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Willson Contreras | Catcher | #40

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Willson Contreras is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Brewers.
Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and bat eighth versus right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Contreras has been somewhat of a disappointment this season, particularly in the power department. He's hit just four home runs in 56 games. Jun 13 - 11:40 AM

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Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It's a regular day of rest. Chris Gimenez will do the catching.
Jun 10 - 10:36 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

He'll take a breather after catching all nine innings in last night's victory. Chris Gimenez will catch for Tyler Chatwood in Thursday's series finale.
Jun 7 - 11:43 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Makes sense with the day game after the night game. Chris Gimenez will start behind the dish and catch lefty Mike Montgomery.
May 28 - 11:04 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds

The hot-hitting backstop will take a seat in favor of Victor Caratini against Luis Castillo in the first game on Saturday. He'll presumably be back behind the dish for the nightcap.
May 19 - 10:33 AM

Willson Contreras went 3-for-6 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Reds.

It was the fourth time in his last eight games that Contreras has amassed at least three hits. Not surprisingly, his batting average has climbed along with that. He’s now at .287 after hitting .230 as recently as May 7.
May 19 - 1:50 AM

Willson Contreras is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

The hot-hitting backstop is back in there following a day off on Monday. Addison Russell also returns to the lineup. Contreras will bat cleanup against Mike Foltynewicz.
May 15 - 4:11 PM

Willson Contreras is absent from Monday's lineup versus the Braves.

The red-hot backstop will take a seat with the early start time in Chicago. Victor Caratini will start behind the plate and catch Jose Quintana.
May 14 - 11:07 AM

Willson Contreras continued his hot streak on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Cubs topped the White Sox 8-4.

Contreras came into the day having gone 7-for-10 with seven extra-base hits and eight RBI over his previous two games and it was more of the same in this one. He plated a run with an RBI single in the second inning to run the Cubs' advantage to 5-0 then crushed a two-run homer off of Chris Beck in the seventh. In this ridiculous three game stretch Contreras has taken his season slash from .230/.315/.354 to .281/.352/.516. He had one homer and eight RBI through his first 29 games and has three bombs and 11 RBI in the last three days.
May 12 - 8:01 PM

Willson Contreras blasted a pair of homers and drove in seven runs, leading the Cubs in an 11-2 rout over the White Sox on Friday afternoon.

It just so happened to be Willson Contreras bobblehead day at Wrigley Field and he put on a spectacular show for the crowd. Contreras clubbed a grand slam off of White Sox' starter Carson Fulmer to increase the Cubs' early lead to 5-0 in the first inning. He tacked on a solo shot off of Chris Beck in the sixth inning, then capped the scoring in the ballgame with a two-run double in the seventh. With the career day, he's now slashing .268/.343/.488 with three homers and 16 RBI on the year.
May 11 - 8:55 PM

Willson Contreras delivered three hits Wednesday in Chicago’s win over the Marlins.

He tripled and scored in the third, plated Anthony Rizzo with an RBI double in the sixth, then tripled and scored again in the eighth. Even with Wednesday’s outburst, Contreras is still hitting a paltry .246 for the season with just one homer in 118 at-bats, though he’s now tied for second in the National League with three triples. He’s also tied for seventh in doubles with 10.
May 9 - 7:13 PM

Willson Contreras is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Manager Joe Maddon isn't afraid to tinker with a struggling lineup, as he's now batting Contreras at the top of the lineup after hitting Anthony Rizzo there last week. For what it's worth, Contreras is 2-for-5 with two home runs in his career against Cards starter Michael Wacha.
May 6 - 3:45 PM

Willson Contreras went hitless in a third straight game Friday against the Cardinals.

Contreras has gone eight straight games without an RBI and is stuck on just seven RBI for the year. That's quite a disappointment for a catcher who figured to be a big source of power production in the middle of the Cubs lineup. He will get it together, though.
May 5 - 12:01 AM

Willson Contreras is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

He's just getting a breather. Victor Caratini will catch Kyle Hendricks and bat sixth.
May 1 - 3:25 PM

Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the Brewers on Sunday.

The multi-hit game was a breakthrough of sorts for the 25-year-old, who hadn't had multiple hits in a game since April 10 before Sunday. Even with the relative slump, Contreras is still hitting a respectable .270/.350/.427 through 23 games.
Apr 29 - 6:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Randy Rosario
10Luke Farrell
11Anthony Bass