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September 18, 2020 11:08 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Drives in lone run Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 1-0 win over the Twins.

Rich Hill and Caleb Thielbar limited the Cubs to just three total hits, but Contreras managed two of them, and the Chicago catcher drove in the game's only run. Contreras is now batting .256 with a .760 OPS and 22 RBI in 49 games.

September 11, 2020 03:32 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Produces four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs in a victory over the Reds on Thursday.

Contreras reached base five times in the win, tying his career high with four hits. The offensive display continued a strong month for the backstop, who is hitting .457 (16-for-35) with 10 runs scored and eight RBI in September.

September 5, 2020 12:08 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Plates all four runs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and four total RBI in Friday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Contreras hit a two-run single in the first inning to open the scoring. He added an RBI single in the third and then went yard in the sixth to cap off a strong overall performance. Contreras has found his touch in September -- he's 8-for-17 (.471) with five RBI and six runs scored in his last four games. The 28-year-old is now slashing .234/.329/.411 with five homers, 17 RBI, 26 runs scored and a stolen base through 37 contests overall.

September 3, 2020 12:04 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Three-hit game Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Pirates.

Contreras slotted in second in the order with Kris Bryant out of the lineup, and the Chicago catcher responded. It's been a rough go of it so far for Contreras, as he entered the night batting under .200. The three-hit effort bumped his average up to .216, and perhaps it will get him going at the plate for a sustained period of time.

August 29, 2020 12:28 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Hits ninth-inning homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Cincinnati's Robert Stephenson threw a high fastball in the ninth -- not too high for Contreras, who put the ball out to center field on a line drive. Contreras' season numbers are not impressive, but he now has two home runs in his last three games and we're still at the point where a few big games can change the narrative quickly.

August 29, 2020 02:36 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Will DH on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Friday's game against the Cubs.

Contreras will get a night off behind the plate, with Victor Caratini handling catching duties. After a strong summer camp, Contreras has yet to really get going for the Cubs, as he's slashing just .207/.321/.370 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 29 games so far.

August 26, 2020 12:56 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Snaps homer drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to Detroit on Tuesday.

Though Contreras' long ball was an afterthought on the scoreboard -- it came with Chicago down by seven runs in the ninth inning -- it could help the backstop get back on the right track as he had last gone deep Aug. 4. Since that date, Contreras went 7-for-52 (.135) with only one extra-base hit and 19 strikeouts before his 418-foot blast Tuesday. His season slash line of .216/.333/.386 is well below his career norm.

August 17, 2020 11:28 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Snaps hitless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and an RBI in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Contreras played a key role in a four-run sixth inning that rallied the Cubs to a 5-4 victory. His one-out double brought home Javier Baez and trimmed the St. Louis lead to 4-2. He then came around to score on David Bote's go-ahead three-run home run. It's been a tough few days for Contreras, who was ejected from Wednesday's game against Cleveland and came into Monday hitless in his last five contests. The streak extended to six games with an 0-for-2 showing in the first half of Monday's doubleheader. The 28-year-old backstop is now batting .231 with a .753 OPS, and both of those figures should continue to climb.

August 12, 2020 08:00 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Ejected Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Indians during the fifth inning, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

The 28-year-old was unhappy with a check-swing call during his third at-bat and was subsequently tossed from the contest. Contreras went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts prior to exiting. Backup catcher Victor Caratini took over behind the plate, but since he was already serving as the designated hitter, the Cubs lose the extra bat for the remainder of game.

August 6, 2020 02:20 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Chips in rare stolen base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 1-for-4 with a single, an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

Batting cleanup as the DH, Contreras drove in a run in the eighth and then stole second off Gabe Speier and Salvador Perez, matching his stolen-base total from all of last season. Contreras also has a couple homers already and is batting north of .300 through 11 games.

August 4, 2020 11:32 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Homers in win Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Royals.

Contreras extended the Cubs' lead to 5-2 in the eighth inning and they ended up needing the insurance run. The Chicago catcher has been locked in with a 1.013 OPS through 10 games, and he should continue to post strong numbers from the middle of the team's lineup.

July 28, 2020 05:20 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras isn't starting Tuesday against the Reds.

Contreras had started in each of the Cubs' first four games this year, but he'll take a seat Tuesday after putting together multi-hit performances in the past two games. Victor Caratini will start behind the plate and bat second.

July 26, 2020 06:04 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Hits first 2020 home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Contreras was scorching hot in summer camp with six home runs, and now he has his first long ball that counts in 2020. The 28-year-old caught two of the Cubs' first three games, with an appearance at DH in between. That formula could be used the rest of the way to limit the wear and tear on Contreras behind the plate.

July 26, 2020 12:32 AM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Will DH on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras is the designated hitter and batting fifth in Saturday's game against the Brewers.

In Friday's season opener, Contreras started at catcher while Victor Caratini served as DH. The two are simply flipping roles Saturday, and the Cubs could do this regularly throughout the season to keep both players in the lineup while limiting their time behind the plate.

July 22, 2020 10:00 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Pops two more home runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Twins.

Contreras has been on fire in summer camp, Counting intrasquad games as well as scrimmages against other clubs, the catcher now has six home runs. If Contreras can carry this into the regular season, he should be very productive over the 60-game slate.

July 14, 2020 11:08 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Good start to camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras homered in Tuesday's intrasquad game and now leads the Cubs with three home runs during summer camp, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Contreras is off to a strong start in camp and seems poised to post good numbers in the 60-game regular season if he stays healthy. The team has already announced that Victor Caratini will be the personal catcher for Yu Darvish, which should ease the burden on Contreras behind the plate.

May 18, 2020 08:24 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Could excel in shortened season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras, who has consistently performed better in the first half of seasons, could excel during a shortened 2020 slate, Max Goodman of reports.

For his career, Contreras has posted better offensive numbers across the board in the first half of seasons. Last year, he led the Cubs with a .294 average and .965 OPS through 82 games. This isn't particularly surprising, given the wear and tear that comes with playing catcher. Contreras could end up benefiting from a shortened schedule, especially if teams are allowed to operate with expanded rosters and Chicago decides to keep a third catcher on the roster.

March 10, 2020 10:20 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Homers during three-hit game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

Contreras has been chugging along this spring, posting a .292 batting average and .930 OPS in Cactus League play. The 27-year-old catcher had a solid 2019 campaign with 24 home runs and 64 RBI, and he should once again be one of the top options at the position in 2020.

January 10, 2020 04:12 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Gets $4.5 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Cubs, avoiding arbitration, Jordan Bastian of reports.

This is his first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player, and $4.5 million is a pretty good haul for such a player. There have been trade rumors surrounding Contreras for much of the offseason, and interested teams can now be certain how much they would have to pay Contreras in 2020.

September 28, 2019 03:40 PM
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contreras is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Contreras hasn't had his typical heavy workload since the Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention. Jonathan Lucroy starts behind the plate on this occasion.

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vs St. Louis4581 .229 .244 .178
vs Flaherty (Career)1731 .353.222.176
vs RHP2827318 .343 .511 .259
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2010R-Dsl Cubs21764112021098620.312.405.375
2011ASX-Boise Hawks60222315854227114132.261.305.347
2012ASX-Boise Hawks642493268101339115432.273.316.357
2013AFX-Kane County Cougars8631046771151146266683.248.320.423
2014AFA-Daytona Cubs802814068142537286655.242.320.359
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies12645471151344875576244.333.413.478
2019AAA-Iowa Cubs373110001400.143.333.286

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