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William Contreras

Born: 12/24/1997 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180
Primary Position: C
Athletic for the position; quick actions; excellent range of motion; slightly undersized; will add some muscle but likely to maintain fringe-average size; athleticism should help durability.
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Dates Seen 5/25-28
Affiliate Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Above-average bat speed; hand load tends to get deep; swing can get lengthy; mostly makes up for length with quick hands, explosive lower half; utilizes lower half exceptionally well; notable lift in bat path and extension through contact; some swing and miss; still slightly raw approach but has idea/eye.
Power 55 Power-based swing will tap into raw for above-average in-game power; loud contact to all fields; present pull-side home run power; consistent gap power to all fields; will grow into home run power to opposite field; impact pop for the position.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Athletic for catcher; quick feet; respectable home-to-first times; not a station-to-station runner; should remain serviceable on basepaths.
Glove 50 Athletic actions; quick behind plate; shifts side to side with ease; inconsistent glove; struggles squaring up body to block pitches at times; framing is in development; needs to soften glove some; framework for average defense based on athleticism.
Arm 55 1.95-2.05 pop times; quick release; smooth, quick catch-and-throw; inconsistent accuracy at times; plus arm strength.

Contreras has a high ceiling based on standout athleticism for the position. It shows at the plate with an explosive, power-based swing that utilizes his lower half and has big lift and extension. He'll get the most from his raw power and hit enough to make it play. His defense is a work in progress with inconsistent results with the glove, but the athleticism gives him the framework to be average and he offers an above-average arm with flashes of plus times. Contreras has the tools to play every day behind the plate and offer impact pop for the position.

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