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Friday, June 17, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: WILLSON CONTERAS CATCHER CHICAGO CUBS

Lose catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber for the 2016 season?  That's no problem for the Chicago Cubs and their top-of-the-line farm system as they plan to call up top catching prospect Willson Contreras for Friday night's game.  The sweet-swinging Contreras is just the latest prospect gem to come down the pipeline for the Cubs and this is a MAJOR actionable move in fantasy baseball terms.  The reason to run to the waiver wire is the fact that Conteras belongs in the Victor Martinez/Buster Posey category in terms of being an extremely rare high-end hitting catcher and one only has to look at the incredible .353 average he leaves Double-A with.  Even more salivating when it comes to Contreras is that he combined the batting-title average with good power as he has 9 home runs and 43 RBI.  Want more?  Try 4 stolen bases as Contreras is like a J.T.Realmuto in terms of contributing a bit in that category.  Combined together and Contreras is arguably the biggest prospect call-up thus far this season considernig the position scarcity. 

When it comes to the advanced numbers for Contreras, one can see why the 24-year-old is already such a potent offensive force.  He checks all the boxes in terms of an advanced approach such as a tiny 13.3 K/9 rate and also a very impressive 11.7 BB/9.  When a hitter has patience and a good contact rate, a .300 average is a given and with Contreras also having power, the overall line is beyond impressive.  Again picking up Contreras is a must in all formats and he could easily be a top-five backstop the rest of the season.  Go get him right this minute.  You will be sorry if someone beats you to the kid. 

 

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