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William Contreras Named Triple-A East Player of the Week

Contreras earns award for July 12-18 after batting .462 with three homers, 12 RBIs
Wiliam Contreras had three multi-RBI games from July 12-18, including a career-high-tying five RBIs on July 18 at Charlotte. (Bernie Connelly)
July 19, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – In an announcement made today by Minor League Baseball, Gwinnett Stripers’ catcher William Contreras has been named the Triple-A East Player of the Week for July 12-18. Contreras batted .462 (12-for-26) with three doubles, three home runs, seven runs, and 12 RBIs in six games during the

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – In an announcement made today by Minor League Baseball, Gwinnett Stripers’ catcher William Contreras has been named the Triple-A East Player of the Week for July 12-18.

Contreras batted .462 (12-for-26) with three doubles, three home runs, seven runs, and 12 RBIs in six games during the week. He tallied three multi-RBI games in Gwinnett’s six-game road sweep of the Charlotte Knights, including a career-high-tying five-RBI effort in the Stripers’ come-from-behind 13-12 victory on July 18.

From July 12-18, Contreras ranked among the Triple-A East top 10 in extra-base hits (T-1st, 6), total bases (2nd, 24), RBIs (T-2nd, 12), hits (T-3rd, 12), doubles (T-3rd, 3), homers (T-4th, 3), runs (T-6th, 7), OPS (7th, 1.440), slugging percentage (8th, .923), and batting (10th, .462).

The 23-year-old from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela is batting .429 (15-for-35) with five doubles, three homers, nine runs, 13 RBIs, and a 1.316 OPS in nine games with Gwinnett since joining the club on July 7. Contreras has also played 44 games with the Atlanta Braves this season, batting .204 (29-for-142) with three doubles, one triple, seven homers, 16 runs, and 21 RBIs.

It is the first career Player of the Week award for Contreras at any level of professional baseball. He is the second Stripers player to win a Triple-A East weekly award this year, joining pitcher Bryse Wilson (Triple-A East Pitcher of the Week for June 28-July 4).

Contreras and the Stripers return to Coolray Field for a six-game series against the Norfolk Tides from July 20-25. Tickets are on sale now at GoStripers.com.