Derek Norris
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 235LBS | Age: 34
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 4, #130, Washington Nationals | Goddard (KS) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2015 557 515 65 129 14 4 .250 .305 .404 .709
2016 458 415 50 77 14 9 .186 .255 .328 .583
2017 198 179 21 36 9 1 .201 .258 .380 .638
6 Seasons 2,195 1,967 242 453 63 26 .230 .304 .380 .684
AVG HR SB OPS
2015 .250 14 4 .709
2016 .186 14 9 .583
2017 .201 9 1 .638
6 Seasons .230 63 26 .684
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Statcast Batting 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%
2015 26 2225 385 9 2.3 1.6 87.1 112.1 14.0 31.4 .220 .325 .309 .270 .319 35.1 23.5 6.3
2016 27 1901 279 15 5.4 3.3 87.4 109.0 18.9 38.0 .224 .348 .252 .279 .367 32.6 30.3 7.9
2017 28 751 135 7 5.2 3.5 87.7 106.9 20.0 40.0 .231 .404 .271 .296 .357 34.1 24.2 6.1
Player 4877 799 31 3.9 2.6 87.3 112.1 16.8 35.2 .223 .346 .281 .278 .342 34.0 26.2 6.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 42.3 20.3 25.7 11.7 41.6 36.6 21.6 4.2 33.8 28.3 22.9 6.8 2.3 1.6
2016 35.5 24.0 29.4 11.1 40.1 30.8 28.0 3.6 23.7 34.4 26.5 5.7 5.4 3.3
2017 27.4 30.4 32.6 9.6 38.5 40.7 20.7 3.7 22.2 34.1 24.4 10.4 5.2 3.5
Player 37.4 23.3 28.2 11.1 40.6 35.3 23.7 3.9 28.3 31.4 24.4 7.0 3.9 2.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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.

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 %
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -4 214 28.5 55 .133 .222 .239 22.5 12.7 13.0 .201 .357 .306 38.5
2017 Sinker -1.1 -2 202 26.9 53 .306 .469 .349 6.1 3.8 5.1 .336 .546 .393 29.2
2017 Slider -0.1 0 155 20.6 44 .200 .525 .319 41.8 45.5 31.3 .200 .401 .275 33.3
2017 Curveball -4.0 -3 68 9.1 18 .111 .111 .150 50.0 55.6 41.7 .138 .162 .129 25.0
2017 Changeup 0.7 0 61 8.1 17 .250 .625 .341 32.3 23.5 23.5 .250 .505 .297 46.2
2017 Cutter -4.5 -1 30 4.0 5 .000 .000 .000 50.0 40.0 33.3 .172 .379 .226 66.7
2017 Knuckleball 0.6 0 9 1.2 3 .333 .667 .417 16.7 0.0 0.0 .129 .207 .145 0.0
2017 Splitter -1.1 0 8 1.1 2 .000 .000 .000 75.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 Forkball 8.2 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Slurve 2.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sweeper -43.8 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 243 1,012 -12 -4 4 4 -7
2013 308 1,314 -8 -3 12 5 6
2014 445 1,761 8 -10 16 6 20
2015 556 2,220 2 -14 9 6 4
2016 453 1,885 -10 -28 4 6 -28
2017 198 751 -3 -13 4 3 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,225 54.0 62.3 86.0 24.5 56.2 43.8 21.5 44.9 21.5 8.9 71.1
2016 1,901 52.0 64.2 82.6 23.3 44.1 44.1 23.8 44.6 27.0 7.6 80.6
2017 751 51.1 72.4 82.7 25.3 44.1 43.0 37.9 49.4 26.7 9.3 88.6
Player 4,877 52.8 64.5 84.2 24.2 49.6 43.8 25.1 45.5 24.5 8.4 77.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 7 7 9 22 8 20 18 25 88 50 20 35 49 81 76
2016 8 5 10 25 14 27 38 21 67 28 5 47 24 83 65
2017 53 52
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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 24.4 14 11.6 2 9 7 6 42.9
2017 23.3 9 8.2 1 3 7 3 33.3
Player 23.8 23 19.7 3 12 14 9 39.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 14 11 8 12 14 11 13 9 10 9 12 17 11 9 12 11 9 10 11 12 10 9 16 14 10 11 13 17 11 14 11
2017 9 8 8 7 10 9 10 6 7 5 9 11 5 8 8 8 6 7 10 8 7 9 9 8 7 7 8 11 11 10 8
Player 23 19 16 19 24 20 23 15 17 14 21 28 16 17 20 19 15 17 21 20 17 18 25 22 17 18 21 28 22 24 19
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.1 87.4 0.3 87.7 0.3
Launch Angle 14.0 18.9 4.9 20.0 1.1
Barrel % 2.3 5.4 3.1 5.2 -0.2
Hard Hit % 35.1 32.6 -2.5 34.1 1.5
Sweet Spot % 31.4 38.0 6.6 40.0 2.0
xBA .220 .224 0.004 .231 0.007
BA .250 .186 -0.064 .201 0.015
xwOBA .270 .279 0.009 .296 0.017
wOBA .309 .252 -0.057 .271 0.019
xSLG .325 .348 0.023 .404 0.056
SLG .404 .328 -0.076 .380 0.052
K% 23.5 30.3 6.8 24.2 -6.1
BB% 6.3 7.9 1.6 6.1 -1.8
Swing % 44.9 44.6 -0.3 49.4 4.8
Whiff% 21.5 27.0 5.5 26.7 -0.3
In Zone % 54.0 52.0 -2.0 51.1 -0.9
Out of Zone % 46.0 48.0 2.0 48.9 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 24.5 23.3 -1.2 25.3 2.0
First Pitch Swing % 21.5 23.8 2.3 37.9 14.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.1 59.4 0.3 61.6 2.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 447 50 11.2 .233 .374
2017 Shifts R 197 11 5.6 .252 .549
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2012 293 18.6 15.4% 3.4% 170 23.6 0.0% 10.6%
2013 392 18.2 17.6% 5.1% 243 24.3 0.4% 16.9%
2014 553 20.3 2.9% 6.1% 357 24.9 0.3% 13.7%
2015 711 19.3 18.8% 8.0% 355 24.8 5.4% 28.5%
2016 575 18.8 14.1% 5.6% 326 25.2 3.1% 23.9%
2017 223 19.5 6.7% 3.6% 112 25.5 0.0% 17.9%
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