Willson Contreras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/13/1992 (31)
Willson Contreras Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Willson Contreras News
The St. Louis Cardinals placed catcher Willson Contreras (wrist) on the 10-day injured list with left wrist tendinitis on Thursday, ending his season. The 31-year-old left Wednesday's game due to left wrist discomfort, and Thursday's MRI revealed the injury. Contreras put forth an awful start to his Cardinals tenure, but looked more like his All-Star self this summer by hitting .346 (63-for-182) with a 1.057 OPS in 56 games since June 25. The veteran backstop should remain one of the top 10 catchers drafted off fantasy boards next year. Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera will take St. Louis the rest of the way behind the plate.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (wrist) left Wednesday's game early against the Milwaukee Brewers with left-wrist discomfort. Contreras had an atypical bandage on his wrist in the clubhouse before the game even started, so it has been bothering him for a while. Before he was removed from the game, Contreras went hitless in his two at-bats with a walk to drop his season average to .264. With an off day coming on Thursday, perhaps the veteran backstop will feel good enough to play on Friday for the start of a series in San Diego against the Padres. However, with the Cards officially eliminated from playoff contention, don't expect the team to be in a rush to bring him back. Andrew Knizner should draw starts behind the plate if Contreras misses any more time going into the weekend.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras will start Tuesday's contest against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on the bench. Andrew Knizner will instead catch left-hander Drew Rom and bat eighth in the order against Brewers right-hander Trevor Megill. It appears to be a normal day of rest for Contreras, so he should be back behind the dish for the Cardinals on Wednesday. Contreras got off to an ice-cold start in his first year in St. Louis, but he managed to bounce back and has had a solid overall season, slashing .265/.358/.469 with an .828 OPS, 20 home runs, 67 RBI, a career-high six steals and 55 runs scored in 124 games. He's closing out the season strong, too, going 15-for-39 (.385) with five homers, a double, 13 RBI and eight runs scored so far in 11 starts in September.
Speculation was wide-ranging on where Willson Contreras would land this offseason as a free agent, and at the end of the day, the St. Louis Cardinals scooped him up on a five-year, $87.5 million deal. He should fit in well in his new digs on the heels of a career year at the plate in 2022. Contreras hit 22 home runs alongside a .224 ISO, .364 wOBA, and 132 wRC+ last season while ranking in the 90th percentile with a career-best 48.6% hard-hit rate, according to Baseball Savant. The 30-year-old's counting stats took a hit on a poor Chicago Cubs offense but projects for improvement on a Cardinals offense that tied for fifth in runs scored a season ago. Steamer pegs Contreras for 21 HRs, 75 runs, 66 RBI, and five stolen bases across 124 games played in 2023. Such production makes the former Cub one of the league's safest options at the catcher position, ranking sixth in our positional rankings and 107th overall, numbers right in line with his 96 ADP. Snatching the Venezuela native at or a few spots ahead of his current ADP is the prudent move in solidifying the catching position.