrew Heaney to bring in a third-inning run. Contreras then supplied a two-run single during the eighth frame. The hard-hitting backstop has been a top-five roto-league fantasy catcher in his first season with a full-time role following his 2022 breakout. Contreras is slashing .275/.346/.443 with 12 homers, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored, and one stolen base in 393 at-bats this year.
Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras played his part at the plate in Monday's 12-1 rout of the Rockies. The 25-year-old went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, three RBI, and a strikeout. Contreras has had a quietly successful first season with his new team, slashing .281/.351/.452 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI in 396 plate appearances. Those numbers may not stand out to fantasy managers, but he should continue to offer consistent production for the rest of the season in a weak position.
Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras is getting the day off on Thursday as the team takes on the visiting Chicago Cubs. Victor Caratini will do the catching and bat seventh in the lineup against Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman. After making the All-Star for the first time in his third MLB season in 2022, Contreras has hit .255 (63-for-247) with nine home runs, 13 doubles, a triple, 32 RBI and 37 runs scored in 281 plate appearances covering 68 games in his first year in Milwaukee as the primary catcher. He's off to a great start so far in July, going 7-for-17 (.412) with a homer, double, six RBI and four runs scored in only four games played. Caratini will offer very little DFS upside with just 35 career home runs in seven big-league seasons.
Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras showed he belongs in the big leagues during the 2022 season in Atlanta. He slashed .278/.354/.506 with 20 homers, 51 runs, 45 RBI, and a pair of stolen bases across 97 games. Contreras isn't going to produce that high of a batting average again, considering his 27.7% strikeout rate, .344 BABIP, and .243 xBA from this season. But the 25-year-old won't be a dud in that category, as he hits the ball hard (career 91 MPH average exit velocity) and hits it on the ground (career 51.1% ground ball rate). Contreras improved his plate discipline from the 2021 season, posting a 54th-percentile 28.8% chase rate and a 34.3% whiff rate after a 31.9% and 36.4% mark, respectively. His power is undeniable, as he's posted a 12.6% barrel rate with 28 home runs over his 153 career games. That kind of power can overcome Contreras' ground ball tendencies, especially if he starts pulling fly balls more often, and a move to the power-friendly park of American Family Field only makes things better. The one-time All-Star should get more playing time after a trade to the Brewers, who were without a true number-one catcher prior to the deal, and will likely utilize him as a designated hitter, as well. Contreras will be in the heart of the lineup, giving him plenty of opportunities to reach 80 runs and RBI. He's one of the best offensive catchers in baseball who will get as many at-bats as almost any other backstop. Contreras offers good value for his ADP of 129 and is a better pick than MJ Melendez (100 ADP) and Tyler Stephenson (131 ADP), who sandwich him in drafts.