The Milwaukee Brewers traded for All-Star catcher William Contreras in a three-team swap of catchers Monday afternoon. check out his trade.

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

William Jesus Contreras is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

Born: December 24, 1997 (age 24)
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
           July 24, 2020, for the Atlanta Braves           

Contreras signed with the Braves organization in 2015 and made his major league debut on Opening Day in 2020.

Contreras was a member of the 2021 World Series champions and was named an All-Star in 2022. The Braves traded Contreras to the Brewers after the 2022 season.

William Contreras trade

The Milwaukee Brewers traded for All-Star catcher William Contreras in a three-team swap of catchers Monday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves sent Manny Pina to the Oakland Athletics, who in turn shipped Sean Murphy to the Braves.

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

Both Atlanta and Milwaukee are sending prospects to Oakland to complete the trade.

William Contreras burst onto the scene in 2022, his third major league season. He hit .278 with 20 home runs in 376 plate appearances over 97 games, wresting the Braves’ starting catcher spot away from Travis d’Arnaud.

For giving up Contreras, the Braves landed Murphy. Acknowledged as a better defensive backstop than the player Atlanta gave up, Murphy finished fourth in the 2020 American League Rookie of the Year balloting.

He hit .250 with 18 home runs as the Athletics’ starter last season. He figures to benefit from Atlanta’s more hitter-friendly ballpark.

William Contreras is the younger brother of Willson Contreras, who left the Chicago Cubs to sign as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals last week.

The thought of both Contreras brothers now in the National League Central has many a fan swept up in anticipation.

William Contreras salary 

Willson Contreras signed a 5 year / $87,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $87,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $17,500,000.

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

Contract: 5 yr(s) / $87,500,000           
Signing Bonus
Average Salary          $17,500,000
Free Agent: 2029 / UFA

In 2023, Contreras will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,000,000.

Brother 

Contreras is the younger brother of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras, the longtime Chicago Cub.

Willson Eduardo Contreras is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs.

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

Contreras was born on May 13, 1992, in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to Olga and William Contreras.

He was the middle child of three, with an older brother, Willmer, and a younger brother, William.

Willson and William would play baseball in the street as children by using a crumpled piece of paper as a ball.

At the age of 16, Contreras began attending a baseball academy in Venezuela run by the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Stats

Contreras signed with the Atlanta Braves as an international free agent in February 2015. He made his professional debut with the DSL Braves in 2015, hitting .314/.370/.413/.783 with 32 runs batted in (RBIs).

William Contreras : Trade | Salary | Brother | stats

MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Batting average .260
Home runs 28
Runs batted in 69
Teams
  • Atlanta Braves (2020–2022)                 

Contreras played for the Danville Braves in 2017, hitting .290/.379/.432/.811 with four home runs and 25 RBIs.

He split the 2018 season between the Rome Braves and the Florida Fire Frogs, hitting a combined .285/.347/.436/.783 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs.

He split the 2019 season between Florida and the Mississippi Braves, hitting a combined .255/.315/.354/.669 with 6 home runs and 39 RBIs.

The Braves added Contreras to their 40 man roster following the 2019 season to protect him from being eligible in the Rule 5 draft.

He was invited to the regularly held 2020 spring training, as well as summer camp, held prior to opening day of the shortenend 2020 season.

Contreras was activated on July 24, 2020, and made his major league debut that day as a backup catcher.

His first career hit and run batted in came as a pinch-hitter the next day, while facing Hunter Strickland. In 2020 he was four-for-ten with a double and an RBI.

On May 5, 2021, Contreras hit his first career home run against Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde. He split the 2021 between Gwinnett and Atlanta.

By Rishabh

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