Willson Contreras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/13/1992 (30)
Willson Contreras Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Willson Contreras News
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (mid-body) is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He will be batting out of the cleanup spot. Contreras missed each of the last two games due to what has been called a mid-body issue. The 29-year-old is currently slashing .250/.354/.426 over 18 games on the season. He's racked up two home runs, seven RBI and 13 runs.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Tuesday. Yan Gomes is getting his second consecutive start behind the plate for the game. Prior to Tuesday's game, Cubs manager David Ross stated that Contreras was day-to-day and said that he was dealing with an undisclosed issue. Ross added that he couldn't get into specifics regarding Contreras due to "competitive" reasons, but he also said that Contreras was available off the bench for the game. While this update from Ross is certainly about as cryptic as it gets, the good news is that it sounds like Contreras won't be out much longer due to Ross's day-to-day designation.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Drew Rasmussen and the Tampa Bay Rays. The team is going with Yan Gomes behind the plate. Gomes will be batting eighth in the game. Contreras went 0-for-7 with a walk in the first two games of the series. However, he's off to a solid start to the year as a whole. Over nine games, he's hit two home runs and three doubles while posting an .811 OPS. We should see him back out on the field on Thursday, when the team opens up a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras posted some of the best numbers at his respective position last year, hitting 21 HRs with 57 RBI, 61 runs, and five stolen bases. He walked 10.8% of the time but also posted a 28.6 K%. So even with his .298 BABIP, 88th percentile average exit velocity, and 86th percentile HardHit%, the 29-year-old's batting average sat at .237 by season's end, and Contreras has now hit .239 over the last two seasons. Though he might represent a liability in that category, he has some of the best power at catcher, barreling the ball at least 10.4% the past three seasons, including an 11.1% mark in 2021. Contreras will never reach the 30 HR threshold if he hits the ball on the ground as much as his 51.6% rate from last season or his career 52.4% rate, but he should once again go yard about 20 times, considering how hard he hits the ball. He's never been a base stealer, but his 64th percentile sprint speed suggests he can swipe another five bases next year. The backstop hits in a pretty ordinary lineup but should be right in the middle of it, giving him plenty of opportunities for RBI and runs. Contreras played 128 games last year despite missing about three weeks with an injury. If healthy, he should start at least 130 games in 2022. His ADP of 111 is fair given the weak catcher position, and fantasy managers shouldn't wait for Tyler Stephenson, the next catcher off the board.