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Derek Norris

28-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

2017 Stats

AVG

.201

HR

9

RBI

24

R

21

SB

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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 minor-league contract with the Tigers in December of 2017.

December 5, 2017  –  Derek Norris News

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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 53 198 179 21 36 14 5 0 9 24 1 0 12 48 0 4 3 .201 .258 .380 .638
3-Year Averages     108 402 369 45 80 30 18 0 12 42 4 1 27 106 0 2 4 .217 .276 .363 .639
Career  (View All)     610 2,195 1,967 242 453 165 98 4 63 247 26 6 195 541 2 12 19 .230 .304 .380 .684

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Derek Norris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 21 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 20 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 19 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .242 .347 .589
Jun. 18 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .246 .353 .599
Jun. 17 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .246 .337 .583
Jun. 16 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 15 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 14 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .188 .246 .339 .585
Jun. 13 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .251 .346 .597
Jun. 11 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .251 .348 .599
Jun. 10 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 10 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .257 .357 .614
Jun. 9 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 8 CWS 3 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .263 .367 .630
Jun. 7 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .252 .320 .572
Jun. 6 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 4 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 3 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .256 .326 .582
Jun. 2 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .261 .333 .594
May. 31 @Tex 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .268 .343 .611
May. 30 @Tex Did not play.
May. 29 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .270 .326 .596
May. 28 @Min Did not play.
May. 27 @Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .211 .278 .336 .614
May. 26 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .279 .336 .615
May. 25 LAA Did not play.
May. 24 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .287 .347 .634
May. 23 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .293 .356 .649
May. 22 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .292 .362 .654
May. 21 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .297 .368 .665
Last 7 Games 11 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .637
Last 14 Games 29 3 5 0 0 3 5 1 9 0 0 0 2 1 .172 .188 .483 .671
Last 30 Games 65 5 8 0 0 5 10 2 16 0 0 0 2 2 .123 .145 .354 .499

Derek Norris: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 53
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
2017426490.190.476.741
2016118204135.203.339.628
2015122253101.295.459.810

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017137155151.204.350.605
20162973010294.178.323.565
20153934011523.237.387.678

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201784135131.202.393.669
2016211268226.180.332.577
2015251329362.255.442.759

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179584110.200.368.609
2016204246203.191.324.589
2015264335262.246.367.662
Derek Norris vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .321 .185
2009 20 A HAG 532 437 16.9% 21.8% 0.78 73% .337 .227
2010 21 A POT 399 298 22.3% 23.6% 0.95 68% .296 .184
2011 22 AA HAR 423 334 18.2% 27.7% 0.66 65% .251 .236
2012 23 AAA SAC 246 218 8.5% 16.7% 0.51 81% .287 .206
2012 23 MAJ OAK 232 209 9.1% 28.4% 0.32 68% .255 .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% .301 .163
2014 25 MAJ OAK 442 385 12.2% 19.5% 0.63 78% .324 .133
2015 26 MAJ SD 557 515 6.3% 23.5% 0.27 75% .310 .154
2016 27 MAJ SD 458 415 7.9% 30.3% 0.26 67% .238 .142
2017 28 MAJ TB 198 179 6.1% 24.2% 0.25 73% .214 .179
3-Year Averages     402 369 6.7% 26.4% 0.25 71% .269 .146
Career     2,195 1,967 8.9% 24.6% 0.36 72% .284 .150

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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 454 0 0 0 0 231 0 43 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 1 -1 0 0 -2 0 3 1

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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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0.25 BB/K
POOR
6.1% BB Rate
WEAK
24.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.638 OPS
TERRIBLE
.258 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.201 AVG
TERRIBLE
.214 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.380 SLG
POOR
.179 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Norris was suspended for the rest of the 2017 season following a domestic violence investigation, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Norris was released by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Norris will be designated for assignment Saturday to clear space for Wilson Ramos's return from the disabled list.

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Norris went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three runs Friday against the Orioles.

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Norris is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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

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Norris went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Tigers.

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

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

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Norris will get a day off for Friday's matchup with the A's, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Derek Norris.

2017

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 player in 2012 with the A's. Defensively, he's become a steady option behind the dish, but his struggles last season included a career-high 30.3 percent strikeout rate and the second consecutive season with a walk rate (7.9 percent BB%) below his career norm (9.2 percent). Two injuries may have contributed to his struggles -- the first was a hand contusion suffered after he was hit by a pitch in May, and the second was a left elbow injury sustained after he was struck by a bat while catching in early July -- and the only semblance of typical production came in between those ailments when he hit .273/.318/.506 with five of his 14 home runs in June. The Padres dealt Norris to Washington in the offseason, although he'll have to settle for a backup catching gig as long as Matt Wieters is healthy.

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.