Willson Contreras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/13/1992 (29)
Willson Contreras Season Stats
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Willson Contreras News
The Chicago Cubs placed catcher Willson Contreras (hip) on the injured list due to right hip inflammation on Sunday. Fellow catcher Tyler Payne was added to the roster from the taxi squad in a corresponding move. Contreras suffered the hip injury during Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. His stint on the injured list will of course be brief as the Cubs won't be headed to the postseason. The 29-year-old slashed .237/.340/.438 with 21 home runs, 57 RBI and 61 runs over 128 games this season.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (hip) was removed in the third inning of Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to hip tightness. He was pulled from the game after drawing a walk. Erick Castillo came in to replace him behind the plate. While we don't know much about the severity of the injury, it seems likely that Contreras won't play again this year. The 29-year-old has had another solid offensive season in 2021. Over 127 games, he's slashed .238/.339/.439 with 21 home runs, 57 RBI and 61 runs.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (wrist) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Austin Romine is getting the start behind the plate in the game. Contreras is dealing with wrist soreness, but Cubs manager David Ross told reporters that it is nothing serious. He even went as far to say that he expects Contreras to start and catch in Wednesday's game. The 29-year-old backstop has had a solid month at the plate. He's slashing .263/.358/.509 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 11 runs so far in September.
A .243 batting average with .164 isolated power is not a good season. That was the line Contreras produced in 2020. It was a disappointing dip in his career path. And yet, those 57 games did nothing to drop him out of the top five at his position in fantasy. There was pretty much nothing he could have done to drop that far. So here Contreras remains thanks to the two sweetest words in the English language: de-fault. Contreras' 2020 did have many positives that make him actually deserving of that ranking though. He set career-highs with a 47.8 hard-hit percentage, 35.8 sweet-spot percentage, 9.1 launch angle, 89.8 exit velocity, and 29.1 line-drive rate. It was a display of quality contact for sure. That strong contact is great, but thanks to a career-worst K% and a 15.9% HR/FB rate, he didn't produce enough. From here, the next step is setting another career-high in launch angle to give his balls a better chance of becoming home runs. It won't take much more than that to be the best non-Realmuto catcher in fantasy, and he could be had 100 spots after J.T. in drafts.