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Bud Norris

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2015 Stats

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0-1

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12.38

WHIP

1.88

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8

SV

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Even on the heels of arguably his best season yet, Norris still feels like a better fit for the bullpen. While we all know that his 15-8 record isnít an indicator of his raw talent, it will still earn...

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2015 ADP:  353.81

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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 $8.8 million deal with the Orioles in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 15, 2015  –  Bud Norris News

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Norris held the Yankees to three runs in five innings with seven strikeouts in Wednesday's win.

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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
2015 30 MAJ BAL 2 2 0 8.0 12 11 1 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 12.38 1.88
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3-Year Averages     29 29 0 170.1 170 78 20 150 61 10 11 0 0 0 4.13 1.36
Career  (View All)     160 157 0 913.7 909 437 112 847 360 53 58 0 4.30 1.39

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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
Apr. 15 NYY 5.0 5 3 3 1 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.38 1.88
Apr. 10 Tor 3.0 7 8 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 24.00 2.67
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 12 11 11 1 3 8 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 12.38 1.88
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 12 11 11 1 3 8 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 12.38 1.88
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 12 11 11 1 3 8 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 12.38 1.88

Bud Norris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201526727400.292
201436970338413312.255
2013448724212523316.315

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201514115201.500
20143186919651418.226
20133257525711721.241

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20158.001083112.381.88
201481.0820682652.441.16
2013108.06508638113.921.47

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201484.37607126154.801.27
201368.7470612964.591.51
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
2015 30 MAJ BAL 2 2 8.0 9.00 3.38 2.67 1.13 1.10 28.6% 92.6 MPH 12.38 4.32 .430
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.7 7.79 3.17 2.46 0.95 69.8% 4.35 3.90 .315
Rest Of Season     0 30 173.8 7.79 3.15 2.48 1.02 70.2% 4.35 3.99 .314
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3-Year Averages     29 29 170.1 7.94 3.23 2.46 1.06 72.5% 4.13 4.04 .313
Career     160 157 913.7 8.34 3.55 2.35 1.10 71.9% 4.30 4.16 .315

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2015 Stat Review for Bud Norris    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
9.00 K/9
GREAT
3.38 BB/9
POOR
92.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.1 HR/9
POOR
1.10 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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12.38 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.88 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.32 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.430 BABIP
HIGH
28.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Norris was tagged for eight runs on seven hits over three innings in a losing effort against Toronto on Friday.

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With Ubaldo Jimenez announced as Baltimore's fifth starter, Norris will be slated as the No. 4 starter, MASN Sports reports.

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Norris threw 71 pitches and allowed two runs on three hits, with four walks and five strikeouts in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

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Norris allowed three runs in 2.2 innings Friday and revealed he had discomfort in his back after his prior start, according to MASN Sports.

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Norris pitched his first game of the spring Saturday and surrendered four runs on four hits and one walk with two strikeouts in one inning.

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Norris and the Orioles agreed to a $8.8 million deal for 2015, avoiding arbitration, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 Orioles were looking for. A .333 BABIP suggests some bad luck, but Norris has had a line drive percentage over 21% each of the last three years, a level of hard contact that supports the elevated BABIP. The Orioles will have plenty of rotation competition this spring and for the first time in recent years Norris will have to pitch well in Grapefruit League action to secure a spot.

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.