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Birth Date4-25-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age21 years, 5 months, 6 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 TOR 21 5 1 6.7 3.3 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 5 4 4 1 8 5 5 0 4 5.40 6.16 6.20 -0.7 -0.1
Career516.73.33.3000000305441855045.406.166.20-0.7-0.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 VAN A- 2 2 7.7 5.35 87 .342 .265 .335 .381 .257 .452 105 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2012 BLU Rk 11 10 35.0 6.20 89 .300 .252 .322 .379 .252 .367 107 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2013 LNS A 23 22 85.7 4.08 118 .259 .253 .326 .369 .259 .342 109 19.4 2.0 19.4 2.0
2013 DUN A+ 1 1 5.0 4.77 100 .128 .260 .319 .364 .250 .067 103 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 TOR MLB 5 1 6.7 6.20 60 .272 .259 .312 .412 .268 .200 107 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 DUN A+ 13 13 66.3 2.77 144 .198 .252 .312 .359 .246 .298 107 20.6 2.1 20.6 2.1
2014 NHP AA 8 8 35.7 4.60 97 .257 .265 .334 .405 .268 .329 101 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2014 BUF AAA 5 4 22.7 3.26 130 .198 .256 .329 .395 .254 .324 98 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 VAN A- 0 1 0 2 2 7.7 14 5 5 0 29% .452 16.4 5.9 0.0 5.9 2.48 10.57 0.5 0.1
2012 BLU Rk 2 3 0 11 10 35.0 44 13 38 4 47% .367 11.3 3.3 1.0 9.8 1.63 7.97 3.3 0.3
2013 DUN A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 1 2 1 0 53% .067 1.8 3.6 0.0 1.8 0.60 0.00 0.3 0.0
2013 LNS A 1 7 0 23 22 85.7 84 44 99 6 51% .342 8.8 4.6 0.6 10.4 1.49 4.20 19.4 2.0
2014 TOR MLB 0 0 0 5 1 6.7 5 5 4 1 38% .200 6.8 6.8 1.4 5.4 1.50 5.40 -0.7 -0.1
2014 NHP AA 3 1 0 8 8 35.7 32 17 49 5 39% .329 8.1 4.3 1.3 12.4 1.37 4.54 4.0 0.4
2014 BUF AAA 3 1 0 5 4 22.7 14 8 38 2 51% .324 5.6 3.2 0.8 15.1 0.97 3.18 5.9 0.6
2014 DUN A+ 6 0 0 13 13 66.3 50 18 76 0 48% .298 6.8 2.4 0.0 10.3 1.03 1.22 20.6 2.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 138 0.4130 0.3768 0.8077 0.6667 0.1728 0.8421 0.7143 0.1923
Career1380.4130.37680.80770.66670.17280.84210.71430.1923

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 26, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 25, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Daniel NorrisMark Anderson2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Daniel NorrisCraig Goldstein2014-09-02
The Lineup Card: Seven September Call-ups We're Excited to SeeBaseball Prospectus2014-08-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28Jeff Moore2014-07-30
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Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2014Chris Mellen2014-07-23
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 50 Dynasty League Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2014-07-14
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BP Top 50: Byron Buxton vs. Carlos CorreaNick J. Faleris2014-07-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: Albert Almora vs. Stephen PiscottyNick J. Faleris2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: Daniel Norris vs. Jose BerriosJeff Moore2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: Daniel Norris vs. Jose BerriosChris King2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: Daniel Norris vs. Jose BerriosNick J. Faleris2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 24Jeff Moore2014-06-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking at BP 101 SP available in my 16-team dynasty: Folty (RP?), Almonte, Stewart, Harvey, E. Rodriguez, Barnes, Chi Chi, Berrios, Tirado, Kingham, Enny Romero, Pierce Johnson, Thorpe. Daniel Norris is also available. I've focused on MLB this year; any of these guys (or guys not on the 101) decent risers this year? Struggling to merge them onto my draft board with the MLB SP like deGrom, Carrasco, Shoemaker, Roark, Keuchel, McHugh, Anderson, Fiers, etc. available. Any names jump out from this motley crew, MILB or MLB, as draft targets? If it matters, I finished 3rd and pick 14 of 16 so prefer near ETAs. Here's hoping #TINO shows no #slack this fall/winter. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
Take the MLBers. The order you have is good, too. TINO will be around all winter, but on an abbreviated schedule (twice a month) (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Which minor league players are most likely to start in the American League in 2015 that are either flying under the radar or have not been brought up. Thanks!
(Cinco bros from AZ)
For players who havenít come up yet, how about Rusney Castillo, Francisco Lindor, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Kyle Zimmer. For guys who are just under the radar, letís go with Nick Franklin, Mike Foltynewicz, Dylan Bundy, Drew Pomeranz, Daniel Norris and Oswaldo Arcia. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm 26 and the girl I thought I was going to marry broke up with me last night. Tell me something about the Blue Jays to make me feel better.
(Kyle from Canada)
Marcus Stroman is one of the best 25U pitchers in baseball. I think he has proven to just about everyone that he is a legitimate starter. Those guys Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris are pretty good too. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mazara, Josh Harrison and Carlos Carrasco for my Daniel Norris, how do you feel about that trade in a dynasty league?
(Donald from Denver)
Seems like a good deal for you, particularly if Carrasco is legit (see my earlier answer for Carrasco). (Mike Gianella)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel Norris is making me feel things in my private areas. Where does his OFP currently stand with you?
(jbirenbaum from Toronto)
55/60 -- he's legit. Not going to be a TOR talent but he's got the makings of solid starter.
Also, you should see a doctor about that other thing. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Daniel Norris passed some of the other more notable pitching prospects, i.e. Crick, Owens, Stephenson and yes even Archie Bradley?
(Peter from Toronto)
Norris destroyed High-A, but that was expected. He struggled some at AA initially, but he's just fine. Mellen has a great report on him here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=186

Crick is a reliever. Every scout and industry guy I have ever talked to has said that.

Stephenson
Bradley
Norris
Owens
Crick (Tucker Blair)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I saw Daniel Norris pitch at the Futures Game. This was the first time I've seen him other than some old video from 2012. I noticed he has reduced his trunk tilt and lost his closed stride. With changes to JA Happ and attempted changes to Ricky Romero, do you see this a philosophy shift in the Jays development process?
(Chris Sherwin from Windsor, Ontario)
Can always count on Chris for a thought-provoking Jays question. Balance and posture are traits that many young players improve over time as their round into their physical peak, so it's tough to credit an organizational shift from one player's adjustments. The previous emphasis on short strides with certain pitchers (ie Sanchez) was an overall negative, IMO, so any movement away from the philosophy would be a good thing. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these pitchers: Jose Berrios, Daniel Norris, Marco Gonzales Rank these hitters for their bats: Hunter Dozier, Michael Taylor, Rio Ruiz, Jesse Winker Thanks!
(FantasyFrodo from Washington)
Norris, Berrios, Gonzales. #BullDozier, Winker, Ruiz, Taylor. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would you be in favor of putting Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris in the Toronto pen after the break? That's being considered according to a tweet from Jim Bowden.
(Kyle from Ontario, Canada)
Sanchez makes more sense than Norris. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)While not on the list, how does Daniel Norris compare to the other popularly discussed starters these days?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Daniel Norris was on the list (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Aaron Sanchez's control issues and possible move to the bullpen, is it safe to say Daniel Norris and Sean Nolin are the best in house starter prospects? When do you project they get their chances, eh?
(Hoser from Bob n Doug's Kitchen)
I'm not prepared to say Sanchez is destined for the bulllpen in any way. Even as much as I question the projection of his control/command, I still think he can succeed in the Major Leagues as a starter. He may end up more of a #3 than a #2 that his raw stuff suggests he should become, but that's still a damn valuable rotation piece. I still consider Sanchez the best starting pitching prospects in the Blue Jays organization and the gap between Sanchez and Norris/Nolin is considerable for me. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect has surprised you the most this season and made you a believer in his skill set?
(scott from az)
Daniel Norris has impressed me, but I'm not quite there yet. There are serious believers among the BP Prospect Team, but I have not traditionally been one of them. I'm getting there but still not on the bandwagon. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a higher ceiling, Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez? Who do you think will be the better player in the end?
(Daniel from Chicago)
I still think Aaron Sanchez has the bigger ceiling. Norris is fun from what I've read, however. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)12-team dynasty, 6x6 (with BB for batters, K/BB for P) 7 player MiLB rosters: I have a couple fringier MiLB players right now (Winker, Berrios) and wondering if any of these avail. guys would be better adds: Hunter Dozier, Raimel Tapia (still don't quite get the hype but I'm not a scout), Michael Taylor, Daniel Norris, Josh Bell. Thanks!
(NorDub from PNW)
Definitely Tapia, Daniel Norris is worth a look. Winker and Berrios are good though, I'd probably wait and assess after next monday when the BP top 50 comes out. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Daniel Norris or Aaron Sanchez? Also, do you think the Cubs could get both for Samardzija? (or just norris for hammel)
(splatstrike from Chicago)
Answered the first part a bit in another question, Sanchez. Trades are hard to evaluate, all I can say is that from the comfort of my keyboard without my job on the line I would give up both for Samardzija were I in the Jays position. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these prospects in a dynasty: Rosell Herrera, Nick Williams, Blake Swihart, Daniel Norris, Trevor Story, Alen Hanson, Philip Ervin, Kennys Vargas, Steven Mats.
(Tim from NJ)
Nick Williams, Trevor Story, Daniel Norris and Blake Swihart are the big four of that group. I think everyone kinda rounds out the backend. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff - With the feature on the main page in mind, I was wondering if you or the staff had any thoughts on Daniel Norris' start last night? Second start in AA against a good line up and struck out 10 while "allowing" 1 run after he was out of the game.
(Donkey from Ottawa)
I don't think we had anyone in attendance to see Norris' game last night, but none of this is shocking. This is what Norris can do. He's very good, and arguing against him in today's feature was no small task. This was more of the same and I imagine he was only removed as early as he was because striking out that many batters runs up a pitch count. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Depdending on the other parts of the package, would you include Daniel Norris in a deal for Samardzija ?
(Clutchlings from Ontario)
Absolutely. I'd let them pick any three guys they wanted other than Stroman. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Medical issues aside, would you rank Luis Ortiz above or below Lucas Sims, Miguel Almonte, and Daniel Norris?
(Silverback38 from VA)
I had Daniel Norris ranked higher than the other two Rule 4 eligible arms -- his issue as a HSer was finding consistency in his mechanics and executing his stuff. The raw grades were always borderline elite. I wasn't on Almonte as an international amateur, so it's tough for me to include him in the comparison. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Have you gotten any reports on Alberto Tirado? He seems to be struggling, but after seeing Daniel Norris do the same last year, I'm thinking its just standard growing pains.
(bluejaysplus from Canada)
Not throwing a lot of strikes, let alone quality strikes. FB command is a problem, and the velocity is down a bit. I'm not all that worried, because he's young, but he may be a two year MWL guy. If that's what's best for the development, I'm okay with that. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)In response to your desire of more questions, I will add a few to the list. First, Have Daniel Norris and Caleb Kowart changed people's mind of them? Everyone seemed to have soured on them due to last years subpar performance. Both have started off well this year. Your thoughts on expectations as of now.
(Silverback38 from VA)
This is going to be a "small sample size awareness" chat, I can already tell from the queued questions. Let's put it this way Ė those who completely wrote Norris and Cowart off last year are just as foolish as those who put a ton of stock into their first two weeks. Norris' projection is as a mid-rotation starter, and Cowart's is as a starting third baseman. That hasn't changed yet, but if people gave up on these guys last year in shallower MiLB leagues, sure, go get 'em. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any newfound higher expectations of Daniel Norris?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Not really; I still see him as more of a #4 starter. I'm admittedly on the lower end with him. (Mark Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What type of reports were you hearing on Daniel Norris that drove you to rank him 4th in the Blue Jays system? Statistically (and mechanically) he had a rough 2012 and first couple of months of 2013 before seemingly turning it around big time in the second half. Is this the real Norris we're seeing?
(Kyle from Canada)
Yes. Its real. His delivery was definitely more fluid and repeatable in 2013, and the stuff is very good: 6 FB; 6 SL; 5+ potential CH. It's a nice profile. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these guys please. Thanks! Marcus Stroman, Didi Gregorius, Jorge Alfaro, Austin Hedges, Daniel Norris, Lance McCullers, Bryce Brentz, Daniel Corcino, Clayton Blackburn, Delino DeShields.
(Brandon from Pittsburgh)
DeShields, Blackburn, McCullers, Alfaro, Brentz, Stroman, Hedges, Norris, Corcino, Gregorius. (Bret Sayre)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much has Daniel Norris' stock fallen over the past year? With the plus stuff still kicking around and the delivery issues, the similarities to Aaron Sanchez in some regards seem high.
(Steve from Winnipeg)
He's young. His stock is going to ebb and flow as he goes thru the developmental process. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm very new to following prospects in baseball. Are there any players I should be keeping my eye on this summer from the Vancouver Canadians?
(Stacy from Vancouver)
You'll probably see some of the 2010 draftees, especially Daniel Norris from the Top 101, but mostly it will be 2012 draftees that we don't know. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Daniel Norris has thrown 149 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (84mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Slider (81mph) and Curve (74mph).