Willson Contreras Won the Venezuelan HR Derby Last Night

Jim

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There is nowhere else I’d rather be in the world last night than Valencia, Venezuela.  Willy put on a show for the home fans, bombing 33 home runs, with 9 in the final round. Just Willy doing Willy things.

One thing bugs me, however. Why no Venezuelan arm sleeve? Maybe it’s seen in the same light as a millenial wearing American flag Chubbies and Willy is two steps ahead of me.

“Beyond winning, I decided to give a message to the fans, especially the little ones in the house,” Contreras told reporters. “They must remember that there are no limits when you dream big.”  Tell me again how Yadier Molina is the best/most likeable catcher in the NL Central one more time.  Willson posted a .276 average with 21 homers, 74 RBIs, and .356 on-base percentage all while missing over a month of games.  I see plenty of hardware in his future, but for right now, let’s all join together and congratulate Contreras on what seems like a delightful night in Venezuela.