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Bud Norris

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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0-2

ERA

4.42

WHIP

1.31

K

13

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 19, 2014  –  Bud Norris News

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Norris struggled against the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing four runs over 6.1 innings, despite striking out seven.

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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 MAJ BAL 3 3 0 18.3 19 9 2 13 5 0 2 0 0 0 4.42 1.31
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Bud Norris
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 30 0 177.0 179 82 21 162 67 7 12 0 0 0 4.17 1.39
Career  (View All) MAJ   133 130 0 758.7 767 368 93 713 310 38 51 0 4.37 1.42

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Bud Norris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 19 @Bos 6.3 5 4 4 1 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.42 1.31
Apr. 12 Tor 7.0 5 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.75 1.42
Apr. 5 @Det 5.0 9 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.00 1.80
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
13.3 10 4 4 1 5 11 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 2.70 1.13
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
18.3 19 9 9 2 5 13 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.42 1.31
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
18.3 19 9 9 2 5 13 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.42 1.31

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Bud Norris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013448724212523316.315
201237075468420110.263
2011405813810123213.280

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133257525711721.241
201236390208117113.245
201139095327615011.220

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013108.06508638113.921.47
201273.7410821751.710.96
2011104.04609543153.721.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201368.7470612964.591.51
201294.731208349186.941.69
201182.0250812793.841.29
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 3.98 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 MAJ BAL 3 3 18.3 6.38 2.45 2.60 0.98 1.19 68.2% 92.8 MPH 4.42 4.02 .305
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3-Year Averages MAJ   30 30 177.0 8.24 3.41 2.42 1.07 72.9% 4.17 4.05 .319
Career MAJ   133 130 758.7 8.46 3.68 2.30 1.10 72.1% 4.37 4.18 .321

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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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2.60 K/BB
WEAK
6.38 K/9
WEAK
2.45 BB/9
GOOD
92.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.19 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.42 ERA
POOR
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
4.02 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.305 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Bud Norris (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David DeJesus TB 13 7 2 4 2 1 0 .538 1.000 1.600
Coco Crisp OAK 9 4 2 2 0 1 0 .444 1.111 1.556
Andre Ethier LA 9 4 1 4 3 0 0 .444 .889 1.472
Marco Scutaro SF 11 6 1 1 0 1 0 .545 .909 1.455
Daniel Descalso STL 21 8 1 4 5 8 0 .381 .857 1.357
Hanley Ramirez LA 12 6 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .833 1.333
Carlos Gonzalez COL 10 4 1 4 2 1 0 .400 .800 1.300
Jimmy Rollins PHI 9 4 1 1 1 0 0 .444 .778 1.278
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 11 4 2 5 0 1 0 .364 .909 1.273
Ryan Roberts BOS 11 4 1 4 0 4 0 .364 .909 1.273

Best Matchups for Bud Norris (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jayson Werth WAS 14 2 0 0 0 7 0 .143 .143 .286
Darwin Barney CHI-N 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 .118 .118 .284
Howie Kendrick ANA 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 .091 .091 .258
Adam Wainwright STL 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Anthony Rizzo CHI-N 9 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .182
Carlos Gomez MIL 11 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .154
Chris Coghlan CHI-N 14 0 0 1 2 6 0 .000 .000 .125
Nate McLouth WAS 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .100
Matt Cain SF 10 0 0 0 0 5 1 .000 .000 .000
Jaime Garcia STL 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Norris will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday against the Rays, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Norris lasted seven innings Saturday, holding the Blue Jays scoreless while allowing five hits and three walks. He also picked up four strikeouts in the no-decision.

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Norris took the loss Saturday in Detroit, allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings.

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Norris allowed two runs in 5.1 innings Tuesday and it appears he has won the No. 4 or No. 5 spot in the rotation, MASN Sports reports.

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Norris gave up three runs in 1.2 innings and threw 60 pitches in Thursday's spring training loss to the Yankees. "I didn't feel that I was that wild, but I threw competitive pitches that were pretty close," Norris told MASN Sports.

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Norris threw three scoreless innings and struck out four in Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

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Norris tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in Monday's spring training game against the Twins.

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With the Orioles signing Ubaldo Jimenez on Monday, Norris faces a more difficult path to earning a job in the starting rotation, MLB.com's Britt Ghiroli reports.

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Norris signed a contract with the Orioles on Thursday to avoid arbitration, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

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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.