Daniel Norris
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 207LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #74, Toronto Blue Jays | Science Hill (TN) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 2 3 6.16 56 0 1 57 58 1.49
2022 2 4 5.22 41 3 0 58.2 66 1.26
2023 0 0 5.68 7 0 0 12.2 11 1.74
10 Seasons 22 38 4.73 215 86 1 582.1 545 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 56 2-3 6.16 57 58 1.49
2022 41 2-4 5.22 58.2 66 1.26
2023 7 0-0 5.68 12.2 11 1.74
10 Seasons 215 22-38 4.73 582.1 545 1.40
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 22 1035 185 9 4.9 3.6 87.8 112.2 15.7 30.8 .237 .409 .314 .312 .345 31.9 17.9 7.6 3.75 4.02
2016 23 1190 209 15 7.2 5.0 89.9 114.2 14.7 33.5 .253 .420 .326 .320 .390 40.2 23.5 7.3 3.38 4.34
2017 24 1827 326 25 7.7 5.4 89.3 114.9 14.2 35.6 .272 .480 .357 .353 .400 38.0 18.7 9.6 5.31 5.52
2018 25 816 128 14 10.9 7.0 90.7 114.2 18.3 40.6 .275 .485 .341 .360 .451 46.1 25.5 9.5 5.68 5.70
2019 26 2361 443 39 8.8 6.4 90.9 112.6 11.7 30.9 .265 .475 .334 .335 .397 43.3 20.5 6.2 4.49 5.02
2020 27 490 80 6 7.5 5.2 90.6 111.4 6.3 28.7 .230 .409 .278 .296 .365 45.0 24.1 6.0 3.25 3.68
2021 28 989 158 10 6.3 4.0 92.3 113.3 10.2 31.0 .234 .385 .340 .317 .360 45.6 23.4 12.1 6.16 4.27
2022 29 1012 148 16 10.8 6.4 89.1 116.8 12.0 32.4 .228 .394 .331 .327 .386 40.5 26.5 11.2 5.22 4.49
2023 30 258 39 6 15.4 9.5 91.9 111.6 15.4 30.8 .255 .531 .343 .411 .431 41.0 17.5 19.0 5.68 7.82
Player 9978 1716 140 8.2 5.6 90.1 116.8 13.2 32.9 .255 .445 .334 .334 .390 40.9 21.7 8.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Norris relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(42.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(41.5%) ,
Slider
(14.0%) ,
Sweeper
(1.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 41.6 23.8 22.7 11.9 42.2 31.4 26.5 1.6 31.9 31.4 20.5 8.6 4.9 3.6
2016 38.3 25.4 28.2 8.1 32.5 41.1 26.3 1.4 31.1 26.8 28.2 5.3 7.2 5.0
2017 39.6 24.8 27.9 7.7 37.4 39.0 23.6 1.5 29.1 26.4 25.8 8.3 7.7 5.4
2018 32.8 27.3 30.5 9.4 39.1 33.6 27.3 3.1 22.7 27.3 27.3 7.0 10.9 7.0
2019 43.6 27.3 23.9 5.2 35.9 39.1 25.1 2.7 34.3 24.4 21.9 7.0 8.8 6.4
2020 57.5 21.3 18.8 2.5 35.0 43.8 21.3 3.8 42.5 18.8 20.0 6.3 7.5 5.2
2021 47.5 22.8 24.7 5.1 38.0 43.0 19.0 2.5 38.0 20.9 24.1 8.2 6.3 4.0
2022 46.6 23.6 23.0 6.8 34.5 40.5 25.0 4.1 33.8 23.6 24.3 3.4 10.8 6.4
2023 41.0 33.3 15.4 10.3 33.3 30.8 35.9 2.6 33.3 28.2 17.9 2.6 15.4 9.5
Player 42.4 25.3 25.1 7.2 36.7 38.6 24.8 2.4 32.5 25.5 23.9 6.9 8.2 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider CLE L 36 81.9 39.9 -0.2 -1 4.5 -3.9 -47
2023 4-Seam Fastball CLE L 107 88.8 18.9 0.0 0 9.9 2.5 34
2023 Sweeper CLE L 5 78.0 47.4 3.7 9 15.2 -0.7 -5
2023 Changeup CLE L 110 82.9 38.2 3.6 10 7.2 -6.8 -49
2022 Sinker DET L 79 90.9 22.7 -1.7 -7 15.7 0.7 5
2022 4-Seam Fastball DET L 347 91.2 15.5 0.9 5 7.4 0.4 6
2022 Curveball DET L 15 76.1 61.2 2.2 4 6.7 -3.1 -32
2022 Slider DET L 9 81.0 39.5 -1.7 -4 5.4 -3.0 -36
2022 Sweeper DET L 278 79.9 42.7 1.0 2 13.7 -1.6 -10
2022 Changeup DET L 282 86.7 37.3 6.4 21 13.1 -1.4 -10
2021 Changeup MIL L 295 86.9 37.6 7.1 23 12.6 -1.8 -13
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 469 92.7 15.4 0.2 2 6.5 -0.9 -12
2021 Slider MIL L 224 84.8 39.9 3.4 9 4.3 -0.7 -14
2020 4-Seam Fastball DET L 233 92.6 16.1 -0.5 -3 5.2 -1.8 -26
2020 Curveball DET L 1 76.2 59.3 0.0 0 7.7 -0.7 -8
2020 Changeup DET L 150 87.6 36.1 6.2 21 12.5 -1.7 -12
2020 Slider DET L 106 85.4 37.4 2.0 6 4.6 0.9 24
2019 Sinker DET L 159 90.3 24.0 -0.7 -3 14.2 -0.7 -4
2019 Changeup DET L 448 85.7 38.5 7.1 23 12.3 -1.4 -10
2019 4-Seam Fastball DET L 1,061 90.8 17.2 0.3 2 6.6 -0.7 -10
2019 Curveball DET L 153 75.8 64.7 4.7 8 7.7 -1.6 -17
2019 Slider DET L 538 84.3 39.2 -0.1 0 5.3 0.4 9
2018 Sinker DET L 24 90.3 20.2 -3.9 -16 10.5 -4.1 -28
2018 Curveball DET L 48 76.1 66.1 6.2 10 7.3 -1.8 -20
2018 Changeup DET L 53 84.5 35.7 4.4 14 8.5 -4.8 -36
2018 Slider DET L 289 83.1 43.0 2.6 6 6.3 1.0 19
2018 4-Seam Fastball DET L 401 90.2 17.6 0.0 0 4.4 -2.4 -35
2017 Curveball DET L 178 77.4 62.3 6.5 12 6.5 -1.8 -22
2017 Sinker DET L 25 92.9 19.1 -2.3 -11 12.4 -3.0 -19
2017 Changeup DET L 226 86.1 36.2 6.7 23 12.7 -0.9 -7
2017 Slider DET L 422 87.3 33.1 0.6 2 4.5 1.3 40
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET L 974 93.1 14.8 -0.1 0 7.1 -1.3 -16
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET L 745 93.7 15.4 0.3 2 7.0 -0.7 -9
2016 Changeup DET L 178 86.4 32.2 2.5 8 13.7 1.7 14
2016 Curveball DET L 93 76.7 61.7 4.2 7 4.3 -4.9 -54
2016 Slider DET L 174 87.6 33.9 0.0 0 4.8 -0.1 -2
2015 Curveball DET L 103 75.5 65.1 6.0 10 4.6 -5.3 -53
2015 Slider DET L 159 83.7 39.7 0.8 2 3.8 -1.9 -33
2015 Changeup DET L 161 86.0 31.1 0.7 2 11.0 -1.6 -13
2015 4-Seam Fastball DET L 599 92.5 14.7 1.4 9 9.1 1.7 23
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Changeup -4.3 -5 110 42.6 19 .357 .643 .555 27.5 5.3 3.3 .383 .705 .524 42.9
2023 4-Seam Fastball 2.3 2 107 41.5 32 .160 .280 .300 23.8 25.0 28.6 .176 .387 .336 35.3
2023 Slider -2.0 -1 36 14.0 11 .111 .444 .391 13.3 9.1 11.1 .304 .721 .471 50.0
2023 Sweeper -0.8 0 5 1.9 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -3 347 34.3 92 .227 .560 .404 21.1 20.7 22.4 .240 .518 .391 50.0
2022 Changeup 1.3 4 282 27.9 69 .152 .242 .191 41.2 40.6 22.6 .193 .234 .209 42.1
2022 Sweeper -1.5 -4 279 27.6 63 .189 .415 .323 38.4 30.2 26.8 .194 .356 .310 26.5
2022 Sinker -4.8 -4 79 7.8 21 .389 .611 .512 11.1 0.0 0.0 .390 .568 .455 38.9
2022 Curveball -1.7 0 15 1.5 1 -- -- .700 40.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 Slider 2.9 0 9 0.9 3 .500 .500 .533 25.0 0.0 0.0 .366 .428 .469 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 469 47.4 118 .242 .400 .355 18.3 18.6 17.1 .224 .384 .340 47.3
2021 Changeup -1.9 -6 295 29.8 78 .222 .375 .301 34.3 32.1 24.3 .191 .283 .242 42.6
2021 Slider -1.2 -3 224 22.6 51 .333 .563 .402 36.5 21.6 25.0 .316 .542 .384 45.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 233 47.6 58 .288 .423 .348 20.2 17.2 16.9 .293 .573 .395 52.4
2020 Changeup 0.9 1 150 30.6 37 .139 .194 .214 34.8 29.7 18.6 .155 .184 .166 40.0
2020 Slider 0.9 1 106 21.6 21 .250 .500 .333 34.7 33.3 20.6 .198 .376 .262 30.8
2020 Curveball -2.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -2 1,061 44.9 265 .311 .613 .421 12.8 14.0 13.6 .305 .597 .406 45.8
2019 Slider 1.8 9 538 22.8 146 .211 .346 .264 29.3 26.0 17.2 .236 .387 .280 34.7
2019 Changeup 0.9 4 448 19.0 140 .212 .295 .251 37.4 30.7 25.9 .200 .316 .244 40.0
2019 Sinker -2.2 -4 159 6.7 42 .450 .675 .480 14.9 4.8 10.0 .329 .591 .395 64.1
2019 Curveball -0.8 -1 154 6.5 17 .353 .412 .338 27.0 29.4 11.6 .304 .413 .308 33.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -5 401 49.1 113 .309 .588 .414 18.4 17.7 18.3 .312 .580 .411 43.8
2018 Slider -0.1 0 289 35.4 66 .237 .356 .303 29.0 36.4 23.1 .248 .382 .316 51.4
2018 Changeup -0.5 0 53 6.5 10 .111 .111 .160 38.1 30.0 25.0 .139 .188 .196 50.0
2018 Curveball -0.5 0 48 5.9 5 .200 .200 .180 35.3 40.0 9.1 .229 .462 .292 33.3
2018 Sinker 8.4 2 24 2.9 6 .000 .000 .000 37.5 33.3 50.0 .203 .446 .265 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -11 974 53.3 260 .341 .570 .435 17.7 16.5 17.3 .311 .587 .416 45.4
2017 Slider -0.2 -1 422 23.1 113 .280 .430 .316 26.8 21.2 16.6 .220 .369 .274 29.8
2017 Changeup 1.2 3 226 12.4 41 .184 .263 .252 30.4 17.1 17.9 .257 .296 .274 32.3
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 178 9.7 35 .147 .147 .174 39.0 31.4 15.7 .168 .218 .182 17.4
2017 Sinker -5.2 -1 25 1.4 7 .400 1.000 .600 0.0 14.3 20.0 .484 1.245 .701 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 101 82.8 70 8.2 9:45 9:15 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 107 88.8 87 18.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Slider 35 82.1 18 5.2 1:45 3:15 -90
2022 Changeup 216 86.7 77 13.8 10:00 8:45 75
2022 Curveball 15 76.1 83 17.8 5:00 5:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 338 91.2 85 18.5 10:45 11:15 -30
2022 Sinker 75 90.9 85 19.0 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Sweeper 276 79.9 38 14.7 3:45 3:15 30
2021 Changeup 225 86.9 77 13.4 9:45 8:45 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 462 92.7 83 17.2 10:45 11:15 -30
2021 Slider 221 84.8 23 6.1 3:00 4:15 -75
2020 Changeup 125 87.6 79 13.2 10:00 8:45 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 230 92.6 80 16.1 10:45 11:15 -30
2020 Slider 105 85.4 22 5.7 2:00 3:30 -90
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 30 138 2 1 -1 -1 1
2015 251 1,035 7 3 -8 -3 -1
2016 302 1,190 0 13 -4 -4 5
2017 456 1,827 1 7 -12 -8 -11
2018 200 815 0 2 -3 -4 -4
2019 610 2,360 5 21 -10 -9 7
2020 116 490 6 0 -2 -2 3
2021 247 988 5 0 -7 -8 -9
2022 248 1,010 8 -6 0 -9 -7
2023 63 258 2 1 -4 -2 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,035 48.3 62.4 87.8 23.7 49.6 41.9 53.4 42.4 23.0 7.1 68.5
2016 1,190 53.3 63.7 81.2 26.4 55.1 42.0 64.6 46.3 25.0 8.0 71.6
2017 1,827 50.0 63.5 84.5 24.2 56.6 39.8 55.3 43.8 22.7 8.3 73.5
2018 816 51.9 66.2 83.9 26.3 53.4 39.5 58.5 46.9 24.3 9.4 75.3
2019 2,361 50.0 66.8 86.5 28.5 51.8 41.5 64.4 47.6 22.9 8.6 73.9
2020 490 49.4 66.5 82.6 28.6 49.3 42.4 56.0 47.3 27.6 6.7 78.8
2021 989 46.4 68.3 84.7 25.5 44.4 39.1 58.9 45.3 27.0 7.0 84.1
2022 1,012 44.8 61.9 80.7 27.6 46.1 40.6 58.2 43.1 31.4 7.0 60.6
2023 258 42.2 69.7 82.9 22.8 55.9 39.5 52.4 42.6 24.5 8.5 90.9
Player 9,978 49.3 65.0 84.4 26.2 51.4 40.8 59.3 45.3 24.8 8.0 73.6
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 40 57 32 18 61 70 52 59 59 33 47 52 3 47 93 84 15
2016 37 41 38 38 56 49 21 12 9 69 60 65 20 63 93 64 7
2017 14 18 11 11 16 24 17 7 11 28 29 38 17 53 90 49 16
2018 15 87 12
2019 27 23 17 14 49 7 19 5 6 30 78 31 44 16 75 53 8
2020 66 59 47 37 82 46 44 13 11 54 81 56 59 39 87 5
2021 43 55 56 56 26 81 72 1 6 49 12 57 22 34 86 7
2022 24 61 39 24 17 51 6 32 27 73 11 87 28 13 76 15
2023 3 73 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.6 10 10.0 0 7 5 6 60.0
2017 22.6 12 15.0 -3 12 13 6 50.0
2018 23.1 8 7.4 1 4 6 3 37.5
2019 22.9 25 27.5 -3 5 12 18 72.0
2020 25.1 2 3.4 -1 2 3 1 50.0
2021 23.8 9 8.9 0 2 4 6 66.7
2022 22.6 11 7.1 4 5 4 4 36.4
2023 23.9 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 100.0
Player 23.1 80 82.3 -2 37 47 47 58.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 9 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 7 9 13 10 9 10 11 7 7 10 12 9 8 15 12 9 10 10 15 11 10 9
2017 12 17 13 12 14 13 19 14 10 11 15 17 17 15 13 17 12 12 19 14 18 19 20 16 15 14 13 19 20 15 8
2018 8 11 9 5 9 6 9 5 6 4 8 9 5 7 6 7 5 6 9 8 8 10 9 9 4 5 8 7 9 9 9
2019 25 32 25 28 29 27 30 28 22 22 22 24 29 28 29 27 28 26 28 29 28 29 32 31 27 27 25 29 31 30 24
2020 2 4 4 3 2 4 4 3 1 2 2 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 3 5 3 3
2021 9 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 8 8 10 7 9 9 10 10 8 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 8 9 10 9 9
2022 11 6 7 7 5 7 9 6 5 5 6 8 7 7 8 8 7 8 7 6 7 9 10 9 6 6 10 9 7 6 5
2023 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 80 92 80 76 80 78 93 78 64 61 73 86 86 79 82 85 76 75 87 84 85 91 104 93 78 78 80 94 96 85 70
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 93.7 1.2 93.1 -0.6 90.2 -2.9 90.7 0.5 92.6 1.9 92.7 0.1 91.1 -1.6 88.8 -2.3
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 86.4 0.4 86.1 -0.3 84.5 -1.6 85.7 1.2 87.6 1.9 86.9 -0.7 86.7 -0.2 82.9 -3.8
Breaking Velocity 80.5 83.8 3.3 84.4 0.6 82.1 -2.3 82.4 0.3 85.3 2.9 84.8 -0.5 79.7 -5.1 81.5 1.8
Exit Velocity 87.8 89.9 2.1 89.3 -0.6 90.7 1.4 90.9 0.2 90.6 -0.3 92.3 1.7 89.1 -3.2 91.9 2.8
Launch Angle 15.7 14.7 -1.0 14.2 -0.5 18.3 4.1 11.7 -6.6 6.3 -5.4 10.2 3.9 12.0 1.8 15.4 3.4
Barrel % 4.9 7.2 2.3 7.7 0.5 10.9 3.2 8.8 -2.1 7.5 -1.3 6.3 -1.2 10.8 4.5 15.4 4.6
Hard Hit % 31.9 40.2 8.3 38.0 -2.2 46.1 8.1 43.3 -2.8 45.0 1.7 45.6 0.6 40.5 -5.1 41.0 0.5
Sweet Spot % 30.8 33.5 2.7 35.6 2.1 40.6 5.0 30.9 -9.7 28.7 -2.2 31.0 2.3 32.4 1.4 30.8 -1.6
xBA .237 .253 0.016 .272 0.019 .275 0.003 .265 -0.010 .230 -0.035 .234 0.004 .228 -0.006 .255 0.027
BA .236 .271 0.035 .295 0.024 .261 -0.034 .275 0.014 .231 -0.044 .256 0.025 .210 -0.046 .204 -0.006
xwOBA .312 .320 0.008 .353 0.033 .360 0.007 .335 -0.025 .296 -0.039 .317 0.021 .327 0.010 .411 0.084
wOBA .314 .326 0.012 .357 0.031 .341 -0.016 .334 -0.007 .278 -0.056 .340 0.062 .331 -0.009 .343 0.012
xSLG .409 .420 0.011 .480 0.060 .485 0.005 .475 -0.010 .409 -0.066 .385 -0.024 .394 0.009 .531 0.137