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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .239 0 0 0 0 .276 0.0
Birth Date2-14-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.12012
2.42013
2.32014
+proj
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
2012 OAK 23 60 232 209 19 42 8 1 7 73 21 66 1 1 0 34 5 1 .201 .276 .349 .231 0.7 0.0 0.1
2013 OAK 24 98 308 264 41 65 16 0 9 108 37 71 4 2 1 30 5 0 .246 .345 .409 .289 22.1 0.4 2.4
2014 OAK 25 127 442 385 46 104 19 1 10 155 54 86 1 1 1 55 2 2 .270 .361 .403 .286 20.8 -0.2 2.3
Career28598285810621143226336112223642119123.246.336.392.27443.60.24.8

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
2007 NAT Rk 37 151 .249 .253 .348 .353 .259 .259 109 -1.6 3.8 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2008 VER A- 70 302 .333 .253 .327 .367 .260 .329 97 23.7 8.6 1.5 0.2 1.2 37.2 3.8 37.2 3.8
2009 HAG A 126 540 .342 .252 .328 .362 .262 .342 95 45.5 15.3 5.4 -1.3 -0.1 68.5 7.0 68.5 7.0
2010 POT A+ 94 399 .300 .260 .332 .391 .254 .302 107 18.7 12.5 3.4 1.5 -0.9 37.3 3.9 37.3 3.9
2011 HAR AA 104 423 .314 .258 .325 .390 .271 .251 84 25.1 12.5 6.6 1.0 2.4 51.4 5.3 51.4 5.3
2012 OAK MLB 60 232 .231 .253 .316 .410 .262 .255 96 -6.5 6.4 3.5 0.0 -0.3 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 SAC AAA 58 246 .278 .287 .352 .439 .273 .287 98 5.1 7.3 4.4 -0.4 -0.6 16.7 1.6 16.7 1.6
2013 OAK MLB 98 308 .289 .258 .322 .405 .269 .301 93 8.6 8.1 4.3 0.4 0.3 22.1 2.4 22.1 2.4
2013 SAC AAA 3 14 .532 .267 .332 .424 .272 .444 85 4.1 0.4 0.1 -0.0 0.0 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2014 OAK MLB 127 442 .286 .253 .314 .389 .263 .324 97 10.6 11.4 5.6 -0.2 -4.8 20.8 2.3 20.8 2.3

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
2007 NAT Rk 151 16 25 6 2 4 15 25 38 2 1 .203 .347 .382 .179 .249 1.2 -0.3 0.1
2008 VER A- 302 42 63 12 0 10 38 63 56 11 9 .278 .450 .463 .185 .333 37.2 0.2 3.8
2009 HAG A 540 78 125 30 0 23 84 90 116 6 3 .286 .417 .513 .227 .342 68.5 -1.3 7.0
2010 POT A+ 399 67 70 19 0 12 49 89 94 6 3 .235 .423 .419 .185 .300 37.3 1.5 3.9
2011 HAR AA 423 75 70 17 1 20 46 77 117 13 4 .210 .367 .446 .237 .314 51.4 1.0 5.3
2012 SAC AAA 246 39 59 14 2 9 38 21 41 5 1 .271 .329 .477 .206 .278 16.7 -0.4 1.6
2012 OAK MLB 232 19 42 8 1 7 34 21 66 5 1 .201 .276 .349 .148 .231 0.7 0.0 0.1
2013 SAC AAA 14 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 .429 .429 .857 .429 .532 3.8 -0.0 0.4
2013 OAK MLB 308 41 65 16 0 9 30 37 71 5 0 .246 .345 .409 .163 .289 22.1 0.4 2.4
2014 OAK MLB 442 46 104 19 1 10 55 54 86 2 2 .270 .361 .403 .132 .286 20.8 -0.2 2.3

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
2012 953 0.5236 0.4250 0.7802 0.5832 0.2511 0.8660 0.5614 0.2198
2013 1309 0.5088 0.4095 0.8060 0.5886 0.2240 0.8852 0.5903 0.1940
2014 1748 0.4977 0.3987 0.8149 0.5793 0.2198 0.9187 0.5440 0.1851
Career40100.50750.40850.80370.58330.22860.89520.56320.1963

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-22 2014-09-22 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness Play At Home Plate -
2014-09-14 2014-09-14 DTD 0 0 - Hip Soreness -
2014-08-21 2014-08-22 DTD 1 0 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-06-28 2014-07-02 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-06-21 2014-06-22 DTD 1 1 Left Forearm Contusion Foul Tip -
2014-03-05 2014-03-12 Camp 7 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-08-21 2013-09-05 15-DL 15 14 Left Fracture - -
2013-08-11 2013-08-15 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-06-20 2013-06-22 DTD 2 2 - Groin Contusion Foul Tip - -
2011-04-12 2011-04-19 Minors 7 7 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-22 2010-05-30 Minors 8 0 Head Concussion HBP -
2010-04-19 2010-05-09 Minors 20 0 Hand Soreness -
2010-04-08 2010-04-18 Minors 10 0 Left Hand Nerve Injury From Sliding -
2009-10-08 2009-10-08 Minors 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Fractured Hamate 2009-10-08

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $505,000
2013 OAK $492,500
2012 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$492,500
2011Current$505,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$997,500
2 yrTotal$997,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 102 d1 year/$0.505M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Washington 11/18/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11 (Gio Gonzalez deal). Signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (4-130) (Goddard HS, Kan.). $0.21M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 452 62 102 21 2 17 59 58 105 9 2 .263 .362 .460 .307 33.6 C 0 3.7
80o 431 57 92 19 1 16 54 53 103 9 2 .250 .346 .437 .293 26.5 C 0 2.9
70o 416 53 87 18 1 15 50 49 101 8 2 .241 .335 .420 .284 21.7 C 0 2.4
60o 403 50 82 17 1 14 48 46 99 7 2 .233 .325 .406 .276 17.8 C 0 2.0
50o 391 48 77 16 1 13 45 44 97 7 2 .225 .316 .393 .268 14.4 C 0 1.6
40o 379 45 72 15 1 12 42 41 96 7 1 .218 .307 .380 .260 11.1 C 0 1.2
30o 366 42 68 14 1 12 40 38 94 6 1 .210 .297 .367 .252 7.9 C 0 0.9
20o 351 39 63 13 1 11 37 35 91 6 1 .201 .286 .351 .242 4.3 C 0 0.5
10o 330 35 55 11 1 9 33 32 88 5 1 .189 .270 .329 .229 -0.2 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean39549781611346459872.228.319.398.27115.6C 01.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 49% 3% 14% 90%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015266117811825123766815711.222.314.402.2642.220.3-0.43.214.92.50.4
2016276047711725121737014611.225.319.400.2652.320.4-0.53.014.92.90.4
2017286288212026122777915610.224.325.401.2692.522.7-0.62.914.95.50.4
201829610781182212273731579.223.319.393.2642.119.1-0.72.614.92.20.4
201930604751152311969711488.221.316.381.2591.815.8-0.82.414.9-0.70.4
202031630781202512174711617.220.311.385.2581.715.3-1.02.414.9-1.00.4
202132617741142311969671546.211.299.365.2491.19.4-1.02.214.9-6.70.4
202233635821312622278701516.236.325.409.2722.522.7-1.12.014.96.80.4
202334606701142521665641464.216.302.362.2481.08.5-1.11.814.9-7.10.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
44.830.935.93633.425.6181

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 Chris Iannetta 2008 .303
2 82 Matt Wieters 2011 .263
3 80 Alex Avila 2012 .257
4 80 Travis Snider 2013 .230
5 79 Miguel Montero 2009 .290
6 79 Brandon Belt 2013 .310
7 79 Devin Mesoraco 2013 .233
8 79 Jeff Clement 2009 .000 DNP
9 79 Wladimir Balentien 2010 .000 DNP
10 79 Joey Votto 2009 .334
11 79 Ryan Lavarnway 2013 .269
12 78 Justin Smoak 2012 .239
13 78 Danny Espinosa 2012 .255
14 78 Buster Posey 2012 .346
15 77 Brett Wallace 2012 .265
16 77 Geovany Soto 2008 .290
17 77 Max Ramirez 2010 .257
18 77 Brandon Moss 2009 .233
19 77 Ian Stewart 2010 .279
20 77 Mike Napoli 2007 .275
21 77 Domonic Brown 2013 .292
22 77 Chase Headley 2009 .270
23 76 Ike Davis 2012 .272
24 76 Pedro Alvarez 2012 .283
25 76 Franklin Gutierrez 2008 .242
26 75 Elijah Dukes 2009 .263
27 75 Vincent DiFazio 2011 .000 DNP
28 75 Travis Buck 2009 .228
29 75 Chris Gimenez 2008 .000 DNP
30 75 Eric Thames 2012 .248
31 75 J.D. Martinez 2013 .244
32 75 Carlos Quentin 2008 .321
33 75 Wilson Ramos 2013 .268
34 74 Matt Joyce 2010 .284
35 74 Kyle Blanks 2012 .230
36 74 Tyler Flowers 2011 .259
37 74 John Bowker 2009 .226
38 74 Mark Teahen 2007 .252
39 74 Jason Kubel 2007 .278
40 73 Brandon Allen 2011 .245
41 73 Mike Carp 2011 .279
42 73 Matt LaPorta 2010 .232
43 73 Hank Conger 2013 .259
44 73 Adam Lind 2009 .307
45 73 Chris Parmelee 2013 .244
46 73 J.R. Towles 2009 .216
47 73 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2013 .233
48 73 Jeff Larish 2008 .233
49 73 Nick Evans 2011 .269
50 73 Alex Gordon 2009 .240
51 73 Ian Kinsler 2007 .271
52 72 Adrian Gonzalez 2007 .305
53 72 Kyle Seager 2013 .290
54 72 Chris Davis 2011 .257
55 72 Nick Hundley 2009 .265
56 72 Michael Saunders 2012 .281
57 72 Corey Hart 2007 .298
58 72 Dusty Ryan 2010 .000 DNP
59 72 Carlos Santana 2011 .283
60 72 Kody Hinze 2013 .000 DNP
61 72 Andre Ethier 2007 .272
62 72 Josh Donaldson 2011 .000 DNP
63 72 Travis Ishikawa 2009 .257
64 72 Lars Anderson 2013 .000 DNP
65 72 Chris McGuiness 2013 .135
66 72 Tommy Medica 2013 .312
67 71 Taylor Teagarden 2009 .226
68 71 Yan Gomes 2013 .296
69 71 Michael McKenry 2010 .037
70 71 Sean Rodriguez 2010 .243
71 71 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2010 .227
72 71 Josh Reddick 2012 .275
73 71 Matt Tuiasosopo 2011 .000 DNP
74 71 Josh Fields 2008 .162
75 71 Shin-Soo Choo 2008 .320
76 71 Khris Davis 2013 .322
77 71 Steve Pearce 2008 .257
78 71 Conor Jackson 2007 .283
79 71 Matt Rizzotti 2011 .000 DNP
80 71 Koby Clemens 2012 .000 DNP
81 71 Cameron Maybin 2012 .249
82 71 Jerry Sands 2013 .000 DNP
83 70 Chris Young 2009 .248
84 70 Scott Moore 2009 .000 DNP
85 70 Mat Gamel 2011 .097
86 70 Peter Bourjos 2012 .231
87 70 Ryan Kalish 2013 .000 DNP
88 70 Zach Lutz 2011 .000 DNP
89 70 Josh Kreuzer 2008 .000 DNP
90 70 Kendrys Morales 2008 .220
91 70 Dexter Fowler 2011 .280
92 70 Paul Goldschmidt 2013 .325
93 70 Jason Kipnis 2012 .262
94 70 Jared Clark 2011 .000 DNP
95 70 Johnny Bench 1973 .271
96 70 Andy LaRoche 2009 .249
97 70 Gene Tenace 1972 .254
98 70 Trayvon Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
99 70 Grady Sizemore 2008 .295
100 70 Lucas Duda 2011 .314

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .295 .380 .528 .339
11 vs R (Multi) .165 .268 .242 .202
18 Split (Multi) -.130 -.113 -.286 -.137
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .320 .410 .580 .368
31 vs R (2013) .149 .261 .184 .188
38 Split (2013) -.171 -.149 -.396 -.180
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The 23-year-old rookie announced his presence with authority, nailing a walk-off, three-run home run against the cross-bay Giants in just his third major-league game, and Norris quickly captured the affection of the green-collar Oakland fans with his various permutations of facial-hair. Norris has followed a very deliberate path to the majors, hitting every rung on the minor-league ladder and ascending exactly one level per season for six consecutive years. The 2012 season was the first of his career in which Norris played his home games in more than one city, and the A's will give him every opportunity to set up a permanent residence in the Bay Area.
2012 Acquired from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez trade, Norris represents the future behind the plate for the Aís. Despite a peculiar statistical line in Double-A, Norris projects to be at least a second-division catcher at the major league level. His contact rates arenít pretty, as the 22-year-old has a lot of swing and miss in his game (117 K in 104 games last season). But he also draws a ton of walks and has legit plus power, showing the ability to drive the ball out to all fields. Behind the plate, his catch-and-throw skills have improved (44 percent of basestealers caught from 2010-2011), and his athletic profile suits the position. He needs to refine his catching ability, especially against velocity, and his game-calling skills are still a work in progress. In the end, Norris could be a high OBP/power threat at the plate, and at least an average defensive player behind it. Given the production theyíve received at the position in recent years, even a second-division player would be a welcome addition.
2011 The team's top prospect that didn't require a first-overall pick to obtain, Norris is one of the best offensive backstopping prospects in any organization. He missed last season's start while recovering from off-season surgery on his wrist, suffered a concussion in May, and never really got on track at the plate until he reached the AFL. Nevertheless, he finished second in the Carolina League in OBP because his command of the zone is simply that exceptional. When healthy, he has power to all fields, and given his relative youth, the chance that he might put it all together in Double-A should propel him to the highest stratosphere in prospect rankings. He has more to prove than health, though, because concerns over his work behind the plate persist, centering on his problems with framing pitches and handling breaking stuff; however, his strong arm killed 51 percent of stolen-base attempts last year.
2010 Here's a top-flight catching prospect equipped with an almost-complete Mickey Tettleton accessory kit; the dealership shorted him the switch-hitting option, but everything else is here. Norris used a mature approach and impressive raw power to lay waste to the South Atlantic League. As a converted third baseman, he has adapted quickly in some regards, showing the ability to control the running game with a strong arm and a quick release, but his other receiving skills are still a work in progress. Catchers with his offensive potential are rare, however, and while itís a long road from Hagerstown to Washington (figuratively), if Norris can stay behind the dish heíll be a star.
2009 Norris drew 63 bases on balls in the New York-Penn League last year; that's the highest total in the league since Kevin Youkilis had 70 in 2001. Compared to Youkilis then, Norris is two years younger, hit for more power, and plays catcher—all to the good—but he struck out twice as often. Let's call him a Mickey Tettleton-style hitter, but remember that this is still just short-season ball and a very young player we're talking about. He's only been playing catcher for a couple of years since converting from third base in his senior year of high school; he has the arm for the job, but he still needs to work at the other aspects.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)How should I view Derek Norris moving forward in a dynasty league? Will he have a full time gig next year? Do I want him to have a full time gig when he comes back due to his splits?
(Norris from Chicago)
Hey if you know what the A's are going to do lineup wise next year you have me beat. Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein share a mutual love for the man and I've grown to appreciate his aesthetic, I WANT him to have a full time gig next year, but regardless he's worth owning. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)How should I view Derek Norris moving forward in a dynasty league? Will he have a full time gig next year? Do I want him to have a full time gig when he comes back due to his splits?
(Norris from Chicago)
Hey if you know what the A's are going to do lineup wise next year you have me beat. Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein share a mutual love for the man and I've grown to appreciate his aesthetic, I WANT him to have a full time gig next year, but regardless he's worth owning. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you like Derek Norris or Mike Zunino better long term for fantasy?
(Bill from Boston)
Norris. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris or Wilson Ramos ROS?
(Kenny from Milwaukee)
I'll stick with Norris, but it's probably close. I like what Norris can do w/ his counting stats in Oakland. They're a juggernaut this year. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris is getting more starts against righties. Good call to hold onto him.
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
This is not a question, but I'll allow it. May the Jesus Aguilar be with you. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Bret, besides Joe Mauer -- who is ending up on your team a lot this season? cheers, k
(Kurt from Tacoma)
Alex Gordon always winds up on a bunch of my teams. Same with Albert Pujols. Then in the later rounds, Martin Perez, Dustin Ackley and Derek Norris (where applicable). (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Derek Norris worth a pick in 23 round(keeper)?
(dshemie8 from Montreal)
Oh absolutely. He's Bret Sayre's pet but I think he has 15-15 potential and that's crazy valuable out of a catcher. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)My catcher situation in a 10-team AL-only league is ugly. I spent most of last year with Chris Iannetta in my lineup, then I picked up Josh Phegley when he was called up. Will Phegley be usable in such a league in 2014? The next-best available option seems to be Derek Norris.
(Fred from Chicago)
I'd take Norris over Phegley in a heartbeat. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josmil Pinto or Derek Norris for 2014 in an AL only league? Can keep either for $1. Thanks!
(Neil from London )
Norris for sure. We might be seeing the best SSS of Pinto. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul I'm in a deep dynasty league. Current catchers on my roster are Ramos, Derek Norris, and Austin Hedges. Needless to say I'm screwed. I have two first round picks for new prospetcs this year and usually I just go for best prospect available regardless of positional needs. Should I take Mike Zunino or stick to drafting the best player available?
(JL from Chicago, IL)
Stick to the best. I actually like Ramos this year, though it'll take a while for him to get going as he'll back up Suzuki to start. (Paul Sporer)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which one (or more) of the A's' non-hitters are closest to running out of chances?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
Daric Barton comes to mind. A's fans have been frustrated with him for years now, though some of that is his approach more than his actual performance. Turns out that not even followers of Team Moneyball appreciate guys who strike out because they take a lot of pitches. Me, I have a Jack Cust shirsey in my drawer, so I love the guy.

One wonders about the length of Kurt Suzuki's leash, too. He appears to be a good defensive catcher with the blocking of balls, and I don't recall him doing too badly by Mike Fast's pitch-framing studies, either, but a repeat of his 2010 year offensively might open the door for Derek Norris sooner rather than later. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris' ceiling in the majors? .260/.380/.450?
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
I'd take at least 20 points off that batting average and therefore all three. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Derek Norris? (And by great in a uniform, did you mean that Mitchell's rounding into form again or just that his body is Verduccian)
(JT from Michigan)
Mitchell just looks like an athlete; I didn't get a good look at his face, but I doubt he's Verduccian in that regard. As for Norris, I think he's a damn good prospect that gets mistakenly labeled as a damn great prospect. You have to love the patience/power combo, and the ability to play solid-average defense behind the plate makes him a very valuable prospect. But can he make enough contact for it to matter? The hit tool is better than he showed in '11. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris = Mickey Tettleton?
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
That was KG's comp, and I think it makes sense. (Jason Parks)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris drops from 28 to 41- any particular reason?
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
Needs to bounce back from the hand problems, needs to make more defensive adjustments. Ok, I've done two hours, and have 30 minutes left, so keep 'em coming! (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of catcher logjams, what should the Nats do and what do you think they will do?
(Tim from VA)
I'd really want to let Flores prove that he's healthy. If that strands Ramos in Syracuse in the meantime, so be it, but I was a big Flores fan back in the day, and if he's sound, there's no better way to turn him back into a commodity than show him off first. Tough for Ramos? Sure, but then again, the future belongs to Derek Norris, even if that's coming at the back end of 2012 and beyond. (Christina Kahrl)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)KG - Loving the Top 11's and thanks for the Chat! Derek Norris' write-up really intrigued me, especially with the improvements defensively. Is he on your '11 breakout list and would .280+ avg. with 25+hr's be his ceiling in the majors?
(Shane from Miami)
Yes on the breakout list, but I don't think he's a .280 hitter. More of a .250 type with big power and tons of walks. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)You and Jason were talking about Derek Norris on the podcast. If he puts it all together is he a .280, 30Hr type?
(Shane from Miami)
I think that's a bit high. I think .260-270 with 20+ HR on a ton of walks. That's incredible offense for a catcher. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris looks great, plenty of people think Ramos is pretty good, and Jesus Flores is ambulatory in Venezuela. Should the Nats be trading one of the catching prospects? Who would matchup well to exchange for a starting pitcher?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Remember when the Rangers had eight million catchers? Now they have none. Don't trade anyone, as you can never have enough catching. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Does having a good catching prospect like Derek Norris have any impact on the choice to move Harper to OF?
(Tim from DC)
Not at all. It's just the bat being so far ahead of the glove. The Pirates take Taillon, and I'm very happy for Pirates fans as they took the right guy. Just massive, crazy upside. Best HS righty we've seen for years. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False, Derek Norris will be at the top, or near the very top, of the list for catching prospects by the end of next season?
(Greg75 from Washington)
That's true now, no? I think he's one of the top catching prospects in the game. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all the hype surrounding Strasburg, I'm interested in Derek Norris. You were pretty high on him coming into the year and he certainly performed. What's his upside and a comparison if you've heard one. Thanks!
(Paul32 from Washington)
I think he could be an All-Star catcher with average, power and walks. Just outstanding. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Derek Norris? Will he be catching for the Nats at some point next year?
(Dennis from Monterey Park)
I think he's fantastic. I also think 2010 is unrealistic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, Derek Norris was a guy you thought might have a breakout and he has looked awfully impressive so far, do you think he'll move quickly?
(Evan from Washington)
His defense will determine his timetable more than his bat. He's still pretty rough around the edges behind the plate. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2012 4011 2 0.8 1.5 2140 -2.5 -0.7 -2.4 0.1 -0.9
2013 5641 -9 2.1 2.6 3036 -3.3 -0.9 -2.1 1.2 0.5
2014 6846 -14 0.3 0.3 3642 -11.0 -3.1 -5.9 -2.7 -5.5
total 16498 -21 3.2 1.4 8818 -13.6 -3.8 -3.0 -0.6 -1.7

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