William Contreras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/24/1997 (25)
William Contreras Season Stats
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William Contreras News
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher William Contreras on Monday as part of a three-way trade that also involved the Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics, according to sources. The Brewers also acquired Joel Payamps and Justin Yeager in the three-way swap that sent Sean Murphy to the Braves and Manny Pina and Esteury Ruiz to the A's. Contreras became expendable for the Braves after they upgraded with Murphy, so he'll move to Milwaukee after making the All-Star for the first time in his career by slashing .278/.354/.506 with an .860 OPS, 20 home runs, 45 RBI, 51 runs scored and two steals in 376 plate appearances and 97 games. The 24-year-old figures to play every day for the Brew Crew at catcher and/or designated hitter.
Atlanta Braves catcher Willson Contreras isn't in the team's starting lineup on Wednesday for the second game of their National League Division Series matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler. The 24-year-old enjoyed a breakout campaign during the regular season, batting .278 with a .354 on-base percentage, 20 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 376 plate appearances. Contreras has a double and a walk in five postseason plate appearances so far this year. It'll be Travis d'Arnaud getting the start at catcher and batting fifth against the Phillies and Wheeler on Wednesday.
Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Mets. Contreras does see a lot of time at designated hitter whenever he's not catching. However, the Braves have decided to give the 24-year-old the day off to rest. Marcell Ozuna will serve as the DH and bat seventh against right-hander Chris Bassitt on Sunday. Fantasy managers should expect Contreras to be back in the lineup for their next contest.
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.