William Contreras is a right-handed catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was signed by the Orioles as an international free agent in 2013.
Contreras made his professional debut in 2014 with the Dominican Summer League Orioles. In 2015, he played for the Gulf Coast League Orioles and the Aberdeen IronBirds. Contreras spent 2016 with the Delmarva Shorebirds and 2017 with the Frederick Keys. He began the 2018 season with the Bowie Baysox before being promoted to the Norfolk Tides.
Contreras has played in the Dominican Winter League and the Panamanian Winter League.
Contreras was selected by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft in December 2018. He was returned to the Orioles organization on April 1, 2019.
Contreras represents Panama in international competitions.
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William Contreras is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher who plays in the Atlanta Braves organization. He was signed by the Braves as an international free agent in 2013. Contreras made his MLB debut with the Braves in 2020.
Contreras was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela. He began playing baseball at a young age and signed with the Braves at age 16. Contreras played in the Braves’ minor league system for seven years before making his MLB debut in 2020.
In his MLB debut season, Contreras batted .278 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 35 games. He also appeared in one game in the 2020 NLDS, going 0-for-1.
Contreras is a good defensive catcher and has a strong arm. He is considered one of the top prospects in the Braves’ organization.
The Braves are high on Contreras and believe he has the potential to be their starting catcher for many years to come.
William Contreras is a baseball catcher in the Atlanta Braves organization. He was drafted by the Braves in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.
Contreras was born in Panama City, Panama and moved to the United States at the age of 12. He played his high school baseball at Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. After high school, Contreras attended Central Florida Community College. He then transferred to Florida International University, where he played college baseball for the Panthers.
In 2016, his junior year of college, Contreras was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft. He made his professional debut that same year with theDanville Braves, Atlanta’s Rookie-level affiliate. In 2017, he played for the Rome Braves, Atlanta’s Class A affiliate.
Contreras is considered a highly promising prospect in the Braves organization. He is known for his strong arm and good receiving skills. In 2017, he was named the Braves’ minor league defensive player of the year.
William Contreras is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2020.
Contreras was signed by the Braves as an international free agent in 2016. He spent four seasons in the Braves minor league system, playing for the Danville Braves, Rome Braves, Florida Fire Frogs, and Gwinnett Stripers. He was added to the 40-man roster after the 2019 season.
Contreras made his MLB debut on August 11, 2020, against the New York Yankees. He recorded his first career hit, a single off Masahiro Tanaka, in his second at-bat.
In 2021, Contreras will compete for the starting catcher job with Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud.
Contreras’ older brothers Cristian and Jesus both play professional baseball. His cousin, Willson Contreras, is a catcher for the Chicago Cubs.
William Contreras is a right-handed pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization. He was signed by the Braves as an international free agent in 2013.
Contreras made his professional debut in 2014 with the DSL Braves, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.17 ERA in eight starts. He was promoted to the GCL Braves in 2015, where he made 15 starts and went 5-5 with a 3.48 ERA. In 2016, he spent the season with the Rome Braves, going 8-9 with a 4.60 ERA in 28 starts.
Contreras began the 2017 season with the Florida Fire Frogs, and was promoted to the Mississippi Braves in July. In 25 games (24 starts) between the two teams, he went 9-9 with a 3.60 ERA.
The Braves added Contreras to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season. He began the 2018 season with the Gwinnett Stripers, and was promoted to the Atlanta Braves in September. In 28 games (27 starts) between the two teams, he went 10-9 with a 3.76 ERA.
Contreras started the 2019 season back with Gwinnett, but was again promoted to Atlanta in September. In 32 games (30 starts) between the two teams, he went 12-10 with a 4.21 ERA.
Contreras has seen his fair share of promotion and demotion in his young career, but he continues to pitch well at every level. He will look to make an impact on the Braves’ pitching staff in 2020.