There is a really good reason William makes this list, and it goes beyond his talent. He’s really the only promising prospect the Atlanta Braves have at catcher right now.
Alex Jackson has already made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves, and I personally view him as more of a back-up catcher in the future.
Contreras looks like he could be the primary backstop for the Atlanta Braves for years to come.
Last year between Single-A and High-A he hit .285 with 11 home runs in 390 at-bats. He also threw out 23 percent of would-be base stealers.
Just for comparison’s sake, his brother Willson had a 27 percent caught stealing rate in his second big league season and that number increased to 34 percent in 2017 and to 43 percent last year.
That is something William can certainly improve on as he gets older.
The Atlanta Braves catching prospect will play this season at the age of 21, and he starts the season in High-A where he’s hitting .243 with a home run in 37 at-bats.
Right now he looks like the catcher of the future for the Atlanta Braves, and because we are so thin at that position, he has to be untouchable right now.