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Willson Contreras
Birthdate: 5/13/1992 (24 y, 10 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/210     Position: C/OF
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RotoWire News: Contreras hit his first spring training home run in Monday's 4-4 tie against the White Sox. (2/28/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: On a team of young superstars, Willson Contreras certainly made a name for himself in 2016. As a catcher, he has offensive upside that few behind the plate possess. He recorded 283 plate appearances in his first appearance at the big league level, reaching base at the same steady rate (.357) that those who followed him in the minors had become accustomed to. His park-adjusted offense came in 26% above league average and was better than any of the catchers that qualified. His .206 isolated power would have had him second among catchers had he had enough plate appearances to qualify, so there's legitimate power to his game. One figure that was a touch high was his strikeouts, where he punched out 23.7% of the time, whiffing at 13.9% of pitches. His minor league numbers from the last couple of seasons indicate that number should come down with more time to adjust in 2017. His strikeout rates came in at 13% or below at both the Triple-A and Double-A level. Which should lend itself to an increase in his low contact rate, which was just 70.7%. He also has the athleticism to add a few swipes to his stat sheet as well. As a catcher, he's an extremely intriguing offensive quantity and could very well be among the best with the stick among the group behind the plate in '17. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: After homering in his first major league at-bat, Willson Contreras never looked back as he nailed down the starting catcher gig heading into 2017. He demonstrated good on-base skills, with a .357 OBP, and decent power, as indicated by a .206 ISO, that should bode well for him as an offensive catcher in 2017.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Cubs (R)17740119210.8 %8.1 %.063.345.313.405.375.399139    
2011Cubs (A-)602392312734.6 %17.2 %.086.313.261.305.347.30784    
2012Cubs (A-)642663323934.1 %20.3 %.084.337.273.316.357.31892    
2013Cubs (A)8634511464687.5 %19.1 %.174.282.248.320.423.341109    
2014Cubs (A+)803175403758.8 %20.8 %.117.297.242.320.359.31997    
2015Solar Sox (R)14613108011.5 %14.8 %.264.286.283.361.547.399142    
2015Cubs (AA)12652187175410.9 %11.9 %.145.370.333.413.478.413156    
2016Cubs (AAA)5524094043411.7 %13.3 %.240.382.353.442.593.449175    
2016Cubs7628312333529.2 %23.7 %.206.339.282.357.488.363126-1.27.94.52.2
2016Cubs174314509.3 %23.3 %.128.321.256.326.385.31292    
2017Depth Charts11749014566058.2 %19.6 %.162.311.267.336.430.331105-0.72.36.62.5
2017Steamer10843413475458.3 %18.3 %.161.309.271.337.432.332106-0.42.75.52.3
2017Fans (27)12751918677249.2 %20.4 %.189.322.276.353.465.352119-0.311.812.84.2
2017ZiPS11847714565848.2 %21.0 %.164.313.264.334.428.330104-1.11.46.72.4
Total- - -7628312333529.2 %23.7 %.206.339.282.357.488.363126-1.27.94.52.2
Postseason- - -174314509.3 %23.3 %.128.321.256.326.385.31292    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Cubs (R)1764742017210119806200120.313
2011Cubs (A-)6022223958475423127110413031232.261
2012Cubs (A-)6424926668541013323911154510732.273
2013Cubs (A)863103457750115114646260667111183.248
2014Cubs (A+)8028131768471425403728066521655.242
2015Solar Sox (R)145361157503108709010200.283
2015Cubs (AA)12645452115110534487175570627302244.333
2016Cubs (AAA)5520424072441639404328132620644.353
2016Cubs76252283714414112333526067410722.282
2016Cubs173943107201454010000000.256
2017Depth Charts1174394901177723314566040096632 54.267
2017Steamer1083884341057021213475436079532 53.271
2017Fans (27)1274605191277927318677248010683  42.276
2017ZiPS118428477113742231456583901007211144.264
Total- - -76252283714414112333526067410722.282
Postseason- - -173943107201454010000000.256

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Cubs (R)10.8 %8.1 %1.33.313.405.375.780.0637.0.345  0.5123.4.399139
2011Cubs (A-)4.6 %17.2 %0.27.261.305.347.652.0866.3.313  -0.525-4.8.30784
2012Cubs (A-)4.1 %20.3 %0.20.273.316.357.673.0844.2.337  -0.329-2.4.31892
2013Cubs (A)7.5 %19.1 %0.39.248.320.423.742.1746.6.282  0.2453.8.341109
2014Cubs (A+)8.8 %20.8 %0.42.242.320.359.679.1174.7.297  -1.135-1.2.31997
2015Solar Sox (R)11.5 %14.8 %0.78.283.361.547.908.2641.8.286  0.0113.2.399142
2015Cubs (AA)10.9 %11.9 %0.92.333.413.478.891.1453.7.370  -1.09132.7.413156
2016Cubs (AAA)11.7 %13.3 %0.88.353.442.5931.035.2405.1.382  -1.05322.8.449175
2016Cubs9.2 %23.7 %0.39.282.357.488.845.2062.9.3390.1-0.7-0.64410.4.363126
2016Cubs9.3 %23.3 %0.40.256.326.385.710.1281.0.321  0.05-0.2.31292
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts8.2 %19.6 %0.42.267.336.430.765.1623.9.3110.2 -0.9635.4.331105
2017Steamer8.3 %18.3 %0.45.271.337.432.769.1613.7.3090.2 -0.6565.1.332106
2017Fans (27)9.2 %20.4 %0.45.276.353.465.818.1894.1.322  -0.37614.6.352119
2017ZiPS8.2 %21.0 %0.39.264.334.428.762.1643.8.313  -1.1614.8.330104
Total- - -9.2 %23.7 %0.39.282.357.488.845.2062.9.3390.1-0.7-0.64410.4.363126
Postseason- - -9.3 %23.3 %0.40.256.326.385.710.1281.0.321  0.05-0.2.31292

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2016Cubs1.9617.9 %54.3 %27.7 %3.9 %23.5 %11.0 %50.0 %42.5 %34.4 %23.1 %17.7 %50.0 %32.3 %
2016Cubs1.5620.7 %48.3 %31.0 %0.0 %11.1 %7.1 %0.0 %      
Total- - -1.9617.9 %54.3 %27.7 %3.9 %23.5 %11.0 %50.0 %42.5 %34.4 %23.1 %17.7 %50.0 %32.3 %
Postseason- - -1.5620.7 %48.3 %31.0 %0.0 %11.1 %7.1 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2016Cubs1005133211214137161129
2016Cubs1496010051109160
Total- - -1005133211214137161129
Postseason- - -1496010051109160

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2016Cubs-0.30-5.515.220.610.091.071.4250.60-0.88
2016Cubs0.26-0.600.862.060.241.042.3540.110.14
Total- - --0.30-5.515.220.610.091.071.4250.60-0.88
Postseason- - -0.26-0.600.862.060.241.042.3540.110.14

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Cubs55.4% (92.8)20.3% (85.1)4.0% (87.5)9.4% (78.4)9.8% (83.4)1.1% (85.8) 0.1%
Total- - -55.4% (92.8)20.3% (85.1)4.0% (87.5)9.4% (78.4)9.8% (83.4)1.1% (85.8) 0.1%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Cubs30.9 %16.1 %4.6 %0.6 % 7.9 %19.0 %9.2 %1.4 % 10.3 %   
Total- - -30.9 %16.1 %4.6 %0.6 % 7.9 %19.0 %9.2 %1.4 % 10.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Cubs93.391.688.183.1 93.185.178.880.7 83.3  
Total- - -93.391.688.183.1 93.185.178.880.7 83.3  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Cubs4.92.41.70.9-0.2-0.5 0.791.043.740.86-0.15-4.07 
Total- - -4.92.41.70.9-0.2-0.5 0.791.043.740.86-0.15-4.07 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Cubs8.8-0.80.7-0.6 -2.82.60.50.1 -0.2  
Total- - -8.8-0.80.7-0.6 -2.82.60.50.1 -0.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Cubs2.53-0.421.26-8.74 -3.201.200.480.90 -0.14  
Total- - -2.53-0.421.26-8.74 -3.201.200.480.90 -0.14  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Cubs34.8 %65.2 %47.4 %62.8 %76.6 %70.7 %41.3 %64.3 %13.9 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -34.8 %65.2 %47.4 %62.8 %76.6 %70.7 %41.3 %64.3 %13.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Cubs34.6 %64.9 %47.5 %57.1 %80.1 %70.5 %42.5 %23.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.6 %64.9 %47.5 %57.1 %80.1 %70.5 %42.5 %23.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016CubsC5741389.2389316050000 2213617.986 
Total- - -C5741389.2389316050000 2213617.986 
2016Cubs1B3219.022100010011    1.000 
Total- - -1B3219.022100010011    1.000 
2016CubsLF2421180.22610000000     1.000 
Total- - -LF2421180.22610000000     1.000 
2016CubsOF2421180.22610000000     1.000 
Total- - -OF2421180.22610000000     1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016CubsC389.24  0 1       3      
Total- - -C389.24  0 1       3      
2016Cubs1B19.0 0 0-1-1221.0000   0  0.10.00.223.3
Total- - -1B19.0 0 0-1-1221.0000   0  0.10.00.223.3
2016CubsLF180.2  00-1-12119.9057   1-0.8 -1.30.3-1.9-14.7
Total- - -LF180.2  00-1-12119.9057   1-0.8 -1.30.3-1.9-14.7
2016CubsOF180.2  00-1-12119.9057   1-0.8 -1.30.3-1.9-14.7
Total- - -OF180.2  00-1-12119.9057   1-0.8 -1.30.3-1.9-14.7

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016CubsC389.20.0%      (4)12.5%      (8)60.0%    (20)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)80.0%      (5)
Total- - -C389.20.0%      (4)12.5%      (8)60.0%    (20)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)80.0%      (5)
2016Cubs1B19.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
Total- - -1B19.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2016CubsLF180.20.0%      (7)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (25)
Total- - -LF180.20.0%      (7)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (25)
2016CubsOF180.20.0%      (7)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (25)
Total- - -OF180.20.0%      (7)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (25)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2016Cubs589.112060616054718774674
Total- - -589.112060616054718774674

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Cubs9.1-1.22.32.27.94.50.58.521.42.2$17.5 
Total- - -9.1-1.22.32.27.94.50.58.521.42.2$17.5 

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