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Birth Date2-14-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.12012
2.42013
2.72014
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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
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 69 232 194 27 58 12 0 8 94 36 39 0 1 1 37 2 1 .299 .407 .485 .325 17.0 0.3 1.9
Career227772667871653612427594176542101122.247.343.412.28339.80.74.4

Advanced

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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 69 232 .325 .258 .320 .409 .263 .338 103 14.2 6.1 3.3 0.3 -4.0 17.0 1.9 17.0 1.9

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 232 27 58 12 0 8 37 36 39 2 1 .299 .407 .485 .186 .325 17.0 0.3 1.9

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 0.5111 0.4095 0.8060 0.5859 0.2250 0.8852 0.5903 0.1940
2014 910 0.4824 0.3692 0.8185 0.5626 0.1890 0.9312 0.5056 0.1815
Career31720.50660.40260.80180.57840.22250.89260.55730.1982

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
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 Neurological 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.

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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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 -2.2 -3.9 2140 -0.8 -0.2 -0.7 -2.5 -4.7
2013 5641 -12 1.7 2.1 3036 -1.6 -0.4 -1.0 1.3 1.1
2014 3774 -41 -4.7 -8.8 2023 -2.0 -0.6 -1.9 -5.3 -10.7
total 13426 -50 -5.2 -2.7 7199 -3.7 -1.0 -1.0 -6.3 -3.7

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