James Norwood
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 7, #199, Chicago Cubs | Saint Louis University
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 1.2 0 3.00
2021 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 5 3 1.80
2022 1 0 8.31 20 0 0 17.1 22 1.90
5 Seasons 1 2 5.48 48 0 0 44.1 46 1.87
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-0 16.20 1.2 0 3.00
2021 5 0-0 0.00 5 3 1.80
2022 20 1-0 8.31 17.1 22 1.90
5 Seasons 48 1-2 5.48 44.1 46 1.87
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
2018 24 227 39 3 7.7 5.6 89.6 107.8 17.8 35.9 .251 .379 .312 .298 .325 30.8 18.5 9.3 4.09 3.73
2019 25 206 25 1 4.0 2.3 90.0 109.6 15.5 24.0 .225 .398 .351 .336 .371 40.0 25.0 18.2 2.89 5.06
2020 26 32 8 1 12.5 11.1 91.1 104.4 15.1 50.0 .425 .699 .509 .502 .477 50.0 0.0 11.1 16.20 13.67
2021 27 94 17 1 5.9 4.3 86.9 107.1 17.1 41.2 .362 .478 .335 .408 .430 41.2 13.0 13.0 0.00 7.72
2022 28 370 54 2 3.7 2.4 91.5 112.4 18.9 46.3 .255 .401 .364 .325 .396 46.3 25.9 10.6 8.31 4.43
Player 929 143 8 5.6 3.7 90.2 112.4 17.6 39.2 .267 .416 .351 .337 .381 40.6 21.4 12.1
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.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Norwood relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.6%) ,
Split Finger
(40.8%) ,
Slider
(9.5%) ,
Sinker
(1.1%) ,


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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
2018 30.8 35.9 28.2 5.1 33.3 28.2 38.5 0.0 30.8 35.9 20.5 5.1 7.7 5.6
2019 40.0 36.0 20.0 4.0 36.0 20.0 44.0 4.0 28.0 40.0 20.0 4.0 4.0 2.3
2020 37.5 25.0 25.0 12.5 62.5 12.5 25.0 0.0 37.5 12.5 37.5 0.0 12.5 11.1
2021 47.1 11.8 29.4 11.8 41.2 29.4 29.4 11.8 17.6 17.6 47.1 0.0 5.9 4.3
2022 31.5 29.6 33.3 5.6 38.9 37.0 24.1 3.7 22.2 29.6 29.6 11.1 3.7 2.4
Player 35.0 30.1 28.7 6.3 38.5 29.4 32.2 3.5 25.9 30.8 28.0 6.3 5.6 3.7
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.

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
2022 4-Seamer PHI R 180 96.6 13.9 -0.7 -5 12.0 4.7 63
2022 Sinker PHI R 4 96.3 14.4 -5.7 -28 16.7 1.4 10
2022 Slider PHI R 35 88.4 29.3 -2.8 -9 1.0 -3.0 -76
2022 Splitter PHI R 151 90.7 28.4 -1.0 -3 11.1 1.1 11
2021 4-Seamer SD R 66 97.3 14.5 -1.5 -11 11.8 3.8 47
2021 Splitter SD R 24 87.2 32.2 0.4 1 6.6 -3.4 -34
2021 Slider SD R 4 86.9 35.2 1.6 5 0.1 -4.3 -99
2020 Splitter CHC R 8 88.4 31.0 1.4 5 6.4 -4.1 -39
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 17 97.6 12.4 0.4 3 9.8 2.1 27
2020 Sinker CHC R 5 96.4 16.6 -2.2 -12 15.7 1.2 8
2020 Slider CHC R 2 83.2 40.6 1.9 5 1.3 -4.2 -77
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 130 96.2 14.2 0.0 0 11.0 3.3 43
2019 Sinker CHC R 1 94.7 17.4 -3.3 -16 16.7 2.0 14
2019 Splitter CHC R 38 87.6 33.3 1.7 5 7.3 -2.5 -26
2019 Slider CHC R 37 84.9 38.4 1.7 5 1.9 -2.6 -58
2018 Splitter CHC R 35 88.9 31.1 0.3 1 6.7 -3.9 -37
2018 4-Seamer CHC R 161 97.6 13.8 -0.2 -1 10.2 2.5 32
2018 Slider CHC R 31 84.8 39.6 3.1 8 2.9 -1.7 -38
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.4 -4 180 48.6 36 .355 .581 .443 18.5 16.7 8.8 .292 .540 .403 52.0
2022 Splitter -0.9 -1 151 40.8 41 .270 .297 .318 42.7 36.6 23.1 .196 .250 .242 36.4
2022 Slider -2.5 -1 35 9.5 7 .286 .429 .307 21.4 14.3 25.0 .328 .493 .351 50.0
2022 Sinker -6.5 0 4 1.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .809 1.018 .805 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 2.4 2 66 70.2 13 .273 .273 .315 18.8 7.7 5.6 .320 .384 .368 30.0
2021 Splitter 2.8 1 24 25.5 9 .250 .375 .317 41.7 22.2 14.3 .352 .533 .417 66.7
2021 Slider -39.3 -2 4 4.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .906 1.071 .870 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.7 1 17 53.1 4 .333 .333 .400 12.5 0.0 0.0 .325 .415 .415 66.7
2020 Splitter -44.1 -4 8 25.0 3 1.000 1.333 1.017 0.0 0.0 0.0 .693 1.325 .844 33.3
2020 Sinker 9.6 0 5 15.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .174 .187 .163 50.0
2020 Slider 0.5 0 2 6.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 130 63.1 28 .286 .571 .477 14.0 7.1 5.4 .295 .577 .442 42.1
2019 Splitter 0.7 0 38 18.4 11 .300 .300 .309 33.3 45.5 20.8 .143 .165 .184 40.0
2019 Slider 5.2 2 37 18.0 5 .000 .000 .000 71.4 80.0 66.7 .092 .110 .090 0.0
2019 Sinker -4.4 0 1 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 1 161 70.9 38 .258 .258 .329 15.2 13.2 12.5 .219 .338 .286 32.1
2018 Splitter -8.2 -3 35 15.4 10 .400 .700 .465 35.3 30.0 18.8 .268 .463 .309 42.9
2018 Slider -2.4 -1 31 13.7 6 .333 .333 .300 9.1 33.3 33.3 .391 .451 .369 0.0
! 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
2022 4-Seam Fastball 178 96.6 100 19.5 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Splitter 140 90.8 86 12.4 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Slider 35 88.4 40 5.4 12:30 11:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 66 97.3 99 18.6 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Splitter 17 87.3 90 8.4 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 97.6 98 18.9 1:15 1:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 54 227 4 -2 -3 -1 -2
2019 44 206 3 1 -1 -2 1
2022 85 370 -4 1 -2 -2 -7
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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 48.0 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 50.0 75.0 91.7 18.8 100.0 43.8 66.7 46.9 6.7 0.0 --
2021 94 47.9 73.3 87.9 28.6 50.0 39.4 78.3 50.0 23.4 8.5 100.0
2022 370 45.4 78.0 82.4 33.2 46.3 43.8 63.5 53.5 29.3 5.4 85.0
Player 929 46.0 75.2 84.4 27.5 52.9 42.3 64.2 49.4 24.8 7.1 86.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 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
2018 98 45 49
2019 89 55 50
2022 89 29 63
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.1 0 2 0 0 --
2019 24.2 1 0.6 0 1 1 0 0.0
2020 -- 0 0.4 0 0 1 0 --
2021 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2022 26.0 2 1.4 1 0 1 1 50.0
Player 25.4 3 2.7 0 4 3 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
2020 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2
Player 3 3 3 5 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 5 2 2 3 3 1 4 1 3 2 5 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 2
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.6 96.2 -1.4 97.3 1.1 97.3 0.0 96.6 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.9 87.6 -1.3 88.4 0.8 87.2 -1.2 90.7 3.5
Breaking Velocity 84.8 84.9 0.1 83.2 -1.7 86.9 3.7 88.4 1.5
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.0 0.4 91.1 1.1 86.9 -4.2 91.5 4.6
Launch Angle 17.8 15.5 -2.3 15.1 -0.4 17.1 2.0 18.9 1.8
Barrel % 7.7 4.0 -3.7 12.5 8.5 5.9 -6.6 3.7 -2.2
Hard Hit % 30.8 40.0 9.2 50.0 10.0 41.2 -8.8 46.3 5.1
Sweet Spot % 35.9 24.0 -11.9 50.0 26.0 41.2 -8.8 46.3 5.1
xBA .251 .225 -0.026 .425 0.200 .362 -0.063 .255 -0.107
BA .298 .250 -0.048 .500 0.250 .300 -0.200 .316 0.016
xwOBA .298 .336 0.038 .502 0.166 .408 -0.094 .325 -0.083
wOBA .312 .351 0.039 .509 0.158 .335 -0.174 .364 0.029
xSLG .379 .398 0.019 .699 0.301 .478 -0.221 .401 -0.077
SLG .362 .417 0.055 .625 0.208 .350 -0.275 .434 0.084
K% 18.5 25.0 6.5 0.0 -25.0 13.0 13.0 25.9 12.9
BB% 9.3 18.2 8.9 11.1 -7.1 13.0 1.9 10.6 -2.4
Swing % 47.1 44.7 -2.4 46.9 2.2 50.0 3.1 53.5 3.5
Whiff% 17.8 27.2 9.4 6.7 -20.5 23.4 16.7 29.3 5.9
In Zone % 48.5 42.7 -5.8 50.0 7.3 47.9 -2.1 45.4 -2.5
Out of Zone % 51.5 57.3 5.8 50.0 -7.3 52.1 2.1 54.6 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 19.7 26.3 6.6 18.8 -7.5 28.6 9.8 33.2 4.6
First Pitch Swing % 31.5 36.4 4.9 33.3 -3.1 56.5 23.2 41.2 -15.3
First Pitch Strike % 51.9 72.7 20.8 66.7 -6.0 78.3 11.6 63.5 -14.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 54 .312 33 0 0.0 21 4 19.0
2019 Shifts 44 .351 31 4 12.9 13 5 38.5
2020 Shifts 9 .509 5 2 40.0 4 2 50.0
2021 Shifts 23 .335 15 0 0.0 8 3 37.5
2022 Shifts 85 .364 46 11 23.9 39 28 71.8
! 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 %
2018 27 15.9 25.9% 0.0% 75 19.2 2.7% 1.3%
2019 52 17.7 7.7% 1.9% 44 20.2 0.0% 4.5%
2020 4 20.9 0.0% 0.0% 8 19.7 0.0% 12.5%
2021 20 16.8 20.0% 10.0% 22 21.2 0.0% 4.5%
2022 76 18.6 6.6% 0.0% 73 21.1 1.4% 4.1%
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Pitch Distribution