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James Norwood
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 7, #199, Chicago Cubs | Saint Louis University
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 4.0 3 2.25
4 Seasons 0 2 3.81 27 0 0 26.0 24 1.92
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 4 0-0 0.00 4.0 3 2.25
4 Seasons 27 0-2 3.81 26.0 24 1.92

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 227 39 3 7.7 89.6 107.8 17.8 35.9 .252 .380 .312 .299 .325 30.8 18.5 9.3 4.09 3.81
2019 26 206 25 1 4 90 109.6 15.5 24 .225 .398 .351 .336 .371 40 25 18.2 2.89 5.17
2020 27 32 8 1 12.5 91.1 104.4 15.1 50 .425 .699 .509 .502 .477 50 0 11.1 16.20 13.77
2021 28 88 14 1 7.1 87.2 107.1 18.4 50 .380 .505 .386 .431 .468 50 15 15 0.00 9.07
553 86 6 7 89.5 109.6 17 36 .276 .429 .351 .347 .376 38.4 18.9 13.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Norwood relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(61.4%) ,
Split Finger
(27.3%) ,
Sinker
(8%) ,
Slider
(3.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 54 36 18 61.4 97.5 10 8 3 3 0 0 0 1 7 .375 .305 .375 .364 .402 .371 80.7 28 2186 6.4 22.2 5.9
2021 Split Finger 24 11 13 27.3 87.2 8 7 2 1 1 0 0 2 5 .286 .374 .429 .567 .352 .444 94.1 8 911 6.7 45.5 15.4
2021 Sinker 7 7 0 8.0 97.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .503 .000 .608 .000 .488 96.8 4 2252 6.5 0.0 0.0
2021 Slider 3 3 0 3.4 87.5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .903 1.000 1.091 .879 .882 88.8 16 1771 6.6 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 12 5 53.1 97.6 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .325 .333 .415 .395 .415 95.2 25 2381 6.5 12.5 0.0
2020 Split Finger 8 4 4 25.0 88.4 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 1.000 .693 1.333 1.325 1.001 .844 87.0 24 915 6.7 0.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 5 5 0 15.6 96.4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .174 .000 .187 .000 .163 91.4 -13 2402 6.4 0.0
2020 Slider 2 1 1 6.3 83.2 1910 6.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 30.8 35.9 28.2 5.1 33.3 28.2 38.5 0 30.8 35.9 20.5 5.1 7.7
2019 40 36 20 4 36 20 44 4 28 40 20 4 4
2020 37.5 25 25 12.5 62.5 12.5 25 0 37.5 12.5 37.5 0 12.5
2021 42.9 7.1 35.7 14.3 35.7 35.7 28.6 14.3 14.3 14.3 50 0 7.1
36 30.2 26.7 7 37.2 25.6 37.2 3.5 27.9 31.4 26.7 3.5 7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Splitter SD R 24 87.2 32.3 0 0 6.2 -3.6 -37
2021 Slider SD R 3 87.5 35.1 2.5 8 0.7 -3.5 -84
2021 Sinker SD R 7 97.3 16 -2.4 -13 14.3 -0.6 -4
2021 4-Seamer SD R 54 97.5 14 -1.1 -8 11.4 3.4 42
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 17 97.6 12.4 0.3 2 9.8 2.2 28
2020 Splitter CHC R 8 88.4 31 1.5 5 6.4 -3.9 -38
2020 Slider CHC R 2 83.2 40.6 1.9 5 1.3 -4.7 -79
2020 Sinker CHC R 5 96.4 16.6 -1.9 -10 15.7 1.5 11
2019 Slider CHC R 42 85.1 38.2 1.7 5 1.1 -3.6 -77
2019 Splitter CHC R 32 87.7 33.1 1.6 5 7.4 -2.3 -24
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 118 96.3 14.1 0.1 1 10.8 3.1 40
2019 Sinker CHC R 14 95.3 16.2 -4.5 -22 14.1 -0.8 -5
2018 Sinker CHC R 8 97.7 16 -2.8 -15 13.8 -0.7 -5
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 153 97.6 13.7 0 0 10 2.3 30
2018 Splitter CHC R 35 88.9 31.1 0.5 1 6.7 -3.9 -37
2018 Slider CHC R 31 84.8 39.6 3 8 2.9 -1.9 -40
! 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 %
2021 Slider 51.7 2 3 3.4 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .903 1.091 .882 0
2021 Sinker -3.4 0 7 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .503 .608 .488 100
2021 Splitter -2.3 -1 24 27.3 8 .286 .429 .356 45.5 25 15.4 .374 .567 .445 80
2021 4-Seamer -1.7 -1 54 61.4 10 .375 .375 .41 22.2 10 5.9 .305 .364 .372 28.6
2020 Sinker -9.5 0 5 15.6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .187 .163 50
2020 Splitter 44.2 4 8 25 3 1 1.333 1.017 0 0 0 .693 1.325 .844 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -3.6 -1 17 53.1 4 .333 .333 .4 12.5 0 0 .325 .415 .415 66.7
2020 Slider -0.5 0 2 6.3
2019 Sinker 2.8 0 14 6.8 1 .7 0 0 0 .7
2019 Splitter -0.2 0 32 15.5 8 .286 .286 .313 35.3 50 20 .173 .202 .229 66.7
2019 Slider -5.1 -2 42 20.4 8 .125 .125 .113 61.1 62.5 50 .084 .098 .081 0
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 1 118 57.3 27 .286 .571 .469 15.4 7.4 5.9 .295 .577 .433 42.1
2018 Sinker -8.2 -1 8 3.5 2 0 0 .35 0 0 0 0 0 .35 0
2018 Slider 2.3 1 31 13.7 6 .333 .333 .3 9.1 33.3 33.3 .391 .451 .369 0
2018 Splitter 8.2 3 35 15.4 10 .4 .7 .465 35.3 30 18.8 .268 .463 .309 42.9
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 153 67.4 36 .267 .267 .303 16.2 13.9 13.9 .227 .35 .283 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 97.6 98 18.9 1:15 1:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 54 97.5 99 18.5 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Splitter 16 87.3 90 8.1 1:30 2:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 54 227 -4 1 3 1 1
2019 44 206 -3 -1 1 2 -1
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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 %
2018 227 48.5 76.4 83.3 19.7 78.3 47.6 51.9 47.1 17.8 8.4 89.5
2019 206 42.7 69.3 86.9 26.3 45.2 34.5 72.7 44.7 27.2 9.2 78.9
2020 32 50 75 91.7 18.8 100 43.8 66.7 46.9 6.7 0
2021 88 44.3 74.4 86.2 28.6 50 37.5 75 48.9 25.6 8 100
553 45.8 73.5 85.5 23.7 59.2 40.9 63.8 46.5 21.8 8.1 86.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.2 1 0.5 1 1 1 0 0
2020 0 0.3 0 0 1 0
2021 0 0.1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
2020 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
2021 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.6 96.2 -1.4 97.3 1.1 97.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 88.9 87.7 -1.2 88.4 0.7 87.2 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 84.8 85.1 0.3 83.2 -1.9 87.5 4.3
Exit Velocity 89.6 90 0.4 91.1 1.1 87.2 -3.9
Launch Angle 17.8 15.5 -2.3 15.1 -0.4 18.4 3.3
Barrel % 7.7 4 -3.7 12.5 8.5 7.1 -5.4
Hard Hit % 30.8 40 9.2 50 10 50 0
Sweet Spot % 35.9 24 -11.9 50 26 50 0
xBA .252 .225 -0.027 .425 0.2 .38 -0.045
BA .298 .25 -0.048 .5 0.25 .353 -0.147
xwOBA .299 .336 0.037 .502 0.166 .431 -0.071
wOBA .312 .351 0.039 .509 0.158 .386 -0.123
xSLG .38 .398 0.018 .699 0.301 .505 -0.194
SLG .362 .417 0.055 .625 0.208 .412 -0.213
K% 18.5 25 6.5 0 -25 15 15
BB% 9.3 18.2 8.9 11.1 -7.1 15 3.9
Swing % 47.1 44.7 -2.4 46.9 2.2 48.9 2
Whiff% 17.8 27.2 9.4 6.7 -20.5 25.6 18.9
In Zone % 48.5 42.7 -5.8 50 7.3 44.3 -5.7
Out of Zone % 51.5 57.3 5.8 50 -7.3 55.7 5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 19.7 26.3 6.6 18.8 -7.5 28.6 9.8
First Pitch Swing % 31.5 36.4 4.9 33.3 -3.1 55 21.7
First Pitch Strike % 51.9 72.7 20.8 66.7 -6 75 8.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 54 .312 33 0 0.0 21 4 19.0
2019 44 .351 31 1 3.2 13 3 23.1
2020 9 .509 5 2 40.0 4 2 50.0
2021 20 .386 13 0 0.0 7 2 28.6

Pitch Distribution