Willson Contreras

C,DH · St. Louis Cardinals

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 210
DOB 1992-05-13 Age 31.9
Hometown Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 9.11, 131st

Season Projections

Source5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC$171204854196310722121644811122.952.255.348.457.805.202
Steamer$161164924266410722121674811322.853.252.343.453.796.201
THE BAT$201204854146610720220655110922.462.259.358.462.820.203
Zeile$161214884226310722120654811223.053.254.346.453.799.199

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Willson Contreras Back In Cardinals Lineup

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (hand) is back in the team's starting lineup on Tuesday, serving as the designated hitter and batting third in the order against right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies. Contreras is still dealing with soreness in his left hand and will make his first start since being hit by a pitch last Wednesday. The 31-year-old still feels the injury slightly when he swings, so DFS gamers would probably be smart to avoid him in his first game back. Ivan Herrera is starting at catcher and is batting sixth in St. Louis' lineup. In addition to Contreras not being 100 percent just yet, he's returning to a tough matchup against Wheeler, a pitcher he's hit just .200 against with one RBI in 15 career at-bats.

    Apr 9 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Scratched Again Monday, Expected Back Tuesday

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    The St. Louis Cardinals scratched catcher Willson Contreras (hand) from the starting lineup yet again on Monday against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Ivan Herrera is making yet another start behind the dish for the Cardinals and is hitting fifth in the order against Phillies right-hander Spencer Turnbull. Second baseman Nolan Gorman is in the three-hole. Manager Oliver Marmol feels that Contreras will be ready to catch by Tuesday. The 31-year-old backstop will sit out a fourth straight game due to a sore left hand that was injured last Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch. In the four games since Contreras has been hurt, Herrera has stepped in nicely and gone 6-for-17 (.353) with a home run and three RBI. He'll be attractive again in DFS lineups in the five-hole against Turnbull.

    Apr 8 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras On The Bench Again Sunday

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (hand) remains out of action on Sunday as the club looks for the sweep of the winless Miami Marlins. Contreras was hit in the hand by a pitch on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres and hasn't played since. He was originally in Saturday's starting lineup before being scratched. The 31-year-old's injury doesn't appear to be serious, but the Cardinals don't want to bring the All-Star catcher back too soon, so they'll play it safe and hold him out again Sunday. Ivan Herrera will make another start behind the plate and bat cleanup against Marlins right-hander Max Meyer on Sunday. The young backstop has gone 6-for-16 (.375) in the early going with a homer and five RBI, and he's a nice DFS option yet again in the cleanup spot for St. Louis on Sunday. Check back on Monday to see if Contreras is active against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Apr 7 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Scratched On Saturday

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    St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Willson Contreras was scratched from the lineup on Saturday. Contreras was hit by a pitch in the left hand in Wednesday's game against the Padres and was not in the lineup Thursday. Alec Burleson will take his spot as DH on Saturday and 23-year-old Ivan Herrera will be behind the plate. Contreras is considered day-to-day at this point. The 31-year-old is off to a slow start this season, going 4-for-19 over his first six games, although three of his four hits have gone for extra bases. Ivan Herrera hit his first MLB home run on Thursday and is 4-for-9 over his last two games. Burleson is 4-for-21 to begin 2024 with one extra-base hit.

    Apr 6 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras Ivan Herrera
  • Willson Contreras Returns To Lineup Saturday

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (hand) is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against the visiting Miami Marlins and left-hander Trevor Rogers, serving as the designated hitter and batting third. Ivan Herrera will stay behind the plate and bat fifth. Contreras had some swelling in his hand after getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, which is why he sat out the home opener on Thursday versus Miami. The 31-year-old backstop is back in there on Saturday, though, so fantasy managers in single-year leagues should return him to their starting lineups. Contreras may not be 100 percent, though, and he's off to a 4-for-19 (.211) start), although two of those four hits have cleared the fences. He has never faced Rogers in his career.

    Apr 6 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • X-Rays Come Back Negative On Willson Contreras

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    St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said that X-rays showed no fracture in catcher Willson Contreras' left hand. The Cardinals hope Contreras will be available in some fashion on Saturday. The 31-year-old veteran backstop injured his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's loss to the San Diego Padres, which caused him to miss the home-opening win on Thursday over the winless Marlins. With Contreras out on Thursday, Ivan Herrera got the start behind the plate and went 2-for-5 with his first major-league home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two strikeouts in the team's 8-5 win. Don't be surprised if Herrera gets another start behind the plate on Saturday, with Contreras serving as the designated hitter.

    Apr 4 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras Ivan Herrera
  • Willson Contreras Out Thursday With Hand Injury

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (hand) is out of the lineup for the team's home opener on Thursday against the Miami Marlins due to a hand injury that he suffered when he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's loss to the San Diego Padres. When the swelling in Contreras' hand goes down, he will undergo imaging to determine the severity of the injury, but fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. Ivan Herrera is catching right-hander Lance Lynn on Thursday and batting cleanup against Marlins left-hander Ryan Weathers. The Cardinals added catcher Pedro Pages from Triple-A Memphis when they put Matt Carpenter (oblique) on the injured list on Thursday, so there's a possibility that Contreras will be forced to the IL himself, depending on the results of the tests on his hand.

    Apr 4 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Dealing With Swelling In His Hand

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (hand) is dealing with swelling in his left hand, and it's unknown if he'll be in the lineup on Thursday for the team's home opener against the Miami Marlins, according to manager Oliver Marmol. The swelling has not gone down enough in Contreras' hand for him to undergo imaging. From the looks of things, fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to be in the starting lineup on Thursday. The 31-year-old backstop was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's series finale against the San Diego Padres but remained in the game. If he cannot play on Thursday, Ivan Herrera will likely take over catching duties in the home opener. Contreras has had a slow to start in 2024, going 4-for-19 (.211) but he does have two home runs and four RBI in the first six contests. Check back to see if he's available on Thursday.

    Apr 4 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Back In Action Sunday

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras is back in the starting lineup and batting fifth for Sunday's showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The veteran backstop received a day off on Saturday after going 1-for-7 to start the season. Contreras should be his consistent self for fantasy managers in 2024, offering 20+ home run power and 120+ combined runs and RBI. He remains a top-10 option at the catcher position in his second year with the Cardinals.

    Mar 31 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Blasts First Homer Of Spring

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras is finishing up his spring on a high note. The 31-year-old blasted his first home run of the spring during Monday's win over the Chicago Cubs. It's fitting that Contreras smacked his first homer off his former team. Contreas is slashing a lackluster .250/.300/.472 so far this spring. At this point, fantasy managers know what they will get from Contreras. The move to St. Louis doesn't seem to have boosted his offensive ability.

    Mar 25 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Knocks In Three Tuesday

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras drove in three runs as part of a two-hit effort on Tuesday in Grapefruit League action against the Miami Marlins. All three of the veteran's RBI came on a second-inning double that cleared the bases. He also singled to lead off the second inning in which the Cardinals scored seven runs while knocking around Marlins starter Yonny Chirinos. Contreras is now hitting .259 with a .730 OPS this spring but has yet to homer, albeit with four doubles on his resume. He hit .264 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI across 125 games last season. He carries with him a high fantasy floor, slugging at least 20 home runs in each of his last five full seasons while he also offers some speed at the catcher position with six stolen bases last season, tied for third among big-league catchers.

    Mar 19 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • Willson Contreras Takes Live Batting Practice Wednesday

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    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (wrist) was scheduled to take live batting practice at spring training on Wednesday. It's a notable development since Contreras ended last year on the sidelines due to tendinitis in his left wrist. The 31-year-old veteran backstop avoided surgery in the offseason and appears to be fully healthy as he prepares for his second year in St. Louis. His first year with the Red Birds got off to a rough start, but Contreras eventually rebounded to hit .264/.358/.467 with an .826 OPS, 20 home runs, 27 doubles, 67 RBI, a career-high six stolen bases and 55 runs scored in 125 games. It was his fourth straight season with 20-plus long balls. Even though his defensive abilities leave a lot to be desired, Contreras should once again be one of the most attractive offensive-minded catchers for fantasy managers in 2024.

    Feb 21 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Willson Contreras
  • SeasonTeam5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2016CHC$77428325233711411235266723.722.282.357.488.845.206
    2017CHC$18117427377501042102174459823.054.276.356.499.855.223
    2018CHC$111375424745011827510545312122.341.249.339.390.729.141
    2019CHC$16100407360579818224643810225.112.272.355.533.888.261
    2020CHC$20572231893746100726205725.612.243.356.407.763.164
    2021CHC$13127479413589820021575213828.854.237.340.438.778.201
    2022CHC$161134854166510123222554510321.242.243.349.466.815.223
    2023STL$161255004285511327020675111122.263.264.370.467.837.203
    2024STL-9383067102461128.900.233.395.467.862.234
    2024 ATC$171204854196310722121644811122.952.255.348.457.805.202
    2024 Steamer$161164924266410722121674811322.853.252.343.453.796.201
    2024 THE BAT$201204854146610720220655110922.462.259.358.462.820.203
    2024 Zeile$161214884226310722120654811223.053.254.346.453.799.199

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    SeasonTeamC1B3BLFRFOFDH
    2016CHC5730240240
    2017CHC108514260
    2018CHC133105050
    2019CHC99201231
    2020CHC410000018
    2021CHC116011010
    2022CHC720000039
    2023STL970000030
    2024STL6000003
    DateOppResultOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Apr 12at ARIW 9-65541100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 10vs PHIL 3-42431100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 9vs PHIW 3-03440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 3at SDL 2-33421110001125.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Apr 2at SDW 5-2343110012100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 1at SDW 6-2554110012000.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Mar 31at LADL 4-55431000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Mar 29at LADL 3-65440100000375.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Mar 28at LADL 1-7543000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000

    2023

    DateOppResultOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Sep 20vs MILL 2-8432000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Sep 18vs MILW 1-05331100110133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Sep 16vs PHIL 1-6552011000300.000.500.8001.0001.800.500
    Sep 15vs PHIL 4-55550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 12at BALW 5-2522110000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 11at BALL 5-11544030002000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Sep 9at CINW 4-3544120013000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 8at CINW 9-45542100131120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Sep 6at ATLW 11-6554120013100.001.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Sep 5at ATLW 10-65440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 2vs PITL 6-75431000000125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 1vs PITL 2-45441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 30vs SDW 5-43441110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Aug 29vs SDW 6-5544320023000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Aug 28vs SDL 1-4543000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 27at PHIL 0-35440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 26at PHIL 1-125330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 25at PHIL 2-75440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 23at PITW 6-45530000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 22at PITL 3-65440110010250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Aug 21at PITL 1-11533010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 20vs NYMW 7-35551100010120.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Aug 19vs NYML 2-134330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 18vs NYML 1-7443010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 17vs NYML 2-44430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 14vs OAKW 7-5421010000100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 12at KCW 5-44540100011240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 11at KCL 8-12553231015100.0001.0001.0002.3333.3331.333
    Aug 9at TBW 6-45440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 8at TBL 2-45441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 6vs COLL 0-18a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 5vs COLW 6-2444121002000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 4vs COLL 4-95430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 2vs MINW 7-35441200000125.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 1vs MINL 2-34440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 29vs CHCL 1-56430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 28vs CHCL 2-35430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 27vs CHCL 3-104000000000000
    Jul 25at ARIL 1-35440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 24at ARIW 10-69a10100000100.0001.0001.000
    Jul 22at CHCL 6-8522011002000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jul 21at CHCL 3-44540200000240.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 20at CHCW 7-2553011001200.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Jul 18vs MIAW 5-25440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 17vs MIAW 6-44430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 14vs WASL 5-75441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 9at CWSW 4-3452120012100.0001.0001.0002.5003.5001.500
    Jul 6at MIAW 3-04530110000120.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Jul 5at MIAL 9-105542310021120.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Jul 4at MIAL 2-154440210000125.001.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 3at MIAL 4-54542310111120.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Jul 1vs NYYL 2-64520000001240.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Jun 29vs HOUL 0-14533010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 28vs HOUL 7-105530000000240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 27vs HOUW 4-24440110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jun 25vs CHCW 7-5544241000000.0001.0001.0001.2502.250.250
    Jun 24vs CHCL 1-94440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 21at WASL 0-3544000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 20at WASW 9-3464132002000.000.750.8331.2502.083.500
    Jun 19at WASW 8-65550100010120.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jun 17at NYMW 5-3453000000000.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 16at NYML 1-65441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 13vs SFL 3-115431000001375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 12vs SFL 3-4543000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 11vs CINL 3-4543100000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 10vs CINL 4-89b000000000000
    Jun 9vs CINW 7-4553010000000.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 7at TEXW 1-05330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 6at TEXL 4-65531100110120.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Jun 5at TEXL 3-4444100000000.010.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 3at PITL 3-45441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 2at PITL 5-75540000001240.000.000.200.000.200.000
    May 30vs KCW 2-153300000003100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 29vs KCL 0-7533010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    May 27at CLEW 2-15430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 26at CLEL 3-4543000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 24at CINL 3-105330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    May 23at CINW 8-55440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 22at CINL 5-63540000001240.000.000.200.000.200.000
    May 21vs LADW 10-53550000000240.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 20vs LADW 6-5544010001000.010.250.250.250.500.000
    May 19vs LADL 0-5544000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 18vs LADW 16-83552200260240.000.400.4001.6002.0001.200
    May 17vs MILW 3-05440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 16vs MILL 2-3353011000200.010.333.600.6671.267.334
    May 15vs MILW 18-15540000001120.000.000.200.000.200.000
    May 14at BOSW 9-15540000001120.000.000.200.000.200.000
    May 13at BOSW 4-33431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    May 12at BOSW 8-63551100110120.000.200.200.8001.000.600
    May 10at CHCL 4-103540100011240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 9at CHCW 6-45430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 8at CHCW 3-1444121002000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 7vs DETW 12-65551000000240.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 6vs DETL 5-63550100000240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    May 5vs DETL 4-53551100000240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    May 4vs LAAL 7-11554122002100.000.500.6001.0001.600.500
    May 3vs LAAL 4-65441210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 2vs LAAL 1-53430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 30at LADL 3-6544120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 29at LADL 0-14440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 28at LADL 3-7533000001000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 26at SFL 3-7543010000100.001.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 25at SFL 4-55440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 24at SFL 0-44440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 23at SEAW 7-35310000002133.300.000.667.000.667.000
    Apr 22at SEAL 4-55441210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 21at SEAL 2-5532100000000.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 19vs ARIW 14-5553221001200.000.667.8001.0001.800.333
    Apr 18vs ARIL 7-84552200230120.000.400.4001.6002.0001.200
    Apr 17vs ARIL 3-63440220010125.010.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Apr 16vs PITW 5-45541210011120.000.500.600.7501.350.250
    Apr 15vs PITL 3-69a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 14vs PITW 3-05440100010125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 13vs PITL 0-5542000000200.010.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 12at COLW 7-45551000000120.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 11at COLW 9-65530000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 10at COLL 4-75440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 9at MILL 1-68a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 8at MILW 6-05550100010240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 7at MILL 0-4543000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 5vs ATLL 2-52a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 4vs ATLL 1-4544010001000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 3vs ATLL 4-8555010000000.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 2vs TORW 9-4544121000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Mar 30vs TORL 9-105442200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
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