Willson Contreras

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St. Louis Cardinals Catcher (C ) Age: 31-345d Exp: 7.108 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Country: Venezuela Agent(s): (Octagon)

  • Current Contract

    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. In 2024, Contreras will earn a base salary of $18,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $18,000,000.

    2023-2028 Free Agent

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $87,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,500,000
    Free Agent: 2029 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2023 Contract details by year 31 6.108 $10,000,000 $17,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 32 7.108 $18,000,000 $17,500,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($28,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 33 $18,000,000 $17,500,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($46,000,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 34 $18,000,000 $17,500,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($64,000,000)
    2027 Contract details by year 35 $18,500,000 $17,500,000 $18,500,000 $18,500,000 $18,500,000($82,500,000)
    2028 Contract details by year 36 Club $17,500,000 $17,500,000 $17,500,000 $17,500,000 $5,000,000($87,500,000)
    2029 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2028 club option includes a $5M buyout
    • Top 3 MVP: $250,000
    • $50,000 each for Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, All-Star
    • $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • Full No Trade Clause from 2023-2026
    • 10-team no trade list 2027-2028
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,625,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,625,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,650,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $684,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $684,000
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $604,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $604,500
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $544,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $544,500
    Free Agent:

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent:

    2009-2009Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $850,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings - $850,000 - $850,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $299,484 - - $299,484
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $544,500 - - $544,500
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $604,500 - - $604,500
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $684,000 - - $684,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,666,667 - - $1,666,667
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,650,000 - - $6,650,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,625,000 - - $9,625,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $48,074,151 $850,000 - $48,924,151
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $18,500,000 - - $18,500,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    $107,574,151 $850,000 - $108,424,151
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $20,074,151 $850,000 - $20,924,151
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/15/2017 Player contract details by year Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense Against Official 1 game - Arguing with umpire
    1 -
  • Transactions

    Dec 7 2022Signed a 5 year $87.5 million contract with St. Louis (STL), plus a club option for 2028
    Nov 8 2022Declined a 1 year $19.65 million Qualifying Offer with Chicago (CHC)
    Nov 8 2022Chicago (CHC) extended a 1 year $19.65 million Qualifying Offer
    Jun 9 2022Signed a 1 year $9.625 million contract with Chicago (CHC), settling in arbitration
    Jan 15 2021Signed a 1 year $6.65 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 5 2019Signed a 1 year $684,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 8 2018Signed a 1 year $604,500 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Sep 15 2017Suspended 1 game for verbally arguing with an umpire
    Mar 1 2017Signed a 1 year $544,500 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jul 15 2009Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Injuries

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  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Willson Contreras ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2024 STL 11 11 38 6 10 2 0 2 4 6 0 13 .263 .391 .474 .865 0
    2023 STL 124 119 428 55 113 27 0 20 67 51 6 111 .264 .358 .467 .825 3.38
    2022 CHC 113 111 416 65 101 23 2 22 55 45 4 103 .243 .349 .466 .815 3.72
    2021 CHC 128 112 413 61 98 20 0 21 57 52 5 138 .237 .340 .438 .778 4.07
    2020 CHC 57 57 189 37 46 10 0 7 26 20 1 57 .243 .356 .407 .763 1.01
    2019 CHC 105 95 360 57 98 18 2 24 64 38 1 102 .272 .355 .533 .888 3.18
    2018 CHC 138 123 474 50 118 27 5 10 54 53 4 121 .249 .339 .390 .729 3.07
    2017 CHC 117 95 377 50 104 21 0 21 74 45 5 98 .276 .356 .499 .855 3.87
    2016 CHC 76 64 252 33 71 14 1 12 35 26 2 67 .282 .357 .488 .845 1.68
    Totals 869 787 2,947 414 759 162 10 139 436 336 28 810 0.258 0.351 0.461 0.812 23.98
  • Calculated Market Value

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    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • C Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Willson Contreras's Calculated Market Value

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