Bud Norris
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Norris eventually pitched his way out of the ninth inning with the Cardinals, as he had done the previous year with the Angels, but his fantasy owners still profited in a big way with a player who was an early, relatively cheap free-agent pickup in most leagues. Dominic Leone got the first look in the closer role, but he blew a save in his second appearance of the season and Norris stepped in shortly thereafter. Many expected it to be a short-term opportunity for Norris, as the team had signed Greg Holland to eventually take over, but that never happened. Holland was a disaster with St. Louis and Norris pitched well until the final month. Norris successfully converted 28 of 32 saves from April 7 through the end of August, with 59 strikeouts against 12 walks over 50.2 innings in that span. His late fade may cost him a few bucks in free agency, but Norris should find a home in a major-league bullpen, though likely not as a closer. Read Past Outlooks
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