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Derek Norris

28-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2017 Stats

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.155

HR

0

RBI

6

R

3

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tepid interest from other clubs at the trade deadline kept Norris in San Diego during the second half of 2016, as his .186/.255/.328 line was easily the worst he's produced since becoming a big league...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 235   DOB: 2/14/1989   BORN: Goddard, KS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Derek Norris Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4.2 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

April 23, 2017  –  Derek Norris News

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Norris is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Derek Norris Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 19 A VER 70 294 227 42 63 22 12 0 10 38 11 9 63 56 0 4 0 .278 .444 .463 .907
2009 20 A HAG 126 532 437 78 125 53 30 0 23 84 6 3 90 116 0 5 0 .286 .413 .513 .926
2010 21 A POT 94 399 298 67 70 31 19 0 12 49 6 3 89 94 0 4 8 .235 .419 .419 .838
2011 22 AA HAR 104 423 334 75 70 38 17 1 20 46 13 4 77 117 3 2 7 .210 .367 .446 .813
2012 23 AAA SAC 58 246 218 39 59 25 14 2 9 38 5 1 21 41 0 6 1 .271 .329 .477 .806
2012 23 MAJ OAK 60 232 209 19 42 16 8 1 7 34 5 1 21 66 0 1 1 .201 .276 .349 .625
2013 24 AAA SAC 3 14 14 3 6 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .429 .429 .857 1.286
2013 24 MAJ OAK 98 308 264 41 65 25 16 0 9 30 5 0 37 71 1 2 4 .246 .345 .409 .754
2014 25 MAJ OAK 127 442 385 46 104 30 19 1 10 55 2 2 54 86 1 1 1 .270 .361 .403 .764
2015 26 MAJ SD 147 557 515 65 129 49 33 2 14 62 4 1 35 131 0 1 6 .250 .305 .404 .709
2016 27 MAJ SD 125 458 415 50 77 31 17 0 14 42 9 2 36 139 0 3 4 .186 .255 .328 .583
2017 28 MAJ TB 16 63 58 3 9 1 1 0 0 6 1 0 2 14 0 2 1 .155 .190 .172 .362
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3-Year Averages     133 483 438 53 103 36 23 1 12 53 5 1 41 118 0 1 3 .235 .304 .374 .679
Career  (View All)     573 2,060 1,846 224 426 152 94 4 54 229 26 6 185 507 2 10 17 .231 .305 .374 .679

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Derek Norris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 25 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .155 .190 .172 .362
Apr. 24 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .203 .182 .385
Apr. 23 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 22 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .200 .192 .392
Apr. 21 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .196 .188 .384
Apr. 20 Det Did not play.
Apr. 19 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .213 .205 .418
Apr. 18 Det 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .233 .225 .458
Apr. 17 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .205 .194 .399
Apr. 16 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .200 .156 .356
Apr. 14 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .172 .219 .172 .391
Apr. 13 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 12 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .222 .200 .422
Apr. 10 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .217 .190 .407
Apr. 9 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 8 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .250 .222 .472
Apr. 7 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .250 .214 .464
Apr. 6 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 5 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
Apr. 4 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Apr. 2 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Games 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 .056 .100 .056 .156
Last 14 Games 37 0 5 1 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 1 2 0 .135 .171 .162 .333
Last 30 Games 58 3 9 1 0 0 6 2 14 1 0 1 2 0 .155 .190 .172 .362

Derek Norris: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 16
2016 116 3
2015 128 17 1
2014 114 10
2013 91 1 2
2012 58 2

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Derek Norris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017161020.188.188.451
2016118204135.203.339.628
2015122253101.295.459.810

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017422041.143.167.326
20162973010294.178.323.565
20153934011523.237.387.678

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017343051.206.206.428
2016211268226.180.332.577
2015251329362.255.442.759

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017240010.083.125.273
2016204246203.191.324.589
2015264335262.246.367.662
Derek Norris Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 19 A VER 294 227 21.4% 19% 1.13 75% .329 .185
2009 20 A HAG 532 437 16.9% 21.8% 0.78 73% .342 .227
2010 21 A POT 399 298 22.3% 23.6% 0.95 68% .302 .184
2011 22 AA HAR 423 334 18.2% 27.7% 0.66 65% .254 .236
2012 23 AAA SAC 246 218 8.5% 16.7% 0.51 81% .298 .206
2012 23 MAJ OAK 232 209 9.1% 28.4% 0.32 68% .257 .148
2013 24 AAA SAC 14 14 0% 21.4% 0.00 79% .444 .428
2013 24 MAJ OAK 308 264 12% 23.1% 0.52 73% .304 .163
2014 25 MAJ OAK 442 385 12.2% 19.5% 0.63 78% .325 .133
2015 26 MAJ SD 557 515 6.3% 23.5% 0.27 75% .311 .154
2016 27 MAJ SD 458 415 7.9% 30.3% 0.26 67% .240 .142
2017 28 MAJ TB 63 58 3.2% 22.2% 0.14 76% .205 .017
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3-Year Averages     483 438 8.5% 24.4% 0.35 73% .295 .139
Career     2,060 1,846 9% 24.6% 0.36 73% .289 .143

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Derek Norris Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 1040.7 0 0 0 0 563 0 52 0
2015 1B 108 -2 5 0 -1 -1 42 -1 6 0 -1 0 0
2016 C 983 0 0 0 0 514 0 360 0
2016 1B 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 140 0 0 0 0 82 0 16 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 6
2015 1B 0 0 -1 -2 0 -3
2016 C 6 -3 2 0 2 0 8 15
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0

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2017 Stat Review for Derek Norris    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.2% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.362 OPS
TERRIBLE
.190 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.155 AVG
TERRIBLE
.205 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.172 SLG
TERRIBLE
.017 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Norris is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Norris went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Tigers.

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Norris is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Norris is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Norris is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Norris is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Norris went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Yankees.

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Norris notched a single in three at-bats during his Rays debut during Tuesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees.

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Norris will make his first appearance for the Rays in Grapefruit League play Tuesday against the Twins, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE AM reports. He'll catch and bat third in the order.

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Norris went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in a minor-league intra-squad game Sunday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Norris spent the 2015 season as the Padres' starting catcher and also spent time getting experience at first base. After an All-Star season in Oakland in 2014, Norris had a similar year statistically in his first season in San Diego. His strikeout numbers are high, but less so for a catcher, making him a reliable everyday option. The 27-year-old will start at catcher again this year, and the transition to playing some first base will give him more opportunities and should lead to increased production.

2015

Norris had a very solid 2014 campaign, upping his batting average from .246 to .270 while also contributing 10 homers. He appeared to tire down the stretch and it is possible that his heavy workload behind the plate down the stretch, necessitated by injuries to other Oakland backstops, affected him as the season went on. After earning an All-Star bid with an exceptional .874 OPS and eight homers in the first half, Norris only managed two homers after the break, with a .659 OPS over his final 188 at-bats. Following a December trade to the Padres, Norris is in line to take on a true starter role next season, though his power numbers may take a hit and it's fair to wonder how he'll hold up to a full year of everyday duty.

2014

After a first-half where Norris hit. 208, Norris salvaged his season with a .333 average and a .400 OBP in 81 at-bats after the All-Star break. Norris had intense struggles against righties, hitting only .149 and going without a home run in 114 at-bats against them, compared to a .320 average and nine home runs against lefties. Norris' .580 slugging percentage against lefties ranked fourth in the American League. These splits will certainly limit Norris' at-bats, but present a nice opportunity for those in deep leagues with daily moves to use Norris at a tough position when the A's face left-handed starters.

2013

Norris was called up in June and took over the majority of the starts at catcher from the struggling Kurt Suzuki before becoming the primary catcher after Suzuki was dealt to the Nationals. Norris showed some pop (20 homers in 334 at-bats in Double-A in 2011) in the minor leagues, but did not hit for power or average in his first stint in the majors. He seemed set to come into camp as the No. 1 catcher for the A's in 2013, but his playing time is now in doubt after Oakland acquired John Jaso. Norris' strength has historically been getting on base rather than hitting for average, which may limit his value in many formats.

2012

An on-base machine, Norris has a career 19 percent walk rate in the minors, but his inability to consistently make contact (23.2 percent career strikeout rate) is a major concern. Power isnít a problem (.209 career ISO), but his receiving skills have been called into question. Traded to Oakland in December, Norris' on-base skills fit the A's traditional Moneyball mold, while he will likely have another season to work on his defense at Double- and Triple-A before taking over for Kurt Suzuki.

2011

The wrist injury Norris suffered at the end of 2009 was bad enough, but there's also no telling how long the concussion he suffered after a May beaning affected him through the summer. All in all it was something of a lost year for a player who is still supposed to be a big part of the Nationals' future, although his batting eye remained stellar even as his power evaporated, and idle musings about him moving to first base if his defense doesn't improve will have to wait until Norris re-establishes that he has a bat that can actually play at another position. His big showing in the Arizona Fall League (1.070 OPS) was an important first step towards putting the shine back on his top prospect status.

2010

Norris solidified his spot as the Nationals' catcher of the future in 2009, showing good pop, great plate discipline and decent receiving skills as a 20-year-old at Low-A. A broken hand kept him out of the AFL this offseason, but he should be fully recovered by the spring and will continue his climb up the ladder. With Jesus Flores in the majors the Nats don't need to rush Norris, but he could be knocking on the door by late 2011.