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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||445.00||14.00||.261||56.00||48.00||2.00|
|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|
|12/26/2014||Derek Norris, C SD||Tony Cingrani, SP CIN|
|12/26/2014||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|12/22/2014||Derek Norris, C SD|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX|
Miguel Sano, 3B MIN
|Last 10 Games|
Padres catcher Derek Norris turning the corner offensively
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris is starting to get his timing down at the plate after opening the spring mired in a 2-for-29 slump. He has gone 3 for 5 with one home run and two RBI in his last two spring games, to raise his average from .069 to .147.
“I was starting too late, instead of starting early and being easy with it,” Norris said of his leg kick, per U-T San Diego. “I was being late and quick with it, so it caused a lot of head movement, not recognizing pitches well enough. So I’m just trying to slow the game down and just let my natural ability take place.
“(I've been) just a little jumpy. When you’re a little bit jumpy, it just means you’re late. For me, my leg kick, getting it up early, getting it down, so when your lead foot hits, that’s when you can start to fire and hit. Whenever it’s late, then you have to rush and it all gets out of whack. So just get it up early, nice and easy, and it’s been a lot better the last few days.”
Norris added learning a new pitching staff might have also contributed to his slow start.
“My priority’s definitely getting to know these guys on the mound," he said. "That’s No. 1. Obviously, everybody would love to go 4 for 4 every day. In my case, controlling a pitching staff and getting to know these guys is priority No. 1, and I definitely put that ahead of everything else, ahead of hitting, ahead of weightlifting.”
Report: Athletics sending Derek Norris to Padres
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/18/14) The Athletics have agreed to trade catcher Derek Norris to the Padres, according to the New York Daily News.
After dealing Yasmani Grandal to Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp deal, the Padres were in need of a new backstop. It didn't take long for them to replace Grandal, as the team acquired Norris shortly after the Kemp deal went through.
Pitcher Seth Streich will also head to the Padres in the deal, according to FoxSports.com The 23-year-old posted a 3.16 ERA over 114 innings in High A last season.
The 25-year-old Norris is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.361/.403 over 385 at-bats. Norris is under team control through the 2018 season.
The Athletics are expected to receive pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez in the deal, according to Yahoo! The 24-year-old Alvarez posted a 1.25 ERA over 43 1/3 innings at Double-A last year.
Hahn, 25, posted a 3.07 ERA over 73 1/3 innings in the majors last year. He was excellent in Double-A, posting a 1.91 ERA in 42 1/3 innings before being called up.
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.
|2014 Summary: For much of his career, Derek Norris was a power-hitting catcher who was a bit challenged in the batting average department. Over the last two seasons with the Athletics, Norris has been flipping the script, and in 2014, his .270 batting average was well above the .244 major league mark for all catchers. Norris struck out and popped out less often, but he also became more of a ground ball hitter, so he was limited to 10 home runs in 385 at-bats. That was still good enough to make Norris the 13th-ranked catcher in Fantasy value. Norris' three-year run in Oakland came to end this offseason when the A's dealt him to the Padres.
Playing time status: Norris never truly got a typical starting catcher's workload with the A's, as he had to share playing time with the likes of John Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Kurt Suzuki. Now he will be the uncontested starter with the Padres.
2015 Outlook: Norris' transformation as a hitter has helped him in points leagues, where his growing walk-to-strikeout ratio makes him a borderline No. 1 catcher. However, in Rotisserie leagues, his downward-trending home run power makes him a less attractive option. He should be considered a No. 2 catcher in those formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/1/15||@ CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|4/2/15||MIL||3:05 pm|| |
|4/6/15||@ LAD||4:10 pm|| |
|4/7/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm|| |
|4/8/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm|| |
|4/17/15||@ CHC||2:20 pm|| |
|4/20/15||@ COL||8:40 pm|| |