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Likely Willson Contreras Free Agency Price Tag Revealed

Adam Taylor McKillop
The likely Willson Contreras free agency price tag has been revealed.
The likely Willson Contreras free agency price tag has been revealed. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been less than a week since the World Series ended and teams around baseball already have their eyes on free agency. That includes the Chicago Cubs, who are afraid Willson Contreras will depart for another franchise this offseason.

Contreras officially became a free agent on Sunday, and now MLB insider Kiley McDaniel has revealed the expected price tag on his next contract.

McDaniel projects Contreras to receive a contract worth three years and $45 million, or $15 million in average annual value (AAV). That's a bump from his last arbitration contract worth $9.6 million.

Contreras is a unique prototype for today's catchers. He's offensive minded, slashing .256/.349/.459 throughout his career and averaging 26 home runs and 81 RBIs across 162 games. Not to mention the three All-Star appearances.

McDaniel thinks Contreras could be on the move to 1B or DH at some point in his career, and doesn't believe the 30-year-old will be able to field a deal longer than three years.

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