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Bud Norris

33-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

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3-2

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3.05

WHIP

0.97

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50

SV

17

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Angels did what many teams should have: permanently convert Norris into a relief pitcher. His tantalizing skills produced many seasons with heavy strikeout production as a starter, but also fantas...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Arm
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/2/1985
BORN: Novato, CA   COLLEGE: Cal Poly   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Bud Norris Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Cardinals in February of 2018.

July 15, 2018  –  Bud Norris News

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Norris was questionable going into Sunday's game against the Reds due to soreness or another concern with his right arm, and it might have been the reason he didn't appear in the Cardinals' save chance, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Bud Norris Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A LEX 22 22 0 96.7 85 51 8 117 41 2 8 0 4.75 1.30
2007 22 A SAL 1 1 0 6.0 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.50 0.83
2008 23 AA COR 19 19 0 80.0 89 36 8 84 31 3 8 0 4.05 1.50
2009 24 AAA ROU 19 19 0 120.0 104 35 6 112 53 4 9 0 2.63 1.31
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 10 0 55.7 59 28 9 54 25 6 3 0 4.53 1.51
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 3 0 14.2 16 5 1 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 3.07 1.55
2010 25 MAJ HOU 27 27 0 153.7 151 84 18 158 77 9 10 0 0 0 4.92 1.48
2011 26 MAJ HOU 31 31 0 186.0 177 78 24 176 70 6 11 0 0 0 3.77 1.33
2012 27 AAA OKL 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2012 27 MAJ HOU 29 29 0 168.3 165 87 23 165 66 7 13 0 0 0 4.65 1.37
2013 28 MAJ BAL 11 9 0 50.7 61 27 6 57 24 4 3 0 0 0 4.80 1.68
2013 28 MAJ HOU 21 21 0 126.0 135 55 11 90 43 6 9 0 0 0 3.93 1.41
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BAL/HOU 32 30 0 176.7 196 82 17 147 67 10 12 0 0 0 4.18 1.49
2014 29 AA BOW 1 1 0 4.1 4 3 0 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 2.20
2014 29 MAJ BAL 28 28 0 165.3 149 67 20 139 52 15 8 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
2015 30 AA BOW 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.20 1.20
2015 30 AAA NOR 2 2 0 6.2 12 9 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 12.15 2.10
2015 30 MAJ BAL 18 11 0 66.3 84 52 14 50 25 2 9 0 1 0 7.06 1.64
2015 30 MAJ SD 20 0 0 16.7 16 10 1 21 6 1 2 0 1 2 5.40 1.32
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ BAL/SD 38 11 0 83.0 100 62 15 71 31 3 11 0 2 2 6.72 1.58
2016 31 A+ RAN 1 1 0 5.2 4 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.59 0.96
2016 31 MAJ ATL 22 10 0 70.3 68 33 6 60 28 3 7 0 0 1 4.22 1.36
2016 31 MAJ LAD 13 9 0 42.7 48 31 8 42 21 3 3 0 0 0 6.54 1.62
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/LAD 35 19 0 113.0 116 64 14 102 49 6 10 0 0 1 5.10 1.46
2017 32 A+ INL 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 32 MAJ LAA 60 3 0 62.0 56 29 8 74 27 2 6 19 4 3 4.21 1.34
2018 33 MAJ STL 39 0 0 38.3 31 13 4 50 6 3 2 17 2 2 3.05 0.97
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3-Year Averages     44 11 0 86.0 90 51 12 82 35 3 9 6 2 2 5.34 1.45
Career  (View All)     330 188 0 1,202.0 1,200 594 152 1,136 470 67 86 36 4.45 1.39

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Bud Norris Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 14 Cin 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.05 0.97
Jul. 7 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.87 0.93
Jul. 4 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.95 0.95
Jul. 2 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.03 0.95
Jun. 30 Atl 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 0.98
Jun. 25 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.21 0.98
Jun. 23 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.31 1.01
Jun. 22 @Mil 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.41 1.01
Jun. 18 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.16 0.99
Jun. 17 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.26 0.99
Jun. 11 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.02
Jun. 8 @Cin 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 3.49 1.06
Jun. 7 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.96 0.95
Jun. 2 Pit 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 3.08 0.99
May. 31 Pit 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 0.99
May. 27 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.49 0.95
May. 26 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.59 0.99
May. 23 KC 1.0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.70 1.03
May. 19 Phi 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.01 0.94
May. 16 @Min 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.14 0.95
May. 12 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.33 1.03
May. 10 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.98
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 3 2 1 0 1 6 2 1 0 0-0 2 0 0 1.93 0.86
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.0 5 3 2 1 2 9 2 1 0 0-1 4 0 0 2.00 0.78
Last 60 Games (Team)
22 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.0 15 10 8 3 4 27 3 2 0 2-2 10 2 0 3.43 0.90

Bud Norris Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188227513301.171
2017115351818300.188
20162204331551228.297

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187023118003.281
201715239938318.270
20162755918611006.242

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.721723224.341.02
201733.31311371133.241.23
201660.3440612132.831.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.7111027421.830.92
201728.7138371655.341.47
201652.72604128117.691.96
Bud Norris vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Bud Norris Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A LEX 22 22 96.7 10.89 3.82 2.85 0.74 63.6% 4.75 3.31 .331
2007 22 A SAL 1 1 6.0 3.00 1.50 2.00 0.00 80% 1.50 3.03 .211
2008 23 AA COR 19 19 80.0 9.45 3.49 2.71 0.90 75% 4.05 3.83 .364
2009 24 AAA ROU 19 19 120.0 8.40 3.97 2.11 0.45 80.8% 2.63 3.41 .302
2009 24 MAJ HOU 11 10 55.7 8.73 4.04 2.16 1.46 0.86 74.7% 94.0 MPH 4.53 4.75 .327
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 3 14.2 8.87 3.80 2.33 0.63 81% 3.07 3.41 .365
2010 25 MAJ HOU 27 27 153.7 9.25 4.51 2.05 1.05 1.15 68.6% 93.6 MPH 4.92 4.29 .326
2011 26 MAJ HOU 31 31 186.0 8.52 3.39 2.51 1.16 1.05 75.8% 92.6 MPH 3.77 4.19 .305
2012 27 AAA OKL 1 1 5.0 12.60 5.40 2.33 3.60 100% 3.60 7.40 .123
2012 27 MAJ HOU 29 29 168.3 8.82 3.53 2.50 1.23 0.97 69.2% 91.8 MPH 4.65 4.33 .314
2013 28 MAJ BAL 11 9 50.7 10.13 4.26 2.38 1.07 1.44 73.4% 92.5 MPH 4.80 3.97 .390
2013 28 MAJ HOU 21 21 126.0 6.43 3.07 2.09 0.79 1.05 73.7% 92.5 MPH 3.93 4.03 .319
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BAL/HOU 32 30 176.7 7.49 3.41 2.19 0.87 1.14 73.6% 92.5 MPH 4.18 3.96 .338
2014 29 AA BOW 1 1 4.1 15.37 10.98 1.40 0.00 66.7% 6.23 4.18 .467
2014 29 MAJ BAL 28 28 165.3 7.57 2.83 2.67 1.09 1.28 74% 93.4 MPH 3.65 4.29 .283
2015 30 AA BOW 1 1 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 7.20 1.00 .458
2015 30 AAA NOR 2 2 6.2 4.35 1.45 3.00 2.90 36.4% 12.15 6.91 .408
2015 30 MAJ BAL 18 11 66.3 6.78 3.39 2.00 1.90 1.42 60% 93.8 MPH 7.06 5.70 .338
2015 30 MAJ SD 20 0 16.7 11.34 3.24 3.50 0.54 3.00 57.1% 93.8 MPH 5.40 2.72 .366
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ BAL/SD 38 11 83.0 7.70 3.36 2.29 1.63 1.61 59.5% 93.8 MPH 6.72 5.00 .343
2016 31 A+ RAN 1 1 5.2 6.92 1.73 4.00 0.00 80% 1.59 2.24 .273
2016 31 MAJ ATL 22 10 70.3 7.68 3.58 2.14 0.77 2.23 70% 93.5 MPH 4.22 3.88 .309
2016 31 MAJ LAD 13 9 42.7 8.86 4.43 2.00 1.69 1.24 62.3% 93.5 MPH 6.54 5.22 .338
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/LAD 35 19 113.0 8.12 3.90 2.08 1.12 1.75 66.9% 93.5 MPH 5.10 4.35 .320
2017 32 A+ INL 1 1 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.80 1.220
2017 32 MAJ LAA 60 3 62.0 10.74 3.92 2.74 1.16 1.68 72% 94.1 MPH 4.21 3.94 .322
2018 33 MAJ STL 39 0 38.3 11.74 1.41 8.33 0.94 1.46 72.7% 94.6 MPH 3.05 2.73 .317
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.0 10.58 4.60 2.30 1.43 71.6% 4.81 4.45 .330
Rest Of Season     0 0 27.6 10.50 4.15 2.53 1.32 71.1% 4.66 4.15 .332
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3-Year Averages     44 11 86.0 8.58 3.66 2.34 1.26 65.5% 5.34 4.33 .327
Career     330 188 1,202.0 8.51 3.52 2.42 1.14 70.9% 4.45 4.17 .317

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Bud Norris Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 62 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 38.3 -1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Bud Norris    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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8.33 K/BB
ELITE
11.74 K/9
GREAT
1.41 BB/9
ELITE
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
WEAK
1.46 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.05 ERA
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0.97 WHIP
GREAT
2.73 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.317 BABIP
HIGH
72.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Bud Norris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Norris struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 17th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Giants.

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Norris' MRI results on his right finger came back clean Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Updating an earlier report, the discomfort Norris felt during Wednesday's outing against the Diamondbacks is primarily in his elbow. He'll be reevaluated Friday before it's determined whether he'll require a stint on the disabled list, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Norris said after his appearance Wednesday in the Cardinals' 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks that he felt soreness on the inside of his right index finger, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Norris secured his 16th save in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks, recording a strikeout in a perfect ninth inning.

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Norris struck out a batter in a clean ninth inning for his 15th save Monday against Cleveland.

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Norris allowed one hit and struck out one in the ninth inning to record the save Saturday against the Brewers.

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Norris (3-2) allowed a walkoff solo home run in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

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Norris struck out a batter in a clean ninth inning for his 13th save Monday against San Diego.

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Norris (3-1) picked up the win in Friday's 7-6 extra-inning victory over the Reds despite blowing his second save of the season, allowing two runs on four hits in the ninth inning while striking out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Norris' 2016 campaign was a far cry from his solid 28-start season he produced just two years before. Last season, the veteran starter latched on with the Braves to be the veteran presence in their rotation, but he was relegated to the bullpen after just one month of dreadful pitching. A few solid starts in June prompted Atlanta to sell high and ship him to the Dodgers, where he struggled even more. The final tallies of his tumultuous season: a 5.10 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a 3.9 BB/9. His decent strikeout totals helped him land a minor league contract with the Angels where he'll compete for a rotation spot. However, the 31-year-old has a lot to prove before he can be trusted with a rotation spot or a fantasy roster spot again.

2016

After a career-best season in 2014, Norris was tendered a contract by the Orioles, a decision the team grew to regret almost instantly. The right-hander was rocked for eight runs over just three innings in his 2015 debut and he failed to right the ship, finishing 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA over the first three months of the season. Following a move to the bullpen, Norris was eventually designated for assignment and released, landing in San Diego on a major-league deal shortly thereafter. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen with the Padres, seeing a big uptick in strikeouts while working in shorter stints, but Norris is expected to return to a starting role after signing with the Braves in the offseason. Even in a favorable division and home park, Norris still comes with significant downside on a start-by-start basis, making him nothing more than a desperation stream option in NL-only leagues.

2015

Even on the heels of arguably his best season yet, Norris still feels like a better fit for the bullpen. While we all know that his 15-8 record isnít an indicator of his raw talent, it will still earn him a spot in the rotation to start season, especially since he achieved the mark with a run of dominance that helped catapult the Oís as they ran away with the division. He had a 4.41 ERA through his first 11 starts with a 4-5 record, but then reeled off a 3.12 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 3.1 K/BB ratio with an 11-3 record in his final 17 starts. His slider took a big step forward and drove this newfound success, but he also refined his changeup to help him stop lefties, who have been a nemesis throughout his career. Is the improvement to his changeup bankable after just 250 thrown? If not, we are right back to that bullpen outlook. Tread lightly here and pass if your league charges full price on that hot finish to 2014.

2014

The Astros grew tired of Norris' inconsistency and shipped him to the Orioles in the second half. Norris struck out 57 in 50.2 innings, but a 4.80 ERA and 1.68 WHIP after the trade were not what the Orioles were looking for. A .333 BABIP suggests some bad luck, but Norris has had a line drive percentage over 21% each of the last three years, a level of hard contact that supports the elevated BABIP. The Orioles will have plenty of rotation competition this spring and for the first time in recent years Norris will have to pitch well in Grapefruit League action to secure a spot.

2013

The Astros desperately hoped Norris would establish himself as the go-to guy at the top of the rotation, but he did not rise to the occasion. He is maddeningly inconsistent from game-to-game, prone to big innings and fragile on the mound. Strikeouts have never been the problem for Norris, who has averaged over 8.8 K/9 over his first four major league seasons. The 27-year-old still struggles to limit walks and the long ball, which makes 2013 a pivotal year in his career. If the breakout does not happen in 2013, it is probably not going to happen at all for Norris.

2012

With a slider, a change-up and a fastball that ranges from 91-93 mph, Norris pitched well for the Astros last season, striking out nearly a batter an inning and doing a decent job of limiting the walks. In fact, his improved control (2.05 K/BB in 2010 to 2.51 K/BB in 2011) coupled with his first season with a sub-1.350 WHIP suggests an improvement on his 6-11 record is in store. As one of the few homegrown, young talents remaining on the Astros, Norris figures to be with the team for a while. He should continue to show growth in 2012, even if the wins don't come in bunches.

2011

Norris had a very up-and-down 2010, starting off cold then posting an excellent July, before pitching on-again / off-again to close out the year. End of season numbers aside, he has far more potential than he has shown thus far -- but like many young pitchers with power arms, he's an injury risk and needs to improve his control. Norris is something of a sleeper entering 2011, but the true breakout may still be another year away. Still, an opportunity to log 185-190 innings paired with an excellent strikeout rate (9.3 K/9IP) makes it difficult to pass him up as an endgame option for your rotation.

2010

Norris found his way into the Astros' rotation when the team released Russ Ortiz in July. He did an admirable job down the stretch as the fourth starter, posting a 1.57 ERA and 1.173 WHIP in September. He's got a live fastball, touching the upper 90s when he's on top of his game, but he needs to develop a third pitch to remain a starting option long term. There's some upside here as a fifth starter, if he can figure out how to keep the ball in the park, while the lack of depth in the Houston rotation could ultimately miscast him as a middle-of-the-rotation type.

2009

Norris went 3-8 with a 4.05 ERA in 19 starts with Double-A Corpus Christi last season, despite being limited by an elbow strain. He flashed good strikeout stuff, fanning 84 batters in 80 innings, but he was very hittable -- due in part to a .364 BABIP -- with .286 batting average against and eight homers allowed. He may return to Corpus Christi to begin 2009, but a late-season callup to Houston is within reason provided that he transitions well to Triple-A Round Rock. Norris is one of a few intriguing prospects in a mostly barren Houston farm system. The Astros may eventually decide to shift him into a relief role, where he may have a future as an eventual closer with a late-moving fastball touching 97 mph.