Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
William Contreras

William Contreras

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 180 | Age: 21
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 31 28 3 4 0 1 0 .143 .226 .179 .404
Career Minors 1140 1021 144 287 19 137 4 .281 .349 .407 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .143 0 1 0 .404
Career Minors .281 19 137 4 .756

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 DSL Braves DSL ROK 49 190 172 21 54 9 4 0 32 15 21 2 2 1 .314 .370 .413 .783
2016 GCL Braves GCL ROK 30 82 72 8 19 5 0 1 8 7 15 0 1 2 .264 .346 .375 .721
2017 Danville Braves APP ROK 45 198 169 29 49 10 1 4 25 24 30 1 0 2 .290 .379 .432 .811
2018 2 Teams Minors 105 432 390 57 111 24 1 11 49 35 89 1 1 4 .285 .347 .436 .783
2018 Rome Braves SAL A(Full) 82 342 307 54 90 17 1 11 39 29 73 1 1 4 .293 .360 .463 .822
2018 Florida Fire Frogs FSL A(Adv) 23 90 83 3 21 7 0 0 10 6 16 0 0 0 .253 .300 .337 .637
2019 2 Teams Minors 61 238 218 29 54 12 0 3 23 16 48 0 0 4 .248 .311 .344 .655
2019 Florida Fire Frogs FSL A(Adv) 50 207 190 26 50 11 0 3 22 14 44 0 0 3 .263 .324 .368 .692
2019 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 11 31 28 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 .143 .226 .179 .404

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 40 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50

Having MLB bloodlines can be a very good thing. And there's no question that Contreras, the younger brother of Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, has some of the attributes that have made his older brother a big league regular. While Contreras the younger had a very successful first taste of full-season ball as a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2018, there's also been the flip side of that bloodlines coin, where he's fallen into the trap of believing he can do everything his more established sibling can.

Contreras has all of the tools to be a very successful all-around catcher at the big league level. While he is a bit of a free swinger and sometimes attacks pitches out of the zone more than he should, he has shown the ability to make hard contact and draw walks while relatively limiting his strikeouts. He's starting to come into a little more power as he learns what he needs to adjust at the plate, and the Braves were pleased that he was making those adjustments in his offseason work. Defensively, he's always had a strong arm and has plenty of agility to be a good blocker and receiver.

The biggest thing Contreras needs to learn is that there is a process to becoming a finished product behind the plate, like his brother. As he starts to buy into building the foundation of being able to be a complete receiver, and not think he's already like his older brother, the more he'll be able to develop into the big league starter the Braves envision.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/05/2019 C William Contreras assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
01/28/2019 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C William Contreras to spring training.
08/01/2018 C William Contreras assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
04/23/2018 C William Contreras assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C William Contreras to spring training.
11/07/2017 C William Contreras assigned to Tigres de Aragua.
06/21/2017 C William Contreras assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
06/03/2016 C William Contreras assigned to GCL Braves from DSL Braves.
05/29/2015 C William Contreras assigned to DSL Braves.
02/10/2015 Atlanta Braves signed free agent C William Contreras to a minor league contract.