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Bud Norris

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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15-8

ERA

3.65

WHIP

1.22

K

139

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Astros grew tired of Norris' inconsistency and shipped him to the Orioles in the second half. Norris struck out 57 in 50.2 innings, but a 4.80 ERA and 1.68 WHIP after the trade were not what the O...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 222   DOB: 3/2/1985   BORN: Greenbrae, CA   COLLEGE: Cal Poly   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Bud Norris Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.3 million contract with the Orioles in January 2014 to avoid arbitration.

October 11, 2014  –  Bud Norris News

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Norris will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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Bud Norris Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A LEX 22 22 0 96.7 85 51 8 117 41 2 8 0 4.75 1.30
2007 22 A SAL 1 1 0 6.0 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.50 0.83
2008 23 AA COR 19 19 0 80.0 89 36 8 84 31 3 8 0 4.05 1.50
2009 24 AAA ROU 19 19 0 120.0 104 35 6 112 53 4 9 0 2.63 1.31
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 10 0 55.7 59 28 9 54 25 6 3 0 4.53 1.51
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 3 0 14.2 16 5 1 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 3.07 1.55
2010 25 MAJ HOU 27 27 0 153.7 151 84 18 158 77 9 10 0 0 0 4.92 1.48
2011 26 MAJ HOU 31 31 0 186.0 177 78 24 176 70 6 11 0 0 0 3.77 1.33
2012 27 AAA OKL 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2012 27 MAJ HOU 29 29 0 168.3 165 87 23 165 66 7 13 0 0 0 4.65 1.37
2013 28 MAJ HOU 21 21 0 126.0 135 55 11 90 43 6 9 0 0 0 3.93 1.41
2013 28 MAJ BAL 11 9 0 50.7 61 27 6 57 24 4 3 0 0 0 4.80 1.68
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ HOU/BAL 32 30 0 176.7 196 82 17 147 67 10 12 0 0 0 4.18 1.49
2014 29 AA BOW 1 1 0 4.1 4 3 0 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 2.20
2014 29 MAJ BAL 28 28 0 165.3 149 67 20 139 52 15 8 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 177.0 179 82 21 162 67 7 12 0 0 0 4.17 1.39
Career  (View All)     158 155 0 905.7 897 426 111 839 357 53 57 0 4.23 1.38

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Bud Norris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 24 @NYY 6.0 5 3 3 2 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
Sep. 17 Tor 5.3 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.62 1.22
Sep. 12 NYY 7.0 3 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.74 1.22
Sep. 7 @TB 6.0 8 4 4 4 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.92 1.24
Sep. 2 Cin 6.0 4 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.83 1.23
Aug. 28 TB 6.0 6 4 4 1 2 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.24
Aug. 23 @ChC 2.0 4 4 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.91 1.24
Aug. 18 @CWS 7.0 3 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.69 1.21
Aug. 11 NYY 5.0 6 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.75 1.27
Aug. 5 @Tor 5.3 7 2 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.68 1.26
Jul. 31 LAA 7.0 8 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.24
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
11.3 7 3 3 2 6 13 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.38 1.15
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
30.3 22 7 7 6 11 34 1 2 0 4-0 0 0 0 2.08 1.09
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
62.7 56 22 22 8 18 63 4 2 0 7-1 0 0 0 3.16 1.18

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Bud Norris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201436970338413312.255
2013448724212523316.315
201237075468420110.263

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143186919651418.226
20133257525711721.241
201236390208117113.245

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201481.0820682652.441.16
2013108.06508638113.921.47
201273.7410821751.710.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201484.37607126154.801.27
201368.7470612964.591.51
201294.731208349186.941.69
Bud Norris Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A LEX 22 22 96.7 10.89 3.82 2.85 0.74 63.6% 4.75 3.31 .331
2007 22 A SAL 1 1 6.0 3.00 1.50 2.00 0.00 80% 1.50 3.03 .211
2008 23 AA COR 19 19 80.0 9.45 3.49 2.71 0.90 75% 4.05 3.83 .364
2009 24 AAA ROU 19 19 120.0 8.40 3.97 2.11 0.45 80.8% 2.63 3.41 .302
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 10 55.7 8.73 4.04 2.16 1.46 0.86 74.7% 94.0 MPH 4.53 4.75 .327
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 3 14.2 8.87 3.80 2.33 0.63 81% 3.07 3.41 .365
2010 25 MAJ HOU 27 27 153.7 9.25 4.51 2.05 1.05 1.15 68.6% 93.6 MPH 4.92 4.29 .326
2011 26 MAJ HOU 31 31 186.0 8.52 3.39 2.51 1.16 1.05 75.8% 92.6 MPH 3.77 4.19 .305
2012 27 AAA OKL 1 1 5.0 12.60 5.40 2.33 3.60 100% 3.60 7.40 .123
2012 27 MAJ HOU 29 29 168.3 8.82 3.53 2.50 1.23 0.97 69.2% 91.8 MPH 4.65 4.33 .314
2013 28 MAJ HOU 21 21 126.0 6.43 3.07 2.09 0.79 1.05 73.7% 92.5 MPH 3.93 4.03 .319
2013 28 MAJ BAL 11 9 50.7 10.13 4.26 2.38 1.07 1.44 73.4% 92.5 MPH 4.80 3.97 .390
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ HOU/BAL 32 30 176.7 7.49 3.41 2.19 0.87 1.14 73.6% 92.5 MPH 4.18 3.96 .338
2014 29 AA BOW 1 1 4.1 15.37 10.98 1.40 0.00 66.7% 6.23 4.18 .467
2014 29 MAJ BAL 28 28 165.3 7.57 2.83 2.67 1.09 1.28 74% 93.4 MPH 3.65 4.29 .283
Rest Of Season     0 1 4.1 7.41 3.14 2.36 1.16 72.6% 4.17 4.27 .304
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3-Year Averages     30 30 177.0 8.24 3.41 2.42 1.07 72.9% 4.17 4.05 .319
Career     158 155 905.7 8.34 3.55 2.35 1.10 72.4% 4.23 4.16 .314

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2014 Stat Review for Bud Norris    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
7.57 K/9
AVERAGE
2.83 BB/9
WEAK
93.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.65 ERA
AVERAGE
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
4.29 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.283 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
74.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Bud Norris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Norris will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Norris wasn't all that sharp Wednesday against New York, but pitched well enough to earn the victory, going six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine.

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Norris was dominant in Friday night's 5-0 victory, limiting the Yankees to just three hits and two walks while piling up 10 strikeouts across seven scoreless innings.

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Norris tossed six inning and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks in a no-decision Sunday.

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Norris threw six shutout innings against the Reds on Tuesday, scattering four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.

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Norris allowed four runs and six hits in six innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He struck out five batters.

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Norris allowed four runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts before his start was cut short with a three-hour rain delay against the Cubs Saturday.

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Norris picked up his 11th win of the season Monday, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts over seven innings against the White Sox.

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Norris won Monday against the Yankees, yielding three runs, five hits, and one walk to go along with five strikeouts in five innings.

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Norris picked up the win Tuesday, tossing 5.1 innings of seven-hit, two-run ball against the Blue Jays. He also walked two and fanned six in the win.

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Norris tossed seven scoreless innings against the Angels on Thursday, but did not record a decision. He scattered eight hits and struck out four.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The Astros desperately hoped Norris would establish himself as the go-to guy at the top of the rotation, but he did not rise to the occasion. He is maddeningly inconsistent from game-to-game, prone to big innings and fragile on the mound. Strikeouts have never been the problem for Norris, who has averaged over 8.8 K/9 over his first four major league seasons. The 27-year-old still struggles to limit walks and the long ball, which makes 2013 a pivotal year in his career. If the breakout does not happen in 2013, it is probably not going to happen at all for Norris.

2012

With a slider, a change-up and a fastball that ranges from 91-93 mph, Norris pitched well for the Astros last season, striking out nearly a batter an inning and doing a decent job of limiting the walks. In fact, his improved control (2.05 K/BB in 2010 to 2.51 K/BB in 2011) coupled with his first season with a sub-1.350 WHIP suggests an improvement on his 6-11 record is in store. As one of the few homegrown, young talents remaining on the Astros, Norris figures to be with the team for a while. He should continue to show growth in 2012, even if the wins don't come in bunches.

2011

Norris had a very up-and-down 2010, starting off cold then posting an excellent July, before pitching on-again / off-again to close out the year. End of season numbers aside, he has far more potential than he has shown thus far -- but like many young pitchers with power arms, he's an injury risk and needs to improve his control. Norris is something of a sleeper entering 2011, but the true breakout may still be another year away. Still, an opportunity to log 185-190 innings paired with an excellent strikeout rate (9.3 K/9IP) makes it difficult to pass him up as an endgame option for your rotation.

2010

Norris found his way into the Astros' rotation when the team released Russ Ortiz in July. He did an admirable job down the stretch as the fourth starter, posting a 1.57 ERA and 1.173 WHIP in September. He's got a live fastball, touching the upper 90s when he's on top of his game, but he needs to develop a third pitch to remain a starting option long term. There's some upside here as a fifth starter, if he can figure out how to keep the ball in the park, while the lack of depth in the Houston rotation could ultimately miscast him as a middle-of-the-rotation type.

2009

Norris went 3-8 with a 4.05 ERA in 19 starts with Double-A Corpus Christi last season, despite being limited by an elbow strain. He flashed good strikeout stuff, fanning 84 batters in 80 innings, but he was very hittable -- due in part to a .364 BABIP -- with .286 batting average against and eight homers allowed. He may return to Corpus Christi to begin 2009, but a late-season callup to Houston is within reason provided that he transitions well to Triple-A Round Rock. Norris is one of a few intriguing prospects in a mostly barren Houston farm system. The Astros may eventually decide to shift him into a relief role, where he may have a future as an eventual closer with a late-moving fastball touching 97 mph.