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Norris Hopper CFReds

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 440 .316 .367 .371 .255 1.8
Birth Date3-24-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 CIN 27 21 47 39 6 14 1 0 1 18 6 4 0 1 1 5 2 2 .359 .435 .462 .305 2.8 1.1 0.4
2007 CIN 28 121 335 307 51 101 14 2 0 119 20 33 1 1 6 14 14 6 .329 .371 .388 .257 13.1 3.3 1.6
2008 CIN 29 26 58 50 3 10 0 0 0 10 5 6 1 0 2 1 1 0 .200 .286 .200 .200 -1.9 -0.4 -0.2
Career168440396601251521147314322920178.316.367.371.25514.04.01.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1999 CWV A 0 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .524 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CWV A 0 509 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WIL A+ 110 437 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIL A+ 125 577 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIC AA 115 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIC AA 98 413 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHT AA 116 487 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CIN MLB 21 47 .305 .255 .331 .412 .261 .371 97 2.3 1.4 -0.3 1.1 -0.0 2.8 0.4 2.8 0.4
2006 CHT AA 13 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LOU AAA 98 410 .284 .260 .327 .394 .258 .366 97 9.9 11.1 -2.1 -0.1 2.6 21.2 2.1 21.2 2.1
2007 CIN MLB 121 335 .257 .263 .326 .418 .257 .367 102 -1.1 9.9 -0.2 3.3 3.3 13.1 1.6 13.1 1.6
2007 SAR A+ 4 17 .175 .285 .354 .422 .275 .333 99 -1.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2007 LOU AAA 4 17 .409 .242 .311 .381 .245 .286 76 1.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
2008 CIN MLB 26 58 .200 .257 .318 .409 .251 .227 102 -3.7 1.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.4 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2008 SAR A+ 2 9 .296 .233 .322 .322 .239 .286 100 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 LOU AAA 4 18 .255 .270 .340 .415 .269 .357 99 -0.1 0.6 0 -0.2 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.0
2009 CHR AAA 20 83 .259 .265 .334 .397 .252 .347 107 -0.1 2.4 -0.5 1.0 -1.2 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2009 LOU AAA 52 232 .242 .263 .332 .406 .251 .291 112 -4.5 6.8 -2.1 2.1 1.4 3.6 0.6 3.6 0.6
2009 SYR AAA 34 138 .216 .257 .324 .385 .244 .270 108 -6.6 4.0 -1.1 3.4 0.3 -3.9 -0.0 -3.9 -0.0
2010 NAS AAA 119 509 .237 .276 .345 .430 .264 .308 100 -13.6 15.7 0.1 -1.2 -0.8 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1999 CWV A 22 3 11 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .682 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CWV A 509 70 127 20 6 0 29 51 55 24 10 .280 .358 .350 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WIL A+ 437 38 96 6 2 1 38 32 60 16 4 .247 .304 .280 .033 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIL A+ 577 78 140 12 3 1 46 31 55 22 9 .272 .311 .313 .041 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIC AA 472 56 127 14 2 0 40 27 58 24 10 .300 .335 .342 .042 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIC AA 413 48 101 5 3 0 40 33 44 17 7 .278 .338 .309 .030 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHT AA 487 70 140 15 4 1 37 27 38 25 7 .310 .352 .368 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CIN MLB 47 6 14 1 0 1 5 6 4 2 2 .359 .435 .462 .103 .305 2.8 1.1 0.4
2006 LOU AAA 410 47 133 11 3 0 26 20 25 25 7 .347 .375 .392 .044 .284 21.2 -0.1 2.1
2006 CHT AA 52 7 13 2 1 0 10 6 3 3 0 .283 .365 .370 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CIN MLB 335 51 101 14 2 0 14 20 33 14 6 .329 .371 .388 .059 .257 13.1 3.3 1.6
2007 LOU AAA 17 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 .267 .353 .267 .000 .409 1.6 -0.1 0.1
2007 SAR A+ 17 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .294 .294 .294 .000 .175 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2
2008 LOU AAA 18 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .294 .278 .353 .059 .255 0.7 -0.2 0.0
2008 CIN MLB 58 3 10 0 0 0 1 5 6 1 0 .200 .286 .200 .000 .200 -1.9 -0.4 -0.2
2008 SAR A+ 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CHR AAA 83 12 25 3 0 0 5 7 4 3 3 .329 .386 .368 .039 .259 1.8 1.0 0.3
2009 LOU AAA 232 22 60 9 3 0 20 14 9 13 2 .280 .323 .350 .070 .242 3.6 2.1 0.6
2009 SYR AAA 138 15 30 2 0 0 10 14 12 7 3 .252 .326 .269 .017 .216 -3.9 3.4 -0.0
2010 NAS AAA 509 51 131 14 0 0 38 37 43 22 9 .286 .333 .317 .031 .237 -1.2 -1.2 -0.2

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
2008 176 0.5398 0.4261 0.8800 0.6211 0.1975 0.9492 0.6250 0.1067
Career1760.53980.42610.880.62110.19750.94920.6250.1067

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-14 2009-05-22 Minors 8 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-07-02 2008-09-29 60-DL 89 77 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-07-07 -
2008-04-19 2008-06-18 60-DL 60 55 Right Elbow Sprain UCL Ligament -
2007-04-01 2007-04-18 15-DL 17 14 Right Foot Contusion Heel -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 MIL $
2011 MIL $
2008 CIN $402,500
2007 CIN $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$782,500
2 yrTotal$782,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 43 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 1/14/10 (minor-league contract, $0.43M major league, $72K min)
  • acquired in trade from CWS 8/6/09 acquired in trade from CIN 6/26/09 sent outright to Triple-A 4/2/09 optioned to Triple-A 3/30/09 re-signed as a free agent 12/11/08, 1 year/$0.43M (09) ($90K min)
  • non-tendered 12/10/08
  • re-signed 2/29/08, 1 year/$0.4025M (08)
  • 1 year/$0.38M (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 contract purchased 8/06 98 8-227

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BP Articles

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The BP Wayback Machine: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2012-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Golden GenerationKen Funck2010-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Comings and GoingsJohn Perrotto2009-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central HousekeepingChristina Kahrl2009-01-21
Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cincinnati RedsWill Carroll2008-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it UpDan Fox2008-02-14
This article requires BP Premium access6-4-3: Value Over Jack CustGary Huckabay2007-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2007-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDropping In: Luck and Misfortune in Hitter PerformanceJason Paré2007-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Offseason PlansJohn Perrotto2007-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL CentralNate Silver2007-10-12
Prospectus Matchups: Straight to the TopJim Baker2007-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: September SurprisesJoe Sheehan2007-09-18
Prospectus Hit List: Don't Look NowJay Jaffe2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Knee ProblemsWill Carroll2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Down From OlymposJay Jaffe2007-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Senior Circuit SwitchesChristina Kahrl2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Fast and FuriousWill Carroll2007-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Back Up to SpeedWill Carroll2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 15-18Christina Kahrl2007-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Mere Hours LeftWill Carroll2007-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, is there any excuse for not starting Jay Bruce on Opening Day? Is there anything left for him to learn in the minors?
(Dan from Cincy)
Packing. Unpacking. Cliches. Differentiating among nice girls, groupies and...others. Sleeping in Holiday Inns.

The difference between the Cards and Reds is that the Reds really could catch lightning in a bottle this year, so playing Bruce from the start makes sense. Why give away wins with Norris Hopper? (Joe Sheehan)


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