Whatever happens with Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs going forward, and whatever the market may say about his defense behind the plate, you cannot argue with the bat.
And no one will try to argue with the 2022 performance at the plate, as Contreras has been named a Silver Slugger finalist:
Contreras, who is the Cubs’ only Silver Slugger finalist this year, hit .243/.349/.466 with a 132 wRC+, trailing only his brother in the National League (138), but the younger Contreras didn’t play in enough games to qualify. Contreras’s 22 homers trailed only Will Smith (24). Smith, J.T. Realmuto, and Travis d’Arnaud are the other finalists.
The full slate of finalists is here.