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Daniel Norris
Birthdate: 4/25/1993 (23 y, 10 m, 26 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/180     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 14, Overall: 74, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 9/15/2014  Risk: 3  ETA: 2015  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballSliderCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
55 / 6050 / 5555 / 6045 / 50+45 / 50+60
RotoWire News: Norris appears to be closing in on the Tigers' No. 4 starter job to begin the season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. (3/15/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Norris is a rough-around-the-edges prospect who has shown flashes of his tremendous upside throughout his 136 major league innings, including a sharp 3.04 ERA in his final 56.1 innings. It was paired with a 1.37 WHIP that suggests he was running a little hot ERA-wise, but the 23% strikeout rate and 2.9 K:BB rate are more important aspects anyway. The eccentric lefty has a four-pitch mix, all of which can miss bats when they are on. The changeup needs to improve to keep righties at bay more consistently (.800 OPS), but he has had success against them at various times in the minors so it's in there. Health has been a career-long challenge for Norris, too, and two more DL stints in 2016 add to a lengthy list. He showed his best velocity in the majors last year on both the fastball (93.1) and slider (87.5), and results followed, especially with the slider. He cleared 150 total innings for the second straight season and can hopefully stay upright enough to log a total north of that in the majors this year. The promising left-hander could take a major step forward in his age-24 season, but he's priced at a level where even if he doesn't, you're not losing much. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Injuries have delayed the emergence of the top prospect, but he finished with something to build on in 2016 and the Tigers are hoping he can make the leap and be a strong mid-rotation contributor all season. Even his high end in the draft market has him available in the 200s, making it easy to invest in the tremendous upside without incurring too much risk.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Blue Jays (R)230111035.09.773.341.03.36744.9 %  7.974.31  
2012Blue Jays (A-)010227.25.875.870.00.45252.6 %  10.573.98  
2013Blue Jays (A)170232285.210.404.620.63.34169.6 %  4.203.62  
2013Blue Jays (A+)100115.01.803.600.00.067100.0 %  0.004.04  
2014Blue Jays (A+)600131366.110.312.440.00.29883.8 %  1.221.91  
2014Blue Jays (AA)3108835.212.364.291.26.32975.0 %  4.544.03  
2014Blue Jays (AAA)3105422.215.093.180.79.32472.9 %  3.182.21  
2014Blue Jays000516.25.406.751.35.20069.8 %35.0 %11.1 %5.406.135.85-0.1
2015Blue Jays (AAA)3100161690.27.744.070.50.32567.2 %  4.273.54  
20152 Teams320131360.06.752.851.35.25070.0 %39.3 %11.4 %3.754.634.630.5
    2015Blue Jays1105523.16.944.631.16.29479.3 %30.0 %8.8 %3.865.065.540.1
    2015Tigers2108836.26.631.721.47.22259.4 %45.1 %13.3 %3.684.364.050.4
2016Tigers (A+)000226.010.501.500.00.47472.7 %  4.501.92  
2016Tigers (AA)100116.29.454.052.70.20096.2 %  4.056.51  
2016Tigers (AAA)570141473.19.453.440.25.35964.3 %  4.542.61  
2016Tigers420141369.19.222.861.30.32780.7 %38.3 %12.3 %3.383.934.001.1
2017Depth Charts8702121122.08.313.441.14.31372.9 %  4.204.18 1.6
2017Steamer7702121115.08.283.471.22.29472.3 %40.5 % 4.284.304.491.3
2017Fans (9)11702525139.09.192.591.17.30076.5 %  3.583.74 2.5
2017ZiPS10903030153.08.353.411.06.32173.5 %  4.124.06 2.2
Total- - -7403227136.07.943.041.32.28675.8 %38.6 %11.8 %3.644.354.371.4

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Blue Jays (R)237.971110000  35.0166443531413023038
2012Blue Jays (A-)0110.5722000  7.24114990500105
2013Blue Jays (A)174.202322000  85.23828446406440411099
2013Blue Jays (A+)100.0011000  5.0181000200001
2014Blue Jays (A+)601.221313000  66.126250119018006076
2014Blue Jays (AA)314.5488000  35.2155321818517023149
2014Blue Jays (AAA)313.1854000  22.285148828000038
2014Blue Jays005.4051000106.2305441500004
2015Blue Jays (AAA)3104.271616000  90.2405965043541016078
20152 Teams323.7513130000060.0251533125919023045
    2015Blue Jays113.86550000023.1103231110312022018
    2015Tigers213.68880000036.214830201567001027
2016Tigers (A+)004.5022000  6.0289330101007
2016Tigers (AA)104.0511000  6.2275332300007
2016Tigers (AAA)574.541414000  73.1320784037228116077
2016Tigers423.3814130000069.13027530261022001071
2017Depth Charts874.202121  00 122.0 12161571547 4  113
2017Steamer774.2821210000 115.049711259551644 3  106
2017Fans (9)1173.582525  0  139.0 12559551840 4  142
2017ZiPS1094.123030  0  153.0 155757018581590142
Total- - -743.64322700010136.0583133655520460240120

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Blue Jays (R)9.773.342.921.0322.9 %7.8 %15.1 %.2911.63.36744.9 %  4.31
2012Blue Jays (A-)5.875.871.000.0012.2 %12.2 %0.0 %.3892.48.45252.6 %  3.98
2013Blue Jays (A)10.404.622.250.6325.9 %11.5 %14.4 %.2521.49.34169.6 %  3.62
2013Blue Jays (A+)1.803.600.500.005.6 %11.1 %-5.6 %.0630.60.067100.0 %  4.04
2014Blue Jays (A+)10.312.444.220.0029.0 %6.9 %22.1 %.2051.03.29883.8 %  1.91
2014Blue Jays (AA)12.364.292.881.2631.6 %11.0 %20.6 %.2351.37.32975.0 %  4.03
2014Blue Jays (AAA)15.093.184.750.7944.7 %9.4 %35.3 %.1820.97.32472.9 %  2.21
2014Blue Jays5.406.750.801.3513.3 %16.7 %-3.3 %.2001.50.20069.8 %1391596.13
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Blue Jays (AAA)7.744.071.900.5019.3 %10.1 %9.1 %.2651.51.32567.2 %  3.54
20152 Teams6.752.852.371.3517.9 %7.6 %10.4 %.2301.20.25070.0 %921144.63
    2015Blue Jays6.944.631.501.1617.5 %11.7 %5.8 %.2581.50.29479.3 %951245.06
    2015Tigers6.631.723.861.4718.2 %4.7 %13.5 %.2131.01.22259.4 %911074.36
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Tigers (A+)10.501.507.000.0025.0 %3.6 %21.4 %.3461.67.47472.7 %  1.92
2016Tigers (AA)9.454.052.332.7025.9 %11.1 %14.8 %.2081.20.20096.2 %  6.51
2016Tigers (AAA)9.453.442.750.2524.1 %8.8 %15.3 %.2681.45.35964.3 %  2.61
2016Tigers9.222.863.231.3023.5 %7.3 %16.2 %.2681.40.32780.7 %79923.93
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.313.442.421.14   .2601.37.31372.9 %  4.18
2017Steamer8.283.472.391.2221.4 %8.9 %12.4 %.2491.35.29472.3 %  4.30
2017Fans (9)9.192.593.551.17   .2421.19.30076.5 %  3.74
2017ZiPS8.353.412.451.06   .2641.39.32173.5 %  4.06
Total- - -7.943.042.611.3220.6 %7.9 %12.7 %.2491.32.28675.8 %881054.35

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Blue Jays0.7820.0 %35.0 %45.0 %0.0 %11.1 %14.3 %100.0 %52.4 %14.3 %33.3 %19.0 %52.4 %28.6 %5.951545.85
20152 Teams0.9117.5 %39.3 %43.2 %12.7 %11.4 %9.7 %0.0 %44.3 %29.7 %25.9 %22.2 %49.2 %28.6 %4.451154.63
    2015Blue Jays0.6221.4 %30.0 %48.6 %14.7 %8.8 %4.8 %0.0 %46.5 %26.8 %26.8 %23.9 %42.3 %33.8 %5.181375.54
    2015Tigers1.1315.0 %45.1 %39.8 %11.1 %13.3 %11.8 %0.0 %43.0 %31.6 %25.4 %21.1 %53.5 %25.4 %4.011004.05
2016Tigers0.9923.0 %38.3 %38.8 %6.2 %12.3 %3.8 %0.0 %34.0 %40.2 %25.8 %12.4 %54.5 %33.0 %3.94944.00
Total- - -0.9420.4 %38.6 %41.0 %8.9 %11.8 %6.9 %33.3 %39.5 %34.2 %26.3 %17.1 %52.0 %30.8 %4.241064.37

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Blue Jays794011156870138
20152 Teams72793210720374166191035
    2015Blue Jays213415511014184255439
    2015Tigers514517561023232364596
2016Tigers8081485300474297611190
Total- - -159169841511318991314502363

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Blue Jays0.13-0.140.270.390.040.490.550.811.2030.080.1710
20152 Teams0.16-3.974.13-2.11-0.170.920.920.890.9313-0.250.4300
    2015Blue Jays0.23-1.721.950.170.041.061.060.881.135-0.200.4100
    2015Tigers-0.07-2.252.18-2.28-0.210.820.820.890.818-0.06-0.0200
2016Tigers0.34-4.554.894.870.490.900.900.831.38130.170.2000
Total- - -0.63-8.669.293.160.360.890.890.851.16290.000.7110

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Blue Jays60.9% (91.2)10.9% (80.8) 10.1% (73.3)18.1% (82.8)   
20152 Teams58.6% (91.9)16.5% (83.3) 10.0% (75.0)14.9% (85.5)   
    2015Blue Jays53.3% (91.3)18.9% (81.9) 7.1% (73.7)20.7% (85.1)   
    2015Tigers62.4% (92.4)14.8% (84.7) 12.2% (75.6)10.6% (86.1)   
2016Tigers61.8% (93.1)15.9% (87.5) 8.3% (76.3)13.9% (85.7)   
Total- - -60.3% (92.5)15.9% (85.3) 9.2% (75.5)14.6% (85.4)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Blue Jays61.6 %  0.7 %  15.2 %9.4 %  13.0 %   
20152 Teams60.3 %     14.9 %10.0 %  14.8 %   
    2015Blue Jays56.5 %     18.7 %7.1 %  17.8 %   
    2015Tigers63.1 %     12.1 %12.1 %  12.6 %   
2016Tigers63.3 %     13.2 %7.7 %  15.8 %   
Total- - -61.9 %  0.0 %  14.1 %8.8 %  15.2 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Blue Jays91.1  83.4  81.272.9  82.5  
20152 Teams91.8     83.075.1  85.2  
    2015Blue Jays91.0     81.973.7  84.6  
    2015Tigers92.3     84.275.7  85.9  
2016Tigers93.0     86.776.2  85.9  
Total- - -92.3  83.4  84.675.5  85.4  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Blue Jays-0.20.2 0.4-0.8  -0.231.59 3.13-3.21  
20152 Teams-0.2-5.0 0.01.9  -0.03-2.91 -0.011.22  
    2015Blue Jays-4.0-0.5 0.8-0.4  -1.70-0.54 2.52-0.40  
    2015Tigers3.8-4.5 -0.82.2  1.01-5.15 -1.093.57  
2016Tigers-2.10.2 -0.8-0.1  -0.290.12 -0.79-0.06  
Total- - --2.5-4.5 -0.41.0  -0.18-1.21 -0.170.28  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Blue Jays-0.1  0.0  -0.30.5  -0.2  
20152 Teams-0.4     -4.40.0  1.9  
    2015Blue Jays-3.4     -0.30.8  -1.0  
    2015Tigers2.9     -4.1-0.8  2.8  
2016Tigers-1.6     0.50.4  -1.4  
Total- - --2.2  0.0  -4.20.8  0.3  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Blue Jays-0.15  -3.54  -1.553.60  -1.09  
20152 Teams-0.07     -2.85-0.03  1.22  
    2015Blue Jays-1.35     -0.382.53  -1.24  
    2015Tigers0.78     -5.66-1.13  3.78  
2016Tigers-0.21     0.340.40  -0.75  
Total- - --0.15  -3.54  -1.260.39  0.07  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Blue Jays18.4 %70.6 %37.7 %68.8 %86.1 %80.8 %37.0 %43.3 %7.3 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
20152 Teams26.9 %62.0 %42.3 %57.1 %90.1 %78.3 %44.0 %53.4 %9.2 %
    2015Blue Jays23.5 %61.4 %39.4 %50.0 %92.0 %77.5 %41.9 %54.4 %8.9 %
    2015Tigers29.5 %62.4 %44.5 %61.5 %88.8 %78.9 %45.5 %52.7 %9.4 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Tigers28.3 %65.8 %46.0 %61.2 %84.8 %77.2 %47.1 %64.6 %10.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -27.0 %64.4 %43.9 %59.7 %87.1 %77.8 %45.2 %58.7 %9.7 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Blue Jays16.3 %67.2 %37.7 %61.5 %87.2 %80.8 %42.0 %20.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
20152 Teams25.6 %60.7 %42.3 %53.6 %90.0 %78.5 %47.7 %19.9
    2015Blue Jays23.1 %59.7 %39.4 %48.2 %91.5 %77.5 %44.7 %19.7
    2015Tigers27.6 %61.3 %44.4 %57.3 %89.0 %79.2 %50.0 %20.1
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Tigers29.5 %62.3 %46.1 %58.6 %86.1 %77.4 %50.4 %21.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -26.9 %61.9 %43.9 %56.6 %87.8 %78.0 %48.8 %20.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014Blue JaysP516.2020000000 1   1.000 
20152 TeamsP131360.0380001100 5   1.000 
    2015Blue JaysP5523.1050000000 3   1.000 
    2015TigersP8836.2330001100 2   1.000 
2016TigersP141369.1441010000 1   .889 
Total- - -P3227136.07141011100 7   .955 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014Blue JaysP6.20  000              
20152 TeamsP60.00  022              
    2015Blue JaysP23.10  011              
    2015TigersP36.20  011              
2016TigersP69.10  000              
Total- - -P136.00  022              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014Blue JaysP6.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)
20152 TeamsP60.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (6)
    2015Blue JaysP23.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)
    2015TigersP36.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2016TigersP69.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P136.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)50.0%      (2)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (11)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Blue Jays0.00.1-0.10.1-1.2-0.1($1.0) 
20152 Teams0.60.6-0.50.14.50.5$3.7 
    2015Blue Jays0.30.00.20.20.90.1$0.8 
    2015Tigers0.30.6-0.7-0.13.50.4$2.9 
2016Tigers1.4-0.50.70.310.71.1$8.8 
Total- - -1.90.30.20.513.91.4$11.6 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 14, Overall: 74
    • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
    • School: Science Hill (TN) HS