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Derek Norris

25-Year-Old Catcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.257

HR

2

RBI

6

R

3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/14/1989   BORN: Goddard, KS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Derek Norris Contract Information:

Re-signed to a one-year contract in March of 2013.

April 9, 2014  –  Derek Norris News

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Norris hit a game-winning three-run homer in the 11th inning in the A's 7-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

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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 13 38 35 3 9 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .257 .316 .429 .745
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Derek Norris
3-Year Averages MAJ   79 268 236 30 53 20 12 0 8 32 5 0 29 68 0 1 2 .225 .313 .377 .691

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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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. 19 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .316 .429 .745
Apr. 18 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 16 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .324 .469 .793
Apr. 15 @LAA 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .500 .833
Apr. 14 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .296 .480 .776
Apr. 13 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .545 .878
Apr. 11 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .571 .919
Apr. 10 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .667 1.067
Apr. 9 @Min 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .467 .857 1.324
Apr. 7 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .462 .667 1.129
Apr. 6 Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819
Apr. 5 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 4 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 3 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819
Apr. 2 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Apr. 2 Cle 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500
Apr. 1 Cle Did not play.
Mar. 31 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .267 .214 .481
Last 14 Days 27 3 6 0 0 2 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .276 .444 .720
Last 30 Days 35 3 9 0 0 2 6 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .316 .429 .745

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Derek Norris: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13
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
2013150269254.320.580.990
20128652151.209.349.618

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311415051.149.184.445
2012123145194.195.350.630

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013130286212.269.469.851
201210593163.210.314.605

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313413393.224.351.657
2012104104182.192.385.645
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 38 35 7.9% 13.2% 0.60 86% .250 .172
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Derek Norris
3-Year Averages MAJ   268 236 10.8% 25.4% 0.43 71% .281 .152

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2014 Stat Review for Derek Norris    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.257 AVG
WEAK
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.429 SLG
GOOD
.172 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.60 BB/K
GOOD
7.9% BB Rate
AVERAGE
13.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.745 OPS
AVERAGE
.316 OBP
WEAK

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

Best Matchups for Derek Norris (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Santiago Casilla SF 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Scott Feldman HOU 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Oliver Perez AZ 4 2 2 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Kevin Correia MIN 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Ernesto Frieri ANA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brett Cecil TOR 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Ricky Romero TOR 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 .500 1.000 1.750
Wesley Wright CHI-N 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Matt Moore TB 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Matt Harrison TEX 7 4 1 3 0 2 0 .571 1.000 1.571

Worst Matchups for Derek Norris (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Casey Janssen TOR 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Johnson BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Kelley NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Kirkman TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Lyon ANA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Colby Lewis TEX 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Lindblom OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Hector Noesi TEX 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Melancon PIT 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Norris had a nice day at the plate Monday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

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Norris is in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Indians.

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Norris will likely get a start in the A's opening series against the Indians, even though Cleveland is starting a right-handed pitcher in each of the three games, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Norris stayed red hot this spring, compiling three hits and two RBI in Tuesday's exhibition game, which raised his average to .436.

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Norris was 2-for-3 in Sunday's exhibition game against the Reds to raise his spring average to .400.

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Norris (back) will play in Wednesday's spring game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Norris (back) could return to the lineup Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Norris (back) could be ready to play by Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Norris (back) is improving but unlikely to play Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Norris (back) was scratched from Friday's lineup and may be held out Saturday as well, the Bay Area News Group reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.