|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||260.00||10.00||.227||32.00||36.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||21||2||0|| .095|| .143|| .095|
|vs Martinez (Career)||0||0||0||0||1.000||0|
|vs RHP||234||57||5|| .340|| .359|| .244|
|Last 10 Games|
Derek Norris batting cleanup Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Athletics catcher Derek Norris is batting cleanup and serving as the designated hitter in Tuesday's game against the Angels. Norris has been battling a shoulder issue, for which he received a cortisone shot this weekend.
Derek Norris dealing with shoulder issue
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/23/14) CSNBayArea.com reports that Athletics catcher Derek Norris received a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Sunday. He had been experiencing discomfort stemming from contact at a play at the plate during Saturday's game against the Phillies.
Norris recovered well enough to serve as the A's designated hitter on Monday against the Angels, though he was removed for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.
Derek Norris not playing at 100 percent
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/14/14) Athletics manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com Sunday that catcher Derek Norris' hip isn't at 100 percent.
"He's all right. He's a catcher," Melvin said.
Norris went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout Sunday at Seattle and is batting just .238 (39 for 164) with two home runs since the All-Star break.
Derek Norris homers, drives in five runs Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/10/14) Athletics catcher Derek Norris went 1 for 5 with two walks, one home run and five RBI in his team's 9-4 victory over the Twins Saturday.
Norris drew walks with the bases loaded in both the first and second innings to pick up his first two RBI Saturday. He then delivered a three-run blast in the sixth to extend his team's lead to seven runs. Norris has hit .299/.396/.478 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 251 at-bats.
Ranking catchers for 2015
Ranking the catchers for the 2015 season, and be warned the position lacks depth and sizzle.
|Derek Norris left Fantasy owners with a chicken-and-egg conundrum heading into 2014. He hit .337 with six homers and a 1.0111 OPS over the final three months, but during that time, he faced almost exclusively lefties, against whom he hit .320 with nine homers and a .990 OPS all season. In nearly as many at-bats against righties, he hit .149 with no homers and a .445 OPS. So was the limited exposure to left-handed pitchers responsible for the breakout, or was it just a case of an up-and-comer finding his form midseason? For now, the Athletics are assuming the former, making plans to platoon either John Jaso or Stephen Vogt with him. Norris remains the most likely of the three to claim the job outright at some point, though. He was a top prospect when the Athletics acquired him in the Gio Gonzalez trade way back in 2011, after all. He doesn't deserve mixed-league consideration in his current role, but in AL-only leagues that require the use of two catchers, he might actually be more valuable than Jaso or Vogt even though he projects to get fewer at-bats.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
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