Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras will be sporting the “tools of ignorance” on Opening Day
Without a doubt, Willson Contreras will be your Opening Day starter behind the plate. Looking to bounce back from a rough second half where he wore down in 2018, Contreras will be the Cubs’ starter and primary backstop. So far this spring, Contreras has looked like the guy we all know he can be, ripping balls in and out of the yard and showcasing his customary bazooka arm.
Even though there has been some rumblings about the need for a veteran backstop behind Contreras, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be happening. That leaves Victor Caratini, who certainly has potential both offensively and defensively, or the photogenic camera darling, Taylor Davis.
Caratini is the frontrunner as he spent the year with the Cubs last year in the role of backup catcher, but he certainly will need to showcase some development if he wants to keep the Cubs from shopping for a veteran midseason.
At this point, count on the Cubs going with two catchers on the Opening Day roster: Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini.